All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.

State Bills Would Make Farm Animal Abuse Investigations More Difficult

"SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- An undercover video that showed California cows struggling to stand as they were prodded to slaughter by forklifts led to the largest meat recall in U.S. history. In Vermont, a video of veal calves skinned alive and tossed like sacks of potatoes ended with the plant's closure and criminal convictions."

"Now in a pushback led by the meat and poultry industries, state legislators across the country are introducing laws making it harder for animal welfare advocates to investigate cruelty and food safety cases.

Source: Huffington Post, 03/18/2013
April 5, 2013 to April 7, 2013

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Activists Fight FDA OK Of Aquabounty’S Genetically Engineered Salmon

Tens of thousands of fishermen and activists have written the Food and Drug Administration, which is considering approving genetically engineered salmon as food. They worry the giant fish could escape into the wild and interbreed with natural salmon.

Source: McClatchy, 03/06/2013

"After Keystone Review, Environmentalists Vow To Continue Fight"

"Environmentalists have a hope. If they can block the Keystone XL pipeline, they can keep Canada from developing more of its dirty tar sands oil. It takes a lot of energy to get it out of the ground and turn it into gasoline, so it has a bigger greenhouse gas footprint than conventional oil. But the State Department report, which was released Friday, says Keystone won't have much of an impact on the development of that oil from Alberta."

Source: NPR, 03/04/2013


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