Idaho Being Sued in Federal Court Over Ag-Gag Law
BOISE — A coalition of groups and organizations is suing Idaho in federal court over the controversial “Ag-Gag” law. The Ag-Gag law made it illegal to secretly film animal abuse at agricultural facilities, that is, without permission from the facility.
When Idaho’s 2.5 billion dairy industry complained that abuse videos hurt business unfairly, Governor Otter signed the new law last month.
The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are PETA, ICARE, Farm Forward, the American Civil Liberties Union, Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Center for Food Safety, Farm Sanctuary and several others.