I wonder how far this proposal would get if it advocated for the rights of child
abusers over those who would report them. If I suspect abuse, be it against
human or animal, I will report it, if possible, with pictures and all.
Abusing any animal for any reason is simply cowardly. People who abuse animals
often abuse humans as well. Compassionate people don't treat animals that way no
matter what. It doesn't matter if the animal is going to be slaughtered, they
don't deserve to be kicked and thrown. If the animal rights activists want to
get undercover video at their own risk - that is their right. To create a bill
to punish them is insane. It is no different than saying anybody who does
undercover drug stings for the police will then be charged with a crime. Police
often use informants that aren't police to gather information about a drug
house. Why not tackle the problem itself - the mass production of animals and
the depredating the owners and workers are treating them. There should be a
$10,000 fine for the first offense, and a $100,000 fine to the company and
individuals and jail the second time. I am pretty sure it would make the need
for these undercover investigations unneeded, as the abuse would likely stop.
Why not fix the actual problem itself?? I will be contacting my local reps to
have them vote against the bill.