Investigations

Breaking News: HSUS Investigation Exposes Cruelty and Filth at Costco Egg Supplier

By on June 9, 2015 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy, Investigations with 55 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking News: HSUS Investigation Exposes Cruelty and Filth at Costco Egg Supplier

My colleague Paul Shapiro and I just completed a press conference exposing repugnant treatment of hens at a major egg supplier to Costco—the nation’s second-largest grocery retailer. At the factory farm in question – a notorious egg producer called Hillandale, which was previously implicated in . . . 

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The Horrible Hundred Puppy Mills (Act III)

By on May 4, 2015 in Companion Animals, Investigations with 19 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Horrible Hundred Puppy Mills (Act III)

If a pet owner left her dog to freeze to death outside in the cold, or allowed an animal’s collar to become so embedded that the dog had a bleeding neck wound, or shot a dog simply because the animal couldn’t produce puppies, they’d rightly . . . 

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Time for FTC to Crack Down on Retailers Peddling Real Fur as Faux

By on April 16, 2015 in Investigations, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 6 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Time for FTC to Crack Down on Retailers Peddling Real Fur as Faux

Following prior investigations by The HSUS, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ordered Neiman Marcus in 2013 to stop falsely advertising animal fur as “faux”, or be subject to serious civil penalties. And yet, as recently as Tuesday, Neiman Marcus was still at it. We have . . . 

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Breaking News: State Revokes Permit for Notorious Roadside Zoo

Breaking News: State Revokes Permit for Notorious Roadside Zoo

I’m writing with encouraging news about the Natural Bridge Zoo, the ramshackle roadside menagerie where our undercover investigation earlier this year exposed the disturbing mistreatment of tiger cubs, monkeys, giraffes, and other wild animals. Yesterday, following a legal complaint filed by The HSUS, the Virginia . . . 

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HSUS Undercover Investigations at Roadside Zoos in Virginia, Oklahoma Reveal Severe Abuse

By on January 22, 2015 in Investigations, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
HSUS Undercover Investigations at Roadside Zoos in Virginia, Oklahoma Reveal Severe Abuse

Today, The HSUS released results of its investigations into two shoddy roadside zoos – the Natural Bridge Zoo in Natural Bridge, Virginia, and Tiger Safari in Tuttle, Oklahoma, both of which breed tigers for two-bit photo shoots with paying customers. The cruelty, neglect, and suffering . . . 

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New HSUS Exposé Reveals Deplorable Slaughter of ‘Spent’ Egg-Laying Hens

By on January 5, 2015 in Farm Animals, Investigations with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New HSUS Exposé Reveals Deplorable Slaughter of ‘Spent’ Egg-Laying Hens

California’s Prop 2 took effect on New Year’s Day, and we’ve been urging major food retailers to honor the letter and spirit of the law by not buying or selling any animal products that come from caged farm animals, with a particular focus on laying . . . 

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Virginia Pet Stores: Selling Puppies and a Pack of Lies

Virginia Pet Stores: Selling Puppies and a Pack of Lies

Our undercover investigations have proven time and time again that most pet stores purchase puppies from puppy mills. But that hasn’t stopped so many pet stores we’ve investigated from trying to deceive customers about the origin of the pups it sells. This year we sent . . . 

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Federal Court Leaves Puppy Millers Out in the Cold

By on November 10, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals, Investigations with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Federal Court Leaves Puppy Millers Out in the Cold

On Friday, a federal judge threw out a lawsuit filed by 42 plaintiffs, including dozens of dog-breeding clubs, that aimed to neuter a U. S. Department of Agriculture rule to crack down on Internet sellers of puppy mill dogs who don’t meet basic care standards. . . . 

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Kohl’s Caught Selling Real Fur as ‘Faux’ – Again

By on September 23, 2014 in Investigations with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Kohl’s Caught Selling Real Fur as ‘Faux’ – Again

Raccoon dog fur is often falsely advertised or mislabeled as faux. Photo: Alamy Once again, The HSUS has identified a major American retailer saying one thing and doing another. Kohl’s department store has been telling customers it has its act together when it comes to . . . 

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Undercover Investigation Reveals Primate Injuries, Death at Texas Biomed

By on September 22, 2014 in Animal Research and Testing, Investigations with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Undercover Investigation Reveals Primate Injuries, Death at Texas Biomed

Today, I announce news of an HSUS investigation into a primate research facility. The investigation occurred last year, and at that time we provided findings to federal authorities. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has taken action and cited the lab for violations of the Animal Welfare Act . . . 

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