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The USDA Wants to Strip Animal Cruelty Standards From the Organic Label
Offbeat  (tags: usda, animal cruelty laws, livestock, poultry industry, questionable practices, animal welfare standards, stronger protection laws, prevention of cruelty to animals, needless suffering, prevention of mistreatment, organic farming, proper animal care )

- 510 days ago -
In a staggering step backward for animal rights, the USDA has recently announced a plan to eliminate the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule. This rule requires organic farmers to abide by a set of basic standards of animal care.
The USDA Is Being Sued for Delaying New Organic Standards
Offbeat  (tags: USDA, sued, new organic standards, lawsuit, Administrative Procedure Act, animals, world )

- 598 days ago -
Frustrated with the logjam and delays with implementing the new rule, the Organic Trade Association declared that enough has been enough. The newly filed lawsuit alleges that the delays have violated some parts of the Administrative Procedure Act
Urge the USDA to Revise Regulations to End the Automatic Renewal of Licenses Issued to Chronic Violators!
Offbeat  (tags: renewal of licenses, violators, USDA, protecting animals, animals, business, humans, society, wildlife, world )

- 627 days ago -
urge the USDA to revise the licensing requirements to close the loophole that keeps chronic AWA violators licensed and start protecting animals, not their abusers!
Tell the USDA to Stop Rubber-Stamping Animal Welfare Act Licenses
Offbeat  (tags: animals, humans, USDA, animal welfare act licenses )

- 637 days ago -
The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is considering changes to the way it grants Animal Welfare Act (AWA) licenses, and now you have the opportunity to weigh in on the issue.
Secretive U.S. Agency Kills Pets And Hides Their Bodies, Says Whistleblower
Offbeat  (tags: USDA, wildlife, kills, pets, whistleblower, sad news )

- 1496 days ago -
Easily missed among the multitude of wild creatures shot, poisoned or snared in traps is a small but no less troubling number of domestic animals whose deaths were listed as "unintentional." According to the troublingly high death toll data,
USDA's Wildlife Services Killed 4 Million Animals in 2013; Seen as An Overstep By Some
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, killing, USDA )

- 1811 days ago -
For years, the massive toll of wild animals exterminated by the federal government as a service to everything from airports to ranches has bounced up and down like a yo-yo. Last year it was up again.
USDA Gives Itself a Failing Grade in Puppy Mill Enforcement
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, puppy mills, USDA )

- 3283 days ago -
A few months ago, the feds released a fairly damning report, which detailed several ways the U.S. Department of Agriculture has dropped the ball on enforcing the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act. Now, the USDA is in hot water again, this time over puppy
Sign Up: USDA June 29th Deadline to Halt GE, Drug and Industrial Chemicals in Food Crops
Offbeat  (tags: GMOs, GE food, GE crops, Obama, USDA, pollution, politics, science, environment, Sustainabililty, organic, eco-friendly, healthy, food, family, protection, interesting, society, abuse, nutrition, prevention, risks, cancer, NewTechnology, medicine )

- 3635 days ago -
Many social welfare, health and environmental organizations are asking Americans to sign up before June 29 to halt the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) proposed rule which will significantly weaken the regulation of Genetically Engineered
Angry Citizens Stop Aerial Spray Poisoning Program in a Turn of Victory
Offbeat  (tags: USDA, aerial spray, toxic, moths )

- 3890 days ago -
On June 19th, 2008, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), funded by the USDA abruptly announced a change in their aerial spray plans. As unfathomable as it was, they were planning to spray several million people in the greater San
Ask the USDA for Vegetarian Options in Schools
Offbeat  (tags: children, diet, food, nutrition, health, vegetarian, school lunch, USDA )

- 3898 days ago -
Do you know that many vegetarian children cannot get lunch at school? At a time when American children need more vegetarian meals, the National School Lunch Program does not include any provision for plant-based foods.

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