March 6, 2014
Several States Undermining Animal Welfare, Wasting Taxpayer Dollars, and Opposing States’ Rights by Joining in on Laying Hen Case
The decision by five states to join a lawsuit attacking a California animal welfare and food safety law may have far-reaching implications for a raft of state laws that protect agriculture and consumers.
February 25, 2014
Local restaurant Peak City Grill announced it will be adding to its menu grass-fed beef from nearby Harris-Robinette Beef, a Pinetops, NC farm that raises all of its cattle exclusively on pasture.
February 20, 2014
Undercover Exposé: Animals Locked in Cramped Cages, Piglets Fed to their Mothers at Kentucky Pig Factory
Sows confined in cramped cages known as gestation crates were fed ground up intestines from piglets who had recently succumbed to a highly contagious diarrheal disease, an undercover exposé of Iron Maiden Hog Farm in Owensboro, Kentucky revealed.
February 16, 2014
Their owner purchased them to secure an agricultural exemption on his taxes in Florida. But, after being neglected for years, they'll now have acres of grass to graze for the rest of their lives.
February 12, 2014
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has fined Illinois-based pork producer The Maschhoffs $10,000 for a spill of animal waste from one of its sow confinement operations in southeast Iowa.
February 10, 2014
California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 2 in 2008, requiring that egg-laying hens and certain other farm animals have enough room to turn around and extend their limbs.
February 7, 2014
In the wake of an investigation that exposed animal cruelty at an Idaho dairy factory farm, the dairy industry is pushing lawmakers to pass a bill aimed at criminalizing whistleblowers. To counter this, the HSUS is launching statewide a TV advertisement calling out the dairy industry and its backers for trying to keep the public in the dark.
February 4, 2014
To meet the January 2015 deadline, San Diego County egg producer Frank Hilliker has initiated the conversion of his commercial egg production facilities to meet the standards set by California’s Proposition 2.
February 3, 2014
Laura Marano, star of the Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally, has taken on a new role in The Humane Society of the United States’ first-ever Meatless Monday poster campaign.
January 27, 2014
The Farm Bill conference report released today by the House-Senate conference committee includes two major wins on animal welfare issues, and was applauded by The HSUS and the Humane Society Legislative Fund.