Archive for November, 2015

Colorado Shooter’s Profile Reinforces Link Between Animal Cruelty, Human Violence

Colorado Shooter’s Profile Reinforces Link Between Animal Cruelty, Human Violence

A familiar pattern is emerging in the profile of the Colorado gunman, Robert Lewis Dear, who allegedly killed three people and wounded nine others at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs last week – the latest in our national epidemic of mass shootings at schools, malls, and other public venues. It has been reported . . . 

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Undeterred, Unbowed in Seeking Reform for All Animals

Undeterred, Unbowed in Seeking Reform for All Animals

With Thanksgiving upon us, I’m grateful to so many people for supporting The HSUS and its bold vision to help all animals in society, including those caught up in major use industries throughout the world. While we face the grim reality that animals still suffer at the hands of humanity in so many ways, it is . . . 

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France Bans Lion Imports, as the Cry Over Cecil’s Death Continues to be Heard Around the World

France Bans Lion Imports, as the Cry Over Cecil’s Death Continues to be Heard Around the World

After Cecil’s killing came to light in July, there’s been a well-justified backlash against the trophy hunting of some of the rarest and most majestic animals in the world. In the wake of the incident, 45 airlines have taken action against trophy hunting — banning shipments of any of the Africa Big Five (African lions, elephants, . . . 

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Jack in the Box Says ‘No’ to Birds in the Cage

By on November 23, 2015 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 6 Comments
Jack in the Box Says ‘No’ to Birds in the Cage

Today, we’re pleased to announce that Jack in the Box has laid out a timeline for switching to 100 percent cage-free eggs. The nearly 3,000 Jack in the Box locations nationwide each include an extensive breakfast menu, including more than a dozen items with eggs. The company also owns Qdoba Mexican Eats, which has nearly 700 . . . 

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California Officials Decide to Keep Bobcat Pelts on the Bobcats

California Officials Decide to Keep Bobcat Pelts on the Bobcats

Bobcats are gorgeous.  Nobody eats bobcats. They are too small to pose a threat to cattle. And they are predators that keep small prey populations in check. Even so, last year, at about this time, commercial trappers in California placed box traps outside of national parks and in other areas to lure bobcats (we had banned the . . . 

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Buy Georgia Peaches, Not Puppy Mill Dogs

By on November 19, 2015 in Companion Animals, Investigations with 2 Comments
Buy Georgia Peaches, Not Puppy Mill Dogs

Our latest HSUS special investigation reveals that Georgia pet stores are peddling hundreds of puppies each year sourced from puppy brokers and puppy mills, some with serious Animal Welfare Act violations. The dogs are then sold to unsuspecting buyers who all too often are faced with heartbreak when their beloved animals fall sick. These kinds of . . . 

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Breaking News: Government Slams Door on Invasive Experiments on Chimps

Breaking News: Government Slams Door on Invasive Experiments on Chimps

I’ve made a series of announcements in the last three years about ongoing progress in the effort to end the era of invasive experiments on chimpanzees. Here’s another, and it’s a great one. Today, the National Institutes of Health announced it has scuttled plans to maintain a colony of 50 chimpanzees for research—reversing a decision . . . 

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In Congress, a Barrage of Sneak Attacks on Wolves and Other Endangered Species

In Congress, a Barrage of Sneak Attacks on Wolves and Other Endangered Species

Today, The HSUS, the Idaho Conservation League, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Defenders of Wildlife, and more than 150 other groups called on President Obama to block a series of anticipated riders that would put dozens of our most iconic threatened and endangered species in the crosshairs. These riders, expected on an end-of-year Congressional spending . . . 

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Taco Bell Serves Up the Quickest Cage-Free Timeline Yet

By on November 16, 2015 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 7 Comments
Taco Bell Serves Up the Quickest Cage-Free Timeline Yet

Taco Bell—with over 6,000 locations serving more than 40 million people each week—has announced that it is switching 100 percent of its eggs to cage-free by the end of 2016. This is the fastest timeline adopted by any major food company, and it comes as Taco Bell increases its breakfast program nationwide, raising the bar for . . . 

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In the War Over Management of Wolves, The HSUS Won’t Shrink from Effort to Protect Them

In the War Over Management of Wolves, The HSUS Won’t Shrink from Effort to Protect Them

In an affront to sound science and a brazen subversion of the judicial process, Republican Senators Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and John Barrasso of Wyoming introduced legislation this week to remove federal protections for wolves in the Great Lakes Region and Wyoming. Their overreaching move comes just a week after 25 Democrat senators, led by Senators . . . 

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