Utah responds to lawsuit over so-called ‘Ag Gag’ law

Posted at 5:44 PM, Sep 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-17 09:31:08-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General’s Office has filed a response to a lawsuit filed by animal rights groups defending the state’s so-called “Ag Gag” law.

The terse response, filed last week in federal court, denies the allegations leveled by animal welfare organizations. It asks the judge to dismiss the lawsuit outright.

Read the filing here:

At a hearing last month, a federal judge refused to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and others over Utah’s Agricultural Interference Law. The groups claim the law criminalizes photography or video recording inside agricultural operations, targets them and stifles free speech.