Ep.51: PETA Sr. VP Jeff Kerr on Defeating Ag-gag Law in Iowa
Release Date: 01/16/2019
Jeff Kerr, PETA Foundation General Counsel and Sr. VP of Corporate Affairs talks to Emil Guillermo about winning the fight against ag-gag laws in Iowa.
A court recently ruled that the state could not silence PETA investigators from publishing and speaking out about cruel practices uncovered in Iowa. The state's ag-gag law was ruled a violation of free speech rights and unconstitutional.
PETA hopes this will lead the way to end ag-gag laws and proposals in nearly two dozen states.
Ag businesses don't want you to know what happens behind the scenes at factory farms in the processing of your food.
Since the federal government does not regulate what happens to animals at the farms, the watch dog role has been left to the states. But the ag lobby has fought hard to hide cruel ag practices by passing these ag gag laws throughout the nation.
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