Utah ends harassment of farmers by animal-rights groups…

Utah ‘ag-gag’ law ends harassment of farmers by animal-rights groups

Bill: HB187 (PDF)

Sponsored by Rep. John Mathis, and signed into law in 2012 by Gov. Gary Herbert, HB187 (Act No. 213) declares that a person is guilty of agricultural operation interference if the person records an image of, or sound from, an agricultural operation under certain circumstances; obtains access to an agricultural operation under false pretenses; or obtains employment at an agricultural operation with the intent to record an image of, or sound from, the agricultural operation. Violators of the law are guilty of a class A misdemeanor and face up to one year in prison and a $2,500 fine.

Also: “Anti-agriculture leftists stymied by Utah’s groundbreaking ‘ag-gag’ law”

“Gov OKs ‘ag gag’ bill criminalizing secret video of agricultural operations”

“Utah lawmakers follow Iowa, pass ‘ag-gag’ law”

“Bill targets animal rights activists’ videos, photos on farms”

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