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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...

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...

Center for Food Animal Wellbeing Symposium Announced

  • June 19, 2014

Posted June 19, 2014 The Center for Animal Wellbeing is hosting the fourth annual symposium August 7 on advances and current...

Cargill Transitions to Crate Free by 2017

  • June 10, 2014

Posted June 10, 2014   Cargill facilities will be 100 percent group housing by the end of 2015, according to a...

WTO Morals Decision Could Set Precedent for Trade Regulations

Posted May 23, 2014   On Thursday, the World Trade Organization (WTO) appeals panel upheld the European Union’s ban on seal...

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...

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...

NALC Resource: Animal Welfare Reading Room

  • March 12, 2014

Posted March 12, 2014   The National Agricultural Law Center offers a wide range of resources, one of which is the...

States Join Missouri Lawsuit Targeting California Egg Law

  • March 11, 2014

Posted March 11, 2014   The attorneys general for the states of Alabama, Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Oklahoma, have joined Missouri’s...

Group Vows to “Destroy” Senator McConnell over Farm Bill

  • February 21, 2014

Posted February 21, 2014   A group associated with cockfighting has threatened Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) with political damage over his...

UEP Drops Efforts to Pass Egg Bill

  • February 18, 2014

Posted February 18, 2014 United Egg Producers(UEP) president, Chad Gregory, recently announced that UEP will no longer seek passage of the...

Idaho Ag Gag Bill Advances

  • February 17, 2014

Posted February 17, 2014   On Friday, the Idaho Senate voted 23-10 for a bill that would make it a crime...

Missouri AG Challenges California Egg Law

  • February 13, 2014

Posted February 13, 2014   Missouri’s Attorney General has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging a California law regulating the...