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on October 11, 2017

PETA, ACLU among groups to sue Iowa over ag-gag law

Law makes it illegal to enter or try to obtain employment at agricultural operations under false pretenses

The State of Iowa is being sued by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who allege the state's ag-gag law violates people’s constitutional rights.

The law in question, Iowa Code 717A.3A, makes it unlawful for a person to obtain access to an agricultural…

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