April 17, 2013
The California anti-whistleblower “ag-gag” legislation, Assembly Bill 343 backed by the California Cattlemen’s Association, was pulled by the bill’s author, Assemblymember Jim Patterson, R-Fresno, after facing widespread opposition by a broad range of organizations including those that work to protect food safety, the environment, animals, the first amendment and labor unions.
April 11, 2013
Five Workers at Wyoming Premium Farms Plead Guilty to Animal Cruelty following Undercover Investigation
Five employees from Wheatland, Wyo.-based Wyoming Premium Farms— Patrick Ruckavina, Richard Pritekel, Edward Pritekel, Kali Oseland and David Bienz—have each been convicted on multiple counts of cruelty to animals after a Humane Society of the United States undercover investigation documented acts of animal abuse.
April 1, 2013
A federal court in New Jersey has cleared the way for a class action lawsuit against the nation's third-largest poultry producer, Perdue Farms, Inc., over the company's alleged false advertising of factory farmed chicken products as “humane.”
March 19, 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted The Humane Society of the United States’ 2009 legal petition requesting that the agency halt the inhumane practice of slaughtering downer veal calves too sick, weak or tired to even stand up.
March 1, 2013
Animal Welfare Groups, New Mexico Leaders Express Great Disappointment in USDA’s Decision to Process Application for Horse Slaughter Plant Inspections
Animal welfare groups strongly criticized a decision by the Obama administration to process an application for inspecting horse slaughter at a New Mexico facility on the grounds that killing horses for human consumption is inhumane and creates a serious health risk to consumers.
February 13, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States is urging Washington legislators to support HB 1787 to help end the painful and unnecessary practice of tail-docking dairy cows in Washington, a top 10 dairy-producing state. Rep. Derek Standord, D-1, introduced the legislation.
February 12, 2013
Following The Humane Society of the United States’ legal complaints to the Federal Trade Commission and Securities and Exchange Commission over false and misleading animal welfare statements made by Seaboard Foods, the nation’s third-largest pork producer, Seaboard has been forced to alter its online advertising around the hot-button topic of animal welfare throughout its operations.
February 8, 2013
Animal Protection Groups Urge Indiana Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee to Oppose Harmful Anti-Whistleblower Bill
The Humane Society of the United States, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Farm Sanctuary, Mercy For Animals, Compassion Over Killing, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Animal Welfare Institute, Compassion in World Farming and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association are urging members of the Indiana Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee to oppose SB373, a bill that seeks to prevent whistleblowers from exposing the mistreatment of animals and other misconduct on industrial farms.
January 30, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States and Ohioans for Humane Farms are pleased to announce that John Dinon, formerly the executive director of the Toledo Area Humane Society, has joined the organizations as Ohio director of outreach and engagement.
January 29, 2013
Citizens from across Washington participating in the annual Humane Lobby Day assembled at the state capital on Monday to rally in support of animal protection legislation and to meet with lawmakers to urge them to pass animal protection bills.