Our legal team is *glowing* at the courthouse in SF! The Trump administration withdrew the organic animal welfare rule earlier this year; we sued the USDA shortly after! Important hearing today. It's our hope that the Court will largely reject USDA's arguments. Learn more about what’s at stake >> http://cfs.center/olpplawsuit 🐓 🥚
From left to right: Kellan Smith, Legal Fellow; George Kimbrell, Legal Director; Amy Van Saun, Staff Attorney @avansaun.
The Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) rule, finalized by the Obama USDA in early 2017, strengthened the minimum requirements for the care and well-being of animals on organic farms. Most notably, it established clear minimum spacing requirements and specified the quality of outdoor space that must be provided for organic poultry. The regulation was the culmination of over a decade of work by organic stakeholders and the National Organic Standards Board. The Trump administration delayed the final rule's effective date three times, and then formally withdrew it. 🐄 🐮 “The Trump administration's outrageous and unlawful decision is an existential threat to the future of Organic as a meaningful label that Americans can rely on. The hardworking American families who spend the extra money to buy organic food do not deserve to be cheated by the President's endorsement of 'fake' organic." – George Kimbrell, CFS Legal Director
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