Why it Matters That a Judge Overturned Utah's "Ag-Gag" Law
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 609 , Segment 1
Episode: Ag-Gag Laws, Our Debt to Islam, Healthcare History
- Aug 3, 2017 11:00 pm
- 16:36 mins
Guest: Erika George, JD, Professor of Law, University of Utah At least nine states have “ag-gag” laws on the books. A federal judge recently ruled one such law in Utah unconstitutional. These laws make it a crime to lie about your identity in order to get onto a commercial farm or into a slaughterhouse and then secretly tape what goes on there and expose the recordings to the public. Animal rights groups say the laws amount to a “gag order” on their efforts to shed light on inhumane or unsafe food production methods.