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Humane organizations are coming together to support bipartisan legislation to give dogs and cats used by laboratories the chance at a new home. The bills are collectively known as “Teddy’s Law” in honor of a beagle rescued from a Michigan laboratory in 2019. Teddy’s life was spared following an...

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NEW YORK—Today, the New York State Senate approved S.1130, to shut down the puppy mill pipeline and end the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores across the state. Sponsored by Senate Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris (D-Queens), the bill is supported by leading animal welfare...

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If you've ever been pressed up against total strangers in a crowded elevator, you may have an inkling of what life is like for egg-laying hens in factory farms around the world. Even sharing that crammed elevator with friends would get old real fast. So imagine eight hens jammed into a battery cage...

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Ruthanne Johnson
Illustration of a factory farm with man herding pigs into a truck, pollution and a family nearby

Imagine a chicken. Picture her downy white feathers and small, intense eyes. Maybe she’s sitting on a nest, softly clucking. Perhaps she’s scratching in the dirt, a quaint red barn in silhouette behind her. Cows graze contentedly nearby; a pig snuffles in the mud. It’s an idyllic vision, familiar...

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Text by Kelly L. Williams • Illustrations by Rachel Stern

At last night’s meeting of the Elizabethtown City Council, the Humane Society of the United States presented councilmembers with the Humane Council Award for a recent ordinance passed prohibiting the retail sale of dogs and cats in pet stores. In October, Elizabethtown became the first community in...

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Photo of an industrial chicken operation in India.

In 2019, Sara Shields, in southern India for workshops with Humane Society International colleagues, drove into the countryside near Bangalore to visit industrial chicken operations. At the first farm she stopped at, she saw hundreds of white-feathered birds in long open-sided barns with burlap...

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By Karen E. Lange

WASHINGTON—A lawsuit filed today in the federal District Court in Maryland charges the National Institutes of Health with violating federal law when it decided not to send to sanctuary 44 federally owned chimpanzees held at the Alamogordo Primate Facility in New Mexico. “Every day that goes by is...

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Chef Eddie Garza demonstrating plant-based cooking techniques on a television program.

You can’t blame Eddie Garza for wondering how he got here. The plant-based chef, a food and nutrition manager for the Humane Society of the United States, is an animal welfare superstar with a focus on reaching Latino communities. He’s been featured in media outlets throughout the U.S. and abroad...

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By James Hettinger
Vegetable scene of a cauliflower and blackberry lamb on a potato and broccoli landscape with a cucumber whale swimming in a blueberry ocean.

We are alive at a pivotal moment: For ourselves, for the Earth and for every animal on the planet. If we all are to survive, we must change the way we eat. Which sounds dire. But it is within our grasp. Think of it as a chance for a better world. A great and shared adventure. A journey to a place...

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By Karen E. Lange
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by Matthew Prescott

In collaboration with the Humane Society of the United States, LPM & Affiliates, a food service management company specializing in contract foodservice management and catering for business and industry, schools, healthcare and cultural/entertainment venues, is launching a new line of plant-based...

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Loretta, a chimpanzee, holding an apple in a fall orchard

Nestled on 236 mountainous acres, the HSUS-supported Project Chimps sanctuary is a true haven for chimpanzees retired from medical research. If you’re curious about what it takes to keep these intelligent, sensitive creatures healthy and intellectually stimulated, why not plan a visit? Though...

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Sodexo, a global food services and facilities management leader, is expanding its collaboration with the Humane Society of the United States with new initiatives aimed at tackling climate change and reducing the company’s carbon footprint. The new initiatives focus on increasing plant-based menu...

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Fresh Ideas Food Service Management, a company that focuses on creating an exceptional fresh food dining experience, based in Columbia, Missouri, has received an “A” on the Humane Society of the United States’ Protein Sustainability Scorecard. The goal of the scorecard is to establish what the...

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Fresh Ideas Food Service Management recently released a new, expansive line of entirely plant-based menu concepts, known as Mindful Fork, in consultation with the Humane Society of the United States. The launch of Mindful Fork coincided with Fresh Ideas’ landmark announcement to eventually provide...

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Making sure students have nutrient dense lunches is an important part of learning. That’s why Richfield High School, located in Richfield, a suburb of Minneapolis, has committed to increasing its plant-based options and is the first high school in the country to sign the Forward Food Pledge...

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The Humane Society of the United States is proud to launch the Forward Food Challenge – a sustainability campaign to help dining operations address the climate crisis by providing an incentive to change their menus to focus on plant-based meals. The goal for the challenge is to collectively prevent...

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The Humane Society of the United States has released its Protein Sustainability Scorecard, taking a close look at the food service industry in the U.S. and progress toward offering climate-friendly, plant-based foods. To meet client demand and public sentiment, virtually every major food service...

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WASHINGTON—Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled against the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation in their challenge to Proposition 12, the strongest farm animal protection law in the world. The Humane Society of the United States led...

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ISS Guckenheimer, a leading food services provider that seeks to deliver chef-crafted fresh food to its customers, has pledged to make 55% of its menu options plant-based by 2025. This is the strongest commitment to date from any food service management company. As a signatory to the Cool Food...

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