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Four Meaningful Legal Victories For Farmed Animals

Will Lowrey Animals, Investigations, Legal Advocacy 1 Comment

Legal victories: In the past week, Animal Outlook has achieved four meaningful victories for farmed animals through the legal system. The Supreme Court of the United States Rejects Meat Industry Challenge to California Law Prohibiting Cruel Confinement of Farmed Animals On June 28, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States rejected the North American Meat Institute’s (NAMI) challenge to …

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Our Legal Advocacy Interns & Externs: In Their Own Words

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Each law school semester — spring, summer and fall — Animal Outlook’s Legal Advocacy Program hosts two to four law students as externs or interns to work with us using the legal system to fight the systemic injustices of factory farming.  Our interns and externs work under the direct supervision of our attorneys and play a vital role, contributing meaningful …

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Does The Law Protect Farmed Animals? 

Cheryl Leahy Animals, Cheryl Leahy, Legal Advocacy 2 Comments

I decided to go to law school because I wanted an end to animal exploitation, and I had the idealistic belief that law plays the unique role in our society of legitimizing moral progress. Historically, the role of law in the fight for the expansion of rights for mistreated individuals and groups has been crucial. Once a moral principle is …

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VICTORY: CA Upholds Proposition 12 Limiting Cruel Confinement Despite Industry Pushback

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A coalition of animal protection groups including Animal Outlook have won a fight to uphold California’s historic Proposition 12. This victory comes despite opposition from the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). Proposition 12 The proposition, passed in 2018, supplements prior legislation that prohibits cruel confinement practices for egg-laying hens, pigs, and calves used for veal, as well as the sale …

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Animal Outlook Sues USDA (Again) Over Reckless High-Speed Chicken Slaughter

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Animal Outlook, alongside the Humane Society of the United States, the Government Accountability Project (GAP), Marin Humane Society, and Mercy for Animals, just filed its second lawsuit against the USDA’s reckless high-speed slaughter program—this time, on behalf of the billions of chickens slaughtered in the US every year.  Animal Outlook’s recent investigation of high-speed chicken slaughter plant Amick Farms revealed …

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Animal Outlook and Other Animal Protection Groups Sue USDA over Slaughter of Sick, Injured Pigs

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Animal Outlook, alongside six other animal protection groups, sued Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today for failing to protect pigs who are too sick or injured to walk at slaughterhouses, posing serious risks to animals and food safety. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Rochester, New York, challenges the USDA’s failure to …

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Owner of Tyson-Contracted Factory Farm Charged with Animal Cruelty, Enters Plea Agreement

smcdonald Animals, Investigations, Legal Advocacy, Victories 3 Comments

After a Compassion Over Killing hidden-camera investigation uncovered heartbreaking abuse to birds at Atlantic Farms, a Virginia factory farm contracted by Tyson Foods, the nation’s largest chicken producer, our evidence was turned over to authorities, who promptly investigated. The video reveals birds being violently kicked, slammed, thrown, and run over and crushed to death by forklifts. Other birds were killed …