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Largest US Food Service Company Embraces Game-Changing Rules on Animal Welfare

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Aramark, the largest U.S.-based food service company, is tackling three key areas where industrial agriculture has been badly failing in its production model. The collaboration of Aramark and the HSUS may be one of the best examples to date of how a for-profit and non-profit can work cohesively to build a more humane society.

Virginia Pet Stores: Selling Puppies and a Pack of Lies

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 01.12.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

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.

LOOK: Chimp Wins 1st Prize In Art Contest, Paints With His Tongue

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 08.31.2013 | Weird News

NEW ORLEANS -- A painting by a 37-year-old Louisiana primate who applies color with his tongue instead of a brush has been deemed the finest chimpanze...

WATCH: Ke$ha Makes Animal Rights A Priority

Nick Visser | Posted 04.10.2013 | Green

A new video released by the Humane Society of the United States features pop star Ke$ha talking about her love for animals while highlighting the orga...

Food Stories

Josh Tetrick | Posted 06.21.2011 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

It's extraordinary just how many of the values we stand for are fulfilled by a simple choice: Veggie burgers over hamburgers; plants over animals.

Animal Welfare and the Dog Days of Summer

Ellen Susman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Susman

The great Mahatma Gandhi said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by how it treats its animals." If we are to be judged by his adage, then we have failed.

Slaughterhouse Owner Backs Off Claims

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The head of the Southern California slaughterhouse that produced 143 million pounds of recalled beef acknowledged Wednesday that co...

Meat Recall Prompts Call for USDA Reform

AP | JACOB ADELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Department of Agriculture's twin mandates of promoting the nation's agriculture and monitoring it for safety are being qu...

Owners Ditch Pets After Houses Foreclose

ABC News | Evelyn Nieves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The house was ravaged -- its floors ripped, walls busted and lights smashed by owners who trashed their home before a bank foreclosed on it. Hidden in...

Internet-Ordered Pups Are Frequently Imported, Diseased

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Americans were outraged earlier this year when imported pet food made hundreds of pets sick. But what if you found out that thousands of puppies are i...