Judge’s Rule on Poultry
A lawsuit brought by the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) and East
Bay Animal Advocates against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
arguing that the USDA had misinterpreted the 50-year-old act H.R. 8308
when excluding poultry from the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act (HMSA),
was dismissed by a judge who ruled that chickens are not "livestock,"
and, as a result, are not subject to the Humane Methods of Slaughter
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Judge Rules Poultry Are Not "Livestock"
Excluding poultry from being humanely slaughtered is an offense
against God, given it shows disregard for the lives these animals as if
they were mere objects and not the result of God’s love and creativity.
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