Justice

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Judge Defends Yellowstone’s Threatened Grizzly Bears

Gregory Smith/Flickr A U.S. District judge just reinstated the Yellowstone grizzly bear’s threatened-species status. He…

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Is There an End in Sight for Gestation Crates?

Mercy For Animals/Flickr Tyson and Blue Apron are still using gestation crates, despite the major…

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What Is the Twenty-Eight Hour Law?

Vladimir Morozov/akxmedia This federal law set standards for animals being raised for food and transported across…

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What Is the Health Research Extension Act of 1985?

IAEA/Flickr This legislative mandate directed the Secretary of Health and Human Services to create and…

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What Is the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act?

Originally passed in 1958, the law was amended in 1978, then again in 2002. It…

What Is the Animal Welfare Act of 1966?

The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) was preceded in the 1960’s by a public outcry about…

What Is Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hill?

In 1967 Congress appropriated $78 million in public funds to the Tennessee Valley Authority to…

What Are “Ag-Gag” Laws?

“Ag-Gag Laws” is a name given to a set of bills by former NYTimes columnist Mark…

McDonalds Celebrates 50 Years of Big Mac: Estimated 11 Million Animals Have Been Slaughtered for the Sandwich

The Big Mac was first launched 50 years ago. Over the decades, the sandwich has…

Cruelty-Free, Anyone?

China used to require cosmetics to be tested on animals, which effectively banned cruelty-free brands like The…