Idaho has become the first and only state in the U.S. to call for the reinstatement of an “ag-gag” law; which makes undercover investigations of agricultural operations illegal by way of arguing that there is no First Amendment right to record activities on private property.

As reported in a release by Courthouse News Service, the Idaho Legislature previously enacted the law several years ago after animal rights organization Mercy for Animals went undercover and exposed horrific animal abuse at Bettencourt Dairies’ Dry Creek Dairy in Hansen, Idaho; including employees beating, kicking, jumping on cows and dragging one of the animals by its neck with a chain attached to a tractor.


Idaho Wants To Reinstate Ag-Gag Law To Make It Illegal To Film In Slaughterhouses