In: Animal Welfare
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...
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...
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...
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...