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.
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.
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.
April 14, 2011
If you missed these recent articles on farm animal issues, you should check them out.
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.”
November 23, 2010
An HSUS investigator documented abuses at the Willmar Poultry Company, which produces 50 percent of the nation's whole turkeys.
September 14, 2010
The Humane Society of the United States Becomes Seaboard Corporation Shareholder Following Company’s Butterball Buyout
The Humane Society of the U.S. has purchased stock in Seaboard to encourage Butterball to switch to a more humane slaughter method.
March 8, 2010
Ohioans join the fight against factory farming's chokehold
November 9, 2009
Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer has written a non-fiction book about factory farming called Eating Animals.
October 26, 2009
A chapter in the upcoming book Handbook of Disease Outbreaks: Prevention, Detection and Control implicates the long-distance transport of farm animals in the spread of human and animal diseases. Dr. Michael Greger, director of public health and animal agriculture for The HSUS, co-authored the chapter.
September 16, 2009
unlike many restaurant chains, IHOP still uses eggs from hens kept in cruel battery-cage confinement systems.
September 1, 2009
The Humane Society of the United States filed a shareholder resolution encouraging Tyson Foods to begin offering some products from chickens killed by a higher-welfare slaughter system called controlled-atmosphere killing. The HSUS owns 750 shares of Tyson Foods stock.
May 27, 2009
The HSUS cosponsored a screening of the documentary Food, Inc.
August 8, 2008
The HSUS and HSLF commend New York Gov. Paterson for signing legislation to protect public health and animal welfare by regulating the slaughter of birds and other animals at live poultry markets.