Talk about unconvincing!
The State of Utah filed a motion to dismiss our landmark “ag gag” lawsuit on Friday.
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.
Amy Meyer, the first person in the nation prosecuted under an ag gag law, is also a plaintiff.
The ag-gag laws are unconstitutional by the first and fourteenth amendments and I’m proud to stand by our lawsuit.