The California Department of Food and Agriculture Will Not Oppose PETA’s Public Records Act Claim

August 2011

After PETA briefed our California Public Records Act Claim and the judge scheduled a hearing, the California Department of Food and Agriculture decided it didn’t stand a chance. It informed us that it will not oppose our claim and instead will turn over thousands of pages of records relating to the California Milk Advisory Board’s marketing activities, which had previously been withheld on trade secret grounds. We now move to the second phase of this litigation, which asks the court to put a stop to the board’s false and misleading marketing claims about the health and welfare of cows used in California’s dairy industry.

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