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GOP strategist Matalin speaks out against 'ag-gag' bill

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Republican pundit Mary Matalin is lobbying Indiana lawmakers to oppose a bill banning filming at farms and factories.

The longtime Republican strategist says that Indiana's "ag-gag" bill would punish whistleblowers reporting animal cruelty.

Groups representing Indiana farmers and manufacturers have been pushing a bill that would ban covert filming of their operations. They say they have been unfairly targeted by overzealous activists.

In an unusual partnership, Matalin recorded the spot for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals opposing the measure. PETA released the spot Wednesday.

Matalin is the latest in a string of celebrities PETA has called on to lobby against the measure. "No Doubt" bassist Tony Kanal and former "The Price is Right" host Bob Barker wrote letters to House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, opposing the bill.

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  • Egad
    Security cameras are everywhere; most of us are being taped much of the time we are anywhere near a building, often without our knowledge or consent. I guess turnabout isn't fair play.
  • DT INDY
    Please move to NY or CA
  • Disgusting
    This state legislature continues to disgust me at every turn. Without a doubt, we truly are one of the most backward states in the nation. Sad.
  • The truth shall set you free
    If you are not doing anything illegal or unethical you have nothing to hide.

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