You already know that last week a federal appeals court upheld California’s right to ban the sale of foie gras from force-fed birds. Well, this week a different federal appeals court issued an important ruling affirming Chicago’s right to bar pet stores from selling puppy mill dogs. (And California’s now poised to enact a truly historic law on the topic, too.) Wayne Pacelle … [Read more...] about Animal News You Can Use: Lots of progress!
As hurricanes bash us, HSUS is on the ground helping rescue animals in need, including of course dogs and cats, and also teaming up with the National Guard to airdrop hay to stranded and starving cows.With monster hurricanes, record heatwaves, and parts of the nation literally on fire, many are wondering what they can do to help the climate. Of course, one of the easiest things … [Read more...] about Animal News You Can Use: Animals weather the storm
A decade ago, we announced a groundbreaking ballot campaign in California, later called Prop 2, to create the strongest farm animal protection law in the nation. In the wake of that precedent-setting victory, we enacted a wave of new corporate policies and public policies targeting the extreme confinement of farm animals. Since Prop 2’s passage, other states like Massachusetts … [Read more...] about Animal News You Can Use: What a difference a decade makes
Did you know there’s a real-life vegan mafia? CNBC’s got the story about how one group of investors is seeking to give farm animals a hand. And some major meat companies are now in talks about licensing clean meat technologies (growing real meat without the animals), which could have dramatically positive outcomes for animals.Sometimes the war on wildlife halts a bit, as … [Read more...] about Animal News You Can Use: Keep animals out of the circus!
Could one chicken’s feather help supply literally tons of meat for the world, with that chicken living to tell the tale? That’s what Hampton Creek is suggesting in this new video about its newly-revealed work on clean meat. (And if you’ve been following the company, this new BuzzFeed story about the attacks it’s enduring may not surprise you.)In the meantime, battery cages keep … [Read more...] about Animal News You Can Use: Could a single feather save billions of chickens?