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.
October 8, 2011
Championed by The Humane Society of the United States and other advocacy organizations, backed by Californians, and supported by overwhelmingly bi-partisan votes in the Legislature, the seven bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown this session add to California’s track record as a front-runner in initiating path-breaking animal protection legislation.
October 4, 2011
Authorities seized 71 roosters from suspected cockfighters at a remote New York property, along with weapons and drugs. See the video.
September 30, 2011
Animal fighting experts from The HSUS's Animal Rescue Team deployed to help the New York State Police raid an alleged cockfighting operation at a remote rural property.
September 26, 2011
The HSUS praises General Mills at its annual shareholder meeting for its forward-thinking animal welfare policy.
September 13, 2011
Tougher Animal Fighting Law Takes Effect as The HSUS Conducts Training at N.Y. State Sheriffs’ Association Conference
In New York, anyone who knowingly attends a dogfight or cockfight will now be charged with a misdemeanor crime punishable by up to three months in prison and a $500 fine. A second offense will carry up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine.
September 7, 2011
The HSUS and Michigan Humane Society Applaud Michigan Senate for Unanimous Passage of Three Strong Animal Fighting Laws
The Humane Society of the United States and the Michigan Humane Society praised the Michigan Senate for unanimously passing a package of bills that provide a range of solutions for communities plagued by illegal animal fighting.
September 6, 2011
In the film “Contagion,” opening in theaters September 9, a global pandemic is born when humans come into contact with an infected, slaughtered pig. Michael Greger, M.D., HSUS director of public health and animal agriculture, says there’s as much potential fact as fiction in the scenario, but his focus is on how, and where, such a virus is likely to be born.
September 1, 2011
In Texas, it is now illegal for individuals to attend cockfights, possess birds with the intent to fight, and sell and possess the razor sharp weapons that are designed to increase the bloodletting in cockfights.
August 8, 2011
A brief from The HSUS demonstrates that the people, birds and equipment involved in cockfighting routinely cross state lines and cockfighting has a substantial impact on interstate commerce.
July 26, 2011
The HSUS praises Gov. Jerry Brown for signing two significant animal protection reforms into law today. The new laws will upgrade California’s weak animal fighting laws, prohibit roadside sales of animals and increase criminal penalties for animal neglect.
July 19, 2011
Michael Vick joins The Humane Society of the United States in support of federal legislation to crack down on animal fighting spectators
July 12, 2011
The HSUS and Humane Society Legislative Fund applaud U.S. Reps. Tom Marino, R-Pa., and Betty Sutton, D-Ohio, for introducing bipartisan federal legislation, H.R. 2492, that would prohibit knowing attendance at organized animal fights and impose additional penalties for causing a minor to attend such events.
July 8, 2011
The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association applauds news of an agreement reached between The HSUS and the United Egg Producers to jointly push for federal legislation to substantially improve the welfare of the 280 million laying hens used each year in U.S. egg production.
July 7, 2011
The HSUS reached an historic agreement with egg industry group UEP whereby both organizations will support—and work together toward enactment of—federal legislation to afford certain protections to all U.S. egg laying hens.
June 30, 2011
Iowa is the latest state whose "ag gag" bill died with the legislative session. Minnesota and Florida also proposed failed "ag gag" bills in attempts to squelch whistleblowing.
June 23, 2011
High school student and animal advocate Kitty Jones has collected nearly 8,000 signatures in support of I-1130, the Washington ballot measure to prevent the confinement of hens in cages so small they can’t even turn around or spread their wings.
June 21, 2011
The HSUS commends the New York Legislature for passing a bill to strengthen the current state laws against animal fighting.
June 17, 2011
The HSUS applauds Texas lawmakers and Gov. Rick Perry for enacting several important measures to strengthen Texas’s protections for animals.
June 13, 2011
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Rules in The HSUS’ Favor and Against Bob Evans in Dispute over Animal Cruelty Proposal
The SEC issued a ruling against Bob Evans requiring the company to allow its shareholders to vote on a proposal submitted by The HSUS.