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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...

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...