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Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Idaho

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit held that portions of Idaho’s Agricultural Security Act violate the First Amendment. The law, enacted after a secretly-filmed expose of operations at an Idaho dairy farm went live on the internet, broadly criminalizes...

Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Food & Drug Administration

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit held that FDA properly withheld certain information concerning egg-production farms in Texas that was requested by an animal rights group under FOIA. FOIA Exemption 4 applies to “trade secrets and commercial or...

Animal Law and Environmental Law: Exploring the Connections and Synergies

ELR Article

Environmental law, with its intricate layers of international, federal, state, and local laws, is more established than its animal counterpart. Yet animal law faces many of the same legal and strategic challenges that environmental law...

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals v. United States Department of Agriculture

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit held that USDA's failure to apply general animal welfare standards to birds does not violate the APA. In 2004, USDA announced that it intended to apply the protections of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to birds. Although...

Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Otter

ELR Case

A district court held that an Idaho "ag-gag" law that criminalizes undercover investigations of agricultural production operations violates the U.S. Constitution. Under the law, a journalist or animal rights investigator can be...

S. 1898, Bills Introduced

ELR Congressional Update