A variant of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) – one that is not an immediate threat to humans – is on the move in the United States in both wild
Continue Reading Alert to Poultry Flock Owners: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza on the Move in the US

According to the owners of Sospiro Goat Ranch, a small family goat farm in North Carolina, as reported on their blog, “the Facts About the Attack On Our Farm
Continue Reading Wayne Hsiung, the activist who stole a goat kid named “Freddie,” found guilty of felony theft in North Carolina

Labeling of meat and poultry products has been the subject of numerous lawsuits, in which labels claiming products are, for example, “natural,” “humanely-raised,” “antibiotic-free,” are alleged to be fraudulent, amongst
Continue Reading USDA-FSIS Extends Comment Period on Labeling Requirements for Meat and Poultry Products Comprised of, or Containing, Cultured Cells Derived from Animals.

U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) submitted a Petition for Rule Making to USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on Feb. 9, 2018 requesting “that FSIS exclude products not derived directly
Continue Reading USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service responds to petitions regarding labeling of products that are not produced from directly from animals

Recently, the Eight Circuit upheld one of two challenged provisions of Iowa’s Agricultural Production Facility Fraud statute.  The Access Provision passed constitutional muster against allegations that the statute violated the
Continue Reading The Access Provision of Iowa’s Agricultural Production Facility Fraud statute does not violate the First Amendment free speech clause

As previously discussed, a Colorado ballot initiative, if sufficient valid signatures are collected, would effectively ban animal agriculture from the State of Colorado if passed.  Hard to imagine an
Continue Reading Oregon’s “Animal Cruelty” Initiative-Colorado’s Anti-Agriculture Initiative on Steroids

As previously discussed in “Colorado Poised to Eliminate Animal Agriculture” this proposed referendum, while clearly intended to eliminate all animal agriculture and related industries in Colorado, is fraught
Continue Reading What is “Chicken”? – More on Colorado’s Proposed Referendum on Animal Agriculture