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Gestation Crates

Unfounded claim of the day: Farm cruelty is rare

I just read an editorial on the StarPhoenix website, under the headline: “Animal welfare poses economic consequences.” The focus is on recent news out of Canada concerning cruelty on factory farms and the animal-welfare movement to improve conditions for the animals. While the piece is somewhat balanced at times, the writer tosses out this unfounded […]

Proposed amendment to the recent Farm Bill was set to strip protections for animals

US Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) is an anti-animal welfare as they come. His latest effort – the so-called King Amendment to the latest Farm Bill – was set to do several things, such overturning the ban on gestation crates for pigs. An Examiner.com article included the following: According to the Olympian, it would effectively force […]

We have a nominee for the Most Wildly Untrue Statement of the Year

I run across so many of these, so I’m sure I would loose track over time, but let’s call statements like the following, the nominees for the Most Wildly Untrue Statements of the Year. The National Post out of Canada reports Rick Bergman, the vice chair of the Canadian Pork Council, believes “using gestation crates […]

Subway joins the list of national eatery chains pushing for animal welfare on factory farms

A news story popped up this morning on the Pack News Wire, reporting Subway has joined the growing list of national restaurant chains calling for better treatment of animals on factory farms. Over the next 10 years, the company hopes to completely eliminate the use of pork from sows in gestation crates. And the New […]

Pack Topics: Gestation crate legislation; dog fighting; puppy mill punishment

NJ could ban gestation crates: A bill in the New Jersey legislature could lead to ban on gestation crates and another bill could crack down on the trade of tigers. State Senator Raymond J. Lesniak is leading the effort and is quoted by NJ Today as saying – “Animals are God’s creations as much as […]

Pack Topics: Bogus groups, puppy mill regulations and factory farming

An editorial by Julia Breaux – the state director for Louisiana of The Humane Society of the United States – ran Friday on the Shreveport Times website. In part, the piece notes the bogus nature of the Humane Society for Shelter Pets. The only real mission of the group seems to be to slam the […]

Topics: Factory farming (gestation crates) and greyhound racing

McDonald’s is getting heat from pork producers after announcing that within the next decade the fast-food giant will stop purchasing products from suppliers who use gestation crates. The Des Moines Register ran a statement from the National Pork Producers Council that included a couple of unbelievable statements – “Individual sow housing allows us an option […]

Pack Line Headlines: horse racing, greyhound racing, gestation crates

Horse race at a greyhound track: One industry that exploits animals will meet another Saturday during the Preakness Stakes. The horse race will take place at the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track in Florida. The news out of both horse racing and greyhound racing paints the two industries as all too similar. Unfortunately, a lot of […]

Pack Line Headlines 5.11.12: Animal cruelty, factory farming

Ohio ranks low in punishment for animal cruelty – News Channel 5 out of Columbus investigated the state of Ohio’s animal cruelty laws and found them weak when compared to other states. An act of animal cruelty is a second-degree misdemeanor in Ohio for a first offense. The news outlet reports animal cruelty is a felony […]

Burger King announces move to cage-free eggs and cage-free pork products

Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society of the United States appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday morning to announce a major shift in the direction of animal welfare for Burger King. The No. 2 fast-food giant will by 2017 phase out the use of eggs and pork products from severely confined hens and pigs. Pacelle […]