How the ag sector can protect itself following Supreme Court ruling on ag-gag law

The Supreme Court will not revive the ban on filming secretly at slaughterhouses and other livestock facilities.

The federal appeals court ruled the so-called “ag-gag law” violates the first amendment. The case centered around a Kansas law that criminalized taking videos or pictures at an animal facility without the owner’s consent.

The judges said that even if deception is used to enter private property, Kansas cannot discriminate based on whether the person has the intention to help or harm the enterprise.

Roger McEowen with the Washburn School of Law spoke with RFD-TV’s own Janet Adkison on what this means to the ag sector, how facilities can protect themselves, and what to expect moving forward.


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