Behind nearly every “incredible edible” egg sold in grocery stores today is a hen so intensively confined inside a barren wire battery cage, she can barely even move. With just 67 square inches of floor space on which to live – about the size of an iPad – she can’t even flap her wings, let alone nest, perch, dust bathe, …
Diarrhea: It’s What’s for Dinner—What the Pork Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know
Did you ever wonder why people sometimes don’t always feel so well after eating pork? Well, as the saying goes … you are what you eat. A new investigation released today by The Humane Society of the United States shines a spotlight on the routine horrors forced upon female pigs who are kept locked inside crates – and it also …
Video Prompts USDA to Shut Down Calf Slaughter Plant
In a new undercover video just released by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), young cows are forced to endure such cruel and inhumane treatment inside a New Jersey slaughter plant that upon reviewing the evidence, the USDA suspended operations.
Update: ABC World News Report on COK Investigation Wins Genesis Award
Whether it’s television, print news, radio, film, or music, media has the power to shape—and change—social attitudes as well as our behaviors for the good. To celebrate the important role that news and entertainment media play in raising awareness about animal protections issues, the Humane Society of the United States hosts the annual Genesis Awards.
Cruelty Charges Filed against Pig Factory Farm Employees
Earlier this year, The Humane Society of the United States released a graphic undercover video revealing extreme cruelty to mother pigs and their piglets inside the Wheatland, Wyo.-based Wyoming Premium Farms.
The footage – which shows downright sadistic scenes of animal abuse including mother
pigs repeatedly punched and kicked in the face, piglets swung around by
their back legs or kicked like soccer balls – was turned over to local authorities who announced this week that further action will be taken.