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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...

Idaho’s “Ag-Gag” Law Challenged in Federal Court

  • March 19, 2014

Posted March 19, 2014   The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit asking a federal...

Deadly Pig Virus Reported in Canada, Spreads in U.S.

  • January 28, 2014

Posted January 28, 2014   A virus already responsible for killing about one million piglets in the United States has been...

Indiana Farm Trespassing Bill Delayed

  • January 16, 2014

Posted January 16, 2014   An Indiana Senate Committee recently delayed a vote on a proposed “ag-gag” or farm trespasser bill,...

Judge to Decide Fate of NM Horse Slaughter Facility on Friday

  • January 15, 2014

Posted January 15, 2014   A New Mexico judge will decide on Friday whether a company can open a horse slaughter...

New Mexico AG Sues to Stop Horse Slaughter

  • December 23, 2013

Posted December 23, 2013   New Mexico’s attorney general, Gary King, filed a lawsuit on Thursday, to block a horse slaughter...

Court Dismisses PETA Lawsuit over Bird Protection

  • December 20, 2013

Posted December 20, 2013   A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit in which the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals...

FDA Releases New Guidelines, Proposes Rule on Antibiotic Use in Agriculture

  • December 13, 2013

Posted December 13, 2013   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued two major proposals in its effort to...

Legislators Postpone Override Vote on NJ Bill to Ban Gestation Crates

  • November 19, 2013

Posted November 19, 2013   A vote to override New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s veto of a bill banning gestation crates...

Amendment to Horse Protection Act would Require More USDA Involvement

  • November 19, 2013

Posted November 19, 2013   Congress members and veterinarians recently debated an amendment to the Horse Protection Act that would require...

Tenth Circuit Issues Injunction, Halts Horse Slaughterhouse Plans

  • November 6, 2013

Posted November 6, 2013   The U.S. Court of Appeals for Tenth Circuit has issued a temporary injunction, halting plans by...

USDA Releases Humane Handling Guidance

  • October 31, 2013

Posted October 31, 2013   USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) recently released an advance notice for a new guidance on...