Tag: Factory Farming

Is the Urban Chicken Farming Trend Good for Chickens?

July 25, 2013
Urban chicken farming is old news at this point, but the mainstream media has been erupting with reports of the number of chickens recently flooding into animal shelters.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Historic “Ag Gag” Lawsuit

July 22, 2013
Landmark Lawsuit Targets Utah Animal Agriculture Law for Violating U.S. Constitution

Landmark “Ag Gag” Lawsuit Fights Threat to Freedom of Speech

July 21, 2013
In Salt Lake City, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and PETA are filing an historic lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of “ag gag” laws.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Sues Cal Expo and University of California for Mistreating Pigs at State Fair

July 18, 2013
Illegal Confinement of Farrowing Pigs without Adequate Exercise Triggers Lawsuit

Legally Brief: The Greenwashing of Factory Farms

July 5, 2013
Seeming ecologically sound, rather than being so, is greenwashing. And that is just what Tyson is doing when they only make cosmetic changes to their website, rather than to the treatment of animals on their factory farms.

U.S. Horse Slaughter Rears its Ugly Head

June 28, 2013
It is with great disappointment we learned today that the USDA has issued a permit for a Horse Slaughter plant to open in Roswell, New Mexico––with permits for two more plants in Missouri & Iowa apparently to follow next week.

Humane Standing: A Step Forward in Case against Hudson Valley Foie Gras

June 26, 2013
Yesterday, the Animal Legal Defense Fund achieved another victory moving forward in our case against Hudson Valley Foie Gras—the largest remaining U.S. producer of force-fed foie gras.

Stop the Corrupt “Livestock Board” in Massachusetts

May 31, 2013

A bill in Massachusetts (H. 753) has been introduced that would create a politically unaccountable Livestock Board that could dictate your farm animal welfare and food safety standards. That Board…

Animal Advocates Appeal “Foie Gras” Case Against USDA

May 23, 2013
Legal Battle Continues against the USDA for Allowing the Sale of Diseased Bird Livers

Foie Gras Petition Reaches 50,000 Signatures!

May 22, 2013

We did it! Together, you and other animal advocates helped us reach our goal of 50,000 signatures on our citizen’s petition to ban foie gras. Today the Animal Legal Defense…

Animal Legal Defense Fund Demands Industry Group Prove its Claims of Undercover Video Tampering

April 30, 2013

For immediate release Contact:Lisa Franzetta, Animal Legal Defense FundMegan Backus, Animal Legal Defense Fund SAN FRANCISCO — Today, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) sent a letter to…

Animal Agriculture Is Hiding Information…Again

April 29, 2013

The Animal Agriculture Alliance (“AAA”) is holding a conference in Arlington, Virginia on May 1st and 2nd called “Activists at the Door: Protecting Animals, Farms, Food & Consumer Confidence.” Judging…

Tyson Exposed by Former Suppliers’ Convictions

April 16, 2013

On March 29, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission responded to ALDF’s complaint against Tyson Foods, Inc., assuring ALDF that it will give the concerns expressed in the complaint "full consideration…

Landmark Victory for Animal Legal Defense Fund in Foie Gras Lawsuit

April 12, 2013

For immediate release Contact:Megan Backus, Animal Legal Defense Fund SAN FRANCISCO — Today ALDF won a major victory in the false-advertising case against New York-based producer Hudson Valley Foie Gras…

ALDF Back in Court in Foie Gras False Advertising Lawsuit

April 3, 2013

For immediate release Contact:Lisa Franzetta, Animal Legal Defense Fund SAN FRANCISCO — Tomorrow, April 4, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) will present oral arguments to the U.S.…

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