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9 Reportedly Charged With Animal Cruelty After Undercover Investigation

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 12.24.2012 | Green

After an investigation uncovered abuses at a Wyoming pig farm, nine workers there have reportedly been charged with animal cruelty, according to the H...

Record-Breaking Penalty For Slaughterhouse Abuse Case After Major Meat Recall

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 01.16.2013 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. -- A California slaughterhouse where videotaped mistreatment of cows prompted the largest meat recall in U.S. history has reached a sym...

Move Over, Romney and Obama: The Barbi Twins' 'Green Tea Diploradical Party' Speaks for the Real 99 Percent

Joan K. Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Joan K. Smith

Shane and Sia Barbi, the animal activists and legendary Playboy celebrities, would like us to understand that humans as a species represent "the 1 percent," with animals and the environment making up the 99 percent.

Will the HSUS Make a Killing Off Hurricane Sandy?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Why is the HSUS' eagerness for fund-raising after Sandy so loathsome? Because -- based on the HSUS's performance during and after Katrina -- if you care about starving creatures, you're probably better off grinding your dollars into a nutritious paste and feeding them directly.

What Is it About Animal Rights That Brings Out the Worst in People?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Animal rights activists, opposed to the No Kill movement, recently threatened to kill Nathan Winograd's beloved pet dog. By comparison, the assault on me and my books is nothing and would not bother me except for its evidence that I am being targeted, obsessively, by a truly vicious group of people.

The Hunger Games: How Online Gaming Can Help Animals in Need

Natasha Ashton | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

Our pets remind us every day to take a little time for fun, and now thanks to this new breed of online games, our play can be powerful.

Joe Satran

How The Humane Society Decides Who To Sue

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 10.03.2012 | Green

On Tuesday morning, Wayne Pacelle, the CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, announced that he was pursuing a seat on the corporate board of...

Rescuing 139 Dogs, Cats, Horses and Birds in North Carolina

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

These formerly neglected creatures finally have a brighter future, and freedom from the suffering and neglect that had been their lot.

Nearly 500 Dogs Rescued From Suffering Last Week

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

It's especially painful to see people and places that purport to help animals do precisely the opposite.

Coming Together on Behalf of Animals

Joe Trippi | Posted 08.01.2012 | Green
Joe Trippi

There's one issue that I've been watching very carefully that could bridge the political gap. And it's really a no-brainer: basic, sensible protections to improve the lives of animals.

Turning the Tide Against Puppy Mills

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.24.2012 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

Recently, I blogged about exciting news that the U.S. Department of Agriculture would propose a rule requiring large-scale puppy mills and kitten mill...

Joanna Zelman

Undercover Farm Investigation Video Raises Alarm (GRAPHIC CONTENT)

HuffingtonPost.com | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Green

Earlier this year, the Humane Society of the United States prepared a young animal rights advocate for the sorts of abuse they expected her to encount...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.