Activists Charged Under Ag-Gag Law for Taking Pictures of a Pig Farm from Public Property

By John Vibes “We didn’t violate the law in any way….It’s a very odd law … It’s absolutely absurd. It’s completely absurd. The fact is, it’s such a violation of our First Amendment right.”

Iron County, Utah – Four activists from California were recently arrested in Utah for taking pictures of agricultural buildings.
These four became the first out-of-state activists to be charged under the state’s controversial “ag-gag” laws, which prevent people from filming conditions inside of factory farms.
“They wanted to document the ‘trail of tears,’ if you will, from Utah to the slaughterhouse in Los Angeles,” said California-based attorney T. Matthew Phillips, who represents …read more