Lawmakers consider ban on killing dogs or cats for food

House lawmakers will consider an amendment to the farm bill on Wednesday on whether to bar individuals from killing dogs or cats for food. The new provision would make it illegal for all Americans to … Read More

USDA abandons organic animal welfare standards for meat and egg producers

On Monday, the United States Department of Agriculture abandoned stricter animal welfare standards that would have given  farm animals classified as Organic and used for egg production and meat more humane protections.  The Organic Livestock Read More

Whoa! Senate committee says ‘neigh’ to reopening horse slaughter plants in U.S

The United States Appropriations Committee voted in favor of an amendment to ban any horse slaughter plants from opening in the United States on Thursday. In a news release from the Humane Society of the … Read More

Reward of $6,000 for information on dog dragged, chained and set on fire while alive

In another disturbing case of animal cruelty in Charleston, South Carolina, two humane organizations have joined together to offer a $6,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for … Read More

Political pressure? USDA reposting animal welfare data

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today has been reposting some of the tens of thousands of animal welfare documents previously removed from its website.  In an official announcement from APHIS they were,

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Humane Society challenges USDA for hiding animal welfare data

The Humane Society of the United States announced on Monday that it is taking legal action after the removal of years of records by the United States Department of Agriculture from their public website this … Read More