September 12, 2012
The HSUS Agriculture Council for Colorado Offers Support for Local Ranchers in the Face of Devastating Drought
In response to disastrous drought conditions and in an effort to build a healthy and sustainable local economy, The HSUS Agriculture Council for Colorado announced a series of seminars to connect humane-minded consumers with local producers who practice good stewardship of their animals and land.
June 14, 2012
Humane Society International Promotes “Meatless Monday” at United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
As evidence mounts about the need for greater environmental protections, it is clear that one of the most significant causes of global environmental harm is the production of more than 67 billion land animals for food each year. As preparatory meetings for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, begin this week in Rio de Janeiro, HSI is attending to promote “Meatless Monday.”
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.
October 18, 2011
New Agricultural Council Brings Nebraska Farmers, Ranchers and Animal Welfare Advocates to the Table to Discuss Common Goals
To advance more humane practices on farms and ranches and to promote food producers who share that goal, The Humane Society of the United States joined the Nebraska Farmers Union in Lincoln to announce the formation of an advisory body, the Nebraska Agriculture Council of The Humane Society of the United States.
April 6, 2011
More than 20 national, state, and local organizations representing millions of Americans are filing an extensive petition today with the EPA, laying out a case for an “endangerment finding” for ammonia gas and requesting that EPA list ammonia as a Clean Air Act criteria pollutant.
March 21, 2011
The HSUS proudly announces that Christianity Today is the winner of the first Genesis Outstanding Written Word Award dedicated to journalistic excellence on animal protection issues in faith-based publications. The award was given during the 25th Anniversary Genesis Awards weekend celebration.
March 3, 2011
What you can do to fight global warming and help wildlife
January 25, 2011
The HSUS Praises Massachusetts Legislators for Introducing Bill that Takes Aim at Factory Farming Abuse
The HSUS praises Massachusetts state legislators for introducing a bill that would prevent some of the most cruel and inhumane confinement of farm animals in their state.
March 12, 2010
An interview with David Kirby, whose book Animal Factory documents the devastating impact factory farms have on human and animal health, the environment, local communities, and the economy.
March 8, 2010
Ohioans join the fight against factory farming's chokehold
November 9, 2009
Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer has written a non-fiction book about factory farming called Eating Animals.
August 11, 2009
A new movie, A River of Waste, exposes the hazards of industrial animal agribusiness in the U.S.
July 23, 2009
Central Valley residents and The HSUS have filed a petition concerning an egg factory farm's practice of dumping enormous amounts of manure next to a ditch that drains directly to the San Joaquin River. The waste is the result of Olivera Egg Ranch's intensive confinement of more than 700,000 hens in cramped cages.