[Salt Lake Tribune - opinion]
Last week, the Utah Legislature passed the Agricultural Operation
Interference bill that prohibits taking photographs or video on an
factory farm (" Bill passes to ban farm photos under 'false
Tribune, March 7).
But why is it "interfering" to simply take a photograph? If I take a
picture of the day-to-day activities of a gardener, teacher or real
estate agent, no one would say I'm "interfering" with their business.
Factory farms, on the other hand, are similar to criminal enterprises
in that they fear the light of day and want their misconduct to remain
hidden from view.