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Latest HSUS undercover investigation reveals painful practices in egg industry

Latest HSUS undercover investigation reveals painful practices in egg industry

An undercover investigation by The HSUS has revealed cruel treatment of egg-laying hens at New England’s largest egg producer. The factory farm in question supplies eggs to several states, including Massachusetts, where volunteers are just finishing gathering signatures to place a measure on November’s ballot. The measure would establish a commonsense retail standard for the . . . 

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Horse racing deaths at Pimlico remind us of hazards of largely deregulated sport

Horse racing deaths at Pimlico remind us of hazards of largely deregulated sport

With American Pharoah in 2015 becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed accomplished that feat 37 years ago, there was a buzz in the run-up to the Preakness about whether the previously undefeated Nyquist could come one big step closer to replicating the biggest accomplishment in the sport. Yet Nyquist’s third-place finish, losing to Exaggerator . . . 

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Finding Evidence of the Humane Economy in All Sorts of Surprising Places

Finding Evidence of the Humane Economy in All Sorts of Surprising Places

Stanford University has long been rated as one of America’s top academic institutions, and it’s been widely known for incubating top innovators in the domains of programming, engineering, medicine, and other sciences. In The Humane Economy, readers briefly meet Dr. Pat Brown, a Stanford biochemist who took a sabbatical from teaching to research ways to upend . . . 

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Nothing Organic or Natural About Effort in Congress to Block Organic Farm Animal Care Standards

Nothing Organic or Natural About Effort in Congress to Block Organic Farm Animal Care Standards

Yesterday, Nicholas Kristof wrote an extraordinary column on my new book, The Humane Economy, celebrating the enormous range of progress we’ve made in driving reform for animals in so many different sectors of industry. The New York Times columnist noted, of course, that our work isn’t done, and that while the humane economy is a powerful force, there . . . 

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New York Mayor Supports a Very Different Kind of Birth Control Program

New York Mayor Supports a Very Different Kind of Birth Control Program

This week, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced an innovative and humane deer management program for the borough of Staten Island. It’s a humane response to the conflicts that some citizens on the island are having with more than 700 deer, and Mayor de Blasio’s plan provides a workable, non-lethal approach that can . . . 

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Rallying the Nation to Create a Humane Economy

By on May 3, 2016 in Humane Economy with 0 Comments
Rallying the Nation to Create a Humane Economy

As I travel around the United States on a national book tour to promote The Humane Economy, I am able to have a conversation with and engage the broader public on the work of The HSUS and the emerging humane economy taking shape all around us. On Sunday, at a packed ‘in conversation” event with Congressman Earl . . . 

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Cost of Cruelty Too Often Borne by Animal Protection Advocates, Rather Than Animal Abusers

Cost of Cruelty Too Often Borne by Animal Protection Advocates, Rather Than Animal Abusers

In The Humane Economy, I look at the question of animal protection partly through an economic lens. I argue that the vast majority of dollars devoted to animal protection go to cleaning up the messes made by others – people who use animals for profit, but then abandon or discard them when they no longer consider them useful or . . . 

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Humane Economy Excerpt: Breaking the Chain on Dogfighting 

<i>Humane Economy </i>Excerpt: Breaking the Chain on Dogfighting 

Dogfighting is a big, global business – legal, if you can believe it, in more than 120 countries. It’s an example of the old, inhumane economy at work, still staked in the ground in these nations. The toll of this enterprise is inflicted foremost on innocent animals, but there are many indirect costs as well, . . . 

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The Surging Humane Economy

By on April 18, 2016 in Humane Economy with 3 Comments
The Surging Humane Economy

I’m excited to launch a national discussion with the American public about the work of The HSUS to address the real costs of cruelty and the great benefits of kindness, with the official launch tonight of The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers Are Transforming the Lives of Animals (the on-sale date for bookstores is tomorrow). Tonight, . . . 

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Breaking News: Walmart, the Nation’s Biggest Food Seller, Says No to Cage Confinement for Hens

By on April 5, 2016 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 84 Comments
Breaking News: Walmart, the Nation’s Biggest Food Seller, Says No to Cage Confinement for Hens

After working with The HSUS, Walmart, the world’s largest retailer and America’s biggest food seller accounting for 25 percent of all groceries sold in the United States, announced today that it intends to source all of its eggs from cage-free sources. The policy will be fully implemented by 2025, and it will apply to the company’s . . . 

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