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4th Circuit revives Baltimore circus protester’s First Amendment claim

In this 2005 photo, elephant trainer Mike Haywald of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus lines up some of the elephants during the "Lunch with the Elephants" annual event at Lexington Market. (File photo)

A federal appeals court has revived the free-speech claim of a man who was arrested near Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore while protesting the treatment of circus animals when the three-ring event was in town. In its published 3-0 decision, ...

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Perdue animal welfare report draws mixed reactions from activists

(Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Salisbury-based chicken-processing company Perdue Foods’ first report Monday detailing its progress on animal welfare commitments announced last year is receiving mixed reactions from animal rights activists. The company has added windows to 200 chicken houses since the effort began and has increased ...

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