Archive for April, 2014

Going Nuclear Against Dogfighting

Going Nuclear Against Dogfighting

This week, we got one step closer by making dogfighting an explicit crime in Costa Rica. The new legislation, sent to the president for her signature, prohibits the reproduction of material related to dogfighting training and the import, creation, purchase, and sale of dogfighting training equipment. Lawmakers at the national level voted unanimously to create a much stronger battery of laws criminalizing dogfighting

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A Bundle of Nonsense From Bundy and Others

By on April 29, 2014 in Equine
A Bundle of Nonsense From Bundy and Others

Based on his interviews after he tried to start a range war in Nevada, we know that rancher Cliven Bundy is a racist and a freeloader, failing to pay grazing fees that are already absurdly inexpensive for public-land users like him.

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Give Me Shelter From Euthanasia – in California and Beyond

Give Me Shelter From Euthanasia – in California and Beyond

Our movement has made steady progress in reducing the euthanasia of healthy and treatable pets in shelters. In the mid-1970s, the nation was euthanizing about 15 million dogs and cats each year, and that number is now down to three million, thanks to aggressive promotion of pet adoption, spay and neuter and pet retention programs. It’s still three million too many, and The HSUS is committed to getting that number down to zero for healthy and treatable animals.

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The Animals’ Republic of China?

The Animals’ Republic of China?

HSI and its partners are helping to change the way people in China view – and treat – animals. The work of those involved with animal welfare in China spans areas ranging from wildlife issues to protecting companion animals, farm animals and animals used in laboratories.

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Local Governments Telling Puppy Mills to Take Their Business Elsewhere

By on April 24, 2014 in Companion Animals

In today’s video blog, I address the rapid spread of local ordinances, including the latest gains in the city of Chicago and also in Cook County, Ill., restricting pet stores from selling puppy mill dogs – all a consequence of the industry having failed to develop and implement a strong set of minimum care standards.

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Creating Safer Communities for Cats and Wildlife

By on April 23, 2014 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals
Creating Safer Communities for Cats and Wildlife

Whether you’re a “bird-person” or a “cat-person” there is a common ground that will create safer communities for all animals.

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The HSUS’ 2013 Annual Report: Helping Animals in Crisis, Driving Transformational Change

The HSUS’ 2013 Annual Report: Helping Animals in Crisis, Driving Transformational Change

The HSUS’ 2013 annual report provides the most comprehensive overview of our work. As you’ll see, we continued to make gains in all of the areas where we made major investments, and we fortified the financial position of the organization in a meaningful way.

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Discover Multiple Ways to Help The HSUS Fly

Discover Multiple Ways to Help The HSUS Fly

New arrangements with corporate supporters like Amazon and Discover make it easier than ever to help animals without making too much of an effort.

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Full-Court Press in the Courts

Full-Court Press in the Courts

With 24 litigators on staff—aided by a network of over 1,000 pro bono lawyers from the nation’s top law firms—The HSUS’ legal team is working like never before to help all animals, on both the domestic and international stages, and to bring new levels of firepower to protecting animals.

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Seal Slaughter Resumes in Canada

By on April 15, 2014 in Humane Society International

Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, speaks about Canada’s 2014 seal slaughter, and the work being done by The HSUS’ Protect Seals team to shut down the commercial sealing industry.

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