Wednesday, July 30, 2008

NJ Supreme Court rules in favor of farm animals

MarketWatch reports on today's decision from the New Jersey Supreme Court that struck down the regulations exempting all routine husbandry practices as "humane" and ordered the state agricultural agency to reassess the standards for the treatment of farm animals. According to the article, the court also "held that tail docking could not be considered humane, and the manner in which mutilations without anesthesia including castration, de-beaking and de-toeing could not be considered humane without some specific requirements to prevent pain and suffering."

A pdf copy of the opinion is available from the court's website here.

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