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Livestock and Animal Welfare

Research by Topic: Animal Feeding Operations
National Agriculture Law Center
This website provides information about animal feeding operations, often referred to as confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), and explains how they are regulated under the Clean Water Act and other applicable statutes.  The page contains links to the major statutes, regulations, case law, and administrative decisions concerning animal feeding operations, among other resources.


Research by Topic: Animal Welfare
National Agriculture Law Center
This website provides information about animal welfare regulation at the state and federal level.  The page contains links to the major statutes, regulations, case law, and administrative decisions concerning animal welfare, among other resources.


A Consumer’s Guide to Food Labels and Animal Welfare
Animal Welfare Institute
This resource serves as a guide for consumers looking to better understand food labels and animal welfare.  The guide defines and asserts the animal welfare implications of some of the most common food labels, including those for dairy, egg, meat, and poultry products.