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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...

Tenth Circuit Issues Injunction, Halts Horse Slaughterhouse Plans

  • November 6, 2013

Posted November 6, 2013   The U.S. Court of Appeals for Tenth Circuit has issued a temporary injunction, halting plans by...

King Promotes Amendment in Farm Bill Debates

  • November 5, 2013

Posted November 5, 2013   Representative Steve King (R-IA), one of the conferees negotiating the farm bill is pushing for the...

USDA Releases Humane Handling Guidance

  • October 31, 2013

Posted October 31, 2013   USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) recently released an advance notice for a new guidance on...

Groups Urge Obama Administration to Approve FDA Rule on Antibiotics in Agriculture

  • October 28, 2013

Posted October 28, 2013   Twenty medical, public health, and agriculture groups recently urged the Obama Administration to ban the misuse...

NALC Resource: State Law Clearinghouse

  • October 22, 2013

Posted October 22, 2013   The State Law Clearinghouse, available here, is a free resource provided by the National Agricultural Law...

Utah Asks Court to Dismiss Suit Challenging “Ag-Gag” Law

  • October 21, 2013

Posted October 21, 2013   Attorneys for the state of Utah filed a motion to dismiss, arguing the plaintiffs did not...

Animal Law on Agenda for AALA Annual Conference

  • October 15, 2013

Posted October 15, 2013   Animal law will be prominently featured at the upcoming 34th Annual Conference of the American Agricultural...

(When) Can Private Citizens Enforce States’ Animal Welfare Laws?

  • October 4, 2013

Posted October 4, 2013 The National Agricultural Law Center and the American Agricultural Law Association are co-sponsoring a webinar titled,...

Animal Rights Groups Challenge State “Ag-Gag” Laws in Federal Court

  • October 2, 2013

Posted October 2, 2013   Animal rights groups that opposed “ag-gag” laws in state legislatures now hope federal courts will overturn...

Online CLE Program Will Address Private Citizen Enforcement of Animal Welfare Laws

  • September 16, 2013

Posted September 16, 2013 The National Agricultural Law Center and the American Agricultural Law Association are co-sponsoring a webinar titled,...

Upcoming Webinar/CLE: Private Citizen Enforcement of Animal Welfare Laws

  • September 5, 2013

Posted September 5, 2013 On October 10, 2013 from 12 – 1 p.m. (CDT), the National Agricultural Law Center and...

FDA To Look Into Cattle Feed Additive Zilmax

  • August 21, 2013

Posted August 21, 2013 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will work with Merck & Co. and the USDA to...