Animal rights activists are up in arms over a Nebraska bill that would require documentation of any incidents of animal abuse to be turned over within 24 hours. Meat processors hope the bill will curb the release of animal abuse videos taken undercover at slaughterhouses, but activists say the bill will cripple their ability to document patterns of abuse. State Sen. Tyson Larson, the bill's sponsor, said,
"If you see abuse, you should want it to stop as soon as possible. For them to say you have to get documented evidence before you can report abuse — that's just them trying to serve their own interests for political gain. What do they care more about — protecting the animals, or furthering a cause?"