After the release of a spate of horrific videos showing egregious cases of animal abuse at slaughterhouses, meat processors are lobbying for legislation making it harder for animal welfare advocates to film abuse. Such bills are making their way through legislatures in California, Nebraska and Tennessee. In support of the bill currently under consideration in his state, David Daley, vice president of the California Cattlemen's Association, said,
"The people doing this aren't cops so I wouldn't think it's their job to build a case. The goal for all of us is to reduce instances of animal abuse."