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.
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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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 9, 2010
The HSUS expressed deep sadness on the death of Dr. Dean Wyatt, a dedicated supervisory public health veterinarian for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, who called attention to inhumane practices and food safety concerns.
March 8, 2010
Ohioans join the fight against factory farming's chokehold
December 11, 2009
Sick or injured pigs are routinely sent to slaughter, as shown in an HSUS undercover video.
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.
May 27, 2009
The HSUS cosponsored a screening of the documentary Food, Inc.