Name: Unlawful Tampering with Farm Animals
Number: S 5172
Call for Action: Contact your New York Senator to oppose the passage of legislation that criminalizes efforts to expose abuse at commercial animal facilities.
Summary of bill
New York bill S 5172 is proposing changes that would, among other things, make it unlawful to take undercover video or photographs of abuses at animal facilities. While some provisions in these bills specify what constitutes a criminal activity—such as breaking into a laboratory or farming operation and destroying property—the provisions in the section, “Animal Facility Interference,” directly address activities that are undertaken by animal activists in order to expose animal abuse.
This action alert is for residents of the following states only: New York