Archive for October, 2011

Hitting 7 Billion

By on October 31, 2011 in Humane Society International
Hitting 7 Billion

If we are going to feed the world population of 7 billion, we’ve got to think about how we grow food as well as what we eat, and agriculture must be humane and sustainable. Our new video in support of the Meatless Monday campaign highlights what’s at stake.

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Home Run: Rescued Florida Cats Adopted or on Their Way to New Homes

Home Run: Rescued Florida Cats Adopted or on Their Way to New Homes

Our Animal Rescue Team joined Alachua County Animal Services this June to remove nearly 700 cats from appalling conditions in Florida, and we’ve spent nearly five months since then caring for these animals at our emergency shelter with the help of volunteers and other groups. Read the latest good news about this special group of cats.

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Former Chicago Students Give Back by Helping Pets

By on October 27, 2011 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized
Former Chicago Students Give Back by Helping Pets

Two local men at the heart of our Pets for Life Chicago program first came to our attention as students in our free dog training classes. Five years later, they are giving back to their community by working full-time for the Pets for Life program and putting together a successful pet clinic in their own neighborhood.

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Rescue Story: A Tiny Puppy Plucked from the Rubble

Rescue Story: A Tiny Puppy Plucked from the Rubble

This year, our Animal Rescue Team has worked with law enforcement to rescue more than 5,100 animals from puppy mills, animal fighting operations, and hoarders. Here’s the first in an occasional series of stories from HSUS staff members who’ve adopted pets from these rescues.

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The HSUS: A Voice for All Animals

The HSUS: A Voice for All Animals

Rick Berman thinks smoking isn’t bad for you. He thinks Mothers Against Drunk Driving and other groups that try to stop drunk drivers from killing people are too extreme. Berman also attacks The HSUS, which puts us in good company.

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Talk Back: Ohio Travesty and Next Steps

By on October 24, 2011 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals
Talk Back: Ohio Travesty and Next Steps

The death of tigers, lions, and other animals released last week in Ohio was just the latest tragic incident in this state with some of the weakest policies on keeping exotic animals. Many readers wrote in calling for stronger rules and expressing anger and sadness over the deaths of these animals.

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Ohio’s Response Lacks Teeth: More Work Ahead on Exotic Animals

Ohio’s Response Lacks Teeth: More Work Ahead on Exotic Animals

Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced an emergency order today on the exotic animal issue, in the wake of the tragedy in Zanesville, but its provisions are inadequate. And of the seven non-governmental organizations represented on the governor’s task force, two are exotic animal industry groups.

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Urgent Calls for Stronger Rules on Exotic Animals

By on October 20, 2011 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals
Urgent Calls for Stronger Rules on Exotic Animals

It’s time to demand that state officials take action to crack down on the problem of dangerous exotic animals being kept in basements and backyards. Learn how you can take action in support of stronger rules in Ohio.

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Dangerous, Exotic Animals Let Loose in Ohio

By on October 19, 2011 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals
Dangerous, Exotic Animals Let Loose in Ohio

Today, authorities hunted down and shot many exotic animals kept by an Ohio resident, including 18 Bengal tigers as well as lions, bears, and other animals. We need a sane policy on private ownership of dangerous wild animals.

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Putting Trophy Hunters’ Bogus Claims Out to Sea

Putting Trophy Hunters’ Bogus Claims Out to Sea

Soon after the polar bear was listed as a threatened species in 2008, trophy hunting groups filed a federal lawsuit aiming to reopen American borders to the import of sport-hunted polar bear trophies. In a ruling issued yesterday, a federal court soundly rejected this argument and refused to allow U.S.-based sport hunters to import dead bears they killed in Canada as trophies.

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