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Animal Groups Sue USDA for Ignoring Poultry Products Inspection Act

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Bruce Friedrich

Science backs up common sense: Shoving pipes down birds' throat several times a day and pumping them so full of food that their livers become diseased and balloon up is horribly cruel.

Joanna Zelman

WATCH: Disturbing Undercover Footage Linked To Major Meat Processor | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green

Piglets are haphazardly swung in circles, sows are beaten, and animals squirm with untreated abscesses in new footage alleging animal abuse at a Wyomi...

Burger King Leads the Charge for Better Animal Welfare

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

According to its new policy, BK will only do business with pork suppliers that have detailed plans to end their use of gestation crates.

Who Is Trying to Destroy the Humane Society?

Richard Schiffman | Posted 05.28.2012 | Media
Richard Schiffman

Just as we require political ads to disclose the sources of their funding, we should make sure that these faceless front groups come out of the shadows and tell us up front -- on the ads themselves -- who exactly is paying for them.

No More Gestation Crates, Says McDonald's

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home
Wayne Pacelle

It's the biggest and perhaps best-known restaurant chain in the world. And today, in a joint statement with The Humane Society of the United States, i...

2012: The Best Year Yet for Farm Animals (If You Want It)

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 04.09.2012 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

The past few months have been deeply encouraging for Americans who care about the worst abuses of farm animals, as legislation has been introduced tha...

Joanna Zelman

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Undercover Investigation Alleges Inhumane Pig Treatment By Walmart Supplier | Joanna Zelman | Posted 02.01.2012 | Green

Legal action is underway following an undercover investigation by The Humane Society of the United States that has alleged inhumane treatment at a pig...

C Minus: Subpar Score for Obama Administration on Animal Welfare Issues

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 03.13.2012 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

With three years completed in his term, President Barack Obama is moving decidedly in the wrong direction on animal welfare issues, earning a grade of "C-minus" for 2011.

Big Ag's Gifts For 2011

Andrew Gunther | Posted 02.27.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Cheap food comes at a cost. But the good news is that it is not too late to change the way our food is produced.

New HSUS Investigation Reveals Deception By Online Puppy Seller

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 02.06.2012 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In our latest undercover investigation, investigators and attorneys dug into the world of Internet puppy sellers and found not only the underlying cruelty of puppy mills, but also deceptive sales tactics.

New PSAs Get the Word Out for Shelter Pets

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

While euthanasia rates for dogs and cats in our nation's animal care and control facilities have been in steady decline for more than three decades, there are still millions of healthy dogs and cats euthanized every year. We as a nation shouldn't stand for that.

California Animal Welfare Leader: 'We're At Another Tipping Point'

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 11.13.2011 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. -- When the Humane Society of the United States released a disturbing video of a downer cow at a California slaughterhouse, it spurred ...

"Ideal" Conditions or a Big McFib?

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 01.08.2012 | Home
Wayne Pacelle

If I told you that pigs confined in gestation crates -- cages barely larger than the animals' bodies, in which they don't have enough space even to turn around -- were living in "ideal" conditions where their "every need is met," you'd probably have a quarrel with that.

Saving More Than 500 Suffering Dogs in Canada

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Wayne Pacelle

Within the last 18 months, our Animal Rescue Team, including our staff at Humane Society International in Canada, has put a stop to some horrible abuses of dogs at several large-scale puppy breeding facilities in Quebec.

Rotten Eggs: HSUS and United Egg Producers Enter Agreement That Bird Cages Are Here to Stay

Andrew Gunther | Posted 09.13.2011 | Home
Andrew Gunther

The latest agreement between HSUS and UEP appears to offer little in terms of animal welfare, yet much in terms of positive PR.

Undercover Investigation of a Dog Factory Farm

Josh Tetrick | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green
Josh Tetrick

Last week, the animal protection organization Mercy For Animals released a video taken undercover by an employee wearing a hidden camera at a dog fact...

Landmark Agreement to Help Millions of Hens

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 09.07.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The goal of the Humane Society is not endless campaigning or conflict with political adversaries, but to forge solutions that produce tangible and meaningful outcomes for animals and show a new way forward in society.

Egg Industry Reaches Agreement with Humane Groups on Federal Legislation

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 09.06.2011 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

For 25 years, Farm Sanctuary's Mephistopheles has been the egg industry, which is the most abusive of all the farmed animal industries. And yet today, the egg industry's trade group, the United Egg Producers, has agreed to support federal legislation that we also endorse.

Dog: The Other White Meat

Josh Tetrick | Posted 08.26.2011 | Home
Josh Tetrick

Why save dogs, but eat other animals? Pigs are more intelligent. They can dream, recognize their own names, fetch a tennis ball, and lead social lives of a complexity previously observed only in primates. Some even enjoy cuddling.

Cage-Free Campaign Takes Wing in Washington State

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wayne Pacelle

Today, a coalition filed a proposed initiative petition in Washington state to halt the use of battery cage confinement in egg production.There is a commercially viable alternative: cage-free production.

Humane Society Exposes Pig Breeding Horrors -- But It Doesn't Have to Be This Way

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kirby

Pork shoulder at my local supermarket costs 99 cents a pound, but zucchini cost $1.99 a pound. Why? Because American factory farms mass produce swine with such efficiency that the cash value of a pig's life has dwindled downward.

Your Dog Wants You to Vote

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Why should you care what happens at the Missouri puppy mills, you ask? With one in every four dogs purchased at U.S. pet stores coming from Missouri dog factories, every state that sells dogs has suffered the negative effects.

Ca-Ching: Puppy Mill Sales Continue to Ring

Mary Ann West | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mary Ann West

Each year an estimated two million puppies are purchased, bought, sold or adopted with an overwhelming number of pet store puppies coming from large commercial breeders.

The Cruelty of Industrial Egg-riculture

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

There are nearly 20 times as many hens here in Iowa as there are people, producing a shade over 14 billion eggs a year. As one might expect, their living conditions are less than ideal.

Eight Ways to Save the Gulf's Endangered Species

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah Newman

The Deepwater Horizon rig continues to spew 200,000 gallons of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico. The fish, birds, marine mammals in the Gulf region -- many of whom are endangered species -- are now struggling to survive.