Farm Animals

Breaking news: Latin American food giant goes cage-free

By on September 2, 2016 in Farm Animals, Humane Society International with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking news: Latin American food giant goes cage-free

The tide in our cage-free campaign has now turned in Latin America, with Alsea, a major food retail conglomerate with operations throughout Latin America and Europe, announcing this week that it will switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs. The new policy, which follows several years . . . 

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Oprah says ‘yes’ to Meatless Mondays

By on August 23, 2016 in Farm Animals with 24 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Oprah says ‘yes’ to Meatless Mondays

Arguably, no other animal advocate has the platform, the followers, and the influence of Oprah Winfrey. I was on her widely syndicated talk show years ago to speak on puppy mills and then again about Proposition 2 in California. But this past Sunday, it was . . . 

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Major newspapers report industrial confinement of hens, pigs may be doomed

By on August 8, 2016 in Farm Animals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Major newspapers report industrial confinement of hens, pigs may be doomed

Yesterday, on its front page, the Washington Post’s Karin Brulliard reported on the animal protection movement’s running the table with major American food retailers on the issue of cage confinement of hens. They are all converting to cage-free, as I’ve written about numerous times in . . . 

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McDonald’s and the quiet revolution in food and agriculture

By on August 2, 2016 in Farm Animals with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
McDonald’s and the quiet revolution in food and agriculture

Today, McDonald’s ran full-page print advertisements in major newspapers to announce that its outlets are now selling chicken free of medically important antibiotics, an important gain for public health. A number of major chicken producers responded to McDonald’s decision and have pledged to phase out . . . 

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XOXO Sodexo – food service giant makes global cage-free pledge

By on July 25, 2016 in Farm Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
XOXO Sodexo – food service giant makes global cage-free pledge

Sodexo, the world’s second largest food service company with operations in 80 countries, announced today that it will phase in the exclusive use of cage-free eggs (liquid and shell) for its global supply chain by 2025, and we hope sooner. The announcement comes just over . . . 

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Animal issues to highlight election ballots in four states

Animal issues to highlight election ballots in four states

Some of the biggest gains and turning points in our movement have come through the ballot initiative process, when The HSUS and other groups sidestepped state lawmakers unwilling to take action to stop animal cruelty and appealed directly to the people by qualifying and passing . . . 

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Publix progresses toward a cage-free future

By on July 15, 2016 in Farm Animals, Investigations with 16 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Publix progresses toward a cage-free future

After a months-long Humane Society of the United States campaign— involving full-page newspaper ads, television commercials, dedicated social media efforts promoting our CagedForPublix website, and more—Publix has just announced a timeline for going 100 percent cage-free. Publix is the country’s fifth-largest grocery chain, and this . . . 

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No more gravy train for big meat?

By on July 14, 2016 in Farm Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 6 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
No more gravy train for big meat?

Two of the youngest members of the Senate, who often come at the nation’s business from opposite ends of the political spectrum, Senators Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, have found common purpose in the drive to reform a series of federal government . . . 

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Breaking news: Obama Administration closes loophole and forbids slaughtering downer calves

By on July 13, 2016 in Farm Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 59 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking news: Obama Administration closes loophole and forbids slaughtering downer calves

Today, in yet another pro-animal rulemaking action, the Obama Administration made final a rule banning the slaughter of downer calves – an issue The HSUS put on the national radar screen with a pair of damning undercover investigations that threw back the curtain on the . . . 

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A Publix disgrace – grocery chain is a holdout on cage-free future

By on July 6, 2016 in Farm Animals with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Publix disgrace – grocery chain is a holdout on cage-free future

Step into a smallish elevator. Have a dozen others file in and fill it up, so much so that shoulders are pressed against one another from wall to wall. The elevator breaks down. The lights go out. Panic sets in. “I’ve got to get out . . . 

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Massachusetts voters push farm animal measure to the ballot, with broad, powerful coalition

By on June 28, 2016 in Farm Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 7 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Massachusetts voters push farm animal measure to the ballot, with broad, powerful coalition

Voters in Massachusetts just took the Bay State one giant step closer to delivering a powerful punch to agribusiness interests that want to keep locking farm animals in cramped, overcrowded cages. Fueled by more than a thousand volunteer signature gatherers, The HSUS and other members . . . 

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Breaking news: Perdue announces major reforms for chickens; progress spotlights poultry problems, solutions

By on June 26, 2016 in Farm Animals with 9 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking news: Perdue announces major reforms for chickens; progress spotlights poultry problems, solutions

As we begin our launch of a major campaign to improve the lives of chickens raised for meat, I’m happy to report one of the biggest brand names in the world of chicken production is announcing promising reforms. The HSUS has helped set veal crates, . . . 

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