HSUS: Breaking News on Ben and Jerry’s Campaign

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Via the Humane Society of the United States:

Please Thank Ben & Jerry’s

In some of the best news for egg-laying hens this year, Ben & Jerry’s has decided to adopt a cage-free egg policy for the eggs it uses in its ice cream. Please thank Ben & Jerry’s for taking such a positive step—there’s nothing like good feedback to reinforce a good decision.

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HSUS: A Scoop of Lies from Ben & Jerry’s

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

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From: Humane Society of the United States – humanesociety [at] hsus.org
Date: Aug 22, 2006 8:00 AM
Subject: A Scoop of Lies from Ben & Jerry’s


The Humane Society of the United States
Humane Action Network Alert
August 22, 2006



Is Ben & Jerry’s serving up “Chocolate Chip Cruelty Dough”? On its web site, the ice cream company known for its social conscience criticizes what it calls “giant, industrial farming operations,” and it ends one of its commercials with the tag line, “Ben & Jerry’s: Join our fight for small family farms.”

But this week, after nearly a year of promises to The Humane Society of the United States that it would phase out battery-cage eggs in its ice cream, the company has done an about-face and chosen to continue to buy eggs–perhaps 20 to 30 million of them a year–from factory farms that confine egg-laying hens in tiny battery cages so small the birds can’t even spread their wings.

You’ve taken action to help farm animals before (thank you!). Today, caged hens are counting on you again to show Ben & Jerry’s that it should live up to its socially responsible reputation and lose the battery cage eggs in its ice cream.

Tell Ben & Jerry’s right now to stop supporting this cruelty!

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HSUS: Victories and battles for farm animals – take action!

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

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From: Humane Society of the United States – HumaneSociety [at] hsus.org
Date: Jun 19, 2006 5:22 PM
Subject: Victories and battles for farm animals – take action!


The Humane Society of the United States


Dear Kelly,

Because you’re concerned about farm animals, I’d like to invite you to take action on a new bill that could help millions of animals. Then, read on for some exciting news about our work to combat some of the cruelest factory farming abuses.

:: EASY ACTION FOR FARM ANIMALS: Congressmen Christopher Shays (R-Conn.) and Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) have introduced a bill that would require producers supplying animal products to the federal government to comply with minimal animal welfare standards. Please ask your representative to co-sponsor and support H.B. 5557, the Farm Animal Stewardship Purchasing Act. It will only take a minute or two, but could make a real difference in the lives of millions of animals. Click here: https://community.hsus.org/campaign/FED_2006_stewardship_act/

:: COMPANIES GO CAGE-FREE: From the campuses of Google and AOL to those of Ohio State University and Dartmouth, our No Battery Eggs campaign has saved hundreds of thousands of hens from lives of misery in battery cages. Read more about the companies and schools our Factory Farming Campaign is working with to free hens from cages. Click here: https://community.hsus.org/ct/UpS7Mss1hzI1/

:: MOBY MAKES MUSIC FOR ANIMALS: Internationally renowned and Grammy-nominated musician Moby has long advocated for the improved treatment of animals raised for meat, eggs, and milk. The HSUS is proud to introduce to you his powerful video on farm animals, their conditions on industrialized factory farms, and what each one of us can do to help reduce their suffering. Click here to see Moby’s video: https://community.hsus.org/ct/U1S7Mss1hzWZ/

Click here to find out how you can reduce farm animal suffering: https://community.hsus.org/ct/y1S7Mss1hzIq/

:: CHICAGO MAKES HISTORY: After months of campaigning by The HSUS and other organizations, the Chicago City Council voted to ban the sale of foie gras in the city. Foie gras is cruelly produced by force-feeding ducks and geese unnatural amounts of food through a pipe thrust down their throats, which can cause severe injuries, organ rupture, and even death. We applaud the Aldermen of Chicago for seeing that this abusive product will no longer be tolerated in the Windy City. Click here to learn more: https://community.hsus.org/ct/ydS7Mss1hzIa/

:: FACTORY FARMING CAMPAIGN WEBSITE DEBUTS: If you’d like to stay up-to-date on what The Humane Society of the United States is doing to protect farm animals, be sure to visit the new site for our Factory Farming Campaign. The site has information about HSUS farm animal victories, media attention, videos, action alerts, photos, research, and more. Click here: https://community.hsus.org/ct/EpS7Mss1hzWK/

Thanks for all you do for animals every day.


Wayne Pacelle
President and CEO
The Humane Society of the United States


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DawnWatch: Chicago Tribune and Baltimore Sun on Cage-free eggs 6/11/06

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

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From: DawnWatch – news [at] dawnwatch.com
Date: Jun 11, 2006 5:50 PM
Subject: DawnWatch: Chicago Tribune and Baltimore Sun on Cage-free eggs 6/11/06

The Sunday, June 11, Chicago Tribune (Pg 3) and Baltimore Sun (pg 12a) are both carrying a story on consumer interest in cage free eggs. The Tribune has headed the story, “Cage-free eggs take flight; Some shoppers like that birds can roam.”

It opens with a quote from a shopper who seeks out cage-free eggs and says, “There’s been more publicity about how stock animals are handled. It hasn’t made me a vegetarian yet, but it might.”

We read:

“The concerns of shoppers like Taylor are part of a growing public interest in where food comes from–whether beef cows were fed on grass, whether asparagus came from local farmers, how much geese suffer in the production of foie gras.

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