Who Protects Farm Animals?
A Utah woman was recently the first person in the country charged for violating a so-called ag-gag law. The ordinances are aimed at preventing undercover activists and journalists from documenting illegal and questionable treatment of farm animals. Those who favor the laws say they protect the privacy of farmers and ranchers. To detractors, ag-gag laws remove a vital protection for animals and even threaten free speech. We'll hear from both sides of the issue on Monday.
- Will Potter is an independent journalist. His articles have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News and Legal Affairs. He's also the author of the book Green is the New Red: An Insider's Account of a Social Movement Under Siege.
- Emily Meredith is the communications director for the Animal Agriculture Alliance, an industry advocacy group.