Farm Photography: Felony?

03.09.11 Marina Galperina

Republican Florida Senator Jim Norman recently introduced a bill to make shooting photographs, videos and all other “pictorial records” of farms without owner’s permission a first degree felony. The bill is less likely aimed at thwarting your pastoral photography jaunts through the American Farmland and more set at preventing those pesky animal rights people from documenting abuse. S.B. 1246 is unconstitutional, so don’t worry about it. Oh wait, do.