Category: Farm Animals
|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.
|March 9, 2012||Posted by Laura Allen under Farm Animals||
Update March 20, 2012: Utah Governor Gary Herbert has signed the ag-gag bill into law. For more on this, read Animal Law Coalition’s reports below.
Update March 9, 2012: The Utah Ag-gag bill, H.B. 187, is now headed to Gov. Gary Herbert for his signature. Find contact info for the governor here. If you live in Utah, write (faxes or letters are best) or call now and urge him to veto this bill which tramples First Amendment freedoms and will enable farm animal abusers.
|March 3, 2012||Posted by Laura Allen under Farm Animals|
Update March 3, 2012: Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has now signed the Ag-gag bill, H.F. 589 into law. This despite a strong effort by animal welfare and civil liberties organizations and the general public to stop this assualt on the First Amendment. For more on this bill and what it means for the animals, read Animal Law Coalition’s report below. [Read more…]