Boy, the General Assembly seems to be suffering from a severe case of -- what shall we call it? -- vegephobia. First, there was the bill to make the "right to hunt, fish and farm" a constitutional right. Now there's this:
A bill that would make it a crime to take photographs or shoot footage without permission inside Indiana farms and businesses has advanced in the Legislature, pitting property rights supporters against animal welfare activists.
The bill was approved on a 7-2 vote Tuesday by a Senate panel and now heads to the full Senate.
Republican state Sen. Travis Holdman of Markle said his bill targets what he calls "vigilantes" who enter private property with the sole intent of obtaining undercover photos or videos.
Are the vegetarian animal-rights whackos getting ready to go terrorist on us? Have they hired a team of ninjas to take out hunters and -- gasp! -- videotape farmers? Somebody call Homeland Security; this may be serious.