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