[Market-farming] hovering helicopter

Marty Kraft martyk at allspecies.org
Wed Jul 12 12:19:57 EDT 2006


Are you going to post the photos somewhere?

Marty Kraft
On Jul 12, 2006, at 10:41 AM, Leigh Hauter wrote:

> How prevalent is this?
>
> For over 15 minutes yesterday we had a helicopter circling our farm
> (must have circled 15 or so times).  Spending a great deal of time
> over our hoophouses and greenhouse, scaring the heck our of our dogs,
> chickens and turkeys.  Do 'they' do this to everyone or are we being
> subjected to some sort of special attention.
>
> I'm offended that my tax money is being used to upset our farm
> animals.  Of course there wasn't anything for 'them' to take pictures
> of except tomatoes, peppers and eggplant, but still, I feel somewhat
> violated by this intrusion.  Just because I farm for a living do I
> have less privacy rights than others?   Also, I wonder if 'they' (it
> looked like Coast Guard marking on the side of the helicopter, I
> haven't got a good look at the pictures I took yet) do this to the
> big commercial operations or is this a special form of harassment for
> family farmers?
>
> Virginia.
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