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The Washington State legislature is currently wrangling over a bill intended to criminalize some efforts to gather evidence on agricultural operations which pollute or abuse animals. The legislation would make it a crime for anyone to trespass onto the premises of an agricultural facility in Washington and record activity occurring there. Curiously, the bill is modeled after an embattled Idaho law which was found by a federal judge to be unconstitutional. Naturally, the matter is a contentious one. Al Jazeera America has more: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/1/22/Ag-gag-bill-angers-animal-rights-supporters-in-Washington-state.html

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