Ag-Gag Legislation: The First Amendment and Animal Agriculture

February 27, 2017

Ag-Gag legislation conceals abuse in animal agriculture by criminalizing whistleblowers who go undercover in factory farms to record footage of the atrocities taking place. These laws act as a barrier, preventing the public from learning the truth about what is happening in this industry. A number of states, including North Carolina, have effectuated these laws. Panelists Professor Jedediah Purdy, Professor Alan Chen (University of Denver Sturm College of Law), and Erica Geppi, North Carolina state director for the Humane Society of the United States discuss this important and timely legal issue. Sponsored by Duke Bar Association and Duke's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter.