Stories by Josh Balk

Josh Balk is the vice president of Farm Animal Protection at the Humane Society of the United States. You can follow him on Twitter at @joshbalk. subscribe to Josh Balk's feed

Posted on: Jun 15, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Big retail customers like Burger King and Subway are finally demanding change.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Today, major chicken buyers are mandating that their suppliers address the horrors I saw first-hand in the slaughterhouse.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The show industry looks the other way when trainers intentionally harm horses' feet to make them step higher.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The cause of animals has historically crossed party lines—and brings out the best in us.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Massachusetts voters have a chance to significantly help the most abused animals in agribusiness.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Cage-free is no utopia. But it’s a much better life for a bird than a battery cage.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2016, Source: AlterNet

If the athletes in Rio were genetically designed like modern-day chickens, they’d resemble Jabba the Hutt, not Usain Bolt.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Ninety-five percent of all egg-laying hens in the U.S. spend their lives in battery cages so small they can't even stretch their wings.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Heartbreaking cruelty on a massive scale is inflicted on nine billion birds each year in the U.S.

Posted on: May 11, 2016, Source: AlterNet

American companies are learning that reducing animal cruelty is both the right thing to do and good for business.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Pigs are curious animals who go insane in their tiny factory-farmed crates.