A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel did not hint at how it will end up ruling in a case argued Wednesday over California's Proposition 12, which would require pork products sold in the state to come from sows raised with a minimum amount of square footage.
The United States is backing the National Pork Producers Council and American Farm Bureau Federation in a lawsuit seeking to invalidate California’s Proposition 12, which would ban the sale of pork from hogs raised without minimum square-feet requirements.
Wayne Pacelle, who built the Humane Society of the United States into the country's most effective animal rights organization, resigned as its CEO and president Friday only a day after the board of directors had agreed to retain him despite allegations of sexual harassment.
Farm and environmental groups are sparring over the number of animal feeding operations subject to new emissions reporting requirements and how extensive those requirements should be, as a reporting deadline approaches.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2017 – Egg and pork producers are vowing to fight a California ballot initiative proposed by the Humane Society of the United States and other animal rights groups that would require egg-laying hens to be cage-free by 2022 and prohibit the use of gestation crates for sows.