PETA has filed new comments to an old petition to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, seeking to have more criminal charges filed against a business previously found to have violated the Humane Methods ofContinue Reading PETA campaigning for criminal prosecution of packing plant in petition
The animal activist group PETA wants to end the day when USDA puts a “humane” label on a regulated meat products.
It has filed a petition calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety…Continue Reading PETA wants its say to be the final word on what is humane when its about food animals
North Carolina’s 5-year-old Property Protection Act, the first state law to use civil action rather than criminal law, to discourage undercover animal welfare investigations, contains unconstitutional elements.
Chief Judge Thomas D. Schroeder, of the U.S.
Continue Reading North Carolina’s Property Protection Act violates 1st Amendment
The Animal Legal Defense Fund, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, Bailing Out Benji, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and the Center for Food Safety were back in federal court in Iowa earlier this…
Continue Reading Iowa’s new ag-gag law is the subject of another legal challenge
Political ramifications are coming in from two events in the past week involving the meat industry.
The first event was a July 12 forum sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on issues surrounding…
Continue Reading Political impact lingers after two main events in meat industry
A federal judge has decided not to toss out a lawsuit about the constitutionality of Iowa’s 6-year-old “agricultural production facility fraud” statute, meaning the issue will very likely go to trial next year.
Animal activists and the Center for Food Safety sued the state of Iowa in federal court Tuesday, claiming its law to prevent “agriculture production facility” fraud violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S.
Continue Reading Food safety, animal activists sue Iowa over 2012 ‘ag-gag’ law
Utah will not appeal a federal court ruling that the state’s 2012 law against agricultural operation interference violates the U.S. Constitution. It is the only one of several state “Ag-Gag” laws which resulted in someone’s…
Continue Reading Utah isn’t appealing the demise of its 2012 “Ag-Gag” law
The question of whether otherwise illegal acts — like lying on an employment application — are Constitutionally protected if they prevent enterprising reporters or animal activists from being successful is now framed before a three-judge…
Continue Reading Mixed district court ‘ag-gag’ rulings are getting appellate review
Oral arguments are expected to be scheduled in April in Seattle in an “ag-gag” appeal that has pitted Idaho officials against the Animal Legal Defense Fund in a constitutional battle.
The case, Animal Legal Defense…
Continue Reading Idaho squares off with animal rights group before 9th Circuit