Is this really a First Amendment case?

Posted by  $  blarman 8 months, 2 weeks ago to Legislation
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Regardless how one feels about animal cruelty, I would argue that the crux of this decision is simply this: who maintains the right to control video made of one's private property without consent? At what point does "investigative journalism" cross the line into a violation of property rights?
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  • Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 8 months, 2 weeks ago
    I would say the owners of the property have the only say in the matter but on the other hand, a moral society should be operating in good faith so to speak.
    What bothers me here about how they treat the cows is the level of stress hormones that enter the meat we eat...not really a good thing.

    Reading: The Ominvors Dilemma, I learned that a farmer was able to butcher his cows, pigs, turkeys and chickens in a humane way that didn't cause the animal to be stressed. They were unaware of what was happening.
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    • Posted by  $  8 months, 2 weeks ago
      I work in the food service industry and one of our business partners makes the best hamburgers I've ever eaten. They credit two things: their slaughter process and the fact that their meat gets sealed for delivery within two hours of slaughter - guaranteed.

      What was interesting was the description of the slaughtering process. Basically the cows are brought into a barn and then sent up a ramp. Along the way they are thoroughly washed in warm water and soap to relax them. Then the sides of the chute get increasingly narrow, which apparently is comforting (not claustrophobic) to the cows. Once they reach the top, the cows are killed by an electrical shock administered to the forehead. According to the manufacturer, this process results in a totally relaxed cow and therefore more tender meat. Having tasted their products, I can affirm that their products are the best I've ever tasted! So if it is both more humane and more tasty, it doesn't sound like it gets much better.
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      • Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 8 months, 2 weeks ago
        That is exactly what I am talking about.

        Stress, among other things causes bad polyanimides and eating those (Bad/Dead) polyanimides is Not a good thing, they do harm to Our bodies too...

        Your commentary and testimony is a testament to that fact.
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