Humane Society of the United States

logo Humane Society of the United StatesCartoon chickens roaming green fields near a ruby red barn constitute false advertising as far as the Humane Society of the U.S. is concerned when it comes to Davidson’s brand eggs.

The animal welfare group filed a complaint Friday with the Federal Trade Commission citing the artwork on Davidson’s branded eggs from National Pasteurized Eggs…

vealcalve_406x250For the veal calf headed to market, it’s a distinction without a difference. If all goes according to plan, the animal will go to slaughter without incident, which means the producer will be happy. If the veal calf, however, falls down and cannot get up, the animal will be “promptly euthanized,” which means the Humane…

White Leghorn egg-laying chickens in cages in their hen house.The Humane Society of the United States has filed legal complaints with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging that Hillandale Farms, a Costco egg supplier, has deceived consumers with its poor animal welfare standards and “filthy and unsanitary conditions,” resulting in food safety concerns. The complaints come…

Complaints of inhumane slaughter were leveled at a hen slaughter plant in Butterfield, MN, over the weekend. In an investigation into Butterfield Foods Co., a member of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) spent 57 days working undercover at Butterfield’s plant for slaughtering “spent hens,” which are egg-laying chickens deemed no longer commercially…

Perdue has agreed to remove the “humanely raised” claim from the labels on its Harvestland chicken packaging. In exchange, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) will drop two class-action lawsuits filed against the company in 2010 and 2013 in which the plaintiffs argued that the claim was a misleading one. Some research suggests

Language in the FY 2014 omnibus spending bill now headed for President Obama’s desk re-establishes law that existed from 2005 to 2011 prohibiting USDA from spending any money to inspect horse-slaughter facilities. On Thursday, the Senate joined the House in approving the $1.1-trillion spending bill that the Humane Society of the United States said halts…

More than 30 advocate groups sent a letter to Foster Farms CEO Ron Foster this week asking the company to disclose its use of antibiotics and pledge to avoid routine use of the drugs in raising its chickens. This comes after a Salmonella outbreak that sickened at least 416 was linked to the company’s products.…