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nosmokes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:18 PM
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May they be blessed by FSM's noodly appendage. this should be interesting to follow because i personally don't see how any jury can view the conditions at a CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) and not find them inhumane. further, i'll betcha dollars to donuts that the shopping and eating habits of everyone involved with this trial except the plaintiffs changes.- nosmokes

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New Jersey Activists Want Farm Practices Declared Inhumane

by Megan Tady

Dec. 15 A coalition of environmentalist and animal-rights groups went to court this week, accusing a New Jersey agency of illegally authorizing inhumane treatment of farm animals.

The lawsuit, filed in 2005 against the state Department of Agriculture, seeks a judicial declaration that many common factory farming practices used to raise animals for meat, eggs and milk are inhumane under state law. The New Jersey appellate court heard oral arguments in the case Wednesday.

The plaintiffs include Farm Sanctuary, the US Humane Society, the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the Center for Food Safety, as well as several others.

They argued that the Department of Agriculture (NJDA) violated a 1996 legislative order to establish standards for the "humane raising, keeping, care, treatment, marketing and sale of domestic livestock."

Rather, the coalition alleges, the NJDA sanctioned factory-farming practices that "cause severe hunger, pain, stress disease."

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