Using Drones to Spy on Factory Farms
The Factory Farm Syndicate keeps bribing state legislator-prostitutes into passing Ag Gag laws, making it a felony to report animal cruelty or unsanitary conditions. Bring on the drone surveillance.
Will Potter, a journalist, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a drone investigation of factory farms. On his fundraising page, he said:
“In my new project, I am going to use new investigative journalism tools to help expose what some corporations want to keep hidden. With your support, I will lawfully document factory farms in multiple states using aerial drone photography...Will a drone allow us to see the scope of pollution caused by these industrial operations? I’m going to find out.”
It took him just five days to meet his $30,000 goal. He plans to turn his drone surveillance findings into a book and a documentary.
Some of the commenters at the end of the linked article seem to disagree over whether a large farming operation owns the airspace over their property. I say go for it.