Wildearth Guardians has filed suit against the Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service, arguing that the agency’s routine practice of killing predators and other species violates under the National Environmental Policy Act, Council on Environmental Quality regulations, and Administrative Procedure Act.
Wildearth Guardians Brings Suit Challenging APHIS Wildlife Services Program
GFI and ALDF Challenge Louisiana Labeling Law
The Good Food Institute and the Animal Legal Defense Fund have filed suit under the First Amendment challenging a Louisiana law that imposes fines for alternative protein products labels with terms usually associated with meat, such as “burger” or “sausage.”
New York Considers Requiring Egg Producers to go Cage Free
New York Assembly Bill 11041 would require that eggs sold for human consumption in the state (even if produced out of state) be produced using only cage-free housing systems.
FDA Seeks Input on Cultured Seafood Products
The Food and Drug Administration is seeking input on the labeling of food containing cultured seafood cells. The agency is accepting comments until March 8, 2021.
More Poultry Executives Indicted for Price Fixing
Six more executives in the poultry industry have been indicted with price-fixing in the chicken industry.
USDA Finalizes National Poultry Improvement Plan Amendments
The United States Department of Agriculture has finalized its amendments to the National Poultry Improvement Plan, effective as of November 4, 2020. The amendments establish a Newcastle disease program and revise testing requirements.
Dick Van Dam Dairy Sued Over Animal Cruelty
Caru SPCA, represented by the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Talkov Law Firm, has filed suit against Dick Van Dam Dairy, arguing that the dairy’s treatment of cows as revealed in a recent undercover investigation violates California animal cruelty codes and the San Jacinto Municipal Code.
Sea Shepherd Petitions NMFS to Ban Fish Imports from New Zealand
The National Marine Fisheries Service has announced it has received a supplemental petition from Sea Shepherd requesting that the agency ban imports of fish products from New Zealand that do not satisfy the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The agency is accepting comments on the petition until October 9, 2020.