Category: Animal Welfare News

Utah defends law aimed at livestock filming

Beaumont Enterprise SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The state of Utah is pushing back against animal-welfare activists who contend a state law to prevent filming of agricultural operations is designed to silence them. The lawsuit is the first of its kind…

Animal activist cited for cruelty in Kersey cattle case

The Coloradoan An investigation into a cattle company near Kersey has led to several people being cited for animal abuse, including the animal activist who turned video footage of the alleged abuse over to authorities.Taylor Radig, who has been associated…

Sioux chief wants horse carriages to remain in NYC

Fox 5 New York – The spiritual leader of the Great Sioux Nation wants horse and buggy rides to remain a New York City fixture. Chief Arvol Looking Horse toured the Clinton Park stables and visited the carriage horses. Incoming…

Judge clears way for domestic horse slaughter

CBS News ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. A federal judge on Friday cleared the way for horse slaughterhouses to resume operating in the U.S. as early as next week. U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo in Albuquerque threw out a lawsuit by The Humane…

S.A.F.E. Act – Bogus Science and Bad Legislation

From the Animal Welfare Council – for reprint permission email awc@animalwelfarecouncil.org   Overview of the legislation The Safeguard American Food Exports Act (S.A.F.E.) is legislation which would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The S.A.F.E. Act (H.R. 1094…

Drought, hay prices putting pressure on horse owners

The Denver Post The drought that has scorched the state is sending hay prices skyward and forcing horse owners to make painful decisions. Many owners, who struggled to keep their horses through the economic downturn, are giving up their animals…