Category: Farm Animals
|October 1, 2013||Posted by russmead under Farm Animals, New Jersey|
|July 15, 2013||Posted by Laura Allen under Action alerts, Farm Animals, Federal|
Update July 16, 2013:On July 11, 2013 by a vote of 216-208, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the King amendment as part of H.R. 2642, the Federal Agricultural Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, now the Farm bill. The amendment by U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-IA) would threaten the ability of state and local governments to regulate animal welfare within their borders. [Read more...]
|June 14, 2013||Posted by russmead under Farm Animals, New York|
New York State Senator Tony Avello has introduced a bill, S.B. 456, that would make it illegal under the state’s animal cruelty law, NYS AG & Mkts. Law Section 353, to “force feed a bird, by hand or machine, for the purpose of fatty enlargement of [the] bird’s liver”. This would make production of foie gras in New York illegal animal cruelty. [Read more...]
|August 28, 2012||Posted by Laura Allen under Farm Animals|
Update Aug. 28, 2012: The USDA has allowed Central Valley Meat Co. (CVM) in Hanford, California to re-open just days after an undercover investigation by Compassion Over Killing, a farm animal welfare organization, exposed egregious animal abuse and suffering. According to the USDA, CVM has promised to take corrective measures including training of workers, better monitoring and more third party audits.