Archive for March, 2012

Michael Vick Continues to Speak Out Against in Dogfighting in New Videos

Michael Vick Continues to Speak Out Against in Dogfighting in New Videos

Today, at an inner-city high school in Philadelphia, The HSUS unveiled a new public service announcement featuring Michael Vick that urges viewers to call our tip line if they have information about illegal animal fighting crimes.

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Nine-Year-Old Comes to Washington to Speak Up for Horses

By on March 29, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine
Nine-Year-Old Comes to Washington to Speak Up for Horses

Yesterday, 9-year-old Declan Gregg came to Washington to root out cruelty to animals. He visited The HSUS’s downtown headquarters after a long day on Capitol Hill, where he lobbied for the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.

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The Tragic Toll of Horse Racing

The Tragic Toll of Horse Racing

This week, the New York Times published a massive piece arguing that the horse racing industry is worse than ever for horses, with 24 horses dying on the track every week.

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Champion Sam and Dozens of Other Dogs Saved from Fighting

By on March 27, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care

Last month, the HSUS Animal Rescue Team made stops in Florida and Pennsylvania to help local law enforcement save dozens of dogs from suspected fighting rings. During a snowstorm in Pittsburgh, we worked with local police and Hello Bully, a rescue group, to save 13 dogs, including four who had been chained outside in the . . . 

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Wendy’s Dumping Gestation Crates

Wendy’s Dumping Gestation Crates

Humane Society International Rescues 125 dogs in Quebec On Friday, in yet another major victory for our efforts to eliminate gestation crates once and for all, the nation’s second-largest restaurant chain Wendy’s announced that it will require its U.S. and Canadian pork suppliers to outline plans to phase out the use of gestation crates for . . . 

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Urgent: Help Baby Seals Today

Urgent: Help Baby Seals Today

Frank Loftus/The HSUS Though the commercial slaughter of young harp seals for their fur isn’t officially slated to begin in Canada for a few more weeks, our team this week has distressing news to report. Earlier than expected, Canadian sealers began killing adult and baby seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Our team shot . . . 

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Mountain Lion Killing Highlights Californians’ Continued Opposition to Hound Hunting of Predators

By on March 22, 2012 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals
Mountain Lion Killing Highlights Californians’ Continued Opposition to Hound Hunting of Predators

There’s a notable follow-up today after the president of the California Fish and Game Commission provoked outrage by pushing out a photo of himself grinning as he held up the body of a mountain lion he chased with a pack of dogs, then shot and killed in a trophy hunt in Idaho. Today, state Senator Ted Lieu introduced a bill to ban the use of hounds when hunting or chasing bears and bobcats in California.

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Texas Suspends Killing of Feral Burros in Park

By on March 21, 2012 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals
Texas Suspends Killing of Feral Burros in Park

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has been shooting feral burros in Big Bend Ranch State Park in an effort to reduce their populations. Yesterday, after extensive discussions with the agency, we got a burst of great news.

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Video: Another 80 Dogs Rescued in North Carolina

Video: Another 80 Dogs Rescued in North Carolina

Our Animal Rescue Team deployed last week to Jones County, N.C., where we joined with law enforcement and our friends at the SPCA of Wake County to rescue 80 small dogs and puppies. Take a look at our video of the dogs being carried to safety.

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Lawmakers Take Steps to Tackle Ohio’s Exotic Animal Problem

Lawmakers Take Steps to Tackle Ohio’s Exotic Animal Problem

The tragedy in Zanesville, Ohio was just the most extreme example of what’s wrong with the state’s policies on private ownership of dangerous exotic animals. Ohio State Senator Troy Balderson has proposed a ban on new acquisitions of big cats, bears, primates, and some other exotic animals.

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