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Millions View Animal Welfare Campaign Video in Time Square

Since July, a campaign showing the suffering of factory farmed McDonald’s chickens displayed on a…

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What Is Proposition 12 in California?

Proposition 12 in California would establish new cage-free housing requirements for baby veal calves, mother…

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What Is the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act?

In 1971, President Richard Nixon signed the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, the first…

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What Is the Migratory Bird Treaty Act?

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

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How to Support Animal Welfare in the Farm Bill

World Farm Animal Day came and went! Celebrate by supporting animal welfare in the 2018…

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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…

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California Governor To End Use of Driftnets

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

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What Is the Horse Protection Act?

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

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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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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 Is a Nuisance Lawsuit?

A major point of contention over the last 20 years between residents and farmers has…

In North Carolina, Not All Milk Is Created Equal

North Carolina became the first state to pass legislation that would prohibit the use of…

What Are Right to Farm Laws?

Every state has some type of right-to-farm legislation on its books, some are written into…

North Carolina: Petri Dish for Industry-Favoring Agricultural Laws

North Carolina has been and still is a hub for some of the most restrictive and controversial laws in the country, including those favoring the animal ag industry.

What Are Ag-Gag Laws?

Ag-gag laws is a name given to a set of bills by former New York…

Cruelty-Free, Anyone?

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

Exposing Beagle Farming in the U.S.

Dogs kept in brutal conditions, right here in the United States? Sadly, it is more common than you’d think. The Intercept covers a major rescue operation exposing one dog farming operation.

Elon Musk Is Tapping Monkey Brains, and He’s Not Alone

And he isn’t the only one tapping a connection between animals and our keyboards. The digital animal research field is so big that even space agencies are signing onto the project.