Archive for May, 2011

Concern for Animal Welfare on the Rise in China

Concern for Animal Welfare on the Rise in China

Since The HSUS conducted an investigation in China exposing the killing of dogs and cats for their fur, I’ve had deep concerns about the treatment of animals in the most populous nation in the world. Now, there is a growing network of animal protection organizations there.

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This Memorial Day, Help Connect Veterans with Service Dogs

By on May 27, 2011 in Uncategorized
This Memorial Day, Help Connect Veterans with Service Dogs

On Memorial Day, we honor the many sacrifices that millions of Americans have made in the best interests of our nation. This year, you can help make it that much more meaningful for a veteran who might benefit from the companionship of a service dog.

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Victories for Creatures Great and Small

Victories for Creatures Great and Small

We’ve achieved victories for creatures great and small these last few days. The HSUS successfully blocked plans to kill up to 85 sea lions each year in Washington and Oregon and scored a big win for chickens and the residents of a rural community in California. Texas lawmakers passed a bill to make it a crime to possess fighting birds or to be a spectator at a cockfight.

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Animal Rescue Team Brings Hope amid Disasters

Animal Rescue Team Brings Hope amid Disasters

Today our thoughts are with the residents of Midwestern and Southern states who have suffered unimaginable destruction from this week’s tornadoes, so close on the heels of flooding along the Mississippi River and tornadoes that swept through Alabama earlier this month. Our Animal Rescue Team continues to care for pets at an emergency shelter in Natchez, Miss., and we have responders in Joplin, Mo., to assist with animal sheltering needs there.

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A Dog Who Saved the Day

A Dog Who Saved the Day

Today, we presented the award for Valor Dog of the Year to a loyal dog who came to the rescue when his owner had a serious accident. My book also shares stories of heroic animals, such as dolphins saving swimmers from sharks and dogs alerting their owners to fires or other threats.

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Talk Back: New Beginnings at Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center

Talk Back: New Beginnings at Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center

The HSUS is fighting for horses on many fronts, pushing for new policies to protect them and also sheltering them at our new Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center. Many of you wrote in to the blog and on Facebook welcoming these new opportunities for rescued horses.

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McDonald’s Takes Initial Positive Step by Starting to Use Cage-Free Eggs in the U.S.

By on May 20, 2011 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy
McDonald’s Takes Initial Positive Step by Starting to Use Cage-Free Eggs in the U.S.

McDonald’s announced this week that it would begin buying 12 million cage-free eggs a year, meaning about 50,000 fewer hens will know the confines of a battery cage. In the last few years, California and Michigan have enacted important cage-free reforms; Washington and Oregon have pending ballot measures on the topic; and many major food purveyors have adopted policies to start switching to cage-free eggs.

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Notorious Missouri Puppy Mill Closes its Doors

Notorious Missouri Puppy Mill Closes its Doors

One of the Missouri puppy mills on our Dirty Dozen list closed its doors this month. Unfortunately, the state is allowing the dogs to be transferred or sold to other commercial breeding facilities, instead of going to rescue groups or shelters where they could be adopted.

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Your Donations at Work to Help Animals

Your Donations at Work to Help Animals

The HSUS provides hands-on care to more animals than any other organization, and we also work to prevent cruelty. We want you and the rest of the world to know about our work—transparency is one of our watchwords.

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Canadian TV Show Sends Wrong Message about Horse Slaughter

By on May 17, 2011 in Equine
Canadian TV Show Sends Wrong Message about Horse Slaughter

Today, our affiliate Humane Society International-Canada condemned Top Chef Canada for featuring a dish made with horse flesh. We in the United States have been working hard to ban the transport of American horses to Canada for slaughter.

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