The Fund for Animals was founded in 1967 by prominent author and animal advocate Cleveland Amory. For nearly five decades, The Fund has spearheaded significant events in the history of the animal protection movement by employing national advocacy campaigns, rescue operations and operating a network of world-famous animal care facilities like our Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch. The Fund's historic victories have saved thousands of animals from cruelty and suffering.
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Nikki Reed is taking on Costco over cruelty to animals. The Twilight and Sleepy Hollow star is asking people to call Costco’s corporate headquarters and urge the company to stop selling eggs from caged hens. She joins Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Steve-O, Bill Maher and Sia in calling on Costco to make this change. The effort follows a recent undercover investigation that unearthed animal cruelty in Costco’s supply chain, which you can learn more about here: http://humanesociety.org/costco
Residents of the Commonwealth have shown time and time again that they support commonsense protections for animals, the environment, and food safety. In November 2016, Massachusetts voters will have the opportunity to vote YES! on a ballot measure to implement a modest animal protection reform.
A YES! vote will prevent farm animals from being crammed into cages so small they can’t even turn around or extend their limbs. A YES! vote will also ensure that certain food items sold in the Commonwealth are compliant with these modest standards. Major companies like Dunkin’ Donuts, Walmart and McDonald’s are already making similar improvements.
Within days or even hours of birth, calves raised for veal are often chained by their necks in crates too narrow to turn around or lie down comfortably. The crates essentially immobilize these playful, energetic creatures, preventing them from engaging in almost any natural behaviors. This lack of movement inhibits natural muscle development, often to such an extent that the calves are unable to walk to slaughter.
Pigs are highly social and intelligent animals. For years, female pigs used for breeding are confined in crates only two feet wide—so small the animals can’t even turn around or take more than a step forward or backward. This extreme immobilization atrophies the pigs’ muscles and bones. Since these inquisitive animals are denied mental stimulation, many become neurotic and exhibit coping behaviors, such as repetitive biting of the bars in front of them.
On many egg factory farms, hens are crammed into cages so small the birds can't even spread their wings. Packed five or more to a cage, each hen is forced to spend her whole life in a meager amount of space that’s smaller than an iPad. Virtually unable to move, the hens can't engage in almost any of their natural behaviors, such as perching, nesting, foraging or even walking more than a few steps. In cages, chickens may suffer from bone fractures, feather-loss, and metabolic disease; some hens even become caught in the wire and die of starvation, unable to reach the food or water just inches away from them.
Help prevent cruelty to farm animals by volunteering for the Citizens for Farm Animal Protection campaign. Even if it's just a few hours here and there, we welcome your support.
Thanks for being a part of this historic effort for farm animals!
In September 2015 Humane Society International convinced another South Korean dog meat farmer to close his business. Now 103 dogs can look forward to a new life after a life of misery. Donations are needed to support this and other efforts to save dogs still suffering and at risk.
Please join our fight to shut down this brutal industry for good. Your generosity helps dog meat farmers transition to humane livelihoods, supports our local Chinese partners in intercepting dog meat traders’ trucks, funds care for confiscated animals, enables us to lobby for better laws, and so much more.