Farm Animals

Carrefour, Brazil’s leading food retailer, goes cage-free in latest of HSI successes there

Carrefour, Brazil’s leading food retailer, goes cage-free in latest of HSI successes there

Brazil, one of the world’s largest economies and the fifth largest nation by population, has become an important focus for animal advocates over the last several decades. The result has been a growing awareness of animal issues and noteworthy progress in regard to animal welfare. . . . 

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That’s Not Cool: Farm groups petition USDA on Country of Origin Labeling

By on August 13, 2018 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 3 Comments
That’s Not Cool: Farm groups petition USDA on Country of Origin Labeling

It’s no secret, and it’s no surprise. Americans want to know what they’re eating. A 2016 Consumer Reports survey found that a majority of American consumers want labels on the meat, poultry, fish, and produce they buy to reflect country of origin (87 percent) and . . . 

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Trump’s ag relief program will benefit factory farms, not family farmers

Trump’s ag relief program will benefit factory farms, not family farmers

What many commentators have cast as President Trump’s predilection for trade wars has certainly caused consternation and even outrage as it has became clear that more tariffs on exports of American farm products would result in major losses for the agricultural sector. That was especially . . . 

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Court stops millions of dollars in additional government payouts to pork lobby

Court stops millions of dollars in additional government payouts to pork lobby

The National Pork Producers Council, the main lobbying group for the pork industry, will not get its hands on two $3 million payouts from a mandatory checkoff fund that pork producers, including small family farmers, are forced to pay into each year. The Trump administration . . . 

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Victory! Rhode Island bans battery cages for egg-laying hens

Victory! Rhode Island bans battery cages for egg-laying hens

It’s official: a long-fought-for piece of legislation in Rhode Island to protect hens abused for eggs just became law. The measure phases out the extreme confinement of egg-laying hens and mandates that the birds be housed in cage-free facilities. Rhode Island joins six other states . . . 

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Jury says pork producer has to pay $25 million in damages, even as North Carolina lawmakers rush to protect factory farms

Jury says pork producer has to pay $25 million in damages, even as North Carolina lawmakers rush to protect factory farms

North Carolina residents who live near giant pig factory farms have long complained about the stench from the open manure lagoons, the swarms of flies that descend on their homes, mobs of vultures who pick over rotting hog carcasses and the constant rumbling of trucks . . . 

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It’s official – Californians can vote to ban cage confinement for farm animals

It’s official – Californians can vote to ban cage confinement for farm animals

Today a key milestone was reached in the historic California ballot initiative campaign to protect farm animals. After months of energetic efforts to collect more than 660,000 signatures from California voters in every county throughout the state, I am proud to announce that the measure . . . 

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Our Unhappy Meals campaign puts McDonald’s on alert to end chicken cruelty

By on June 21, 2018 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 24 Comments
Our Unhappy Meals campaign puts McDonald’s on alert to end chicken cruelty

Today, we are launching a new campaign that calls out McDonald’s for allowing extreme animal suffering in its chicken supply chain. Our goal is to get the fast food giant to join its competitors—including Burger King, Subway, Jack in the Box and nearly a hundred . . . 

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Connect, engage and learn at the Taking Action for Animals conference

Connect, engage and learn at the Taking Action for Animals conference

Animal advocates from around the nation will converge in Arlington, Virginia, from July 20-23 for the Taking Action for Animals Conference (TAFA), to get a better understanding of animal protection issues, and to strengthen their ability to help animals in their communities through lobbying, outreach, . . . 

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More meatless meals coming to a dining facility near you, with new HSUS-Sodexo partnership

By on June 18, 2018 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 1 Comment
More meatless meals coming to a dining facility near you, with new HSUS-Sodexo partnership

If you have ever eaten a meal at a university or hospital cafeteria or at the cafeteria in your workplace, there’s a good chance the food was supplied by Sodexo, one of the nation’s leading food service companies. And soon, thanks to a new partnership . . . 

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