Should You Be Allowed to Know How Your Food is Made?

"Ag-gag" laws criminalize undercover investigation and whistleblowing at factory farms. Some ban the public from simply taking a photo or video of a factory farm. They are currently on the books in sixteen states. They pose a threat to the safety of our food. 


So we’re fighting to strike them down.

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Public Justice and our allies recently won a huge victory in Idaho. Our challenge to the constitutionality of that state’s ag-gag law will go forward, despite the efforts of big agriculture. 

Public Justice’s Leslie Brueckner explains what we’re doing next in Idaho:

The next step is to prove our case at trial, where we plan to demonstrate (among other things) that Idaho’s law was passed specifically to silence animal rights groups, and therefore cannot stand.

The law was enacted last year after Mercy for Animals, a Los Angeles-based animal rights group, released a video of workers abusing cows at an Idaho dairy. In response, the Idaho Dairymen’s Association wrote and sponsored Idaho’s Ag-Gag law, which criminalizes undercover investigation at animal agricultural facilities.

With today’s ruling, we are one step closer to getting these laws off the books—and exposing the truth about what goes on inside America’s animal factories.

Read more on our blog.

Our attempts to strike down ag-gag laws are part of Public Justice’s Food Safety & Health Project. Our project holds corporations accountable for the manufacture, distribution and marketing of food and other products that endanger consumers’ safety, health and nutrition.

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