And that's why our lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of Idaho's ag gag law. As plaintiffs, we are joined by animal advocates, civil liberties groups, food safety organizations, Idaho environmentalists, farm workers, journalists, academics, and more-including PETA, Farm Sanctuary, the Idaho American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Farm Forward, the Center for Food Safety, Idaho Concerned Area Residents for the Environment (ICARE), Idaho Hispanic Caucus Institute for Research and Education (IHCIRE), River's Wish Sanctuary, Sandpoint Vegetarians, Western Watersheds Project, journalist Will Potter, investigator Monte Hickman, undercover investigations consultant Daniel Hauff, investigative journalist Blair Koch, Professor James McWilliams, and the political journal Counter Punch-who rely on under cover investigations in their professional work to expose animal cruelty, food safety violations, and other destructive agricultural practices.
This relentless industry assault on public disclosure makes it imperative for the courts to protect our rights. We need lawmakers to focus on stopping animal cruelty and other abuses at factory farms,not criminalizing those who expose such behavior: we need lawmakers to uphold the Constitution. Until they do, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and its partners will fight these attacks on our rights in court.