The growing demand for meat, eggs and dairy products in China presents a wide array of challenges, including increasing concerns about farm animal welfare.
In Beijing, China on March 29 and March 30, Humane Society International (HSI) led an historic conference that gathered roughly 100 Chinese government officials, academics, journalists and agricultural producers to
Read More… Chinese Government Officials, Academics, Animal Advocates And Agricultural Producers Meet To Discuss Farm Animal Welfare
Wal-Mart has announced its so-called "Great Value" store brand of milk will no longer come from cows injected with Monsanto's controversial genetically engineered hormone, rBGH/rBST. As OCA's Director, Ronnie Cummins, stated in an interview with the Toronto Globe and Mail, Wal-Mart's announcement will likely serve as a tipping point for driving Monsanto's controversial bovine
Read More… Wal-Mart Goes RBGH-free
March 29, 2008:Seal hunt observers documented apparent violations of the new sealing license conditions today in Cabot Strait. International journalists and world-renowned photographer Nigel Barker joined The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International in documenting the inherent cruelty of the commercial seal hunt today. Video and stills are available for
Read More… HSUS And HSI: Seal Hunters Not Following New Licensing Conditions
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA)– representing over 850,000 consumers across the U.S. — has joined a growing alliance in support of the Florida-based Coalition for Immokalee Workers' campaign to "End Slavery and Sweatshops in the Fields." While the organic and sustainable agricultural movement has traditionally focused primarily on health and environmental issues, the time
Read More… End Modern-Day Slavery In U.S. Fields
March 30, 2008
Rebecca Aldworth, director of Animal Programs for Humane Society International, released the following statement in response to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans restricting journalists and animal welfare experts access to the commercial slaughter of baby seals.
"Yesterday we filmed sealers consistently violating the few regulations that exist to protect
Read More… Cover-Up Continues: DFO Restricting Journalists And Seal Hunt Observers Access To Today's Seal Hunt
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently disclosed that it never received mandatory annual reports about research animals' "pain and distress" from 81 animal research facilities over the course of five years. The revelation was triggered by a lawsuit filed by The Humane Society of the United States against the USDA seeking agency records
Read More… Lawsuit Reveals 81 Animal Research Facilities Not Meeting Animal Welfare Act Reporting Requirements