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The HSUS Celebrates a 60-Year Quest to Stop Cruelty to All Animals

The HSUS Celebrates a 60-Year Quest to Stop Cruelty to All Animals

It was 60 years ago, on November 22, that four individuals founded The HSUS, with grand ambitions but only a few nickels in their pockets. At the time, there were just 500 or so local humane organizations scattered across 3,100 counties. Like islands, with scant connection . . . 

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The Intersection of Gestation Crates and Presidential Politics

By on November 20, 2014 in Farm Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Intersection of Gestation Crates and Presidential Politics

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie faces a threat to his brand of “straight talk” and “no nonsense” with the full-blown national controversy over his veto last year of a bill to ban gestation crates, and his apparent recent pledge to an Iowa pork producer to . . . 

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For Christie’s Sake, Ban the Crates

By on November 17, 2014 in Farm Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
For Christie’s Sake, Ban the Crates

I can understand Chris Christie’s dilemma – either signing an enormously popular bill to ban gestation crates in New Jersey or caving in to the veto demands of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, whose support is coveted by every aspiring Republican presidential candidate who trudges through Iowa. . . . 

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The Agro-Industrial Complex in the U.S. and Its Drug Dependency

By on November 11, 2014 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Agro-Industrial Complex in the U.S. and Its Drug Dependency

Pigs in a research barn squealed with every step they took, their movements accompanied by intense pain and discomfort. A pork producer opened his transport truck to find 10 to 12 pigs dead after each journey. And in one slaughterhouse, documented by animal behavior expert . . . 

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Farm Workers for Farm Animals

By on October 27, 2014 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Farm Workers for Farm Animals

Today, we announced the release of a new resource for farm workers who witness animal abuse and want to stop it. The HSUS and the United Farm Workers just announced a new tip line for factory farm whistleblowers, in which they can receive a $5,000 . . . 

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Bill Maher, Danny DeVito Tell Chris Christie That Pigs Matter

By on October 20, 2014 in Farm Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Bill Maher, Danny DeVito Tell Chris Christie That Pigs Matter

Comedian Bill Maher made a special appeal to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie – asking him, on the opinion pages of Saturday’s New York Times, to sign a bill banning gestation crates. Noting that polling shows that a rather astonishing 93 percent of New Jersey . . . 

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Enduring Challenges, Quantum Progress Through First Three Quarters

Enduring Challenges, Quantum Progress Through First Three Quarters

The HSUS and its affiliates drive transformational change for animals. We don’t measure our success based on how many press releases we issue, bills we sponsor, or policy papers we write. We measure our success based on animals rescued from distress, corporations that change their policies . . . 

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Centerplate Says Farm Animals Deserve to Be Center of Attention

By on October 6, 2014 in Farm Animals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Centerplate Says Farm Animals Deserve to Be Center of Attention

National Football League running back Ray Rice made national news when an elevator camera recorded him knocking out his then fiancée with a vicious punch, bringing to light the scourge of domestic violence in our society and specifically in the world of professional sports. The Baltimore . . . 

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Breaking News: Critical Courtroom Victory to Benefit Millions of Egg-Laying Hens

By on October 3, 2014 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking News: Critical Courtroom Victory to Benefit Millions of Egg-Laying Hens

I’m excited to share with you today an eagerly awaited and vitally important federal court victory for farm animals. A federal judge in California yesterday dismissed a challenge to California’s pioneering farm animal welfare law, brought by a group of attorneys general with substantial factory . . . 

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Heinz Makes New, Important Animal Welfare Commitment

By on September 9, 2014 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Heinz Makes New, Important Animal Welfare Commitment

Heinz has announced that it will be switching 20 percent of its eggs to cage-free throughout its North American operations by the end of 2015. Heinz produces an enormous array of food products, including a leading mayonnaise brand.

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Animal Farms: Size Isn’t All That Matters

By on September 8, 2014 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Animal Farms: Size Isn’t All That Matters

I like to say that the work of The HSUS and the Humane Society Legislative Fund rests on four legs of activism: 1.) We provide hands-on care to animals, including those in distress, 2.) We educate and raise consciousness about animals and help people make better . . . 

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The Price of Progress – How Our Victories Breed Enemies

The Price of Progress – How Our Victories Breed Enemies

Precisely because The HSUS is so effective, we are the target of disinformation campaigns from our political adversaries. The king of disinformation is Rick Berman, the guy “60 Minutes” dubbed “Dr. Evil” for his work attacking public interest groups on behalf of anonymous corporations.   . . . 

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