pig cruelty

Iowa Ag-Gag Law Declared Unconstitutional

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After years of free speech suppression in Iowa, a federal court has struck down the Iowa Ag-Gag law as unconstitutional. Declared a violation of the first amendment by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, this law, which criminalizes undercover investigations in animal agribusiness–including factory farms, slaughterhouses, and puppy mills–has been in place since 2012. Since the …

Iowa Ag-Gag Law Challenged in Court

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On the heels of triumphant news for animals, that Utah’s ag-gag law, struck down by a federal judge as unconstitutional, is officially dead, a similar law in Iowa is now being challenged in court by animal protection groups. As organizations like Compassion Over Killing have shown time and again, undercover investigations are the most vital tool we have to shed light …

Governor Christie Has a PIG Problem

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More news from NJ: Sen. Cory Booker stands with the 93% of New Jerseyans who want gestation crates banned — and he’s standing up for all farmed animals by going vegan! Read more. It’s been all over the news, even making national headlines: Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has a pig problem. The media has been covering this issue for …