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Heinz Makes New, Important Animal Welfare Commitment

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

While the company still has a ways to go before getting cage confinement entirely out of its egg supply, this is a decisive step forward to reduce the suffering of tens of thousands of animals.

Why Are These Six States Defending Horrific Cruelty to Animals?

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

Battery cages are the cruelest of all factory farming systems, are illegal across the European Union. California should be celebrated, not sued, for taking a stand against these inhumane practices.

Farm Bill Could Overturn Dozens of State Laws. Why Does Tea Party Darling Steve King Want to Centralize Power in Washington?

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

The sale of foie gras is currently illegal in California; Steve King's Farm Bill provision would overturn that law and dozens of others that protect animals, the environment, consumers, and more.

The Cruelest of All Factory Farm Products: Eggs From Caged Hens

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 03.16.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

You wouldn't be able to move, so your muscles and bones would deteriorate. Your feet would become lacerated. You would go insane. That's precisely what happens to laying hens.

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.

Fowl Play: Chicken Cage Confusion Indicates Larger European Policy Issues

AP | By RAF CASERT | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

FLEURUS, Belgium -- When Eric Pierart takes in the chaotic wiggling of thousands of hens caged in his renovated barn, he's reminded of how tough it is...

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.

Egg Industry, Animal Rights Group Reach Historic Agreement

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.06.2011 | Home

The Humane Society and the United Egg Producers do not usually see eye to eye. The Humane Society of the United States is one of the largest animal we...

Where Are You?

Josh Tetrick | Posted 08.22.2011 | Home
Josh Tetrick

Where are you? Three rows of masks hang on the wall. Barbed-wire encircles the building. Enormous sets of fans bang. Machines power on intermittently...

First, Do No Harm

Gene Baur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gene Baur

The AVMA's recent decision to update the veterinary oath is a positive step and it's a reflection of a more humane attitude that is emerging within the veterinary profession.

Impact of Factory Farming, Food Choices Again In Focus

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wayne Pacelle

Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee conducted a hearing on this summer's massive egg recall, and witnesses included the owners of the facto...

FDA Inspection of Egg Factory Farms Mirrors HSUS Findings

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wayne Pacelle

The assurances from the egg industry that its operators maintain safe and clean facilities, treat animals humanely, and do it all at low cost are a charade. The eggs may seem cheap, but the costs are passed on in terms of health costs.

Total Recall: Farm Animal Cruelty, Public Health Connected

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wayne Pacelle

The lifelong extreme confinement of laying hens in tiny cages is not just inhumane, it's also been linked to human disease. Every one of the eggs recently recalled for Salmonella came from hens confined in cages.

Momentum Against Factory Farms Makes Headlines

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The Humane Society of the United States announced that a federal judge has ordered a trial in a federal legal case we brought against a polluting egg factory farm in the Central Valley of California.

Editorializing for Animal Protection, Agricultural Progress

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The general answer for agriculture is that it cannot stand in place. It also cannot hope to gain the trust of consumers when it defends outright cruelty and abuse that the law should forbid.

Breaking: Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Landmark Egg Bill

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wayne Pacelle

With 40 million consumers in California, it would be hard to overestimate the potential of this bill to change the way laying hens are treated throughout the country.

Ohio Landmark: Behind the Animal Welfare Agreement

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In an agreement forged Wednesday, we were able to come to an agreement where all three parties have committed to recommend the enactment of a series of eight landmark reforms on animal welfare.

Agreement Reached on Ohio Animal Welfare Reforms

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

I just stepped away from a press conference in the Cabinet Room of Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland where he, Ohio Farm Bureau official Jack Fisher and I announced a historic agreement on animal welfare in the state.

The Chickens Come Home to Roost

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

There is big news concerning an ongoing class action lawsuit accusing the nation's major battery cage egg producers of conspiring to use questionable animal welfare standards.

Investigation Exposes Abuse at Nation's Top Egg Producers

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The top egg producers in the nation are treating animals in ways that are unconscionable. But there is an alternative. Many consumers, supermarkets, restaurants, and food service providers demand that egg producers convert to cage-free systems.

Egg Industry Scrambles the Truth on Salmonella and Cages

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wayne Pacelle

In a detailed story on Sunday, Columbus Dispatch reporter Alan Johnson previewed one of the flashpoints in the debate over confining laying hens in ba...

Force for Change Against Factory Farming

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Old ways of viewing animals as commodities and objects are stubborn, and so are many of the people who defend the status quo.

International House of Pain for Egg-Laying Hens

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Animal welfare should be part of the Corporate Social Responsibility portfolio for any major corporation, and increasingly, companies are heeding the call.