Survey Finds Iowa Voters Oppose Prohibiting Secret Animal-Abuse Videos

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A survey conducted among Iowa voters finds that a majority are opposed to the prohibition of photos or videos taken at animal facilities.

A survey of Iowa voters finds that 65% oppose and 21% support House File 589, the bill currently before the Iowa Legislature that prohibits "whistleblowers" from taking photos or videos at factory farms, puppy mills, or other like facilities. By party lines, 70% of Democrats, 62% of Republicans, and 64% of independents oppose the bill.

Spot Check Number: 1650
Sponsor: Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
Researcher/Author: Mason-Dixon Polling & Research
Animal Type: Various
Research Method: Online Survey
Geographic Region: United States Regional
Number of Participants: 625
Population Descriptors: Iowa voters
Year Conducted: 2011
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