February 29, 2012
The HSUS urged Gov. Terry Branstad to veto notorious Iowa “ag gag” bill, HF 589, that would criminalize the investigation of animal cruelty, worker abuse, sexual harassment and other serious crimes at farming operations.
February 21, 2012
Bon Appétit Management Company, which operates more than 400 cafés for corporations, universities, museums and specialty venues in 31 states, announced the rollout of the food service industry’s most comprehensive farm animal welfare policy to date.
January 23, 2012
Federal Bill Introduced to Improve Housing for Egg-Laying Hens and Provide Stable Future for Egg Farmers
The Humane Society of the United States and the United Egg Producers announced that they will make passage of H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012, introduced today by Reps. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., Elton Gallegly, R-Calif., Sam Farr, D-Calif. and Jeff Denham, R-Calif., a top legislative priority in Congress this year.
January 5, 2012
As part of its efforts to encourage CKE Restaurants, operator of the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. restaurant chains, to improve the treatment of animals in its supply chain, The Humane Society of the United States has purchased stock in the chains’ parent company.
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 24, 2011
We’ve still got a very long way to go, but Americans have taken some impressive steps for farm animals in recent years.
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.
September 26, 2011
The HSUS praises General Mills at its annual shareholder meeting for its forward-thinking animal welfare policy.
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.
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 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.
May 25, 2011
A federal jury in California has ruled in favor of a group of Central Valley residents after a weeklong trial in a case concerning noxious emissions from Olivera Egg Ranch.
May 23, 2011
The Humane Society of the United States Applauds Kraft’s Animal Welfare Progress at Company’s Annual Meeting
The Humane Society of the United States will applaud the Kraft for switching to cage-free eggs at the company's annual meeting.
May 20, 2011
In Wash. and Ore., two coalitions are working to place measures on each state’s ballot to prevent animal cruelty, preserve the environment, and protect consumers and small farmers.
May 2, 2011
The Humane Society of the United States Applauds Einstein Noah’s Animal Welfare Progress at Company’s Annual Meeting
At the annual shareholder meeting for Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, The Humane Society of the United States will applaud the company for its forward-thinking animal welfare policy.
April 27, 2011
The HSUS is pleased to announce that Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has improved animal welfare and food safety by switching all of the 2.4 million eggs it uses in its U.S. restaurants and room service operations to cage-free.
April 21, 2011
The Humane Society of the United States is praising Snooze for switching to cage-free eggs and gestation crate-free pork.
April 20, 2011
General Mills announced a new cage-free egg purchasing program, prompting praise from The HSUS. The company has committed to switch 1 million of its eggs to cage-free.
April 14, 2011
If you missed these recent articles on farm animal issues, you should check them out.