Momentum Against Factory Farms Makes Headlines
Today, we announced that a federal judge has ordered a trial in a federal legal case we brought against a polluting egg factory farm in the Central Valley of California. The giant Olivera Egg Ranch regularly confines more than 700,000 hens in cramped cages and . . .
On Call for Victims of Animal Cruelty
Every day, The HSUS gets calls from concerned community members about cases of animal cruelty in their area. Callers often tell us that no other group helped them until they came to us — and that is in good part due to the relentless work of Ashley Mauceri, The HSUS’s deputy manager of animal cruelty issues.
Replacing the “Guinea Pig”: Safer, Humane Chemical Tests
Last month, the Environmental Defense Fund and its partners in the campaign to reform U.S. law to regulate chemicals made an impassioned plea for American consumers not to be treated like “guinea pigs.” I’d like to remind our friends and colleagues in the environmental and consumer protection communities that advocates for animal protection—while respecting the interests of all animals and believing that none of them should be treated like disposable lab equipment—also care about protecting human health and the environment, and that we all must work together to achieve a future that is both safer and more humane.
Talk Back: Celebrating Change in California and Ohio
The HSUS Before sharing your comments today, I’d like to recognize a special anniversary. Fifty years ago this week, a young primatologist first traveled to the jungles bordering Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania, to study wild chimpanzees. Jane Goodall’s tremendous legacy of accomplishment during her half-century . . .
Second Quarter Blog Favorites
Traffic to my blog is a good measure of what’s top of mind for animal advocates, and here, I list the 10 most popular blogs for the second quarter of this year.
Breaking: Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Landmark Egg Bill
I just got the very exciting news from California that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed A.B. 1437, a bill backed by The HSUS that requires that starting in 2015 all shell (whole) eggs sold in California must come from hens who were able to stand . . .
Agreement Just Reached on Ohio Animal Welfare Reforms
I just stepped away from a press conference in the Cabinet Room of Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland where he, Ohio Farm Bureau official Jack Fisher and I announced a historic agreement on animal welfare in the state.
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.
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.
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. . . .
“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 . . .
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 . . .