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The HSUS, The Fund For Animals, et al. v. Johanns (Horse slaughter)

Federal court action challenging USDA's refusal to implement the 2006 Agricultural Appropriations Act, which defunded pre-slaughter inspection of American horses destined for human consumption of foreign countries. The Court ruled in favor of plaintiffs, and the DC Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld the ruling.


Court or Agency: United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Plaintiff(s): The HSUS, The Fund For Animals, Animal Welfare Institute, ASPCA, Doris Day Animal League, American Humane, Society for Animal Protective Legislation, and several individuals
Defendant: Mike Johanns, Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, Barbara J. Masters, Administrator of the Food Safety and Inspection Service
HSUS Counsel: Rebecca Judd, Ethan Eddy
Outside Counsel: Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal
Status: Completed

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