Iowa Governor signs ag-gag bill into law
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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a law on March 14 that would criminally charge investigators who intend to harm agricultural facilities. The Ag-Gag bill will charge people who commit "agricultural production facility trespass" with a serious misdemeanor for the first offense and an aggravated misdemeanor for the second, reports WQAD TV, Moline, Ill.
This kind of trespass is defined in the bill as someone who uses deception "with the intent to cause physical or economic harm or other injury" to an agricultural facility. Critics of the bill say this law will hurt those who are trying to expose puppy mills and slaughter houses.
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