May 13, 2009
Maine Governor John Baldacci signed landmark legislation preventing two controversial factory farm confinement methods. Effective Jan. 1, 2011, the new law will prohibit gestation crates and veal crates — individual cages that virtually immobilize breeding pigs and veal calves for nearly their entire lives.
May 7, 2009
The HSUS and Farm Sanctuary, headquartered in New York, announced enthusiastic support for legislation introduced in the N.Y. Assembly to provide more room for farm animals.
April 14, 2009
Celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi and Oprah Winfrey helped the successful Yes! On Prop 2 campaign for California's ballot in 2008 by lending their names, their time, and their pocket books. This list of supporters also included Moby, Carole King, Hilary Duff, Alicia Silverstone, Tobey Maguire and Russell Simmons.
March 29, 2009
As joint recipients of the 2009 Wyler Award, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi were honored at The 23rd Genesis Awards on March 28, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. The Wyler Award is given to a celebrity or public figure who has made news on behalf of animals.
March 25, 2009
In a 7-3 vote last night, the Pittsfield, Mass., City Council passed a modest but important ordinance to protect farm animals — that will prevent factory farms from confining animals in cages so small, they can barely move. The common-sense ordinance simply requires that calves raised for veal, egg-laying hens and breeding pigs have enough room to stand up, lie down, turn around, and extend their limbs.
November 5, 2008
Yesterday, Californians voted YES! on Prop 2 -- securing the single most important piece of legislation for farm animals in U.S. history.
October 7, 2008
The stars shone brightly at a Bel Air estate on September 28, 2008 when Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi hosted more than 400 supporters of Proposition 2, a popular reform on the California election ballot to phase out the most extreme confinement and abuse of animals on factory farms.
November 7, 2006
At the ballot box, farm animals won in Arizona and doves won in Michigan.