Animal Rights Groups File Lawsuit Challenging 'Ag-Gag' Law

The Animal Legal Defense Fund, Animal Equality, Center for Biological Diversity and Food Chain Workers Alliance have filed a lawsuit challenging Arkansas’ ‘ag-gag law,’ which prohibits undercover investigations at factory farms and other businesses in the state. Enacted in 2017, the law could make whistleblowers subject to steep fines for violations. Plaintiffs in the case argue that the law is unconstitutional and a violation of First Amendment rights. Named as defendants in the suit are meat providers Peco Foods, Inc. and Prayer Creek Farm.

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