Film Flam

TitleFilm Flam
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsConnolly, P, Althaus, RA, Brinkman, A, Skipper, RB
Corporate AuthorsAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics,
Date Published03/2012
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication LanguageEnglish
KeywordsAGRICULTURE , ANIMAL , Animal Research Subjects , business , media , Media Studies , SCIENCE
AbstractIn April 2011, bills introduced in the Minnesota House and Senate, if passed, would outlaw making any unauthorized video or audio recording inside an animal facility. The bill would also make it a crime to possess such recordings. The bills cover such facilities as hatcheries, kennels, livestock operations, and research facilities. Republican State Senator Doug Magnus, who is one of the main sponsors of the bill, described it as being "aimed a people who are harassing and sabotaging these operations." Critics of the bill fear that it will have a chilling effect on whistle blowers trying to uncover ongoing acts of animal cruelty.
NotesCase study from the March 1, 2012 APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2012.
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