Farm Animals

Update: Trump signs omnibus funding package with wins for horses and burros, companion animals, animals in research and more

Update: Trump signs omnibus funding package with wins for horses and burros, companion animals, animals in research and more

President Trump has just signed into law the omnibus appropriations package with major victories for animals, including horses and burros, companion animals, marine mammals and animals in zoos and research facilities. The package, comprised of two bills (H.R. 1865 and H.R. 1158) funding all federal . . . 

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In 2019, Macy’s, Prada and Queen Elizabeth II shunned the cruelty of fur

In 2019, Macy’s, Prada and Queen Elizabeth II shunned the cruelty of fur

The year 2019 saw many pioneering and major wins in our work to end the cruelty of fur, both here in the United States and across the globe. For the first time ever, lawmakers in a U.S. state voted to ban all fur sales and . . . 

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In 2019, HSUS legal team secured crucial wins against trophy hunting, fur, puppy mills and farm animal suffering

In 2019, HSUS legal team secured crucial wins against trophy hunting, fur, puppy mills and farm animal suffering

Our Animal Protection Litigation team plays a critical role at the Humane Society of the United States, filing lawsuits and legal petitions to support our major campaigns, drafting language for state and federal animal protection bills and ballot measures, and defending animal protection laws once . . . 

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Major gains for farm animals in 2019, including advances for laying hens, growth in plant-based foods

Major gains for farm animals in 2019, including advances for laying hens, growth in plant-based foods

The year 2019 saw some spectacular victories in our campaigning for farm animals around the world. We spearheaded successful campaigns in three U.S. states to pass laws against the use of cages for egg-laying hens. Our work to reduce meat consumption also advanced as we . . . 

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BREAKING NEWS: Judge rejects meat lobby attempt to block California’s landmark farm animal protection law

BREAKING NEWS: Judge rejects meat lobby attempt to block California’s landmark farm animal protection law

A California judge has rejected an attempt by the meat lobby to stop Proposition 12, the state’s historic law that would ban the extreme cage confinement of egg-laying hens, mother pigs and baby veal calves, from going into effect. This is an important win for . . . 

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BREAKING NEWS: Michigan passes law ending cages for hens; first Midwestern state to do so

BREAKING NEWS: Michigan passes law ending cages for hens; first Midwestern state to do so

Moments ago, Michigan passed into law a ban on the production and sale of eggs from chickens locked in cruel cages. This is a remarkable and historic moment in our work to end the cage confinement of farm animals. Michigan is a major Midwestern agriculture . . . 

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On our 65th anniversary, a salute to our founders

On our 65th anniversary, a salute to our founders

Sixty-five years ago, four animal advocates, determined to fill “a great vacuum, at the national level, in American humane work,” came together in a Denver living room to found a new organization with a bold vision, a broad reach and a principled commitment to making . . . 

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HSI rescuers bring help and hope to animals in hurricane-battered Bahamas

By on September 17, 2019 in Farm Animals with 7 Comments
HSI rescuers bring help and hope to animals in hurricane-battered Bahamas

Humane Society International responders are now on the ground in the Bahamas to rescue animals and reunite them with their families, following the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian. Our team has spent three days on Abaco island, which was the hardest hit on the archipelago. . . . 

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Breaking news: USDA eliminates speed limits for killing pigs at slaughterhouses

Breaking news: USDA eliminates speed limits for killing pigs at slaughterhouses

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson Slaughterhouses in the United States are already allowed to kill pigs at a lightning speed of up to 1,106 animals per hour. Under a new federal rule announced today, some of these facilities can dial up those speeds even . . . 

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Amazon wildfires illustrate dangers of deforestation for meat production

By on August 27, 2019 in Farm Animals with 3 Comments
Amazon wildfires illustrate dangers of deforestation for meat production

As the world looks on in horror at images of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest engulfed in flames, many are asking why this important ecosystem is on fire, and what we can do to put out the flames once and for all. The situation is complex but . . . 

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Breaking news: Oregon governor signs law ending cage confinement for egg-laying hens

By on August 12, 2019 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 8 Comments
Breaking news: Oregon governor signs law ending cage confinement for egg-laying hens

We have just secured another monumental win for hens confined in tiny cages in the egg industry. Moments ago, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed legislation championed by the HSUS to require all eggs produced or sold in her state to come from cage-free facilities. With . . . 

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Get some “Humane Voices” in your head

Get some “Humane Voices” in your head

I talk to the media pretty regularly about issues and threats facing animals today and about all that we’re doing to help them. The reality of the media world, though, means that these discussions often get boiled down into 10-second sound bites! Happily, for those . . . 

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