Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

District attorney says he needed undercover video to make calf abuse case

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
harvey007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 12:37 PM
Original message
District attorney says he needed undercover video to make calf abuse case
Source: The Examiner

The district attorney who filed animal cruelty charges against employees and the owner of a large-scale calf-raising farm this week says he probably wouldnt have a case if not for covert video provided by an animal protection group.

Castro County DA James R. Horton said that without the footage from Mercy for Animals (MFA) we wouldnt have anything in terms of evidence against the suspects in the beating deaths of dairy calves at E6 Cattle Co. in Hart, Texas.

Read more: http://www.examiner.com/animal-policy-in-national/district-attorney-says-he-needed-undercover-video-to-prosecute-calf-abuse-case
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
liberalla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 03:55 PM
Response to Original message
1. Proposed legislation would outlaw undercover videos of animal abuse
Proposed legislation would outlaw undercover videos of animal abuse

Over the past year lawmakers in three statesFlorida, Minnesota, and Iowaintroduced bills that would restrict or prohibit covert videos and photography at animal use facilities.

The bills failed to pass in Florida and Minnesota. The Iowa bill, House File (HF) 589, passed the General Assembly's House and is now pending in the Senate. It would allow for felony convictions, fines, and imprisonment with penalties stiffer than those imposed for the abuse itself, according to Sen. Matt McCoy, who opposes the proposed legislation.

A person is guilty of animal facility interference, states the bills description on the Iowa legislatures website, if the person acts without the consent of the owner of an animal facility to willfully produce a record which reproduces an image or sound occurring at the animal facility or possesses or distributes a record which produces an image or sound occurring at the animal facility

_____________________

These types of crimes make me feel like retching. I just don't get it at all. The mindset of people who do this...

I REALLY hope this law doesn't get passed and signed in Iowa.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 04:21 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. It baffles me how a law outlawing the observation and recording of crime is constitutional or legal
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
liberalla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 07:08 PM
Response to Reply #2
4. You would think so, right?
Just one more law to protect business interests.

You are right, if passed, it could/should be challenged in court.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 04:27 PM
Response to Original message
3. Thank you for your bravery, Mercy for Animals. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri May 17th 2024, 11:47 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC