ID. Agricultural House Committee vote 13-1 in favor of Anti Spying Bill

ID. Agricultural House Committee vote 13-1 in favor of Anti Spying Bill »Play Video
There would be tougher penalties for trespassers who film animal abuse.
BOISE, ID - A proposed law gains momentum in Idaho's legislature, it calls for the ban on undercover filming at farms in the Gem State.

In a 13 to one vote, the House Agricultural Affairs Committee backed a measure calling for tougher penalties against those who sneak onto farms and film animal abuse. The senate previously backed the measure 23 to ten, so now it heads to the house.

This bill came after a video that was illegally taken... showed workers severely abusing cows. The committee heard testimonies from both farmers and animal right supporters. Farmers said they need protection from spying, while activist said the bill would allow abuse to go undetected.