May 01, 2008
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has gifted Washington State University with the largest private grant in its 116-year history. The $25 million grant will help construct the flagship building of the university's fledgling School for Global Animal Health.
California voters will get to decide this November whether certain livestock in their state have a right to more spacious quarters. The ballot initiative, sponsored by a coalition of animal protection groups including the Humane Society of the United States, would require that egg-laying hens, veal calves, and pregnant sows be provided with enough room to lie down, stand, turn around, and fully extend their limbs.