SALT LAKE CITY -- Animal-welfare activists say they will fight a Utah law that prohibits undercover filming at agricultural operations.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund says it's organizing a constitutional challenge. The law makes it a misdemeanor to trespass on private property to record images or sounds of a livestock operation.
The legal fight brings together law professors and such activists as a 25-year-old vegetarian who was the first to be charged under the Utah law.
Prosecutors eventually dropped the charge because Amy Meyer's video showed she was filming a meat-packing plant in February from a public street. Meyer says slaughterhouses are brutal operations the public should know about.
A sponsor of the Utah law says it's all about private property rights. Cattle operator and Sen. David Hinkins says nobody has a right to sneak onto his land.