Utah Governor Tries to Throw Out My Lawsuit. Foolish.

E6 Cattle Co. in Hart, Texas, where workers bashed the heads of calves with pickaxes by direction of owner. After Hauff met with prosecutors, charges were filed against six workers, the foreman, and the owner.

E6 Cattle Co. in Hart, Texas, where workers bashed the heads of calves with pickaxes by direction of owner. After Hauff met with prosecutors, charges were filed against six workers, the foreman, and the owner.

Talk about unconvincing!

The State of Utah filed a motion to dismiss our landmark “ag gag” lawsuit on Friday.

Lame.

Our case challenges the state’s ag gag law. It’s a clear violation of our rights and makes whistleblowers and watchdogs “criminals” merely for documenting cruelty to animals and using the evidence to expose the abusers. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of myself and the following: ALDF, PETA, the political journal CounterPunch, journalists Will Potter and Jesse Fruhwirth, and professor James McWilliams.

We all rely on undercover investigations in our professional work. In our own way, each of us exposes egregious cruelty to animals and, of course, food safety violations. Continue reading