Safeway Leads the Way / New Law Put to the Test

Posted by April Nockleby, ALDF's Online Content Manager on February 22, 2008

A couple of news stories caught my attention today that I thought were worth sharing. Good news for animals is always a great way to end a Friday!

New animal fighting law put to test

The Honolulu Advertiser, February 22, 2008

A 39-year-old Louisiana man arrested at Honolulu Airport for allegedly smuggling cockfighting gaffs into the United States from the Philippines will be one of the first people in the nation to be prosecuted under a new federal law, U.S. attorney for Hawai’i Ed Kubo said yesterday.

Safeway’s animal welfare standards making industry waves

East Bay Business Times, February 21, 2008

A few weeks after Safeway Inc. announced plans to expand its animal welfare standards for suppliers, another major grocery chain has followed suit.

Harris Teeter, an upscale supermarket chain based in Charlotte, N.C., with nearly 200 stores throughout the Southeast, has announced a new animal welfare plan.