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Lawsuit: Kansas "Ag-Gag" law violates free speech rights


December 5, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas law banning secret filming at slaughterhouses and other livestock facilities unconstitutionally criminalizes free speech on matters of considerable public concern, a coalition of animal rights and consumer protection groups argued in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

At issue in the lawsuit is the state's "Ag-Gag" law, which was enacted in 1990. The law makes it a crime for anyone to take a picture or video at animal facilities without the owner's consent or to enter them under false pretenses.

"The Kansas Ag-Gag law has silenced whistleblowers seeking to protect anim...

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