A California judge has issued a temporary restraining order against Foster Farms requiring the company to comply with CDC COVID-19 safety measures.
California Court Orders Foster Farms to Comply with Pandemic Protocols
New York Legislation Would Require Slaughterhouses to Pay for Cost of Return for Escaped Animals
New York Assembly Bill 1301 would hold the owner or operator of any facility where animals are killed for food responsible for the costs of return for any animal that escapes. The bill would also require the facility to either pay a fee of $1000 per escaped animal or relinquish ownership of the animal.
New York Legislation Would Prohibit Transport, Sale of Nonambulatory Animal
New York Senate Bill 939 would ban the transportation, buying, selling, transfer, or marketing of a nonambulatory sheep, cow, or pig unless the animal is euthanized without undue delay.
New York Considers Ban on Pesticides to Protect Pollinators and Birds
New York Senate Bill 699 would prohibit the use of certain active ingredients in pesticides that are known to cause harm to pollinators and increase bird mortality.
New York Considers Restricting the Term “Milk”
New York Assembly Bill 507 would prohibit the use of the term “milk” on any products that do not contain dairy.
Missouri Legislation Would Protect Animal Enterprises from Local Ordinances
Missouri House Bill 647 would prohibit municipalities from enacting any law or ordinance that bans or effectively bans due to financial hardship the use of “working” animals.
New York Considers Ban on Confinement of Animals Used in Agriculture
New York Assembly Bill 475 would prohibit confining a pregnant pig, a calf raised for veal, or egg-laying hens in a manner that would prevent them from lying down, standing up, or turning around freely.
New York Considers Creating Animal Law Task Force
New York Assembly Bill 162 would create a task force on animal laws and require that the force report to the governor and legislature recommendations on how to increase statewide uniformity of animal laws.
New York Considers Tracking GHG Emissions that Occur through State Food and Beverage Purchases
New York Senate Bill 740 would require the office of general services to establish a methodology for state agencies to estimate the greenhouse gas emissions that occur through the life cycle of all food and beverages purchased by a state agency or through third-party vendors.
North Dakota Considers CAFO Odor Regulations
North Dakota House Bill 1115 proposes to limit the amount of noxious odors a concentrated animal feeding operation may discharge and forbid counties and towns from further regulating concentrated animal feeding operations.