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Opinion leaders rally behind animal issues on eve of national election

Opinion leaders rally behind animal issues on eve of national election

Momentum is building in the three states where The HSUS and the Humane Society Legislative Fund are actively campaigning for and against animal-related ballot measures – for pro-animal measures in Massachusetts (Yes on Question 3) and Oregon (Yes on Measure 100), and against an Oklahoma . . . 

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Breaking news: World’s largest food service companies make historic animal welfare announcement

By on November 3, 2016 in Farm Animals with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking news: World’s largest food service companies make historic animal welfare announcement

Compass Group and Aramark—two of the top three largest food service companies, which run dining operations at thousands of colleges, universities, hospitals, and stadiums nationwide—have made trailblazing animal welfare announcements today. Specifically, they’re addressing the four key concerns for chickens in the meat industry: Transitioning . . . 

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From factory farming to wildlife trafficking, ballot measures to affect the lives of millions of animals

From factory farming to wildlife trafficking, ballot measures to affect the lives of millions of animals

When voters cast their ballots in this general election, they won’t only be making critical decisions about who will represent them in the White House, Congress, and state and local offices. In a number of states, citizens will also vote on ballot initiatives concerning the . . . 

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Agribusiness titans hide behind phony campaign rhetoric in Massachusetts ballot fight

By on October 28, 2016 in Farm Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Agribusiness titans hide behind phony campaign rhetoric in Massachusetts ballot fight

The political campaign against Question 3 – an HSUS-backed measure to combat extreme confinement of animals on factory farms — is struggling with a crisis of credibility. First, the opponents are arguing that a measure to give animals raised for food a little room to . . . 

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Voters in six states to make crucial decisions for animals on November ballot

Voters in six states to make crucial decisions for animals on November ballot

Our cause has made some of its most tangible gains by qualifying and passing ballot initiatives in the last quarter century, bringing issues directly to voters when lawmakers won’t take action on common-sense reforms. Since The HSUS and The Fund for Animals put their shoulders . . . 

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SeaWorld sees food in a new light

By on September 29, 2016 in Farm Animals with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
SeaWorld sees food in a new light

When I announced with SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby in March that the theme park would stop breeding orcas at all of its operations, I emphasized that the pledge was just one element of a bigger set of commitments from the company on animal welfare. (Last . . . 

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Burger King says no more battery cages and gestation crates in Western Hemisphere

By on September 28, 2016 in Farm Animals, Humane Society International with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Burger King says no more battery cages and gestation crates in Western Hemisphere

Today, Burger King — via its parent company Restaurant Brands International — became the first major fast food chain to set a timeline for switching to 100 percent cage-free eggs and gestation crate-free pork in its entire supply chain in Latin America. In 2012, our . . . 

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States, corporations acting to end extreme confinement of animals on industrial farms

By on September 20, 2016 in Farm Animals, Humane Society International with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
States, corporations acting to end extreme confinement of animals on industrial farms

Today, my colleague Paul Shapiro participated in a debate sponsored by WBUR, The Boston Globe, and UMass Boston about Question 3 – the statewide ballot measure in the Commonwealth that bans cage confinement of veal calves, breeding sows, and laying hens, and also stipulates that . . . 

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Massachusetts voters can clinch the case against farm animal confinement 

By on September 12, 2016 in Farm Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 6 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Massachusetts voters can clinch the case against farm animal confinement 

It’s been more than a year since I first wrote here about a proposed farm animal protection ballot measure in Massachusetts that would prohibit the sale of eggs, pork, and veal from animals raised in extreme, inhumane confinement. Since that blog, thousands of Massachusetts residents . . . 

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Major newspapers report industrial confinement of hens, pigs may be doomed

By on August 8, 2016 in Farm Animals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Major newspapers report industrial confinement of hens, pigs may be doomed

Yesterday, on its front page, the Washington Post’s Karin Brulliard reported on the animal protection movement’s running the table with major American food retailers on the issue of cage confinement of hens. They are all converting to cage-free, as I’ve written about numerous times in . . . 

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McDonald’s and the quiet revolution in food and agriculture

By on August 2, 2016 in Farm Animals with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
McDonald’s and the quiet revolution in food and agriculture

Today, McDonald’s ran full-page print advertisements in major newspapers to announce that its outlets are now selling chicken free of medically important antibiotics, an important gain for public health. A number of major chicken producers responded to McDonald’s decision and have pledged to phase out . . . 

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Animal issues to highlight election ballots in four states

Animal issues to highlight election ballots in four states

Some of the biggest gains and turning points in our movement have come through the ballot initiative process, when The HSUS and other groups sidestepped state lawmakers unwilling to take action to stop animal cruelty and appealed directly to the people by qualifying and passing . . . 

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