Ag-gag laws in Utah and Idaho facing federal court challenges

Ag-gag laws in Utah and Idaho facing federal court challenges

In this Oct. 10, 2012 photo, Eddie Garza of the animal rights group Mercy For Animals speaks in Miami in front of a photo of a worker striking a cow at Hansen, Idaho’s Bettencourt Dairies, where three former dairy workers were charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after the group’s undercover video was shown. Half of U.S. states have attempted to pass so-called ag-gag laws, but only seven have been successful. Among them are Idaho, where this years law says unauthorized recording is punishable by up to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine. (AP Photo / Wilfredo Lee, File)

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