Attorneys for Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert and Attorney General John Swallow argue that the federal lawsuit that’s been filed against the state’s new “ag-gag” law is not ready for prime time and should be dismissed. They say the plaintiffs lack standing, including Amy Meyer, the Salt Lake County animal activist who was the first…

After winning a bill-killing veto in Tennessee, the Humane Society of the United States  is taking to the airwaves in North Carolina, the latest venue for “ag-gag” wars. North Carolina’s “ag-gag” bill, Senate Bill 648, is not even eligible for any further consideration on its own this session, but its contents could end up in…

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) would prefer we all adopt the vegan lifestyle, but knowing a lot of us cannot kick our “meat addictions,” the organization decided to put up a reward to encourage laboratory-grown chicken. In theory, in vitro meat would be pathogen-free, eliminating food safety risk in beef, pork or…

Four years ago when the organization long equated with the vegan lifestyle said it would give $1 million to any scientist who could make chicken in a laboratory, there were some willing to bet no one would meet the group’s challenge.

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Now with that deadline fast approaching, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) may …