Property Protection Act

North Carolina’s 5-year-old Property Protection Act, the first state law to use civil action rather than criminal law, to discourage undercover animal welfare investigations, contains unconstitutional elements.

Chief Judge Thomas D. Schroeder, of the U.S. District Court for North Carolina’s Middle District, has found as unconstitutional, the state’s Property Protection
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Animal activist organizations want to conduct undercover investigations by gaining entry to the nonpublic areas of private property and collecting evidence of animal abuse in the form of audio or video recordings or other documentation.

Animal agriculture does not want those uninvited visitors, and first tried expanded criminal statutes to
Continue Reading Activists are now challenging civil statutes for spying on animal agriculture