WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the Kansas State Honest can require an animal-rights collection to shield human beings walking by its booth from easily seeing images depicting animal slaughter.
U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten rejected a request from Human beings for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to block the restrictions on its booth for the honest, which starts Friday. The judge determined the honest is a “limited public forum,” since exhibitors have to apply for a booth and pay a fee — unlike a public square, for example, where anyone has the fair to protest or speak.
PETA plans to exhibit a 13-minute video, “Glass Walls,” which depicts animals being slaughtered and instances of abuse at factory farms. It filed a lawsuit at the end week asking the court to immediately block the honest’s requirements that it shield human beings from the video.
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