Articles About Farmed Animals

Please see the below articles about Farmed Animals from past editions of the AWI Quarterly magazine.

“Downed” Pig Lawsuit Dismissed

In March, a judge in the US District Court, Western District of New York, dismissed a lawsuit brought by AWI and six other animal advocacy organizations to protect the welfare of nonambulatory disabled (NAD) pigs...

Missouri Court Quashes Local Oversight of Hog Farms

The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that a state law prohibiting counties from imposing regulations on industrial hog operations does not violate the Missouri Constitution. The ruling upholds a lower court decision that county ordinances...

Treating Salmonella as Adulterant in Poultry

The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing, for the first time, to treat Salmonella as an adulterant for purposes of the Poultry Products Inspection Act. Under the proposal, breaded...

Fed Credit to CAFOs Requires Environmental Assessment

In March, the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the US Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA)—which provides federal loans to farmers and ranchers—must assess the environmental impact of medium-sized...

Texas Dairy Fire Kills 18,000 Cattle

In April, a massive fire and explosion occurred on South Fork Dairy in Dimmitt, Texas, tragically killing around 18,000 cows. This is the deadliest fire involving cattle since AWI began tracking barn fires in 2013...

USDA Urged to Address Misleading Label Claims

Four US senators, led by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), have written to Sandra Eskin, the US Department of Agriculture’s deputy under secretary for food safety, expressing concern about the department’s process for evaluating animal-raising claims...