These thoughts lead me feeling "more confused than cows on astro turf", while studying politics.
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The Ag Gag Bill that is being introduced into state legislatures across the country. North Dakota, Kansas and Montana already have similar wording in the books. Utah and Iowa have recently passed legislation which will give people taping or photographing animal cruelty 24-48 hours to turn these pictures and videos to authorities and subsequently reporting the matter. This would then end the ability of the animal activist groups to be hired to work with animals undercover to collect videos and pictures and then edit them to create news worthy pieces to try to end livestock production. The question remains in my mind of why you would watch animals being abused and continue taping it sometimes for weeks and never turn them in?
I believe most farmers and ranchers are open to sharing their stories, farms, ranches, feedyards, when asked. I hope that more media will help to share the positive stories of the humane treatment of livestock for the use of feeding the world.