The United States is backing the National Pork Producers Council and American Farm Bureau Federation in a lawsuit seeking to invalidate California’s Proposition 12, which would ban the sale of pork from hogs raised without minimum square-feet requirements.
Wayne Pacelle, who built the Humane Society of the United States into the country's most effective animal rights organization, resigned as its CEO and president Friday only a day after the board of directors had agreed to retain him despite allegations of sexual harassment.
Farm and environmental groups are sparring over the number of animal feeding operations subject to new emissions reporting requirements and how extensive those requirements should be, as a reporting deadline approaches.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2017 – Egg and pork producers are vowing to fight a California ballot initiative proposed by the Humane Society of the United States and other animal rights groups that would require egg-laying hens to be cage-free by 2022 and prohibit the use of gestation crates for sows.
WASHINGTON, August 30, 2017 - Animal welfare activists are optimistic that a series of bills they are pushing have enough bipartisan support to get included in both the House and Senate versions of a new farm bill. At the same time, activists are bracing for a possible battle over attempts to block individual states from regulating the way farm animals are produced.