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Alicia Prygoski is a public policy coordinator with the Farm Animal Protection team of the Humane Society of the United States. Prior to joining HSUS, she worked in environmental legislative affairs. She has a law degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, and a bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan.

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The Obama administration once again made history for animals when it closed a major loophole in federal livestock regulations last month. It finalized a new rule that bans the slaughter of “downed” calves – those who are too sick or injured to even stand up – and instead mandates that they must be promptly and…