Archive for October, 2009
Our director of public health and animal agriculture, Michael Greger, M.D., published a paper last week in the prestigious Journal of Animal Science on genetically engineered farm animals for the American food supply. I asked him to summarize the concerns he raised.
Yesterday, we gained a powerful new ally when the Philadelphia Eagles announced the team’s new Treating Animals With Kindness (TAWK) program, which will focus on promoting spay/neuter programs, anti-cruelty efforts, and anti-dogfighting campaigns.
Last night at midnight was the deadline for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign, veto, or ignore 700 bills passed this session by the California State Legislature—and seven of them were animal protection measures.
Today, I was one of about 200 people in attendance as the U.S. Supreme Court heard from attorneys for the United States and for dogfighting impresario Robert Stevens in a case testing the constitutionality of the federal Depiction of Animal Cruelty Law.