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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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, . . .
Documentary filmmaking is changing the way we view animals
I hope you’ll take three minutes right now to watch a trailer for an exciting and remarkable new film about the struggle to build a more humane food production system in the United States. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACqOmD5Mhx4 As I wrote in The Humane Economy, there are many . . .
Latest HSUS undercover investigation reveals painful practices in egg industry
An undercover investigation by The HSUS has revealed cruel treatment of egg-laying hens at New England’s largest egg producer. The factory farm in question supplies eggs to several states, including Massachusetts, where volunteers are just finishing gathering signatures to place a measure on November’s ballot. . . .