Articles About Farm Animals

Please see the below articles about Farm Animals from past editions of the AWI Quarterly Magazine.

USDA to Make Slaughter Records Available to Public

Due to AWI’s efforts, thousands of records about the treatment of animals at slaughter are now publicly available on the US Department of Agriculture’s website. The documents include records related to enforcement of the Humane...

Feds Urged Not to Upend FDA Oversight of GE Farm Animals

For years, the animal agriculture industry has pressured the federal government to facilitate production of genetically engineered (GE) farm animals as a way to increase production and profits. Just prior to leaving office, the Trump...

Egg Association Promotes Emergency Planning

Recently, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association teamed up with the National Association of SARA Title III Program Officials—an organization that represents emergency response and planning officials across all levels of government—to produce and disseminate...

AWI Challenges Boar’s Head “Humanely Raised” Claim

AWI filed challenges before the Federal Trade Commission in February against Boar’s Head over the company’s claim its chicken sausage and Simplicity All Natural turkey products derive from animals who are “humanely raised.” There is...

Utah Adopts Farm Animal Best Management Practices

Recently, the Agricultural Advisory Board of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food adopted best management practices for the state’s animal agriculture industries. The new animal care standards, which will be reviewed annually by the...

Anti-confinement Regulations Overdue in Massachusetts

At the start of 2021, animal protection organization Humane Farming Association (HFA) filed suit against the Massachusetts attorney general for failing to promulgate regulations mandated under the state’s Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act. The...