April 08, 2013
The New York Times:
One of the group’s model bills, “The Animal and Ecological Terrorism Act,” prohibits filming or taking pictures on livestock farms to “defame the facility or its owner.” Violators would be placed on a “terrorist registry.”
In the land of the free, you can’t record interactions with the police, you can’t publish leaked information if it embaresses the government, and you’re branded a terrorist if you try to expose animal cruelty.
Written by Weiran Zhang who lives and works in Nottingham. You should follow him on Twitter.