What's New ? - 2019

What's New ? - 2019

Belgium bans non-stun slaughter

12 January, 2019 The slaughter of animals without pre-stunning is set to be significantly reduced in Belgium after a ban came into effect in the north of the country. The ban in the Flanders region of the country was put in place on New Year’s Day, following on from legislation that was passed by Belgium’s parliament in July 2017. Similar restrictions are expected to be implemented in the country’s Wallonia region from September. Read More

US Supreme Court rejects challenge to California foie gras ban

8 January, 2019 The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the latest challenge to California's ban on foie gras, a delicacy produced from the enlarged livers of ducks and geese that have been force-fed corn.
The court declined to hear an appeal by producers of foie gras, including the Association des Eleveurs de Canards et d'Oies du Quebec, a Canadian nonprofit that represents duck and goose farmers. In doing so, the high court left intact a 2017 ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the law.
California enacted the law in 2004 but it did not go into effect until 2012. The Supreme Court in 2014 rejected an earlier appeal brought by producers and restaurants. Read More