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2011-06-29 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is encouraging grocery store and restaurant chains to monitor the animal welfare record of their meat suppliers and refuse to deal with any company that repeatedly violates humane standards. In a letter to retailers, AWI president Cathy Liss urged retailers to not do business with companies on AWI's list of repeat offenders of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, the federal law regulating the treatment...

2010-12-23 00:00:54

Agency announces new measures that will better ensure humane treatment of cattle presented for processing Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) December 22, 2010 The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced several measures that will better ensure the humane treatment and slaughter of all cattle presented for processing at FSIS-inspected facilities. "Under this Administration, we have significantly strengthened our ability to enforce the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, but...

2010-02-23 16:48:00

Illegal drug residues found in animals sold for human consumption SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Maryland veal calf dealer has agreed to shut down as part of a consent decree of permanent injunction, which he entered into after being charged with repeatedly violating federal law and U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations by selling veal calves with illegal drug residues in their edible tissues. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO)...

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2009-05-07 17:30:00

Animal control officials in New York said a cow that escaped from a slaughterhouse and led police on a 10-block chase will not be returned for slaughter. Police said Molly, a cow believed to be less than a year old, escaped from the Musa Hala Inc. slaughterhouse at about 1 p.m. Wednesday and ran through the streets, the New York Post reported Thursday. Nesha Kahn, 39, said the cow was in her yard when police finally cornered the animal. I think the cow was traumatized. I asked the officer and...

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2009-03-14 10:15:00

Sickly and hurt cows will not be permitted to walk into U.S. slaughterhouses, the Agriculture Department announced on Saturday, a year after the U.S.'s biggest meat recall inspired the change.The USDA projected a complete stop to all "downer" cattle from being killed in May 2008, only three months after a film found workers at the Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing plant in California pushing ill and injured cows into the slaughterhouse.After the film was made public, Hallmark recalled 143...

2009-02-09 09:57:00

HONOLULU, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Misleading labels on pork products are causing Hawaii residents and tourists to unwittingly participate in inhumane practices against animals. In response, a coalition of animal protection groups has submitted a petition to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to investigate if "island produced" pork labels, when used on meat from imported animals, are in violation of the Hawaii Meat Inspection Act. Stressed and exhausted from overcrowded and often...

2008-12-05 11:19:00

CANANDAIGUA ACADEMY WILL NOT SLAUGHTER CHICKENS! New York State Education Department Denies Application to 'Terminate Life.' MACHIPONGO, Va., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a year-long campaign to persuade Canandaigua Academy (a high school in upstate New York) to eliminate a project in which students butchered chickens in an ecology course, United Poultry Concerns learned yesterday that the Education Department has instructed Canandaigua Academy administrators to stop the...

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2008-09-15 14:47:55

European Union regulators are currently exploring new guidelines to govern the methods used by slaughterhouses to stun and kill cattle, pigs and poultry. The rules for how this is done have not been changed since 1993, and regulators say it's long overdue. "New technologies have been introduced, making some standards obsolete. Animal welfare concerns have grown in our society," the Commission said in a proposal to update the rules. "Massive killings during animal epidemics have raised...

2008-08-28 18:00:30

By Gary Marks REDDITCH vegetarians and vegans are hosting a talk about protecting sea life. Next Wednesday, a speaker from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will explain how the group is trying to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans. Kevin White, of the Redditch Vegetarians and Vegans, said: "The SSCS uses innovative direct action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on...


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