A New Iowa Law Would Criminalize Undercover Investigations at Farms (Again)
The state's pork industry hasn't given up yet.
Iowa Just Struck Down Its Ag-Gag Law. Where Do These Laws Stand in the Rest of the Country?
Ag-gag laws effectively criminalized undercover investigations for three decades, but now, the courts are turning the tide in favor of animal rights activists.
California's Proposition 12 Could Be the Latest Measure to Restrict Factory Farming
While legislation that restricts agriculture can be a tough sell, appeals to animals' poor living conditions have had success with voters.
Animal Rights Groups Sue the Department of the Interior Over Trophy Hunting
The lawsuit alleges that the DOI's decision to allow Americans to bring their hunting trophies back home violates the Endangered Species Act.
All Chimpanzees Are Now Classified as Endangered—40 Years Too Late
The U.S. government classifies all chimpanzees as endangered, after decades of stalling.
Seeking a Citizens United Victory for Chimpanzees
A series of lawsuits attempting to establish legal personhood for chimpanzees has been unleashed in New York. While its backers cite precedents like slavery and gay rights in their pleadings, perhaps an example from the boardroom is in order.
Green Mountain College: Cultivating Values on the College Farm
There are plenty of awful factory farms in the U.S. living up to the expression that "meat is murder." So why did a small college going the extra mile to be humane and sustainable face an orchestrated avalanche of wrath when it planned to slaughter two of its admittedly iconic oxen?