Massachusetts backs animal welfare plan in election-day vote

By Ed Zwirn

Published in Global Meat News on Nov. 15, 2016

animal-welfare-backed-in-massachusetts-vote_strict_xxlThe US state of Massachusetts has voted in favour of a statewide ban on the sale of pork products or veal from animals that cannot turn around or stretch their limbs within their cages. Read article

Meat trade organisations welcome new Obama trade negotiating powers

The European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV) has welcomed the securing of trade promotion authority (TPA) by US President Barack Obama, which will allow him to negotiate trade deals and present the results to the US Congress for yes or no votes, without amendment.