Farm Animals

Greed vs. Good Sense

By on February 29, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Greed vs. Good Sense

Yesterday was a big day for farm animals. © USDA First, Californians for Humane Farms—a statewide ballot initiative committee that The HSUS helped to create—turned in to the state of California nearly 800,000 signatures in support of a prospective November 2008 petition to phase out . . . 

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Talk Back: Calls for Reform

By on February 28, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

I am heading over to Capitol Hill now to testify at a U.S. Senate Subcommittee hearing, which was called to discuss the recent HSUS investigation into cruelty to downed dairy cows at the Westland/Hallmark Meat Co., the subsequent beef recall, and USDA oversight issues (to . . . 

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Young Voices Heard

By on February 27, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Young Voices Heard

Young advocates are a powerful force in our movement. We saw evidence of this last week, when two teenage boys testified at an Oregon Senate hearing to help toughen penalties for dogfighting. Oregon State Rep. Brian Clem said it best to the Statesman Journal: "This . . . 

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Condemned

By on February 25, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Condemned

The Wall Street Journal reports on its front page today that the Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co., with annual revenues of about $100 million, is expected to permanently shut down as a result of the fallout from The HSUS investigation into the dairy cow slaughter plant’s . . . 

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Smoke and Mirrors

By on February 22, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Smoke and Mirrors

Newly appointed Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer was just on his second day at the job when The HSUS released the results of our investigation into a southern California slaughter plant that had made its core business the slaughter of "spent" dairy cows. Obviously, any missteps . . . 

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Talk Back: Systemic Cruelty

By on February 22, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

As reaction to The HSUS’s investigation at Hallmark/Westland Meat Co. and news of the massive recall of beef from the plant continues to reverberate, readers continue to write in. Among the comments we received: Thank you to The HSUS for all your hard work with . . . 

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Constant Against Cruelty

By on February 20, 2008 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Your HSUS is big enough and strong enough to carry on the fight on multiple fields of battle.  We are still immersed in the follow-up to the hidden camera investigation that exposed appalling abuses of downed cows, the slaughter plant’s gross disregard for the law, . . . 

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Recall Recoil

By on February 19, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Recall Recoil

It was President’s Day yesterday. But from my perspective, it was also a day of false assurances. See the undercover video that led to the recall. Arguably the top story across the country for the last two days has been the nation’s largest ever recall . . . 

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Precedent Set, Message Sent

By on February 15, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

I just got out of a press conference in San Bernardino with District Attorney Michael Ramos. At the press conference—which was crowded with print, radio, and television reporters—he announced his filing of charges against two individuals, including felony animal cruelty charges against one, for the . . . 

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You Asked: Shopping with a Conscience

By on February 14, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Today I would like to respond to a question from reader Claudia. Q. Thank you so much for the work you do to help the lives of animals across the globe. As the animal lover that I am, I couldn’t get the images out of . . . 

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Shaking Up the Food Chain

By on February 12, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Shaking Up the Food Chain

Safeway, the nation’s third largest supermarket, announced yesterday a series of meaningful animal welfare reforms relating to the treatment of chickens and pigs raised for eggs and meat sold at its 1,700 or so stores. The HSUS has been in discussions with Safeway for months, . . . 

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Talk Back: Investigation Ovations

By on February 6, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Our comment box continues to flood as readers add their voice to the uproar surrounding our investigation into inhumane treatment of downed cows at a California slaughter plant. Among the comments we received: To the person who had enough compassion for animals to put himself . . . 

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