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Chickens are intelligent birds with a complex social hierarchy.

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Cows are social, complex animals.

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Pigs are gentle creatures with surprising intelligence.

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Wild turkeys can live up to 12 years.

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By reducing the suffering of animals raised for meat, eggs and dairy.

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The Humane Society of the United States today released the results of an undercover investigation documenting shocking animal abuse at a Vermont slaughter plant. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture took decisive action today based on the information provided by...

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Time and again, undercover investigations and whistleblowers have documented rampant animal cruelty and other abuses in our nation’s factory farms and slaughterhouses. But instead of working to solve those problems, Big Ag is trying to simply cover them up. Whistleblowing employees have long played...

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Photo illustration of a farm scene using plant-based nuggets and condiments as design elements

Around 2014, Kristie Middleton walked through a cafeteria at the University of California, hoping to see students chowing down on some of the healthy plant-based options she was encouraging food service providers to adopt. Middleton, then with the Humane Society of the United States, figured that...

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by Karen E. Lange

As of June 2021, 30% of egg-laying chickens in the United States are cage-free. A decade ago, that number was just 5%. “It may be the greatest reduction of animal suffering in U.S. history,” says Josh Balk, HSUS vice president of Farm Animal Protection. “That percentage represents about 100 million...

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Update: California voters passed the measure by a 63 percent to 37 percent vote! California voters resoundingly said “YES!” to Proposition 12, which ushers in the strongest farm animal protection law in the world. The passage of the transformational proposition builds on protections first passed by...

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(Each report is available as a downloadable PDF.) Beef The Meat, Egg and Dairy Industries [PDF] Welfare of Calves in the Beef Industry [PDF] Dairy The Welfare of Cows in the Dairy Industry [PDF] Tail Docking in Dairy Cows [PDF] Veal Animal Welfare in the Veal Industry [PDF] The Welfare of...

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Happy pigs nuzzling each other in a field

Some farmers provide their animals with room to root, roam and roost, but the majority of eggs, meat and dairy products sold in the United States come from factory farms, where animals are kept tightly confined in spaces barely larger than their bodies. They are never allowed to express their...

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by Emily Smith

Contents What is the Humane Society of the United States doing to help farm animals? What are some of the biggest problems farm animals face? Aren't there laws that protect farm animals from abuse? Don't animals have to be treated well to be productive? What can I do to help farm animals?

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A federal district court in Washington issued a ruling in a lawsuit filed by The Humane Society of the United States halting the transfer of millions of dollars from a federal commodity promotion program that was being diverted to finance lobbying activities by the pork industry.

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Ever looked at an egg carton and wondered what "free- range" means as opposed to "cage-free?" Here's what you need to know.

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Chicken with baby chicks, crossing a pathway

Kristie Middleton never thought she’d spend Thanksgiving cuddling a turkey. “I just never thought of turkeys as wanting human attention or wanting human interaction,” she says. But then again, she’d never met Kona. Several years ago, Middleton was visiting Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary in French...

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Kelly Madrone

The vast majority of meat, eggs and dairy sold in the United States comes from factory farms in which animal cruelty is rampant. Packaging for animal products frequently contains phrases or images meant to signify higher animal welfare standards, but many of those claims are misleading. Be a savvy...

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