Imagine being hung upside down, shocked into paralysis, having your throat cut, then drowned in hot water...while you’re conscious. That’s the stuff of nightmares, and it’s the tragic reality for billions of birds each year. These animals have virtually no protection from the worst slaughter abuses.
News & Events
February 12, 2014
Following a recent slaughter plant shutdown triggered by a Humane Society of the United States investigation, a bipartisan group of 72 Members of Congress are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to close a loophole in federal regulations.
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.
December 2, 2013
Students at Binghamton University are finding more prominent placement of meat-free dishes in their dining halls on Mondays and filling their trays with dishes such as balsamic grilled Portobello sandwich, California vegetable quesadillas, tofu vegetable pizza and vegan stuffed peppers.
March 10, 2014
— In a move applauded by The HSUS, the Kentucky Livestock Care Standards Commission has issued rules that will prohibit the confinement of calves used for veal in crates so small, the animals are largely immobilized for their short lives.
February 25, 2014
Local restaurant Peak City Grill announced it will be adding to its menu grass-fed beef from nearby Harris-Robinette Beef, a Pinetops, NC farm that raises all of its cattle exclusively on pasture.
February 19, 2014
Get a snapshot of The HSUS's advancements for farm animals over the last decade.
February 12, 2014
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has fined Illinois-based pork producer The Maschhoffs $10,000 for a spill of animal waste from one of its sow confinement operations in southeast Iowa.