Investigations

Five Freedoms for Walmart, End of Chimp Research Among Top Blogs for 2015

Five Freedoms for Walmart, End of Chimp Research Among Top Blogs for 2015

Every weekday, on A Humane Nation, I share news and analysis about the work of The HSUS and its affiliates, and comment on the broader issues in society relating to animal protection. Given the growth in awareness, and the enormous public engagement with animal welfare, there’s a fever pitch on our issues, with breaking news . . . 

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Telling the Story of Animals Through Videos – Our Top Videos of 2015

Telling the Story of Animals Through Videos – Our Top Videos of 2015

Every day, The HSUS chronicles the story of animals – both celebratory, and also the hard-hitting kind that exposes abuses. Our video production work pulls together the strands of our undercover investigations at factory farms or exotic animal menageries, on the ground with our Animal Rescue Team for puppy mill raids or hoarding cases, or featuring celebrities . . . 

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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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‘Sored’ Champ Dies Before His Time

By on November 5, 2015 in Equine, Investigations with 72 Comments
‘Sored’ Champ Dies Before His Time

Any decent person is appalled by the mere description of horse soring – the burning of horses’ legs with chemicals, or the jamming of hard objects into the tender soles of their feet that have been cut to the quick, in order to cause so much pain with every step that they fling their front . . . 

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Ending the Madness of International Trophy Hunting of Rare Animals

Ending the Madness of International Trophy Hunting of Rare Animals

The killing of Cecil the Lion gave the world a vivid example of the pain and misery left behind by globe-trotting elites whose primary hobby is killing prized specimens of the most beloved and threatened wild animals on the planet. Today we are turning up the wattage in our campaign against trophy killing by releasing . . . 

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Puppy Mill Investigation Reveals Squalor, Neglect, Lack of Oversight at Flea Markets

By on September 16, 2015 in Companion Animals, Investigations with 14 Comments
Puppy Mill Investigation Reveals Squalor, Neglect, Lack of Oversight at Flea Markets

Today, The HSUS released a new hidden camera investigation focusing on puppy mill dogs sold through flea markets – one of the least known and most unregulated commercial sales venues for this despicable trade. Our investigator visited 21 different flea markets in 10 states that allow vendors to sell puppies, as well as dozens of . . . 

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Horse Soring Exposed: Results Show 100 percent of Samples at Major Stable Test Positive for Illegal Substances

By on August 27, 2015 in Equine, Investigations with 39 Comments
Horse Soring Exposed: Results Show 100 percent of Samples at Major Stable Test Positive for Illegal Substances

Two days ago I announced on A Humane Nation our latest undercover investigation – this one, providing incontrovertible proof that a major stable in Murfreesboro, Tenn., called ThorSport Farm, is knee-deep in the practice of horse “soring” –  the deliberate injuring of horses’ legs and hooves by chemical or mechanical means. We’ve been campaigning aggressively . . . 

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New HSUS Investigation Exposes Soring, Abuse of Walking Horses at Top Tennessee Stable

New HSUS Investigation Exposes Soring, Abuse of Walking Horses at Top Tennessee Stable

Moments ago, I announced at a press conference the findings of the latest HSUS undercover investigation documenting horrific abuse of Tennessee walking horses, with major trainers caught red-handed hurting horses and prepping animals for the breed’s upcoming National Celebration – the multi-day pinnacle event in Shelbyville, Tennessee – by cooking chemicals into their legs. A . . . 

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Breaking News: HSUS Investigation Exposes Cruelty and Filth at Costco Egg Supplier

Breaking News: HSUS Investigation Exposes Cruelty and Filth at Costco Egg Supplier

My colleague Paul Shapiro and I just completed a press conference exposing repugnant treatment of hens at a major egg supplier to Costco—the nation’s second-largest grocery retailer. At the factory farm in question – a notorious egg producer called Hillandale, which was previously implicated in 2010 in the biggest egg recall in American history centered . . . 

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The Horrible Hundred Puppy Mills (Act III)

The Horrible Hundred Puppy Mills (Act III)

If a pet owner left her dog to freeze to death outside in the cold, or allowed an animal’s collar to become so embedded that the dog had a bleeding neck wound, or shot a dog simply because the animal couldn’t produce puppies, they’d rightly be charged with cruelty, and we’d give the prosecutor a . . . 

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