March 12, 2012
Harmful “Ag Gag” Bill Fails in Indiana -- The Humane Society of the United States Praises Legislature
The Humane Society of the United States praised the Indiana legislature for holding fast and refusing to pass S.B.184, a bill aimed at criminalizing whistleblowers who expose animal abuse, unsafe working conditions, environmental destruction and other illegal and unethical activities on farms.
March 8, 2012
Several animal protection organizations praised the Illinois Judiciary Law Committee for tabling H.B. 5143, a bill aimed at criminalizing whistleblowers who expose animal abuse, unsafe working conditions, environmental destruction and other illegal and unethical activities on farms.
March 8, 2012
HSUS Statement on World’s Largest Food Service Company’s Announcement to Eliminate Gestation Crates from its Pork Supply Chain
The HSUS applauds Compass Group, the largest food service company in the world, for moving to end the use of cruel and inhumane gestation crates in its supply chain by 2017.
March 6, 2012
Citizens from across Rhode Island spent the morning meeting with lawmakers in Providence to urge them to pass S.2191/H.7180, twin bills that would prohibit the inhumane factory farming practice of virtually immobilizing breeding pigs and veal calves in tiny crates barely larger than their bodies for most of their lives.
February 29, 2012
The HSUS urged Gov. Terry Branstad to veto notorious Iowa “ag gag” bill, HF 589, that would criminalize the investigation of animal cruelty, worker abuse, sexual harassment and other serious crimes at farming operations.
February 28, 2012
Tim Hortons Restaurants Challenged To Provide Better Treatment of Pigs in its U.S. Pork Supply System
The HSUS has submitted a shareholder proposal asking Oakville, Ontario-based restaurant chain Tim Hortons to disclose to shareholders the feasibility of ensuring that the bacon and other pork products used for its U.S. locations does not come from pigs bred using gestation crates.
February 22, 2012
Citizens from across Vermont participating in Humane Lobby Day 2012 will meet with lawmakers at the capitol to voice their support for several critical pieces of animal welfare legislation.
February 21, 2012
Bon Appétit Management Company, which operates more than 400 cafés for corporations, universities, museums and specialty venues in 31 states, announced the rollout of the food service industry’s most comprehensive farm animal welfare policy to date.
February 13, 2012
McDonald’s Takes Action Toward Ending Gestation Stall Use; Humane Society of the United States Supports Effort
McDonald’s Corporation announced that it will require its U.S. pork suppliers to outline their plans to phase out the use of sow gestation stalls, a move supported by The Humane Society of the United States.
February 9, 2012
Seaboard Foods’ Response to Undercover Animal Cruelty Investigation Prompts Second Complaint to Federal Agencies
The Humane Society of the United States has filed supplemental complaints with both the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Federal Trade Commission regarding false and misleading statements being made by Seaboard Foods in response to a recent undercover investigation video of one of the company’s Oklahoma pig breeding facilities.