American Anti-Vivisection Society v. United States Department of Agriculture

ELR Citation: 50 ELR 20022
No(s). 19-5015 (D.C. Cir. Jan 10, 2020)

The D.C. Circuit held that USDA's failure to issue animal welfare standards to protect birds pursuant to the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) violated the APA. Animal rights groups argued that USDA's longstanding failure to promulgate standards for birds was arbitrary and capricious, and sought to compel th...

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