Mistreated exotic animals highlight the need for ‘Better CARE’ law

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The mistreatment of animals is a matter of injustice, and so it’s only fitting that the U.S. Department of Justice stepped in to stop cruelty at Even Keel Exotics in Temperance, Michigan. The DOJ’s recent resolution of a complaint against the facility’s owner, animal dealer Zachery Keeler, resulted in […]

Pork Producers Sue Massachusetts over Animal Housing Law

By C.Lotongkum / Shutterstock Triumph Foods and a group of Midwest pork producers are suing the state of Massachusetts over its Question 3 law and others that set minimum housing requirements for livestock. The plaintiffs are challenging the constitutionality of the Q3 law and seeking immediate relief from the law before it takes effect on […]

COLUMN: Welcome to ‘Animal Farm’ | Oklahoma

Last week, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a federal district ruling on whether the City of Tulsa has jurisdiction over Native Americans. Justin Hooper got a speeding ticket five years ago in Tulsa. He pleaded guilty and paid his fine. Two years later, Hooper, who is a member of the Choctaw tribe, filed […]

United States: Animal welfare under the judicial spotlight – California issued new guidance for food industry following Supreme Court’s recent ruling on California’s Proposition 12

In brief California’s Proposition 12 (Prop 12) establishes new standards for confinement of certain farm animals, including egg-laying hens, veal calves, and breeding pigs.1 Under the law, it is illegal to participate in the commercial sale (including by restaurant and other food service establishments) if the business owner or operator knows or should know that […]

Breaking: Supreme Court upholds strongest farm animal protection law in U.S.

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block We are thrilled that after months of tireless efforts and unwavering dedication, we have emerged victorious in our landmark Supreme Court defense of California’s Proposition 12. The decision, announced earlier today, upholds the nation’s strongest farm animal protection law and unanimously rejects the pork industry’s primary constitutional claim. The […]

Alabama animal service law raises issues in the wiregrass | WDHN

ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN)—It’s now a crime in Alabama for a business to prohibit a person and his or herservice animals from entering. It’s a misdemeanor. Recently, a Geneva County man says he was told by an area dentist not to ever bring his service dog back to his office. (nat.Sound)Jeff Sheler and his best friend, […]

When the Law Fails Animals, We Change the Laws

While Animal Equality has made significant progress toward improving the lives of farmed animals, there is still much work to be done. By continuing to propose and campaign for changes in the law and expose cruel practices in factory farms, we hope to create a world where animals are treated with kindness and compassion. With […]

Show of support for farm animal sanctuary owner | Local News

An animal rights rally took place on Thursday morning in front of the Niagara County Courthouse on Hawley Street in Lockport. Twenty activists gathered to protest the ongoing legal proceedings against Tracy Murphy, the owner of a farm animal sanctuary in Newfane called Asha’s Sanctuary. Ironically, the same ground was the site of a Niagara […]

Ban on imports of animal hunting trophies set to become law

By Becky Morton Political reporter 55 minutes ago Image source, Getty Images Image caption, Lions are among the species which would be covered by the ban Plans to ban imports of animal hunting trophies to Great Britain are set to become law. The government has backed legislation which would stop hunters bringing back body parts […]

North Carolina law banning undercover filming violates the First Amendment

Comment on this story Comment A North Carolina law aimed at stopping investigations by animal rights activists violates constitutional free speech protections, an appellate court ruled Thursday. The 2015 law bars employees from going into “nonpublic areas of an employer’s premises” for reasons unrelated to work and gathering documents or making recordings that “breach the […]

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