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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...

USDA Closes NJ Slaughterhouse over Calf Treatment

  • February 4, 2014

Posted February 4, 2014   The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently pulled its inspectors from a New Jersey...

Congress Blocks Funding for U.S. Horse Slaughter

  • January 22, 2014

Posted January 22, 2014   In passing the FY 2014 omnibus spending bill, Congress blocked horse slaughter in the United States...

Congress Passes FY 2014 Spending Bill with Directives for USDA and FDA

  • January 20, 2014

Posted January 20, 2014   Late last week, Congress passed a $1 trillion omnibus spending package to fund the federal government...

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...

Smithfield, Tyson Recommend Animal Welfare Improvements

  • January 14, 2014

Posted January 14, 2014   Smithfield Foods, Inc. is recommending that all of its contract sow growers follow the company’s lead...

HSUS Urges Wisconsin Farm Bureau to Oppose Dairy Cow Tail Docking

  • January 7, 2014

Posted January 7, 2014   The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) recently sent a letter to the Wisconsin Farm...

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...

EU Commission Proposes Ban on Cloning Farm Animals

  • December 19, 2013

Posted December 19, 2013   The European Commission recently proposed a draft rule banning the cloning of farm animals, imports of...

Rule Extends Permit Length for Accidental Wind Farm Eagle Kills

  • December 12, 2013

Posted December 12, 2013   The Department of the Interior recently released a final rule which extends the length of permits...

DOJ and Meat Packers Settle Suit over Cattle Mistreatment

  • December 3, 2013

Posted December 3, 2013   The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that a California meat packer, Westland Meat Co., and...

Wind Energy Company Agrees to Pay $1 Million in Fines

  • December 2, 2013

December 2, 2013   A wind energy company has pleaded guilty to killing birds in violation of the federal Migratory Bird...

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...