NCFB files petition with U.S. Supreme Court over ag-gag law

North Carolina farmers are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case.

It is over the state’s ag-gag law. The North Carolina Farm Bureau filed a petition to continue the battle that started back in 2015. Eight years ago, the state passed the Property Protection Act but in 2017, a federal judge said it violated free speech in the U.S. Constitution.

Ag-gag laws are meant to prevent hidden video footage inside slaughterhouses by activists who may be misrepresenting themselves.

Last year, the Supreme Court declined to hear a similar case brought by Kansas.

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