Ontario Hit With Lawsuit Challenging ‘Ag-Gag’ Legislation
Ag-Gag Laws, Animal Rights, Farming, Canada
The Ontario government is being sued by animal-rights advocates who allege their right to free speech is impaired by a new law that threatens steep fines for people who infiltrate farms and slaughterhouses on “false pretenses.”
The claim, filed in Ontario Superior Court this week, is the first constitutional challenge of what has been branded “Ag-Gag” legislation, though battles may be brewing elsewhere as more provinces mull or pass similar laws.
Colin Freeze, "Ontario Hit With Lawsuit Challenging ‘Ag-Gag’ Legislation", The Globe and Mail (9 March 2021) < www.theglobeandmail.com > [perma.cc/A2UK-WVS4].