Monday, August 23, 2010
Showing Animals Respect and Kindness Victorious in FOIA Lawsuit
Last week we prevailed in a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) suit against the Department of the Interior concerning the withholding of videos depicting the vicious and unlawful killing of a tame black bear by country singer Troy Gentry. The U.S. district court ruled that Gentry had no significant privacy interest in the videos and that plaintiff Showing Animals Respect and Kindness demonstrated a public interest in their disclosure to shed light on the government’s prosecution of Gentry and his co-conspirator under various criminal laws. A copy of the Court’s opinion is here.