From ANIMAL PEOPLE, July-August 2013: SANTA CLARITA, California––Newly accessible IRS Form 990 filings for 2010 and 2011 from The Gentle Barn Foundation hint at a history of financial irregularities, some of which were also alleged in three lawsuits filed in 2012 by five former staff. The lawsuits were recently settled in mediation on undisclosed terms.
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, May/June 2013: WASHINGTON D.C.––The Office of the USDA Inspector General report Food Safety and Inspection Service—Inspection and Enforcement Activities At Swine Slaughter Plants should have shocked the pork-eating public. Instead, released on May 9, 2013, it went almost ignored until Farm Sanctuary senior director for strategic initiatives Bruce Friedrich on May 28, […]
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, May/June 2013: LANCASTER––The Pennsylvania SPCA on April 30, 2013 announced the hiring of veteran cruelty investigator Keith Mohler to cover Lancaster County. Mohler will work from an office provided by Lancaster County district attorney Craig Stedman. His hiring expands the Pennsylvania SPCA humane law enforcement team to 13 officers in 17 counties.
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, May/June 2013: Exposing a bloody business CANBERRA––The latest Animals Australia undercover videos of slaughter at the two Egyptian slaughterhouses authorized to kill Australian cattle showed “outrageous cruelty” that “left me and my industry colleagues disgusted and horrified,” Australian Livestock Exporters Council spokesperson Alison Penfold told media.
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, April 2013: LONDON––Though culling predators has come to be recognized as one of the larger ecological mistakes of the Romans, the Normans, the Georgians in the 18th century, and 20th century British governments, British environment secretary Owen Paterson on February 27, 2013 announced that badgers will be culled this summer in Gloucestershire […]
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, April 2013: Letters Farm animal welfare in Vietnam Several months ago I was asked by Humane Society International to help them to establish some collaborative relationships concerning farm animal welfare in Vietnam. As mentioned in previous letters to ANIMAL PEOPLE, I used to work at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, and continue […]
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, April 2013: Humane Farm Animal Care revised standards for raising cattle have since January 15, 2012 required farmers to use analgesia for pain control when conducting procedures such as castration. “HFAC is the only national animal welfare organization to make pain control a key component of farm animal welfare certification standards. We […]