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 7 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 158 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 19 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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Federal legislation introduced to ban doping of horses

By on May 25, 2017 with 6 Comments
Federal legislation introduced to ban doping of horses

Today, two lawmakers from Congressional districts with major horse hoofprints – Reps. Andy Barr, R-Ky., and Paul Tonko, D-N.Y. – introduced legislation to end any doping of Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, and Quarter horses in the business of pari-mutuel racing. This legislation seeks to launch a new era in the racing industry, which for decades has resisted . . . 

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Finding a common trail to help working horses on tribal lands in Arizona

By on May 24, 2017 with 14 Comments
Finding a common trail to help working horses on tribal lands in Arizona

The Havasupai Reservation village of Supai, Arizona, located just outside the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park but sharing the extraordinary beauty of the region, is in its own right a popular and scenic tourist destination. Its waterfalls and swimming opportunities draw tourists and motivate them to descend a lengthy and tortuous eight-mile trail to . . . 

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Helping the police, and helping dogs in the process

By on May 23, 2017 with 12 Comments
Helping the police, and helping dogs in the process

Last July, Vickie Malone hosted kids at her home in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, to celebrate her five-year old son’s birthday. Eli and the other kids were about to get ice cream and cake when they heard a shot ring out. Opie, the boy’s pit bull mix, was gasping for air after a local police officer in . . . 

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Digging into gopher tortoise protection

By on May 22, 2017 with 1 Comment
Digging into gopher tortoise protection

At The HSUS, we work to save animals. But we also work to spare them from cruelty and suffering. If someone is to kill an animal – and that outcome cannot be avoided or prevented — we do our best to see that the killing doesn’t amount to torture, and that death comes swiftly. There . . . 

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Shark Week in the U.S. Senate

By on May 19, 2017 with 0 Comments
Shark Week in the U.S. Senate

The practice of slicing fins off live sharks and throwing them back into the water to bleed to death took a big hit yesterday when a key Senate committee passed a bill that would end any trade of shark fins in the United States. The Senate Commerce Committee passed the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act, . . . 

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