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|