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Wal-Mart developing 100% cage-free egg supply chain by 2025

American retail giant Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club announced their goal to transition to a 100% cage-free egg supply chain by 2025....

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US food firms continue movement toward cage-free egg supply

On Monday, ConAgra Foods joined dozens of other food companies and restaurants committed to sourcing only cage-free eggs. The company announced...

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Groups sue over North Carolina’s ag-gag law claiming it violates Constitution

A coalition of animal activist groups filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a North Carolina “ag-gag” law designed to...

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...

McDonald’s shifting to cage-free eggs

  • September 11, 2015

Posted September 11, 2015 McDonald’s Corp. said it will transition to cage-free eggs for almost 16,000 restaurants in the United...

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Idaho’s ag-gag law ruled unconstitutional by federal judge

  • August 5, 2015

Posted August 6, 2015   A federal judge struck down Idaho’s ban on undercover videos at factory farms, ruling that state legislators wrongly criminalized free...

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...

Walmart Announces Stricter Animal Welfare Policy

Posted May 27, 2015   Walmart has announcedstricter guidelines concerning animal welfare and the use of antibiotics in farm animals,...

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...

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),...

Washington Lawmakers Introduce “Ag-Gag” Bill

  • January 16, 2015

Posted January 16, 2015 A Washington legislator is fighting for an “ag-gag” law, House Bill 1104, according to a Farms article...

Californians Charged with Violating Ag-Gag Law, Charges Dropped

  • January 8, 2015

–> Posted January 8, 2015 Four Californians have been charged with violating Utah’s “ag-gag” law when they took pictures of agricultural...

Foie Gras Legal in California

  • January 8, 2015

Posted January 8, 2015 A U.S. District Court judge has struck down the ban prohibiting chefs from serving foie gras,...

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...

HSUS Launches Farm Animal Reward Hotline

  • October 28, 2014

–> Posted October 28, 2014 The Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) has launched a hotline to report cruelty and neglect,...

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...

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...