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 19, 2013
Even after Gov. Christie vetoed a popular bill to outlaw cruel gestation crates for mother pigs, the people of New Jersey can win the issue by asking for another vote.
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.
November 11, 2013
Compton Unified School District recently joined the international Meatless Monday movement and is participating by offering exclusively meat-free meals every Monday to students at its 35 schools. The new program earned praise from The Humane Society of the United States.
November 8, 2013
Ahold USA, the parent company of Stop & Shop New England, Stop & Shop New York Metro, Giant Carlisle and Giant Landover with nearly 770 supermarkets in 13 states, along with Peapod, the nation’s leading online grocery shopping and delivery service, announced it is eliminating the lifelong confinement of pigs in cages from its supply chain.
October 31, 2013
A coalition of advocates for family farmers, farm workers and animal welfare has joined with independent producers to defend the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s country-of-origin labeling regulations by filing an amicus curiae brief in support of the law. The regulations tell consumers the national origin of meat, seafood and other agricultural products for sale.
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.”
October 23, 2013
Whether avoiding companies that harm animals or investing in ones that help them, sustainable and responsible investing means you can watch your money grow and do right by animals.
October 18, 2013
The Raleigh Transit Authority and The Humane Society of the United States have settled a lawsuit filed in August challenging the Transit Authority’s refusal to run advertisements that show pigs suffering in extreme confinement, a common pork industry practice.
October 4, 2013
Buffalo Public School District has joined the international Meatless Monday movement by offering exclusively meat-free meals in its K-12 cafeterias every Monday and by educating students about the health benefits of eating more plant-based foods.
September 26, 2013
New Jersey native Martha Stewart has written to members of the New Jersey legislature on behalf of breeding pigs.
September 17, 2013
New Jersey-based and national animal welfare organizations have joined together to urge state legislators to reaffirm their support for a statewide ban on the extreme confinement of breeding pigs in gestation crates—cages roughly the size of pigs’ bodies that are so small, the animals can’t even turn around.
August 19, 2013
Hampton Creek's plant-based egg substitute could benefit millions of hens
August 16, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States filed a federal lawsuit today against the Raleigh Transit Authority for refusing to run advertisements that show pigs suffering in extreme confinement on factory farms.
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 31, 2013
Caribou Coffee has announced that its most popular signature breakfast sandwich, which represents 20 percent of the company’s breakfast sales, will now be made with 100 percent cage-free eggs.
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.