States on the attack against black bears, grizzly bears

By on June 9, 2017 with 3 Comments
States on the attack against black bears, grizzly bears

Throughout the country, humans are crossing paths with bears, and in almost every case, the bears end up on the losing side. This week, near the top of Togwotee Pass in Wyoming, a photographer snapped a picture of a grizzly bear with a Conibear-style furbearer trap clamped over one paw. Conibear traps are the biggest . . . 

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Some British politicians threaten to make foxhunting legal again

By on June 8, 2017 with 1 Comment
Some British politicians threaten to make foxhunting legal again

Election update: Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to overturn the U.K.’s ban on hound hunting of foxes is almost certainly dead in the water, with the Tories losing their majority in Parliament and requiring a partnership with one or more of the smaller parties to retain control of the government. The Labour Party, which is . . . 

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Key federal lawmakers agree that U.S. should stop lagging on banning animal testing for cosmetics

By on June 7, 2017 with 1 Comment
Key federal lawmakers agree that U.S. should stop lagging on banning animal testing for cosmetics

We are in the midst of a global revolution to end the use of animals in cosmetics testing. In recent months, key countries have either banned this unnecessary and inhumane practice, or put in motion plans to do the same. More than a fourth of the world’s population already shops in markets cleansed of animal-tested . . . 

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Online retailer for Prada, Gucci, Michael Kors, and Burberry goes fur-free

By on June 6, 2017 with 6 Comments
Online retailer for Prada, Gucci, Michael Kors, and Burberry goes fur-free

One of the world’s leading online retailers for high fashion has joined the fur-free wagon, building the momentum of our campaign to keep fur off the racks and on the backs of wild animals. This morning, Yoox Net-A-Porter (YNAP), a popular and expanding presence in the luxury fashion world with revenues of more than $2.1 . . . 

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Nevada joins list of U.S. states to ban trafficking in ivory, rhino horn, and shark fins

By on June 5, 2017 with 3 Comments
Nevada joins list of U.S. states to ban trafficking in ivory, rhino horn, and shark fins

In recent days, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has signed a series of animal protection bills into law, including a measure to crack down on wildlife trafficking. It’s the latest example of policy makers and animal advocates teaming up to stop the killing of wild animals for small parts of their bodies, such as fins or . . . 

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Japan’s infamous dolphin hunts target two new species

By on June 2, 2017 with 14 Comments
Japan’s infamous dolphin hunts target two new species

The 2009 documentary “The Cove,” by Louie Psihoyos, pulled back the curtain on Japan’s Taiji dolphin hunt, which gave vivid images and details of the gruesome annual killing of dolphins at an isolated inlet in a small town in Wakayama Prefecture. The swell of outrage against this hunt, which kills about 1,000 dolphins and small . . . 

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More dogs pulled from the depths of the South Korean dog meat trade

By on June 1, 2017 with 6 Comments
More dogs pulled from the depths of the South Korean dog meat trade

Our rescue efforts continue for dogs destined for the butcher’s block in South Korea. Today, 12 recently rescued dogs are on the final leg of their journey into loving homes, prepped to start new lives that will bear almost no resemblance to their recent circumstances. The dogs were part of a backyard breeding operation in . . . 

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The attack by the farm lobby on states’ rights

By on May 31, 2017 with 4 Comments
The attack by the farm lobby on states’ rights

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States elected not to hear an appeal by state attorneys general and governors aligned with Big Ag who were seeking to overturn California’s landmark egg sales law that stipulates eggs sold in the state must come from housing systems that do not severely confine laying hens. In practical . . . 

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Breaking news: The HSUS, New York Blood Center announce landmark agreement for care of Liberian chimpanzees

By on May 30, 2017 with 157 Comments
Breaking news: The HSUS, New York Blood Center announce landmark agreement for care of Liberian chimpanzees

Today, The HSUS announces a major, multi-million-dollar agreement with the New York Blood Center (NYBC) concerning more than 60 chimpanzees formerly used by the NYBC in medical experiments in Liberia. The New York-based medical charity has committed $6 million to The HSUS to help with the decades-long task of providing long-term care for the animals. . . . 

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India adopts remarkable set of new animal protection policies

By on May 26, 2017 with 17 Comments
India adopts remarkable set of new animal protection policies

The Government of India has announced sweeping new regulations that are expected to end the suffering of dogs bred indiscriminately and without basic needs like food, water, and shelter; improve conditions for animals sold in livestock markets; and ensure that fish sold in aquariums and fish stores are not caught using destructive fishing practices, or . . . 

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