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 recently reported by Aurelien Breeden in the New York Times ,a law was passed in France that would protect rooster crowing and certain other sounds of the French countryside,
Continue Reading French Legislators Pass Law Protecting the Sensory Heritage of the French Countryside, including, the Crowing of Roosters.

Animal rights organizations


Continue Reading Animal Welfare Labeling Can Be Litigation Trap for Farms, Food Industry and Restaurants

In Naruto v. Slater, 2018 WL 1902414 (9th Cir. April 23, 2018)-the case in which Naruto, a crested macaque by and through his alleged “next friends,” People for
Continue Reading The Ninth Circuit’s perplexing Article III statements in Naruto v. Slater and Cetacean Community v. Bush.