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Major Advancements in Farm Animal Protection

For nearly a century, animal agribusiness has forced farm animals into factory-like conditions, subjecting them to unspeakable cruelties: confining them in cages so small they can barely move, overcrowding them in massive warehouses, cutting off parts of their bodies without painkillers and more.

But in the past decade, The HSUS and fellow advocates have ushered in historic reforms. Restaurants, grocery stores and other food industry groups are transforming their supply chains, voters and state legislatures are taking a stand and undercover investigations are opening consumers' eyes to the plight of farm animals.


Browse examples of the corporate, legislative and other reforms The HSUS has helped secure in the past decade. Then lend your voice to farm animals by supporting our work on these and other issues.

Corporate policy

With our help, a wide variety of companies have announced plans to improve welfare standards in their supply chains.

Restaurants

Starbucks
Panera Bread

Einstein Noah Restaurant Group (Einstein Bros. Bagels, Noah’s New York Bagels and Manhattan Bagels)

DineEquity (IHOP and Applebee’s)

McDonald’s

Denny’s

Jack in the Box, Inc. (Jack in the Box and Qdoba)

Wendy’s

The Cheesecake Factory

Cracker Barrel

Papa John’s

Quiznos
Tim Hortons

Bob Evans

Au Bon Pain

Arby’s

Bruegger’s Bagels

Burger King

Dunkin’ Brands

Wienerschnitzel

Subway

Fresh Enterprises (Baja Fresh, La Salsa Mexican Grill and Canyon’s Burger)

CKE Restaurants (Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s)

Sonic

Grocery stores

Walmart
Supervalu (including Farm Fresh, Shop ‘n Save, Cub Foods and Save-A-Lot)

Delhaize (Food Lion, Hannaford and Bottom Dollar)

Safeway

Ahold USA

Roundy’s Supermarkets

Harris Teeter Supermarkets

Target

Costco

Kroger

In Canada: Walmart, Costco and other retailers

Food manufacturers

Kraft Foods
Heinz

Unilever

Nestle

Johnsonville Sausage
General Mills
ConAgra Foods

Williams Sausage Company

Hillshire Brands

Atlantic Premium Brands

Campbell Soup Co.

Wolfgang Puck

Producers

Clemens Food Group
Cargill

Hormel Foods

Tyson Foods

Smithfield Foods

Strauss Veal

Marcho Farms

Maple Leaf Foods

Food service providers

Sodexo
Delaware North Companies

Centerplate

Metz Culinary Management

Aramark

Hospitality

Carnival Cruise Lines
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

Hyatt
Marriott International

Hilton Worldwide

Public policy

We've lobbied against the cruelest practices in industrial agriculture, such as extreme confinement in tiny cages or crates, and we've won.

Gestation crate bans

Arizona
California

Colorado
Florida
Maine
Michigan
Ohio
Oregon
Rhode Island

Veal crate bans

Arizona
California
Colorado
Kentucky
Maine
Michigan
Ohio
Rhode Island

Battery cage bans

California
Michigan
Ohio

Oregon

Washington

Tail-docking ban
California
Ohio
Rhode Island
Foie gras ban

California

Federal initiatives

New Jersey calf slaughter plant shut down
California's foie gras ban upheld

Dangerous amendment stripped from federal Farm Bill

Consumer awareness

We've exposed horrific abuse at factory farms and slaughter plants.

Undercover investigations

Costco egg supplier Hillandale Farms
Butterfield Foods' spent hen slaughter plant
Catelli Bros. calf slaughter plant
Iron Maiden pig farm
Hallmark Meat Packing slaughter plant
Wyoming Premium Farms pig farm
Seaboard Foods and Prestage Farms pig farms
Kreider Egg Farms
Rose Acre Farms and Rembrandt Enterprises egg farms
Cal-Maine Foods egg farms
Willmar Poultry Company turkey farm
Smithfield Foods pig farm
Bushway veal slaughter plant

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