Archive for January, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
There has been big news today at the federal level―both bad and good―on farm animal policy.
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.
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.
With three years completed in his term, President Barack Obama is moving decidedly in the wrong direction on animal welfare issues, earning a grade of “C-minus” for 2011 according to a Report Card produced by The Humane Society of the United States.