Free Speech Lawsuit Results in Maryland Transit Agreeing to Run 'Kitten Slaughterhouse' Ads on Trains and Busses
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FROM White Coat Waste Project
January 2019

White Coat Waste ads about USDA kitten slaughterhouse will run in early 2019 on Maryland Transit trains and busses.

kitten slaughterhouse

Following a free speech lawsuit filed by White Coat Waste Project in October 2018, the Maryland Transit Administration has agreed to run WCWs ads on buses and trains criticizing the U.S. Department of Agricultures wasteful and deadly kitten experiments.

The WCW ads, which the MTA originally denied in apparent violation of the First Amendment, will run in early 2019.

ORIGINAL POST from White Coat Waste, October 3, 2018:

This summer, Maryland state transit agencies refused to run the White Coat Waste Project ad below criticizing the USDAs taxpayer-funded kitten laboratory on public buses and trains servicing the facility.

Now, as first reported by WJLA in Washington, D.C., WCW is suing the agencies in U.S. District Court for censoring the ads in violation of WCWs free speech rights.

The lawsuit alleges that the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Transportation Administration and the Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland are violating the first and fourteenth amendments by arbitrarily refusing WCWs public education ads in the absence of any formal policy prohibiting the content, or other reasonable, legally-sound justification.

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