Investigations

Relief for Abused Calves: Remembering An Investigation and Those Behind It

By on October 25, 2010 in Farm Animals, Investigations
Relief for Abused Calves: Remembering An Investigation and Those Behind It

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 . . . 

Read More »

FDA Inspection of Egg Factory Farms Mirrors HSUS Findings

By on August 31, 2010 in Farm Animals, Investigations
FDA Inspection of Egg Factory Farms Mirrors HSUS Findings

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 . . . 

Read More »

Investigation Update: Cruelty Charges Filed for Calf Abuse

By on June 4, 2010 in Investigations
Investigation Update: Cruelty Charges Filed for Calf Abuse

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 . . . 

Read More »

How the Egg Industry Should Respond to Our Investigation

By on April 8, 2010 in Farm Animals, Investigations
How the Egg Industry Should Respond to Our Investigation

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.

Read More »

Investigation Exposes Abuse at Nation’s Top Egg Producers

By on April 7, 2010 in Farm Animals, Investigations
Investigation Exposes Abuse at Nation’s Top Egg Producers

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 . . . 

Read More »

HSUS Investigation Uncovers Veal Calf Abuse, Closes Plant

By on October 30, 2009 in Farm Animals, Investigations
HSUS Investigation Uncovers Veal Calf Abuse, Closes Plant

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.

Read More »

“Crush Video” Investigation Evidence for Federal Law

By on September 15, 2009 in Investigations

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.

Read More »

NFL Star at Center of Dogfighting Investigation

By on May 15, 2007 in Investigations

He denies any wrongdoing, but the information that has come to light looks awfully incriminating. Michael Vick, one of the most gifted talents in the National Football League and a quarterback with the Atlanta Falcons, is suspected of running a dogfighting operation out of his former Virginia home, which he has now sold. Law enforcement . . . 

Read More »

Top