Advocacy Groups Move for Summary Judgment in Case Challenging Inhumane Treatment of Live Birds in Slaughterhouses

The Animal Welfare Institute and Farm Sanctuary, represented by Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Clinic, filed a motion for summary judgment in their case challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s refusal to promulgate regulations banning the inhumane treatment of live birds at slaughterhouses. Plaintiffs argue that inhumane treatment of live birds leads to adulterated meats, the sale of which is illegal under the Poultry Products Inspection Act.