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Hundreds of dogs saved from slaughter in China

Hundreds of dogs saved from slaughter in China

China is at the center of the dog meat industry, with as many as 10 million dogs slaughtered each year for human consumption. We are committed to abolishing the whole cruel, unscrupulous practice and enterprise, and last weekend, we put yet another dent in that rickety façade. Members of China Animal Protection Power, a coalition . . . 

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Donald Trump Jr. may be out of luck in killing more leopards

Donald Trump Jr. may be out of luck in killing more leopards

The son of the Republican nominee for president – the son who favors killing elephants and leopards over golfing and says he wants to become secretary of the Interior Department (which oversees trophy imports) if his father is elected president – might have to set his gunsights elsewhere if HSUS and HSI get our way. . . . 

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Mounting an attack on dogfighting in Mexico

Mounting an attack on dogfighting in Mexico

It’s time to ban dogfighting in Mexico – everywhere in the country. It’s already banned in several states there, but the law is silent in others, and there’s no national law against what is perhaps the most widely reviled animal crime in the world. This week, our Humane Society International – Mexico office announced a . . . 

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No matter how fast they run, Pamplona’s bulls are doomed

No matter how fast they run, Pamplona’s bulls are doomed

It’s cruelty masquerading as celebration. Terrorized animals, thrust into a world of screaming, slick surfaces, physical torment, and, in the end, serial, protracted stabbing. It’s the annual eight-day running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, as four dozen animals are chased down narrow cobblestone streets among thick, taunting crowds. They are funneled toward the bullring . . . 

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U.S. needs to join Europe in actively condemning Japan’s whaling masquerade

U.S. needs to join Europe in actively condemning Japan’s whaling masquerade

It was a shot heard round the world when, in March 2014, the International Court of Justice ruled that Japan’s program of whaling in Antarctica was not in accord with the provisions of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling. Japan cancelled the program, and, for the first time in a century, Japanese boats . . . 

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One year after Cecil’s killing, time to take aim at trophy hunting

One year after Cecil’s killing, time to take aim at trophy hunting

David Cote, CEO of Honeywell, a company in the top tier of the Fortune 500, shot a white rhino and had parts of the prehistoric-looking animal made into two vases, an ashtray, and an ice bucket. How’s that for treating the natural world as your playground and reducing one of the most magnificent animals on . . . 

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Breaking news: Obama signs measure to dramatically reduce animal testing

Breaking news: Obama signs measure to dramatically reduce animal testing

Today, it was my great honor to attend the presidential signing ceremony at the White House for a revision of TSCA, the Toxic Substances Control Act, with my colleague Sara Amundson from the Humane Society Legislative Fund. Today’s final action upgrades a 40-year-old federal law regulating the use of chemicals, and contains – for the . . . 

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As Yulin dog meat festival starts, poll shows overwhelming Chinese opposition to dog-meat-eating spectacle

As Yulin dog meat festival starts, poll shows overwhelming Chinese opposition to dog-meat-eating spectacle

With a gruesome dog-killing spectacle about to play out in Yulin, China, in just hours, a new poll of Chinese citizens shows no appetite for the spectacle or the idea of dog eating at all. That poll, commissioned by Humane Society International and the group Avaaz, found that as many as 64 percent of people in . . . 

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Dogs, cats rescued from Yulin – as fight to end the spectacle gathers momentum

Dogs, cats rescued from Yulin – as fight to end the spectacle gathers momentum

This week, Humane Society International’s Peter Li, working with Chinese activists, helped save 29 dogs and five cats from the butcher’s block in Yulin, China, where preparations are on for an annual dog meat festival that begins June 21. “It was a great sense of relief to leave the slaughterhouse cages empty for one day . . . 

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Dog butchering raising howls in Congress and throughout the world

Dog butchering raising howls in Congress and throughout the world

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., introduced a congressional resolution today condemning China’s dog meat trade and the festival in Yulin, China, where thousands of dogs and cats are slaughtered each year. The resolution, which has 27 original cosponsors, doesn’t have the force of law, but it’s an opportunity for the United States to urge the government of China and Yulin authorities to protect against pet dogs being stolen . . . 

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