Cage-Free Campaign Takes Wing in Washington State
Today, Washingtonians for Humane Farms filed a proposed initiative petition to halt battery cage confinement in egg production in Washington state. The measure, which would take effect in 2018, would also stipulate that eggs sold in the state must meet that same modest standard once it goes into effect.
The HSUS Applauds Companies for Improving Animal Welfare in 2010
The HSUS gave special recognition to six companies with our 2010 Corporate Progress Awards, praising their efforts to advance animal welfare in 2010. The winners include: Burger King; Compass Group; Innolytics; Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines; Subway; and Unilever.
B Average for Obama Administration for 2010
The Obama Administration has established a strong overall record on animal protection. For 2010, I rate the Obama Administration a solid B for its performance on our concerns – an improvement over 2009’s B minus.
2010 in Review: A Remarkable Year for Animals and The HSUS
The HSUS performs exceptionally on the big issues that affect the lives of animals, working in four big arenas: public policy, corporate reforms, education and awareness, and hands-on animal care. In several months, we’ll be releasing our annual report for 2010, and here are some of the accomplishments that we’ll highlight.
Our Detractors’ Wishes Aren’t Granted… Again
We’ve been officially notified that The HSUS was the top vote-getter in last month’s Pepsi Refresh challenge, where more than 1,100 outstanding charities competed for cash grants in several categories to advance their good works. The HSUS developed an animal rescue proposal—to allow us to . . .
HSUS Video Shows Why Smithfield Must Recommit to Crate Phase-Out Timeline
I’ve just finished a press conference I conducted in Washington, D.C. to announce the findings of our latest investigation into the treatment of animals on industrial farms. We held simultaneous events for the media in Norfolk, Va. and in central Virginia at the Richmond SPCA, . . .
Top Ten State Victories of 2010
We’ve had a strong year on animal protection in state legislatures, just the latest indicator of forward movement in the policy-making realm for our cause. This year, 97 new state laws and regulations were enacted to protect animals, and since 2005, it’s been 537 laws . . .
Reservations About the Animal Abuse Registry
A law recently passed in Suffolk County, New York to require people convicted of cruelty to animals to register with a publicly accessible website or face jail time and fines. This idea has surfaced in several other states this past year, including California, Rhode Island, . . .
Country’s Clucking About Cruelty of Cage Confinement, Food Safety Risks
A day after our press conferences in Washington, D.C. and Houston detailing the findings of our undercover exposé of Cal-Maine, the nation’s largest egg supplier, it’s obvious that the press and the public are coming to the subject with an elevated understanding of the connection . . .
Shocking, Unacceptable Conditions Revealed at Nation’s Largest Egg Producer
An HSUS investigator has gone undercover again to take a behind-the-scenes look at the living conditions of laying hens confined in battery cages—in this case, at a facility run by Cal-Maine, the largest egg producer in the country with 26 million birds under its control. . . .
In Memory of Dr. Dean Wyatt: A Courageous Voice Against Cruelty
Most of us have had the fortunate experience of meeting individuals, at one point or another in our lives, who demonstrated integrity and commitment of the highest order. For those of us at The HSUS who had the privilege of working with him, Dr. Dean Wyatt was such a person.
An Open Letter to the Missouri Farm Bureau
Last week, Missouri voters approved Proposition B. In campaigning against the measure, the Missouri Farm Bureau leveled an array of false charges against Prop B and also against The Humane Society of the United States, which worked to pass Prop B. I write to address these charges and to set the record straight.