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PETA, ACLU among groups to sue Iowa over ag-gag law

Law makes it illegal to enter or try to obtain employment at agricultural operations under false pretenses
The State of Iowa is being sued by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who allege the law violates people’s constitutional rights.
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Swine flu breaks out at second Maryland fair

Health officials have detected swine flu in 11 pigs in a second Maryland county fair within a week
Tests showed 11 pigs from The Great Frederick Fair in Maryland were infected with influenza A, this is the second fair within a week to experience the circumstances of swine flu.
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NPPC seeks waiver from ELD mandate

NPPC today asked for a waiver and exemption for livestock haulers from U.S. DOT regulations.
NPPC asked for a waiver and exemption for livestock haulers from U.S. Department of Transportation regulations that could have negative effects on animal well-being.
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Animal Agriculture Alliance on how to help farmers, ranchers, animals in Houston

HSUS fundraises amid Hurricane Harvey disaster
Several groups are on route to Houston to join forces with local organizations to help animals in need. One of those groups is the American Humane Association. It is working with Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food "to deliver more than 100,000 pounds of free emergency food to displaced pet owners and frightened, hungry animals separated from their families."
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Animal welfare a major focus as veterinarians meet in Korea

The World Veterinary Association with Ceva Santé Animale recognize 6 outstanding veterinarians for their commitment to promoting the welfare of animals
On Aug. 29, during the 33rd World Veterinary Congress in Incheon, Korea, the 1st WVA Global Animal Welfare Awards co-founded and supported by Ceva Sante Animale was given to six veterinarians representing each of the six WVA world regions.
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