Archive for January, 2014

HSUS’ Family Planning Work – for Elephants

By on January 10, 2014 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
HSUS’ Family Planning Work – for Elephants

It was momentous that Smithfield Foods and Tyson made announcements this week indicating they are moving away from gestation crates as an accepted method of confining pigs. Momentous in another way was China’s action to destroy six tons of ivory this week as a statement . . . 

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Even More Progress for Pigs in Gestation Crates

By on January 9, 2014 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Even More Progress for Pigs in Gestation Crates

On Tuesday, Smithfield Foods announced it is upgrading its animal policies by providing incentives for its contract farmers to move away from gestation crates. The HSUSTyson sent a letter to farmers in its pork supply systemindicating that gestation crates ought to be replacedwith alternative housing . . . 

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Smithfield Continues to Change Playing Field – for Pigs

By on January 7, 2014 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Smithfield Continues to Change Playing Field – for Pigs

For more than a decade, The Humane Society of the United States has been focused on ending the use of small, restrictive cages used to confine breeding sows (known as gestation crates) within the pig industry. In 2007, Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork company, . . . 

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Time to Move Away from Horse and Buggy in NYC and Into Safer, More Humane World

By on January 6, 2014 in Equine with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Time to Move Away from Horse and Buggy in NYC and Into Safer, More Humane World

One of the lead organizations trying to make sure that cars, trucks, and horse-drawn carriages have to dodge and weave in New York City streets around Central Park is a Missouri-based public-relations outfit called “The Alliance for Truth” that defends puppy mills and opposes efforts . . . 

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Horse Slaughter In the U.S.: The Dumbest Business Idea Since New Coke

By on January 2, 2014 in Equine, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Horse Slaughter In the U.S.: The Dumbest Business Idea Since New Coke

Tomorrow, New Mexico Attorney General Gary King will be back in court seeking to block the opening of a horse slaughter plant in his state because of unresolved questions about waste disposal and unsafe chemicals in the meat. We hope he prevails. Attorney General King—joined . . . 

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