Category: Farm Animals
|November 13, 2011||Posted by Laura Allen under Farm Animals|
With an astonishing chutzpah, Smithfield Foods, Inc., the largest producer of pork in the world, launched a campaign recently, basically boasting to its investors in a series of videos and press reports about its animal handling and environmental sustainability practices.
|August 7, 2011||Posted by russmead under Farm Animals|
Many people think that the law requires humane slaughter of farm animals used for food. And, there is a federal law that requires " cattle, calves, horses, mules, sheep, swine, and other livestock, all animals are [to be] rendered insensible to pain by a single blow or gunshot or an electrical, chemical or other means that is rapid and effective, before being shackled, hoisted, thrown, cast, or cut". Humane Methods of Slaughter Act or HMSA.
|May 30, 2011||Posted by Laura Allen under article, Farm Animals|
The creation of "Livestock Care Standards Board" were particularly popular in 2009 and 2010 as a way to give agri-business more, if not exclusive control, over how farm animals and horses are treated. In Ohio the Livestock Care Standards Board was even enshrined in the state constitution, its power virtually absolute in the matter of horse and farm animal treatment and care.
|May 12, 2011||Posted by russmead under article, Farm Animals|
Update May 12, 2011: Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire has signed S.B. 5487 into law.
For more on this bill and the effort to undermine the ballot initiative to give egg laying hens more room, read Animal Law Coalition’s reports below.