This is in response to the article, "Farms pushing bills to stop abuse videos," published in the Sun Journal March 18.
Such legislation is not the kind I like to read about. Animal welfare is being pushed aside, again. It happens many times each year in all states and around the world.
How else can anyone find out about animal abuse unless surveillance is done without anyone knowing about it? The animals cannot speak and have no way to defend themselves.
I will not believe that the owners don't know what is going on. But if a worker tells the boss or owner about suspected abuse, that worker would not be working there anymore.
So, who can protect the animals?
I am outraged to hear about the abuse animals suffer at the hands of mindless and emotionless people.
States are being pushed around by the meat and poultry industries to make it illegal to take pictures at farming operations.
Alan Girouard, Hartford