August 13, 2013
States’ bans on inhumane factory farming practices and many other state laws and rules regulating agriculture are at risk of annulment unless Congress rejects a highly destructive provision adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives in its version of the pending Farm Bill.
July 25, 2013
Thanks to evidence provided by The Humane Society of the United States, Jarrod Barney Juarez was convicted of one count of animal cruelty following a trial this week for abusing a piglet at a factory farm that was, at the time of the investigation, supplying pigs to Tyson Foods.
July 24, 2013
Miami Valley Chapter of the Ohio Farmers Union Endorses The HSUS Agriculture Advisory Council for Ohio
The Miami Valley chapter of the Ohio Farmers Union formally endorsed the work of The Humane Society of the United States’ Agriculture Advisory Council for Ohio.
July 2, 2013
Quiznos Bolsters Animal Welfare Program by Eliminating Controversial Pig Cages from Pork Supply Chain
Quiznos, the pioneer of the toasted sandwich, announced it will work closely with its suppliers to eliminate controversial pig “gestation crates” from its supply chain between 2017 and 2022.
June 27, 2013
To preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics for treating sick people and animals, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has introduced the Preventing Antibiotic Resistance Act, which would phase out the routine non-therapeutic use of these drugs in farm animals.
June 1, 2013
Canadian pigs would no longer be confined perpetually in gestation crates during pregnancy under a proposal released for public comment by Canada’s National Farm Animal Care Council. The plan earned applause from The Humane Society of the United States.
May 29, 2013
A statewide survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research finds that an overwhelming majority of Connecticut voters favor legislation to require that breeding pigs have enough space to stand up, lie down, turn around and fully extend their limbs.
May 27, 2013
North Carolinians to See TV Ads Showing Animal Cruelty the Chamber of Commerce is Trying to Keep Hidden
A new television commercial will begin airing this week to warn North Carolinians that important, long-standing food safety and animal welfare safeguards are in jeopardy because of a power grab by the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce and their allies in the state legislature.
May 16, 2013
The U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, in taking up the Farm Bill yesterday, approved an amendment to crackdown on spectators at animal fighting ventures, but also approved a destructive, constitutionally questionable amendment to strip states of their right to protect farm animals and other animals from exploitation and abuse.
May 14, 2013
ARAMARK – a global professional services provider and the largest U.S.-based food service company – has been named recipient of the 2012 Henry Spira Humane Corporate Progress Award for the company’s work in its supply chain to help improve conditions of farm animals confined in crates and cages.