Farm Animals

Remembering Robert Byrd, Lifelong Leader for Animals

By on June 28, 2010 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Remembering Robert Byrd, Lifelong Leader for Animals

I feel loss and sadness, both on a personal and professional level, with the news of the passing of U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, 92. As a tribute to his extraordinary and impactful work in our field, I excerpt some of the most memorable lines from his Senate speeches.

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Thanks to You, Progress

By on June 24, 2010 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Thanks to You, Progress

With The Humane Society of the United States, you not only get a passion and determination for the idea of protecting animals, but a long list of tangible achievements—benefiting all animals at risk of pain and suffering. The results that rolled in this week are a striking reminder of what your support allows us to do.

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The Smear Becomes More Clear

By on June 18, 2010 in Farm Animals, Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Smear Becomes More Clear

It hasn’t been a good PR week for multimillionaire PR flack Rick Berman. This past weekend, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune exposed his attack on The HSUS and included the voices of animal shelter leaders concerned that Berman’s smear campaign against The HSUS was harming their operations. . . . 

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“Humanewashing” Industrial Agribusiness

By on June 17, 2010 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
“Humanewashing” Industrial Agribusiness

This week, The HSUS filed a complaint asking the Federal Trade Commission to stop Rose Acre Farms, the country’s second-largest egg producer, from making false and misleading animal welfare claims to potential consumers. The complaint documents how Rose Acre’s websites, media spokespersons, and product posters . . . 

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Talk Back: Cries for Cows

By on June 9, 2010 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Cries for Cows

Today I post your comments on two undercover investigations that have exposed disturbing treatment of farm animals—dairy cows, specifically. First, on Friday I reported that two former plant workers at Bushway Packing, Inc. in Vermont, who were captured on video by an HSUS undercover investigator . . . 

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The Chickens Come Home to Roost

By on June 8, 2010 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Chickens Come Home to Roost

There is big news concerning an ongoing class action lawsuit accusing the nation’s major battery cage egg producers of conspiring to use questionable animal welfare standards to both squeeze birds into tiny cages and squeeze American consumers by illegally fixing prices. The HSUS In what . . . 

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Egg Industry Scrambles the Truth on Salmonella and Cages

By on June 1, 2010 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Egg Industry Scrambles the Truth on Salmonella and Cages

In a detailed story on Sunday, Columbus Dispatch reporter Alan Johnson previewed one of the flashpoints in the debate over confining laying hens in battery cages. The story provides plenty of evidence that confining hens in small cages is worse for birds and for the . . . 

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Disturbing Abuse Uncovered At Ohio Dairy Farm

By on May 27, 2010 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Disturbing Abuse Uncovered At Ohio Dairy Farm

The big news on the farm animal front in Ohio during the last 24 hours was the release of graphic and sickening video of dairy cow abuse at Conklin Dairy in Plain City.

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Rescue, Reform, Results: Our 2009 Annual Report

Rescue, Reform, Results: Our 2009 Annual Report

Today we posted on humanesociety.org our 2009 Annual Report. (If you’re an HSUS supporter, look for a copy in your mailbox at the end of the month.) I am posting, as today’s blog entry, my opening message for the report. You can look at the . . . 

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Talk Back: Supreme Court Ruling Raises Ire

By on April 23, 2010 in Animal Rescue and Care, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Supreme Court Ruling Raises Ire

So many of you wrote in response to my blog about Tuesday’s adverse U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the federal Depiction of Animal Cruelty Act. I am pleased to report that on Wednesday a bipartisan group of more than 50 lawmakers introduced a new, narrowly crafted bill, H.R. 5092, to make it a crime to sell videos of criminal animal crushing. We most urgently need you to ask your U.S. representative to support this new legislation.

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Come to the Table

By on April 16, 2010 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Come to the Table

This week, reporter Kristen Hinman wrote a feature-length story for the St. Louis Riverfront Times about the tussle between The HSUS and Big Agribusiness over confinement issues and other factory farming practices. That publication is one holding of Village Voice media, and the piece was published in the chain of weeklies serving large cities throughout the country.

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Fact and Fiction: The HSUS Mission

Fact and Fiction: The HSUS Mission

If you were to describe the work of The HSUS, you probably wouldn’t call it subtle or indirect. Kathy Milani/The HSUS The HSUS’s member magazine is called All Animals. Our mission statement is “Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty.” The HSUS has program departments devoted to animal . . . 

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