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ACLU sues Idaho over ‘ag gag’ law that targets undercover animal rights activists

• Reuters
The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho on Monday asked a federal judge to strike down a state law it says violates constitutional rights to free speech by banning the documentation of animal abuse at livestock operations.

The law in Idaho, which makes it illegal to take photos or videos at farms or slaughterhouses without the operators’ permission, was passed last month by the Republican-led state legislature and signed by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter.

The law also makes it illegal to capture images that demonstrate the harm done to public lands by grazing livestock....


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