LA Shelter System Animals Get Christmas Treat

Los Angeles shelter system animals got Christmas treats early last week with the help of some volunteers as part of the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation third annual Hope for the Holidays shelter feeding, People magazine reported . More than 1,000 dogs and cats in the L.A. Animal Services Shelter system received the freshly cooked meal of organic rice, beef and peas, turkey and lentils, and turkey and peas from Dec. 12-17, People noted.

Republicans Lead the Way on Ending Taxpayer-Funded Animal Torture

An organization that is fighting to stop wasting tax money on unnecessary painful animal testing has named the top 15 members of Congress that have been the best on the issue in 2017 - and eleven of them are Republicans. found that while the majority of Americans across party lines care about ending painful animal testing - right wing voters care 5% more.

Appeals court takes foie gras off the menu in California

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that the state's law was not pre-empted by the federal government's authority to regulate poultry products. Animal rights activists had pushed through the ban because they say the process of making the pate involves cruel and inhumane force-feeding of animals.

PETA accuses Fulton meat processor

In a news release emailed Thursday, PETA spokesperson David Perle stated the group contacted Callaway County Prosecutor Christopher Wilson, alleging animal abuse at Central Missouri Meat and Sausage. "The writer of this report has altered the facts to promote their cause of turning the world vegan," Hawkins said.

USDA removes animal welfare reports from its website

The Agriculture Department has removed animal welfare inspection reports, enforcement records and other information about the treatment of animals from its website, citing privacy and other laws. Tanya Espinosa, a spokeswoman for USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, said the information was removed from the site around 11 a.m. Friday.

USDA removes animal welfare reports from its website

The Agriculture Department has removed animal welfare inspection reports, enforcement records and other information about animal breeding and research facilities from its website, citing privacy and other laws. Tanya Espinosa, a spokeswoman for USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service , says the information was removed from the site around 11 a.m. Friday.

Turkey labels: People often pay extra for nothing

Plenty of Arizonans concerned about animal welfare might be willing to spend a bit extra this Thanksgiving for turkeys raised in humane conditions, but they won't necessarily get what they pay for. Turkey labels: Consumers often pay extra for nothing Plenty of Arizonans concerned about animal welfare might be willing to spend a bit extra this Thanksgiving for turkeys raised in humane conditions, but they won't necessarily get what they pay for.

Animal rights group files complaint against UI

An animal rights watchdog group says it has filed a new complaint against the University of Illinois with the USDA in connection with the deaths of 22 animals. The group Stop Animal Exploitation Now!, which monitors research facilities across the country for violations, said it began looking at the UI more closely after a USDA inspection report last August concerning cattle deaths.

Fed inspectors find sick, dead animals at pet dealer ranch

Federal inspectors found sick and dead animals, inadequate sanitation, untrained employees performing euthanasia and other deficiencies at a Pennsylvania small-animal dealer that supplied major pet retailers like Petco and PetSmart. The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a report on its January inspection of Holmes Chinchilla Ranch that said inspectors found dozens of animals in need of veterinary treatment for symptoms ranging from hair loss to eye abnormalities to lethargy.