Posts Tagged ‘animal rights’

USDA sends personnel to check out slaughterhouse

by Associated Press Published: July 10,2013

Tags: animal cruelty, animal rights, food, food processing, pig, pork, slaughterhouse

PONTOTOC — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it sent employees to a north Mississippi slaughterhouse today to check a complaint that pigs were abused before being killed. Richard McIntire, spokesman for the USDA Food and Safety Inspection Service, told The Clarion-Ledger that the service’s veterinary specialists and office staff went to Southern Quality Meats, […] [...]

USDA revokes zoo’s license; owners plan appeal

by Associated Press Published: May 15,2013

Tags: animal, animal cruelty, animal rights, appeal, federal agency, judge, justice, license, tourism, tourist, visitor, zoo, zoological park

COLLINS — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has revoked the exhibitor’s license of the Collins Zoo following a hearing before an administrative law judge. The decision adds to the stack of legal troubles facing zoo owners Gus and Betty White following the most recent Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks raid of the U.S. […] [...]

Animal rights group want cockfighting made a felony

JACKSON — Cockfighting is big business because Mississippi has the second weakest cockfighting law in the nation, according to Humane Society of the United States. John Goodwin, HSUS’ director of animal cruelty policy, said Mississippi lawmakers should make the illegal, underground sport a felony. “This cruel blood sport is wide and pervasive in various nooks […] [...]

Judge rules raid on Collins zoo was unconstitutional

by Associated Press Published: April 9,2012

Tags: animal rights, animals, judge, judicial, judiciary, law, seizure, tourism, tourists, visitors, wild animals, zoo

COLLINS — A judge has ruled that a January raid on a zoo in Collins and the seizure of animals there was unconstitutional. The Hattiesburg American reports Circuit Judge William Barnett ruled the seizure of the animals without notice to the owners or an opportunity for a hearing violated due process clauses. Barnett said Mississippi […] [...]

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