January 25, 2018

HSUS sues USDA over organic labeling rules

The Humane Society of the United States has filed suit against USDA and several of its executives, including Sonny Perdue, over the agency’s decision not to try to address animal handling standards as part of its Organic Livestock Rule, according to court documents.

In November, USDA delayed for a third time the implementation of its Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule, saying it lacked the statutory authority to regulate how the animals were treated, rather than limiting itself to their organic feeding and healthcare. The agency also noted a material error in the rule’s calculations of its benefits.  Read more

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