June 21, 2012
Rhode Island Enacts Legislation to Prohibit Extreme Confinement Crates for Pigs and Calves and the Routine Docking of Cows’ Tails
The Humane Society of the United States applauds Rhode Island lawmakers for enacting S.2191/H.7180, legislation that prohibits the extreme confinement of breeding pigs and veal calves in crates so small, they prevent the animals from even turning around for nearly their entire lives, and S.2192, legislation that prohibits the unnecessary and cruel practice of cattle tail docking.
June 18, 2012
Sonic Corp., the nation's largest chain of drive-in restaurants, announced plans to phase in a pork supply chain free of gestation crates—controversial cages used to confine breeding pigs that have come under fire in recent years due to animal welfare concerns.
June 14, 2012
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., announced today that it will begin formulating plans that provide for a pork supply system within Cracker Barrel that is free of gestation crates.
June 4, 2012
The HSUS applauds Kroger for calling on its pork suppliers to accelerate the elimination of gestation crate pig confinement.
May 7, 2012
Safeway, Inc., announced today that it will begin formulating plans to have a gestation stall-free supply chain for the pork products they sell.
May 1, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States is proud to receive a 2012 Webby People's Voice Award for the video “Undercover at Smithfield.” The video chronicles an HSUS investigation of the largest pork producer, which documented inhumane treatment of pigs and led to a positive commitment by the company to improve its animal welfare practices.
March 12, 2012
Harmful “Ag Gag” Bill Fails in Indiana -- The Humane Society of the United States Praises Legislature
The Humane Society of the United States praised the Indiana legislature for holding fast and refusing to pass S.B.184, a bill aimed at criminalizing whistleblowers who expose animal abuse, unsafe working conditions, environmental destruction and other illegal and unethical activities on farms.
December 29, 2011
In 2011, The HSUS joined the United Egg Producers to press for legislation phasing out the egg production using barren battery cages. We summarize this effort and our progress for farm animals in other areas.
June 30, 2010
Landmark Ohio Animal Welfare Agreement Reached Among HSUS, Ohioans for Humane Farms, Gov. Strickland, and Leading Livestock Organizations
A deal struck among The HSUS, Ohioans for Humane Farms, Ohio agriculture leaders and Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland will lead to major animal welfare improvements in Ohio on a raft of issues.
March 22, 2010
Subway begins phasing in cage-free eggs.