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migratory bird protection
What Is the Migratory Bird Treaty Act?

Passed in 1918, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act makes it illegal to “take posses, import,…

chicken plant suffering
67 Direct Action Everywhere Protesters Arrested at Petaluma Chicken Plant

Direct Action Everywhere/YouTube Direct Action Everywhere protesters stormed a chicken plant near Petaluma, CA, which…

shark fish net
California Governor To End Use of Driftnets

Mercy For Animals/YouTube Fish feel pain, which makes news that California Governor Jerry Brown signed…

horse show protection
What Is the Horse Protection Act?

In 1970, the public began to voice their outrage to Congress over the treatment of…

grizzly bear protected
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…

pig gestation crate
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…

animal transport welfare
What Is the Twenty-Eight Hour Law?

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

animal test tube
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…

sheep humane slaughter
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…