VICTOIRE DE MERCY FOR ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!!!
Think people have a right to know how animals are treated at factory farms? Well, the Constitution agrees!
In a huge victory for animal and free speech advocates, a federal judge just declared Utah’s “ag-gag” law unconstitutional. Writing for the District Court of Utah, Judge Robert Shelby criticized the law for “[s]uppressing broad swaths of protected speech without justification” and upheld the right of groups like Mercy For Animals to continue going undercover and exposing abuse at factory farms in the state. This is the second ag-gag law to be found unconstitutional by a federal court after being challenged by PETA, ALDF, and citizens.
MFA applauds Judge Shelby for standing up for human and animal rights. We are thrilled to see the court uphold fundamental constitutional guarantees. The public has a right to know how its food is produced and how animals at factory farms and slaughterhouses are treated. The factory farming industry needs more transparency, not less.