ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Edward R. MADIGAN, et al., Defendants

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Summary

Plaintiff brought suit challenging regulation of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that failed to include birds, rats, and mice as "animals" within meaning of Federal laboratory Animal Welfare Act. Court ruled that 1) the Department's failure to include birds, rats and mice as "animals" protected by the Act was arbitrary and capricious, and 2) Department's refusal to institute rule making proceedings was arbitrary and capricious. The court granted plaintiff's motion, and ordered the USDA to reconsider its arbitrary and capricious denial of the plaintiffs' rulemaking petition.

Subject

  • Madigan, Edward R
  • Richey, Charles R
  • Knowles, Patricia A
  • Strauss, William S
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • United States District Court, District of Columbia
  • United States Dept. of Agriculture

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 781 F.Supp. 797 (D.D.C. 1992)
  • Title 07, Agriculture
  • Court case

Notes

See, Animal Defense Fund, Inc. v. Espy, 23 F.3d 496 (D.C. Cir. 1994);

Contained within

781 Federal Supplement (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • 1992
  • 01/08/1992

Topic

  • Animals
  • Actions and defenses
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural laws and legislation

Form/Genre

Court case

Physical description

Number of pages: 10; Page Numbers: 797-806

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