The state passed a "poison pill" ag-gag law that requires anyone who records incriminating footage at an agricultural facility to turn it over to law enforcement immediately. The bill effectively prevents long-term undercover investigations, like in 2007, when PETA uncovered prolific abuses of chickens at a farm KFC had named its "supplier of the year." Videos showed workers impaling live birds and dumping them inside de-feathering tanks while still conscious.
After Idaho, Utah's ag-gag legislation is the most obstructive in the country, prompting a broad coalition of animal activists to file a federal lawsuit challenging its constitutionality. The first person to be prosecuted under Utah's ag-gag law, Amy Meyer, was charged for recording what she saw behind fences at "Dale Smith Meatpacking Company."
There aren't any recent undercover investigations into factory farms in Kansas, even though the average hog farm houses approximately 10,000 pigs and the average dairy farm houses 3,600 cows. That's because the State has the oldest ag-gag law on the books, which prevents anyone from revealing essentially anything that goes on in a Kansas agricultural facility. This is a state where there are literally more cows than people!
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