Well this is not good! Ed at The Deets picks up on a Minnpost item about two new bills introduced in the MN Legislature to make it, as the Humane Society describes it, legal to prosecute whistle blowers who expose animal cruelty in factory farms. (The bills, which are online, also go into several details about other forms of tampering as well.) The Deets points out that two authors in the Minnesota Legislature are themselves farmers.