Humane Economy

Breaking news: Unilever, maker of Dove and Degree products, supports global ban on animal testing for cosmetics

Breaking news: Unilever, maker of Dove and Degree products, supports global ban on animal testing for cosmetics

In a pathbreaking announcement that signals a certain end to the cruel practice of testing cosmetics on animals, the industry giant Unilever – maker of such popular brands as Dove, Degree and TRESemmé — today announced it will support a global ban on such testing, . . . 

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Delta, Congress move to improve airline travel for pets

Delta, Congress move to improve airline travel for pets

When Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico last year, many residents were faced with a choice they should never have to make: fly to safety while leaving their pets behind to face the storm alone, or stay home and risk their own — and their pets’ . . . 

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Breaking news: Fashion leader Diane von Furstenberg announces fur-free policy

Breaking news: Fashion leader Diane von Furstenberg announces fur-free policy

Diane von Furstenberg’s namesake brand, DVF, has become the latest luxury fashion company to drop fur from its lineup, with CEO Sandra Campos announcing today that it is “time for us to make this change and accept responsibility to ensure that we don’t promote killing . . . 

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That’s not cool: Farm groups petition USDA on country of origin labeling

By on August 13, 2018 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 10 Comments
That’s not cool: Farm groups petition USDA on country of origin labeling

It’s no secret, and it’s no surprise. Americans want to know what they’re eating. A 2016 Consumer Reports survey found that a majority of American consumers want labels on the meat, poultry, fish, and produce they buy to reflect country of origin (87 percent) and . . . 

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Trump’s ag relief program will benefit factory farms, not family farmers

Trump’s ag relief program will benefit factory farms, not family farmers

What many commentators have cast as President Trump’s predilection for trade wars has certainly caused consternation and even outrage as it has became clear that more tariffs on exports of American farm products would result in major losses for the agricultural sector. That was especially . . . 

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It’s official – Californians can vote to ban cage confinement for farm animals

It’s official – Californians can vote to ban cage confinement for farm animals

Today a key milestone was reached in the historic California ballot initiative campaign to protect farm animals. After months of energetic efforts to collect more than 660,000 signatures from California voters in every county throughout the state, I am proud to announce that the measure . . . 

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Our Unhappy Meals campaign puts McDonald’s on alert to end chicken cruelty

By on June 21, 2018 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 29 Comments
Our Unhappy Meals campaign puts McDonald’s on alert to end chicken cruelty

Today, we are launching a new campaign that calls out McDonald’s for allowing extreme animal suffering in its chicken supply chain. Our goal is to get the fast food giant to join its competitors—including Burger King, Subway, Jack in the Box and nearly a hundred . . . 

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More meatless meals coming to a dining facility near you, with new HSUS-Sodexo partnership

By on June 18, 2018 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 1 Comment
More meatless meals coming to a dining facility near you, with new HSUS-Sodexo partnership

If you have ever eaten a meal at a university or hospital cafeteria or at the cafeteria in your workplace, there’s a good chance the food was supplied by Sodexo, one of the nation’s leading food service companies. And soon, thanks to a new partnership . . . 

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Global animal health organization says pigs should be housed in groups

Global animal health organization says pigs should be housed in groups

The World Organization for Animal Health, an international body that sets standards for animal health in international trade, says that sows should be housed in groups because they are social animals. The recommendation is significant because it strikes a blow against the use of gestation . . . 

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Is your glass of wine poisoning wildlife?

Is your glass of wine poisoning wildlife?

The Humane Society of the United States has two affiliated wildlife centers that rescue and rehabilitate thousands of orphaned and injured animals each year. Holly Hazard, our senior vice president of programs and innovation, visits these facilities for discussions with their management teams about the . . . 

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InStyle magazine says no to fur; Fur-free pioneer Gucci among HSUS’s Spira Award recipients

InStyle magazine says no to fur; Fur-free pioneer Gucci among HSUS’s Spira Award recipients

The news that InStyle magazine has joined the shifting tide away from fur signals a remarkable change in the fashion industry’s attitude. Laura Brown, InStyle’s editor-in-chief who did a panel discussion on fur-free fashion with The HSUS’s Humane Generation in February, writes: “I want to . . . 

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As Canada moves to reopen its controversial commercial seal hunt, one more market – India – bans seal skins

As Canada moves to reopen its controversial commercial seal hunt, one more market – India – bans seal skins

In the coming days, Canada is expected to open its commercial seal hunt, where defenseless, weeks-old pups are shot or battered to death with clubs. But we just got some terrific news about India banning the import of seal skins, eliminating yet another potential market . . . 

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