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Nebraska law allows meatpackers to own hogs

Posted February 16, 2016 Per nationalhogfarmer.com, Nebraska meatpackers can now own hogs. Under LB176, passed February 5, a person who owns, leases...

California bill enacts strictest antibiotic law

  • October 13, 2015

Posted October 13, 2015 California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed a bill that sets the strictest government standards in...

New Law Could Protect Weather-Exposed Pets

Posted May 29, 2015 Illinois lawmakers have proposed legislation that would make exposing outside pets to extreme hot or cold...

Lab Chimpanzees are Treated as “Slaves”

Posted May 28, 2015 A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that...

NY Judge Grants Chimpanzee Hearing

  • April 22, 2015

Posted April 22, 2014 A New York judge ruled this week to grant lawyers representing two chimpanzees a hearing to...

McDonald’s to Stop Sale of Chicken Treated with Human Antibiotics

  • March 6, 2015

Posted March 6, 2015 McDonald’s plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics in human medicine within the next two...

Senators Reintroduce Antibiotic Prevention Legislation

  • March 4, 2015

Posted March 4, 2015 Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) reintroduced the Prevention of Antibiotic Resistance Act (PARA),...

California Changing Cage Law, Could Set Precedent

  • November 11, 2014

Posted November 11, 2014 Six states are in federal court fighting a California ban on eggs sold from hens kept...

Lawsuit Testing Chimpanzee’s Right as Legal Person

  • October 10, 2014

Posted October 10, 2014 On Wednesday, a state appellate court heard cases about whether a chimpanzee can be considered a...

FBI to Track Animal Cruelty Cases

  • September 24, 2014

Posted September 24, 2014 The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will start tracking animal cruelty cases, according to a USA...

FSIS Amending Poultry Products Inspection Regulations

  • August 29, 2014

Posted August 29, 2014 The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has amended the poultry products inspection regulations to establish...

APHIS Amended Regulations under AWA

  • August 28, 2014

Posted August 28, 2014 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has amended regulations to the Animal Welfare Act (AWA)....

Wild Horse Lawsuit Gains Additional Plaintiffs

  • July 28, 2014

Posted July 28, 2014 Two additional parties joined a federal lawsuit concerning wild horse policy, which demands the government gather...

Animal Rights Group Suing Insurers For Feld Settlement Cost

Posted July 9, 2014 On May 15, animal welfare groups agreed to pay $15.7 million to the Ringling Bros. and...

Ohio Law Gives Livestock Owners Recourse Against Dog Attacks

Posted May 30, 2014   For most people, dogs are part of the family, however, for farm families, dogs go beyond...

Animal Welfare Groups to Pay Ringling Bros. $16 Million in Elephant Lawsuit

Posted May 15, 2014   Ending a 14-year long battle over the welfare of circus elephants, the Humane Society of the...

JBS and Temple Grandin Sign Animal Welfare Agreement

Posted May 9, 2014   Yesterday, JBS and Temple Grandin signed a technical cooperation agreement at the Beef Sumit Brasil event...

CA Senate Passes Bill to Prevent Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals

Posted May 2, 2014   On Thursday, the California State Senate passed a bill to restrict the use of antibiotics in...

Animals & Agricultural Production: A Law School Course

  • April 29, 2014

The University of Nebraska College of Law has announced a course for the upcoming summer intersession that is “designed to help...

Federal Project Targets National Feral Swine Problem

  • April 29, 2014

Posted April 29, 2014   The USDA has launched a national effort to reduce damage caused by feral swine, according to...