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May 17, 2019

 

Cage-Free Egg Bills Reveal Industry Influence

Washington has followed California’s example with a law to phase out eggs from caged hens, but the legislation uses egg industry definitions for “cage-free.”

January 3, 2019

 

Animal Welfare Gains Little Ground In 2018 Livestock Regs

Suggested teaser: Last year ushered in several new rules to improve animal welfare, and the meat industry is digging in its heels for new battles in the year ahead.

December 6, 2018

 

Supreme Court Not Likely To Hear California Egg Lawsuit

The Department of Justice this week recommended the Supreme Court not hear a lawsuit brought by 12 egg-producing states, after California banned the sale of eggs produced in confinements smaller than the state's new requirements.

October 1, 2018

 

Maine Asks Restaurant to Stop Giving Lobsters Cannabis

The owner of the eatery says she's giving compassionate cannabis to the crustaceans so that they don't feel pain. But the state isn't sure the practice is in line with health regulations.

July 19, 2018

 

French Butchers Ask For Protection After Threats From Militant Vegans

Butchers are an integral part of French life, and are known for carefully sourcing their meat. But now some are being targeted by extreme vegans who use vandalism to draw attention to their cause.

October 24, 2017

 

Was Your Fish Dinner Raised Humanely?

Seafood has been missing from the animal welfare conversation in recent years. One group aims to change that.

August 3, 2017

 

Perdue Farms Signs Up For A Chicken Welfare Revolution

The poultry industry may be on the verge of adopting ambitious new animal-welfare standards, giving chickens more space and daylight.

August 2, 2017

 

Why Some Farmers Are Bringing Livestock Back To The Prairie

Iowa farmers hope providing meat to customers who care more about farming methods than price will improve cropland while also helping them earn a profit.

July 3, 2017

 

Will Fish Get A Humanely Harvested Label?

Beef and poultry get labels designating humane treatment; seafood doesn't. Two fishermen want to change that.

March 24, 2017

 

U.S. Can’t Really Know If Farmers Cutting Back On Antibiotics

New FDA rules limit how farmers can give antibiotics to animals raised for meat. But a report says FDA doesn't collect data to know if that policy is working.

February 10, 2017

 

Organic Animal Welfare Rules Delayed, Giving Opponents Hope

Implementation of the rules has been pushed back thanks to President Donald Trump’s “regulatory freeze.”

January 20, 2017

 

Organic Chickens Get More Room To Roam

New rules will force some of the biggest organic egg producers to change their practices, or stop calling their eggs organic.

December 19, 2016

 

Proposed Organic Livestock Welfare Rule Not Guaranteed

Some of the country’s largest farm organizations are lobbying the incoming administration to drop rules that would change the production of organic meat.

November 4, 2016

 

Cage Free? Mass. Voters To Vote On Question 3

Massachusetts voters will determine whether their state will prohibit the sale of animal products raised in certain types of confinements.

September 16, 2016

 

Organic Industry Wants To Define Humanely Raised Meat

Organic animal welfare standards are expected to be finalized by year's end. It could clear up some questions for consumers but leave division behind the plate.

June 28, 2016

 

Perdue Farms Shifts How Its Chickens Live And Die

One of the largest poultry companies in the country says it will change its slaughter methods and some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups cheer.

June 20, 2016

 

Slaughterhouse Workers Face Life-Long Injuries

Workers at meat processing plants describe punishing rates of production, leaving them with a lifetime of pain and physical problems.

March 30, 2016

 

Why Whole Foods Wants A Slower-Growing Chicken

A modern broiler, or meat chicken, grows incredibly fast. The bird suffers as a result. Now Whole Foods wants its suppliers to shift to slower-growing breeds.

March 17, 2016

 

Fossil Fuels And Factory Farms, Advocates Support Divestment

Some animal welfare and food safety advocates think divestment is the key to large-scale change in the factory farm industry.

February 9, 2016

 

America’s Cows Are Churning Out More Milk Than Ever

Like nearly everything in agriculture, the increase in milk production doesn’t come without a few trade-offs.

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