January 23, 2012
The HSUS Expresses Disappointment in Supreme Court Ruling Nullifying Much of California Law to Bar the Abuse of Downed Animals
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down most provisions of California’s downed animal law, effectively stripping the states of any authority to protect our food supply and the welfare of animals from the slaughterhouse industry and the dealers and producers who work with them.
October 18, 2011
New Agricultural Council Brings Nebraska Farmers, Ranchers and Animal Welfare Advocates to the Table to Discuss Common Goals
To advance more humane practices on farms and ranches and to promote food producers who share that goal, The Humane Society of the United States joined the Nebraska Farmers Union in Lincoln to announce the formation of an advisory body, the Nebraska Agriculture Council of The Humane Society of the United States.
October 3, 2011
The HSUS asked the Supreme Court to reject a meat industry lawsuit seeking to overturn a California law that prohibits slaughterhouses, stockyards, auctions or dealers from buying, selling or receiving animals too disabled to walk and prohibits slaughterhouses from killing or processing these “downed” animals.
June 30, 2011
Iowa is the latest state whose "ag gag" bill died with the legislative session. Minnesota and Florida also proposed failed "ag gag" bills in attempts to squelch whistleblowing.
June 9, 2011
The HSUS is proud to receive a 2011 Silver Telly Award for the video “Undercover at Smithfield.”
April 14, 2011
If you missed these recent articles on farm animal issues, you should check them out.
February 7, 2011
In response to a legal petition filed by The HSUS, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has tentatively approved new rules to protect downed veal calves – those unable even to stand – from slaughter abuse.
December 22, 2010
The Humane Society of the United States Commends USDA Plans to Improve Humane Handling at Slaughter Plants
USDA moves forward on several measures intended to improve oversight of the federal Humane Methods of Slaughter Act.
December 15, 2010
An undercover HSUS investigation documented inhumane treatment of female breeding pigs and piglets at a Virginia factory farm owned by a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer.
November 29, 2010
The Humane Society of the United States announced the filing of a class action lawsuit against the nation’s third-largest poultry producer, Perdue Farms, over the company’s alleged false advertising of factory farmed chicken products as “humane.”