But now things have gone haywire, A new law has passed stating:
HB187 would make it a Class A misdemeanor to photograph livestock, crops or orchards without the owner's consent. The bill has already been passed by a committee in the Utah Legislature. HB187 is now before the entire House.
This law was to stop PETA from taking those Animal Cruelty videos but in doing so stops Utahans from snapping photos of Animals that may have traveled onto private property.
Say you see a huge Moose or a 8 point buck on private property (if its not fenced off how the hell do you know were a private land starts and ends) you take you camera out to snap a pic... Well Sir you have just committed a Crime and can now be charged in court with it.
What really pisses me off is this bill shows again, the favoritism to private land owners. Private land owners are small minority of Utahans but this law effects all Utahans sound familiar ( HB141) The bill HB187 now Sits on Herberts desk if he signs it will become law.