9th Circ. Kills Humane Society Bird Slaughter Case

Law360, New York (November 24, 2009, 2:15 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has found that The Humane Society of the United States lacks standing to challenge the U.S. Department of Agriculture's determination that a 1958 law requiring the humane slaughter of cows, horses, pigs and other livestock was not intended to extend to poultry.

In an opinion Friday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that the Humane Society lacked standing to bring the case because there was no guarantee that the Secretary of Agriculture would include poultry under the existing...
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