Feb 20, 2014 — Undercover footage shows a hog farm feeding sows ground-up piglets that succumbed to a deadly virus. Veterinarians say it's the only method they have to protect herds against a fast-spreading disease.
Feb 6, 2014 — As the Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, Russia, commentator Barbara J. King suggests that we can combine attention to issues of gay rights and animal welfare with full-out enjoyment of the skill and dedication shown by the athletes in competition.
Jan 7, 2014 — The world's largest hog and pork buyer wants its contract farmers to move pregnant sows out of constrictive crates and into group houses, generally considered more humane, by 2022. The move is significant because independent farmers supply about 40 percent of the company's sows.
Dec 27, 2013 — This year, 15 bills in 11 states attempted to make undercover videos on farms illegal. Not a single one passed. Activists say a broad-based coalition that tapped the grass-roots concern for animal welfare helped defeat the measures.
Apr 11, 2013 — Legislation introduced in several states would require anyone who records evidence of animal abuse to turn it over to authorities within a set period of time. But animal rights activists aren't welcoming these measures: They see the bills as veiled attempts to stifle long-term undercover investigations that can prove a pattern of abuse.
Aug 31, 2012 — Liberty Wildlife nurses and cares for wounded animals.
Aug 29, 2012 — Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal rescue organization devoted to saving the lives of homeless animals and spreading the word about responsible pet ownership.
Aug 19, 2012 — The Moshiem Mansion Bed & Breakfast houses a changing cast of 10 to 15 dogs that have escaped death in the shelter.
Mar 1, 2012 — Iowa is poised to join several other states that have passed or are considering what activists call "ag gag" laws. Such legislation criminalizes undercover photography or video inside animal farms.
Feb 10, 2012 — The president of the Humane Society of the United States and the president of the United Egg Producers are an unlikely duo to lobby Congress to approve new rules for egg farmers. But they agree on the need for a law that would allow farmers to keep their chickens in more spacious cages.