September 28, 2012
Wayne's Blog: Talk Back - A Good Week for Pigs, Chimpanzees, Bears, and Hounds
It's been a week filled with meaningful achievements on the animal protection front. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed more than a half-dozen animal protection bills backed by The HSUS, including a ban on hound hunting of bears and bobcats. Three major food companies—ConAgra Foods, Dunkin' Donuts, and Chili's—made pledges to phase out their purchases of pork from factory farms that confine pigs inside gestation crates.
And last week, the National Institutes of Health made 110 chimps housed in a Louisiana laboratory "permanently ineligible" for research. We also conducted a whole series of animal rescues—and when you add it all up, you get a sense of the breadth and impact of our work.