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.
January 27, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reacted strongly to a complaint filed by The Humane Society of the United States, ordering Catelli Bros. of Shrewsbury, N.J. to suspend its operations for egregious inhumane handling of calves in violation of federal law.
November 27, 2013
A final settlement has been reached with the remaining defendants in a major False Claims Act lawsuit filed by The HSUS against the owners and investors responsible for the 2008 downed animal abuse scandal in Chino, Calif.
October 24, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States announced the filing of a second class action lawsuit against the nation's fourth-largest poultry producer, Perdue Farms, Inc. over the company's alleged false advertising of factory farmed chicken products as “humane.”
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.
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 13, 2013
Gov. Bill Haslam vetoed the anti-whistleblower “ag-gag” bill, SB 1248/HB 1191, after hearing from thousands of Tennesseans urging the veto and a report deeming the bill constitutionally suspect by the Tennessee Attorney General.
May 3, 2013
Bill to Criminalize Animal Cruelty Whistlblowers Reaches Governor’s Desk, Continues to Draw Criticism
As the anti-whistleblower “ag-gag” bill SB1248 was finally transmitted to Gov. Bill Haslam for his decision – two weeks after being passed by the legislature – more than 300 Tennessee clergy joined First Amendment and animal welfare groups urging a veto
May 1, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States has placed a full-page advertisement in The Tennessean as the latest in the deluge of criticism that has met anti-whistleblower “ag-gag” bill, SB1248, at every step of the legislative process.