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New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, v. New Jersey Department of Agriculture, et. al.

7-30-08 (A-27-07)

The facial challenge to the regulations in their entirety is rejected. The Department of Agriculture, however, failed, in part, to carry out its mandate. The specific challenges to the reliance on “routine husbandry practices” as defined in the regulations, and to the reliance on “knowledgeable individual and in such a way as to minimize pain” are sustained. The specific challenges to the practices, with the exception of the practice of tail docking, are otherwise rejected.