November 16, 2012
A partial settlement has been reached with two of the nine defendants in a major False Claims Act lawsuit filed by The Humane Society of the United States against the owners and investors responsible for the 2008 downed animal abuse scandal in Chino, Calif.
November 16, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States is pleased to announce that Imam Muhammad Hagmagid Ali, president of the Islamic Society of North America, the nation’s largest Muslim organization, has joined The HSUS Faith Advisory Council.
September 24, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States—along with an independent pig farmer and on behalf of its pig farmer members—filed a lawsuit in federal district court, charging that the National Pork Board struck an unlawful backroom deal with a D.C. lobbying organization for the purchase of the iconic “Pork: The Other White Meat” slogan.
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.
August 24, 2012
A group of farmers and ranchers who are members of the Nebraska Agriculture Council of The HSUS today sent a letter to Gov. Dave Heineman challenging his repeated claims about agriculture and The HSUS.
August 17, 2012
La HSUS elogió al Departamento de Agricultura de EE.UU. y la Oficina de la Fiscalía Federal del Distrito Sur de la Florida para el Distrito Sur en la Florida, por investigar y presentar cargos criminales contra los propietarios de la empresa porcina del Sur de la Florida, Finca El Novillo, por presuntas infracciones a la Ley de Métodos Humanitarios de Sacrificio Animal y la Ley Federal de Inspección de la Carne.
August 16, 2012
The HSUS Applauds Federal Agencies for Bringing Charges Against South Florida Pork Company for Inhumane Slaughter
The HSUS praised the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, for investigating and bringing criminal charges against the owners of South Florida-based pork company, Finca El Novillo, for alleged violations of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act and the Federal Meat Inspection Act.
July 12, 2012
Sodexo Inc., the leading provider of Quality of Daily Life Solutions in North America, announced today that it will work with pork suppliers to phase out the use of gestation stalls in its supply chain by 2022, a decision supported by The HSUS.
January 26, 2012
HSUS elogia a comités legislativos de Florida por eliminar texto contra denunciantes de abuso animal en legislación agrícola
La organización Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) elogió al Comité de Agricultura en el Senado de la Florida y al Subcomité de Justicia Penal en la Cámara por haber eliminado una disposición perjudicial contendida dentro de los proyectos de ley SB1184/HB 1021 que pretendía criminalizar a aquellos empleados que denunciasen el abuso animal, las condiciones de trabajo inseguras, la destrucción del medio ambiente así como otros problemas que ocurren en las granjas.
January 25, 2012
The HSUS Praises Florida Legislative Committees for Removing “Ag-Gag” Language from Agricultural Bill
The HSUS praised Florida’s Senate Agriculture Committee and House Criminal Justice Subcommittee for removing a harmful provision from SB1184/HB 1021 aimed at criminalizing whistleblowing employees who expose animal abuse, unsafe working conditions, environmental destruction and other problems on farms.
January 23, 2012
The HSUS Expresses Disappointment in Supreme Court Ruling Nullifying Much of California Law to Bar the Abuse of Downed Animals
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down most provisions of California’s downed animal law, effectively stripping the states of any authority to protect our food supply and the welfare of animals from the slaughterhouse industry and the dealers and producers who work with them.
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 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.
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.”
April 14, 2011
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February 7, 2011
In response to a legal petition filed by The HSUS, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has tentatively approved new rules to protect downed veal calves – those unable even to stand – from slaughter abuse.
December 22, 2010
The Humane Society of the United States Commends USDA Plans to Improve Humane Handling at Slaughter Plants
USDA moves forward on several measures intended to improve oversight of the federal Humane Methods of Slaughter Act.
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.
November 29, 2010
The Humane Society of the United States announced the filing of a class action lawsuit against the nation’s third-largest poultry producer, Perdue Farms, over the company’s alleged false advertising of factory farmed chicken products as “humane.”