A federal court in New Jersey has cleared the way for a class action lawsuit against the nation’s third-largest poultry producer, Perdue Farms, Inc., over the company’s alleged false advertising of factory farmed chicken products as “humane.” The suit—filed by two members of The Humane Society of the United States on behalf of consumers duped
Read More… Court Allows Lawsuit Over Perdue’s “Humane” Claims to Proceed
Court documents reveal a Fayette County Grand Jury has indicted infamous horse abuser Jackie McConnell and two co-defendants on 38 counts of animal cruelty for illegally soring and torturing horses as documented in a Humane Society of the United States undercover investigation conducted in 2011.
A nationally recognized walking horse trainer, McConnell is now
Read More… Tennessee Grand Jury Indicts Former Tennessee Walking Horse Trainer Jackie McConnell
The Humane Society of the United States and Front Range Equine Rescue filed a legal petition with the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board requesting that it adopt a rule that renders any horse “unqualified” for use as food for human consumption. The petition states that horses are different than traditional food animals because Americans
Read More… Animal Welfare Groups to New Mexico Regulators: Horsemeat May Be a Risk to Human Health
Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, issued the following statement in response to Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signing H.B. 1999, which opens the door for the slaughter of American horses to resume in Oklahoma:
“The horse slaughter industry is a predatory, inhumane enterprise. It doesn’t ‘euthanize’ old
Read More… The HSUS Responds to Oklahoma Governor Signing Horse Slaughter Bill into Law
The Humane Society of the United States assisted the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, Placer County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in a large-scale dogfighting investigation and raid involving four properties and resulting in the arrest of four suspected dogfighters and the seizure of 18 dogs. The sheriff’s office also found suspected
Read More… Four Suspected Dogfighting Operations Raided in California
Recommendations proposed by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and its Board of Directors significantly narrow the options to regulate Virginia’s inhumane fox pens and were met with disappointment by The Humane Society of the United States.
Laura Donahue, Virginia state director for The HSUS said: “These cruel, inhumane pens should be
Read More… The HSUS Disappointed by Va. Game Board’s Regulatory Vote on Inhumane Fox Pens
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted The Humane Society of the United States’ 2009 legal petition requesting that the agency halt the inhumane practice of slaughtering downer veal calves too sick, weak or tired to even stand up. The petition asked the USDA to close a loophole in federal regulations that allows downer
Read More… USDA Moves to Ban Slaughter of Downer Veal Calves Too Sick or Injured to Walk
Maryland Votes for Animals and The Humane Society of the United States applauded the Maryland Senate and House for passing the spay/neuter bill, introduced by Sen. Joanne Benson, D-Prince George’s County, and Del. Barbara Frush, D-Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties, to establish a statewide fund to support spay/neuter services through targeted community grants.
Read More… Maryland Votes For Animals and The HSUS Celebrate Landmark Spay/Neuter Program
The Humane Society of the United States applauds the Federal Trade Commission’s decision to take action on The HSUS’s 2011 fur false advertising and labeling petition against three retailers – Neiman Marcus, Dr. Jays and Revolve Clothing. The FTC announced the issuance of consent orders obligating these retailers to abide by the advertising and
Read More… The HSUS Applauds FTC’s Action against Neiman Marcus and Other Retailers in Response to 2011 Fur False Advertising Petition
More than 2,000 Michigan volunteers rallied to gather signatures in 67-day period
After four decades of protection, there are fewer than 700 wolves left in Michigan, leaving their populations in a fragile state.
Keep Michigan Wolves Protected submitted 253,705 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office, that, when certified, will place any plans
Read More… 253,705 Signatures Submitted to Place Wolf Hunting Referendum on 2014 Ballot