Ag Gag Laws: States of Disgrace
The agricultural industry has introduced Ag Gag legislation in numerous states across America. These bills are aimed at silencing whistleblowers on factory farms, and have already been signed into law by seven states. Under each state’s Ag Gag legislation, animal cruelty, food safety, and labor and environmental violations will go unreported and shielded from public scrutiny.
Ag Gag legislation is unconstitutional, as they are an infringement on the United States Constitution’s First Amendment: freedom of speech and press.