Supreme Court won’t revive ban on secretly filming at slaughterhouses

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.


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