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A fundamental goal of The Humane Society of the United States is higher animal welfare standards on the farm. The Rural Development and Outreach program celebrates traditional farmers and ranchers who live up to such standards—for the sake of animals, the land, and local communities. The program facilitates the connection of these farmers and ranchers to consumers who share humane values.

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  • April 5, 2016

    Walmart se une al movimiento libre de jaulas

    Walmart, la mayor cadena minorista del mundo y el mayor vendedor de alimentos en los EE. UU., anunció que planea adquirir todos sus huevos de fuentes libres de jaulas. La política quedará plenamente implementada para el año 2025 y se aplicará también en las tiendas de la compañía en Canadá.

  • December 21, 2015

    Carnival Corporation Announces Timeline For Sourcing 100% Cage-Free Eggs

    Carnival Corporation & plc, working with The Humane Society of the United States, announced that it will switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs across all of its brands by 2025.

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