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Animals rights activists say Utah ag gag law unconstitutional

Two animal rights groups and six individuals filed a civil lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court challenging Utah’s “ag gag” law, which they say is overly broad and discriminates against free speech about activities of animal agricultural operations.
The plaintiffs says the “agricultural operation interference” law, adopted in 2012 by the Utah Legislature, impairs public debate about animal welfare, food safety and labor issues on modern industrial farms by criminalizing undercover investigatio...