A new strain of avian flu hit so far has led to millions of chickens and turkeys being killed across the United States.
The state's Right to Farm laws protect massive agribusiness at the expense of the community and family farms, the lawsuit argues.
This broad commitment is a striking illustration of society’s contemporary concern for the welfare of animals raised for food.
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Earlier this year, a truck carrying cows to slaughter rolled over. Two animals escaped from the overturned vehicle and made a run for it. One ran for the open doors of a supermarket--it would have seemed like a safe, enclosed space for a terrified animal.
When an animal food product in your grocery store is proudly labeled "USDA Organic," you would think that means the animal had exposure to fresh air, sunshine, and significantly more space to move than on standard non-organic farms. But in reality, the "organic" label provides no clear requirements for either space or outdoor access for most animals.
The authors urge that an Environmental Impact Statement ought to be done on the next US farm bill to provide a full accounting