Farm Animals

Mad Pig Industry

By on May 16, 2007 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Mad Pig Industry

The pork industry is bent out of shape about a two-sentence comment on the “possibility” that pigs may harbor a variant of mad cow disease, which appeared in my 16-page, single-spaced written testimony submitted to the House Agriculture Committee.  In a section of my testimony . . . 

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Alternatives for Pigs Crammed in Crates

By on May 14, 2007 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Alternatives for Pigs Crammed in Crates

There was a national Associated Press story out last week about some new research from Iowa State University regarding the confinement of breeding pigs in gestation crates. The story opens, “A new study is raising questions about the effectiveness of small, metal crates for pregnant . . . 

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House Agriculture Subcommittee Ignores Animal Welfare Reforms

By on May 10, 2007 in Farm Animals, Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
House Agriculture Subcommittee Ignores Animal Welfare Reforms

Life is full of little ironies. This Tuesday, I appeared at a Congressional hearing before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry, where several people on a panel with me claimed that The HSUS is not active on animal sheltering issues. I had . . . 

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