VegNews Daily

Pork Company Caught Making False Statements Online

An HSUS undercover investigation shows that a food company’s claims of animal-friendly conduct may be misleading the public.

Seaboard Foods, the nation’s third-largest pork producer, touted its cruelty-free farming practices on its website, noting that it implemented “the most humane practices throughout the animal’s life,” but a 2011 investigation conducted by The Humane Society of the United States showed Seaboard employees hitting the animals, duct taping their legs to their bodies and poking them in the eyes, as well as confining pigs to gestation crates. After HSUS filed complaints with the Federal Trade Commission and Securities and Exchange Commission, Seaboard was forced to take down the animal-friendly claims. While HSUS sees this as a victory, it notes that it would rather see Seaboard change its treatment of animals.

 Comments

The Vegan Month of Food ("MoFo") Kicks Off September 1

Annual month-long celebration of plant-based eating takes internet by storm.
Read More »

Vegan Runner Graces Cover of Runner's World Magazine

Boston-based Micah Risk exemplifies how a plant-based diet can help athletic performance.
Read More »

Texas University Opens Vegan-Friendly Dining Hall

From sushi to waffles, vegan options are plentiful at the new University of Texas at Dallas cafeteria.
Read More »

Cleveland Latest City to Join Meatless Monday Campaign

The mayor has signed a resolution to encourage its community to go vegetarian at least once a week.
Read More »

SeaWorld Stock Continues to Plummet

Shares drop 30 percent and Southwest Airlines abandons long-time partnership due to negative publicity surrounding the aquatic park.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »