- "Ag-gag" bills are legislative efforts attempting to limit the instances of people reporting inhumane treatment on farms by making it a criminal offense to report such treatment and be wrong about it.
- These bills have begun springing up across the U.S. especially in the agriculturally rich middle of the country.
- The latest bill, brought to the floor of the Illinois senate by Sen. Chapin Rose, would join similar bills from New Hampshire to Wyoming.
From the article:
Senate Bill (SB) 1532, filed Feb. 13 in the Illinois General Assembly, is the latest in a series of so-called “ag-gag” bills introduced in at least half a dozen states during the current legislative season. This year, those measures range from New Hampshire’s seven-line bill that would require prompt reporting of animal cruelty to Wyoming’s full-blown bill that would make collecting evidence of animal agriculture abuses illegal.