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Animal Cruelty Conviction in North Carolina Might Be The Last for Awhile

Animal activists from Los Angles-based Mercy for Animals are taking credit this week for the conviction of Danny Miranda on three counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty, but it might be awhile before they or others return to North Carolina to mount another undercover investigation. That’s because on Jan. 1, a new North Carolina law went… Continue Reading

Tyson ‘Striving to Eliminate’ Human Antibiotics in Chickens

Tyson Foods, the largest poultry producer in the U.S., announced Tuesday that it would strive to quit using human antibiotics in its chicken flocks by the end of September 2017. The company, based in Springdale, AR, stated that it has already stopped using all antibiotics in its 35 broiler hatcheries, requires a veterinarian’s prescription for… Continue Reading

Perdue Recalls 15,306 Pounds of Chicken Nuggets for Potential Plastic Pieces

Perdue Farms of Gainesville, GA, is recalling approximately 15,306 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service announced Tuesday. The following product is subject to recall: 8-oz. box of “APPLEGATE naturals CHICKEN NUGGETS” bearing the establishment number “P2617” and… Continue Reading

Eastern Shore Chicken Operations Are Not Violating Clean Water Act

The family-owned Hudson Farm that contracts with Perdue Farms Inc. to raise chickens for the Perdue brand on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is not in violation of the federal Clean Water Act, Senior U.S. District Judge William N. Nickerson has ruled. The federal judge released his decision in Baltimore Thursday morning. The ruling was a defeat… Continue Reading

Promise of Decision in Chesapeake Bay Poultry Case Before Year’s End

A federal judge in Baltimore has promised to issue his written decision, which could determine the future of the entire poultry industry on Maryland’s eastern shore, by year’s end. U.S. District Judge William M. Nickerson heard closing arguments on Nov. 30 in the case pitting a Kennedy scion and the University of Maryland Law School… Continue Reading

Humane Society Files Suit Against Perdue Farms

In the Humane Society of the United State’s continuing fight against factory farms, one of its New Jersey members is pursuing a class action lawsuit against Perdue Farms, alleging that the poultry company is falsely advertising its chicken as “humanely raised.” “Rather than implementing humane reforms, Perdue has simply slapped ‘humanely raised’ stickers on its… Continue Reading