Iowa lawmakers debate whistle-blowing methods on farms


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Back in June, video footage surfaced of animal cruelty towards pigs at Iowa Select Farms.

The video was filmed by investigators for the animal rights organization, Mercy for Animals. They were able to obtain the footage using a small undercover camera after getting hired to work at the pig farm.

Some Iowa lawmakers are now trying to pass laws that will make it illegal for investigators to obtain agricultural jobs under false pretenses. Additionally, some lawmakers believe there should be laws against filming farm activity without permission of the farm owner.

Read the full article from the Sioux City Journal here.

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