Idaho ‘Ag-Gag’ Victory

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit became the first federal appellate court to strike down provisions of an “ag-gag” law, upholding the district court’s decision that Idaho’s ban on recording conditions at factory farms and slaughterhouses violates the First Amendment. This victory for free speech came in response to a lawsuit filed by PETA and a coalition of public-interest groups and journalists.

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“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind