The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has, since last Sept. 2, been considering a  14-page petition from Animal Partisan requesting that it issue a notice to convey that: 

1) State government officials are not categorically preempted from enforcing state anti-cruelty laws by the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Humane

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An organization for all prosecutors, including appointed and elected and their deputies and assistants, supports the pending Animal Partisan petition. The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) is a private non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C.

The petition requests that USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)  issue a notice to

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A petition filed last year with USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is among the first to generate a comment in 2024.

Animal Partisan, one of the nation’s many animal activist organizations, authored the petition.

Petition 23-07, requests that FSIS issue a notice to convey that: 1) State government

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In an ironic twist, Colorado animal activist Ellen Kessler is charged with 13 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.  A court summons orders Kessler, 72, to appear on May 23 to face the animal cruelty charges.

Kessler was a member of the Colorado Board of Veterinary Medicine until she resigned earlier
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California in 2020 is scheduled to begin implementing more stringent animal confinement standards for in-state and out-of-state producers who sell certain animal products the state.

The new law was overwhelmingly approved in 2018 by California voters as Proposition 12. It covers breeding pigs, veal calves, and egg-laying hens kept on
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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. Deese_406x250That’s because on Jan. 1, a
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For the third time since July, food industry giant Tyson Foods Inc. has been the target of an undercover animal cruelty investigation by Los Angeles-based Mercy for Animals. Tyson chickenThis time, the animal rights group has signed affidavits against Tyson Foods and six of its employees, hoping it can get misdemeanor
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The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) has released undercover video footage from inside a Tyson Foods Inc. slaughter plant in Carthage, Texas, which the group asserts documents a system exploiting both workers and animals. The videotape includes an interview with the undercover investigator, filmed in shadow to protect her identity.
Continue Reading Undercover Investigation Alleges Abuse of Chickens, Workers at Tyson Slaughter Plant in Texas