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.
January 6, 2014
The first “ag-gag,” or whistleblower suppression, bill of 2014 has been introduced, and will be heard in the Corrections and Criminal Law committee on Tuesday at the Indiana State House.
November 26, 2013
Neighbors of a newly built sow breeding facility have joined with The HSUS in seeking to overturn the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ decision to allow the factory farm to take more than eight million gallons of groundwater per year.
November 21, 2013
Coalition Notifies Iowa Factory Farm of Intent to File Clean Water Act Lawsuit over Repeated Manure Spills
A coalition of community, environmental and animal welfare organizations sent a notice of intent to sue Illinois-based The Maschhoffs, LLC over repeated discharges of hog manure to waterways from one of its Iowa factory farms.
November 18, 2013
Cracker Barrel Shareholders Vote to Support Eliminating Controversial Pig Cages from Pork Supply Chain
Shareholders of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (NASDAQ: CBRL) voted to support the restaurant outlet’s recently-adopted policy to eliminate gestation crates—small cages used to virtually immobilize breeding pigs for months on end—from its pork supply chain.
November 14, 2013
Papa John’s, an international pizza outlet with more than 4,000 stores, announced it will join other major restaurant chains in working to eliminate controversial gestation crates from its supply chain. The cages, used to confine breeding pigs, have been criticized in recent years by animal welfare advocates and the food industry alike.