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Vote Delayed On Ag Bill

Indiana State House
Indiana State House

An Indiana Senate committee has delayed a vote on a proposal that would ban people and groups from sneaking onto farms and other agricultural businesses to take pictures without the owners knowing.

Animal-rights activists and others are concerned the bill could discourage whistleblowers from reporting animal cruelty on farms.

Some opponents have also raised First Amendment objections.

The bill aims to protect farmers who say that unwanted visitors could hurt their business by taking unflattering photos or sharing trade secrets.

A similar bill failed last year.

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