Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has petitioned the Harris County District Court for a restraining order that would prevent Cal-Maine Foods Inc., the country’s largest egg producer, from selling eggs at a rate that has more than tripled since the Texas Governor’s call for people to stay at home in the state.
Texas AG Seeks Restraining Order on Egg Price-Gouging Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
New Jersey Legislation Would Require Animal Dealers to Document Source of Animals
New Jersey Senate Bill 2223, if enacted, would prohibit pet dealers who sell at least 15 animals per year from obtaining those animals from breeders who are not licensed and in compliance with animal welfare laws. The bill would also require the dealers to submit an annual report including the name and identifying information of the breeders that the dealer obtained animals from that year.
Legislation Would Require Disclosure of a Companion Animal’s Health History and Related AWA Violations
H.R. 5715, or the Petfax Act of 2020, would require any commercial entity selling cats or dogs to provide the purchaser of the animal with a report detailing the animal’s background. The report would be required to disclose the name of the dealer who raised the animal, the number of other animals that dealer had raised in the last prior years, a listing of any Animal Welfare Act violations that dealer had committed in the prior two years, the animal’s date of birth, and the date of their most recent examination by a licensed veterinarian. The legislation would exclude not-for-profit animal shelters from these requirements.
D.C. Court Casts Doubt on Standing Theories Under Consumer Protection Law
The D.C. Superior Court issued an Order that suggests that the non-profit and public interest organization standing provisions of the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Laws should be more limited.