December 8, 2011
The HSUS welcomes news from Smithfield Foods that the company is recommitting to phase out gestation crate confinement of pigs at all company-owned facilities by 2017.
November 16, 2011
Just two weeks after filing a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding Smithfield Foods’ misleading claims about animal welfare, The Humane Society of the United States filed legal notice with Smithfield – a major pork supplier for McDonald’s — that it will exercise its right as a corporate shareholder to inspect company records regarding Smithfield’s broken promise to stop confining sows in gestation crates on company-owned farms by 2017.
November 2, 2011
Complaint Filed with SEC Alleging Smithfield Foods Makes False Animal Welfare and Environmental Claims
Just 24 hours after Smithfield Foods – the world’s largest pork producer – launched its new corporate responsibility website, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has received a legal complaint from The Humane Society of the United States alleging that the company is making false and misleading claims to shareholders and consumers about its corporate responsibility practices in violation of federal securities law.
November 2, 2011
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission received a legal complaint today from The Humane Society of the United States alleging that Smithfield Foods — a McDonald’s pork supplier and recipient of McDonald’s “supplier sustainability” award — is making false and misleading claims to shareholders and consumers about its corporate responsibility practices.
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 6, 2011
The HSUS submitted a shareholder resolution today asking Domino’s Pizza to report to shareholders the feasibility of using pepperoni and ham toppings that come from pork producers that don’t use gestation crates to confine breeding pigs.
October 3, 2011
The HSUS asked the Supreme Court to reject a meat industry lawsuit seeking to overturn a California law that prohibits slaughterhouses, stockyards, auctions or dealers from buying, selling or receiving animals too disabled to walk and prohibits slaughterhouses from killing or processing these “downed” animals.
September 28, 2011
The HSUS submitted a shareholder resolution asking Seaboard Foods to create a plan for phasing out its confinement of breeding pigs in gestation crates.
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 9, 2011
The HSUS is proud to receive a 2011 Silver Telly Award for the video “Undercover at Smithfield.”
May 2, 2011
The Humane Society of the United States to Address Domino’s Executives About Animal Cruelty at Company’s Shareholder Meeting
At the annual shareholder meeting of Domino’s Pizza, a representative of The Humane Society of the United States will ask the company to move away from suppliers that use gestation crates.
April 14, 2011
If you missed these recent articles on farm animal issues, you should check them out.
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.
January 31, 2011
The Humane Society of the United States to Address Hormel Executives About Animal Cruelty at Company’s Shareholder Meeting
The Humane Society of the United States will ask Hormel Foods to end its use of gestation crates at the company's annual meeting.
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.
December 15, 2010
An undercover HSUS investigation documented inhumane treatment of female breeding pigs and piglets at a Virginia factory farm owned by a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer.
December 14, 2010
President Obama’s bipartisan deficit-reduction commission is making recommendations for reducing the deficit, and here at The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund we are proposing a few cost-cutting measures for lawmakers to consider in getting the country’s budget back on track.
September 13, 2010
The Humane Society of the United States Becomes Hormel Shareholder in Effort to Gain Animal Welfare Reforms
The Humane Society of the United States has purchased stock in Hormel as part of its efforts encouraging the company to improve animal welfare.
August 3, 2010
Shareholder Resolution Urges Tyson to Help Decrease Suffering of Pigs, Demonstrates that Company is Behind the Curve
The HSUS submitted a shareholder resolution asking Tyson to issue a report detailing its progress in moving away from pork from crated pigs.