Archive for January, 2012

HSUS Documents Animal Abuse at Major Pork Producers

By on January 31, 2012 in Farm Animals, Investigations
HSUS Documents Animal Abuse at Major Pork Producers

The HSUS put a spotlight on gestation crates today by releasing the details of undercover investigations we recently conducted at Oklahoma pig breeding facilities owned by two of the nation’s largest pork producers: Seaboard Foods and Prestage Farms.

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Talk Back: Saving Tigers and Defending Wolves

By on January 30, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care
Talk Back: Saving Tigers and Defending Wolves

You had a lot to say about last week’s rescue of 11 large exotics from a squalid zoo in Mississippi, and my review of new movie “The Grey.” Take a look at our new video of the rescue as well as some of your comments.

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All Aflutter about New Bill to Help Egg-Laying Hens

All Aflutter about New Bill to Help Egg-Laying Hens

Last night, National Public Radio aired a story about the unusual agreement between The HSUS and the United Egg Producers to support new legislation to improve the lives of laying hens. Yet the American Farm Bureau and the National Pork Producers Council are essentially saying they know more about egg production than egg producers.

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Tigers, Leopards, and Other Exotics Saved from Neglect

By on January 26, 2012 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals
Tigers, Leopards, and Other Exotics Saved from Neglect

Our Animal Rescue Team had an exotic mission this week: rescuing three tigers, two leopards, three cougars, two wolf-hybrids, and a macaque monkey in Mississippi.

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‘The Grey’ Plays Up Misconceptions against Wolves

‘The Grey’ Plays Up Misconceptions against Wolves

New film “The Grey” revolves around a pack of wolves hunting stranded people. Demonizing and misrepresenting animals can have destructive consequences―especially when renewed persecution of wolves in the United States places the lives of these creatures at more at risk than ever.

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Religious Leaders Speak Out Against Cockfighting

By on January 24, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care
Religious Leaders Speak Out Against Cockfighting

The HSUS is partnering with Dr. Richard Land and Dr. Oran Smith―leaders, respectively of the Southern Baptist Convention and the Palmetto Family Council―on a campaign against cockfighting.

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California Downed Animal Law Struck Down, Hens Legislation Introduced

California Downed Animal Law Struck Down, Hens Legislation Introduced

There has been big news today at the federal level―both bad and good―on farm animal policy.

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Find Out Where Your State Stands for Animals

Find Out Where Your State Stands for Animals

This week, we released our third annual “Humane State Ranking,” evaluating all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their animal welfare policies. You can see where your state rated on our interactive map.

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What Are Agribusiness Groups Trying to Hide with ‘Ag-Gag’ Bills?

What Are Agribusiness Groups Trying to Hide with ‘Ag-Gag’ Bills?

So far this year, big agribusiness interests are pushing for the enactment of bills in Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and New York to ban undercover anti-cruelty investigations on factory farms.

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The Way Washington Works

By on January 17, 2012 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals
The Way Washington Works

Today’s announcement by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to ban the import and trade in Burmese pythons, yellow anacondas, and northern and southern African pythons is an important advance for animal welfare, conservation, and public safety. But it excluded five species from the import restrictions.

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