USDA announces stricter animal welfare rules f…

USDA announces stricter animal welfare rules for eggs, meat

By MARY CLARE JALONICK

WASHINGTON (AP) — Organic meat and egg producers will have to abide by stricter animal welfare standards under a new rule announced Wednesday by the Agriculture Department.

The rule is a victory for animal rights groups two days before President Barack Obama leaves office. The regulations will ensure that organically grown livestock have enough space to lie down,…

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