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.
With our help, a wide variety of companies have announced plans to improve welfare standards in their supply chains.
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group (Einstein Bros. Bagels, Noah’s New York Bagels and Manhattan Bagels)
DineEquity (IHOP and Applebee’s)
Jack in the Box, Inc. (Jack in the Box and Qdoba)
The Cheesecake Factory
Au Bon Pain
Fresh Enterprises (Baja Fresh, La Salsa Mexican Grill and Canyon’s Burger)
CKE Restaurants (Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s)
- Grocery stores
Supervalu (including Farm Fresh, Shop ‘n Save, Cub Foods and Save-A-Lot)
Delhaize (Food Lion, Hannaford and Bottom Dollar)
Harris Teeter Supermarkets
In Canada: Walmart, Costco and other retailers
- Food manufacturers
We've lobbied against the cruelest practices in industrial agriculture, such as extreme confinement in tiny cages or crates, and we've won.
- Tail-docking ban
- Foie gras ban
- Federal initiatives
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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