What’s There to Hide? Ag-Gag Laws, the Food Industry, and the First Amendment

April 30, 2013 · Filed Under Events · Comment 

Tuesday, April 30
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Columbia Law School JG 106


Ag Gag Flyer


Please join SALDF and WRSC tonight at 7:00pm-8:30pm for a special panel discussion on the implications of Ag-Gag laws, which outlaw the taking of photos and videos on industrial farms that would document animal abuse as well as workers’ rights violations and environmental problems.


Panelists include:
– Timothy Pachirat, author of “Every Twelve Seconds: Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight” and Assistant Professor of Politics at the New School for Social Research.
– Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel and Policy Advisor in the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office, focusing on the First Amendment.
– Suzanne McMillan, Director, Farm Animal Welfare Campaign, ASPCA.
– Mickey Osterreicher, veteran photojournalist and General Counsel for the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA).
– Cody Carlson, journalist and former investigator for Mercy for Animals and the Humane Society of the United States. 


The event will be moderated by Susan Kraham, Senior Staff Attorney and Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School’s Environmental Law Clinic.  


If you cannot make it in person, CLICK HERE FOR A LIVE-STREAM of the event!