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Animal Protection Groups File Legal Petition Alleging USDA Failure to Enforce Humane Slaughter Law

September 1, 2015
Groups cite two years of enforcement records released through FOIA in demanding changes to USDA’s humane slaughter oversight. Read More »

Legally Brief: The Cruel Mechanics of Cecil’s Agonizing Death

September 1, 2015

In June of this year, Walter Palmer, a Minnesota dentist, paid $50,000 to a professional hunting guide in Zimbabwe. Palmer later claimed that he believed this fee would give him…

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Animal Legal Defense Fund Calls on the USDA to Protect the Psychological Wellbeing of Primates

September 1, 2015
Animal Legal Defense Fund alleges that the USDA has failed to protect primates under the Animal Welfare Act. Read More »

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