A law is only valuable if it’s put to work, and this week in Texas, The HSUS is putting this principle into action after pressing for tougher penalties against the cruel practice of cockfighting. Parker County Sheriff's OfficeA rooster from a Texas cockfighting raid. Texas has outlawed cockfighting for more than a century, but loopholes . . .
Our investigations department has infiltrated numerous cockfighting pits in Texas. Today we released shocking video footage from our investigation at the state capitol in Austin.
An HSUS investigator has gone undercover again to take a behind-the-scenes look at the living conditions of laying hens confined in battery cages—in this case, at a facility run by Cal-Maine, the largest egg producer in the country with 26 million birds under its control. Cal-Maine’s 2010 Annual Report to shareholders says that the company’s . . .
This Saturday, Oct. 30, it will be one year since The HSUS’s investigation into the Bushway calf slaughter plant shuttered this Grand Isle, Vt. facility where so many baby cows suffered cruelty that can only be believed if one sees it on our video—extreme electrical shocks, kicking, dragging, and even, heaven help us, calves being . . .
Just four months ago, I traveled to Des Moines for a press conference to announce the findings of The HSUS’s latest investigations into the living conditions of hens within industrial agribusiness. Undercover investigators from The HSUS looked at two egg factory farms—two of the three largest operations in the nation, both located in Iowa—and found . . .
There have been a series of investigations at factory farms and slaughter plants in the last few years—conducted by The HSUS and other animal organizations—and authorities are treating these matters more seriously than ever. Today, Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell issued arrest warrants for two Bushway Packing, Inc. slaughterhouse workers who were caught by an . . .
We don’t expect the subjects of any HSUS investigation, or the industry as a whole, to welcome or like our scrutiny, and that includes the investigation we announced yesterday in Iowa into two of the three largest egg-producing companies in the nation.
Every time I reviewed the footage from our latest undercover farm animal investigation, I was literally nauseated by it. Today, we released the footage to the press and the public, and at a press conference in Des Moines, Iowa, I narrated what was happening to egg-laying hens caught up and suffering on massive factory farm . . .
It’s always deeply disturbing to see the mistreatment of animals, but there’s something even worse when the victims are babies and seem so utterly vulnerable and frightened.
Today, at an HSUS press conference previewing the U.S. Supreme Court’s examination of the federal Depiction of Animal Cruelty Act, I was brought to tears as I watched outtakes of several animal crush videos we obtained during an investigation earlier this year.