Investigations

Independent Reports Highlight Problem with Federal Programs Related to Animal Treatment, Enforcement

Independent Reports Highlight Problem with Federal Programs Related to Animal Treatment, Enforcement

We’ve seen some positive action from the federal executive agencies lately – for example, a Department of the Interior proposed listing of all chimpanzees as endangered, and a favorable U.S. Department of Agriculture announcement to close a loophole dealing with downer cows. We’ve also seen some . . . 

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HSUS Fur Investigations Produce Sanction of Neiman Marcus

By on March 20, 2013 in Investigations with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
HSUS Fur Investigations Produce Sanction of Neiman Marcus

Yesterday, The Federal Trade Commission announced an enforcement action against Neiman Marcus and two other retailers for misrepresenting animal fur to consumers by advertising it as “faux fur” on their websites. We applaud the FTC for this action and for its continued attention to fur . . . 

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Our New Investigation Put Dozens of Pet Stores on the Naughty List

By on December 12, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals, Investigations with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Our New Investigation Put Dozens of Pet Stores on the Naughty List

Yesterday, The Humane Society of the United States released its latest undercover investigation of pet stores linked to puppy mills. The winter holidays are the busiest puppy-buying season of the year, and we wanted to check out Chicagoland pet stores’ claims that they only buy . . . 

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Another Hallmark/Westland Investigation Milestone

Another Hallmark/Westland Investigation Milestone

In early 2008, The Humane Society of the United States released an investigation showing appalling and unacceptable treatment of dairy cows too sick or injured to walk at the Hallmark/Westland slaughter plant in Chino, Calif. The case set off riots in South Korea (the number-two . . . 

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Investigative Video Shows Culture of Cruelty in Walking Horse Industry

By on May 17, 2012 in Equine, Investigations with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Investigative Video Shows Culture of Cruelty in Walking Horse Industry

Today, HSUS representatives are in Tennessee to release a powerful undercover investigation video that exposes animal abuse in the Tennessee walking horse industry, as practiced by one of its most infamous trainers, Jackie McConnell. I wrote about this investigation earlier this year, but we chose . . . 

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HSUS Breaks Investigation Today of Nation’s Largest Exotic Animal Owner

HSUS Breaks Investigation Today of Nation’s Largest Exotic Animal Owner

Today, CBS This Morning broke news of another HSUS undercover investigation―this one focusing on perhaps the largest private owner of tigers in the nation, GW Exotic Animal Park in central Oklahoma.

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Investigation Exposing Cruelty at Tyson Pig Supplier Stirs Outrage, Response

By on May 11, 2012 in Farm Animals, Investigations with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Investigation Exposing Cruelty at Tyson Pig Supplier Stirs Outrage, Response

This week, we released our undercover investigation documenting sickening cruelty at a Wyoming factory farm supplying Tyson Foods. Thank you to every single one of you who’s spoken up for pigs by contacting the company.

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Kreider Battery Cage Egg Investigation Highlights Need for Federal Bill

Kreider Battery Cage Egg Investigation Highlights Need for Federal Bill

The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof broke news of The HSUS’s latest undercover investigation at a battery cage facility for hens in Manheim, Pa., that produces 1.6 million eggs a day.

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Talk Back: Horse Soring Investigation Shines a Light on Abuse

By on March 14, 2012 in Equine, Investigations, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Horse Soring Investigation Shines a Light on Abuse

In the mid-1960s and early 1970s, there was a wave of federal lawmaking for animals, including such well-known statutes as the Animal Welfare Act (1966), the Marine Mammal Protection Act (1972), and the Endangered Species Act (1973). In 1970 came the Horse Protection Act. That . . . 

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Shocking New HSUS Investigation Leads to Arrests, Horse Rescue

By on March 1, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine, Investigations with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Shocking New HSUS Investigation Leads to Arrests, Horse Rescue

A new HSUS undercover investigation released today shines a light on the dark side of the Tennessee walking horse industry and has led to the rescue of horses from one of the industry’s most notorious and abusive trainers. A federal grand jury has handed down . . . 

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