Earlier this year a new law in Utah outlawed “agricultural operation interference.” The law, one of several nationwide, makes it a crime to record farm animals and farm animal workers without permission of the farm owner. It’s the latest version of the "ag gag" bills that have been passed or considered around the country with the intention of shielding farm-animal abusers from the preying eyes of animal-rights groups. Baylen Linnekin explains how such laws violate the First Amendment and undermine the marketplace of ideas.
GET REASON MAGAZINE
Get Reason's print or digital edition before it’s posted online
- How the government encourages kangaroo courts for campus sex crimes
- Matt Welch: The disastrous ObamaCare rollout unmasks liberalism’s paternalistic dishonesty
- Jacob Sullum: The Supreme Court should end the distinction between campaign spending and contributions
- Virginia Postrel: Glamour and the art of Persuasion