Finally a GOOD use of drones:
From Will Potter’s kickstarter page:
… New “ag-gag” laws make it illegal to photograph animal cruelty on factory farms; in some cases, exposing cruelty can lead to more jail time than committing it. These bills have already become law in Utah, Iowa, Missouri, and Idaho. Right now, more states are considering them, and they are spreading globally. The agriculture industry in Australia is modeling its “ag-gag” laws after those in the states.
The latest trend is that the agriculture industry is even trying to ban photographs of farms taken from the air. It is unlikely that aerial photography can document animal abuse, but these industries are clearly concerned. So what are factory farms trying to hide? Will a drone allow us to see the scope of pollution caused by these industrial operations? I’m going to find out…
Let’s Shine a Light
We have to support the few Americans with the guts to expose the factory farms’ deplorable practices. We really don’t have any extra cash right now, but contributed $10 to this kickstarter. Even if you can only spare a dollar, please show your support for investigative journalism. Currently there are 732 backers when there should be many thousands!