June 8, 2014
As reported by The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Minnesota-based agricultural giant Cargill announced that it will end the use of gestation crates on its company-owned pig facilities by 2015 and its contractors’ facilities by 2017.
March 28, 2014
The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has rejected a lawsuit challenging new federal rules requiring meat producers to disclose the national origins of meat products.
March 24, 2014
Denny’s announced that it will require reports from its pork suppliers regarding their progress in producing pork without the use of gestation crates. gestation crates.
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 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.
February 11, 2014
Owner of Food Lion, Hannaford and Bottom Dollar Grocery Chains Asks for Animal Welfare Reports from Pork Suppliers Amid Growing Concerns
The country’s ninth-largest grocer, Delhaize America, announced that it will require its pork suppliers to produce reports regarding their progress in eliminating from their pork supply chains the use of gestation crates—cages used to house breeding pigs that are so restrictive, the animals can’t even turn around.
February 4, 2014
The U.S. Senate gave final approval to the Farm Bill today, and the bill now on its way to President Obama includes two major victories for animal welfare.
February 3, 2014
Wendy’s announced that it will require its suppliers to produce quarterly reports regarding their ability to provide pork produced without the use of gestation crates.
January 27, 2014
The Farm Bill conference report released today by the House-Senate conference committee includes two major wins on animal welfare issues, and was applauded by The HSUS and the Humane Society Legislative Fund.
January 13, 2014
The Cheesecake Factory, which serves more than 80 million customers a year, announced that it has begun eliminating gestation crates from its pork supply.