Victory: Dow AgroSciences ends pesticide test on beagles following HSUS undercover investigation

By on March 18, 2019 with 45 Comments

Testing on 36 beagles at a Michigan animal testing lab has ended. Following the release of an undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States last week, Dow AgroSciences (Corteva AgriScience) today announced that it has ended a one-year pesticide test on the dogs at Charles River Laboratories in Michigan.

We applaud Corteva for making the right decision by ending the test and urge them to work with us to get the dogs out of the laboratory and to our shelter and rescue partners so that they can be adopted into loving homes. The company has been a valuable partner to us in the past on important measures to decrease animal testing and we hope that we can work with them on a happy ending for these dogs.

This is a huge win for our Animal Research Issues campaign and for our investigations team, which worked hard to expose the cruelty dogs are subjected to in animal testing labs, as well as for our Humane Society International team, which mediated to get a waiver from Brazil for the Corteva pesticide test.

Today’s victory would also not be possible without you, our followers. Thousands of you shared the blog and other HSUS communications on the investigation, and took action calling on Dow to release the beagles. Join us today as we celebrate this important win, for the beagles and for our global battle against animal testing.

Demand the immediate release of the 36 beagles

Finding a home for Buster: How the HSUS works with shelter and rescue partners to help animals after disasters

By on March 18, 2019 with 0 Comments
Finding a home for Buster: How the HSUS works with shelter and rescue partners to help animals after disasters

The Humane Society of the United States steps in swiftly when called upon to help animals in the aftermath of major disasters, natural and man-made. But even in a situation in which we’re working to help transport and rescue hundreds of animals, we never lose . . . 

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Breaking news: U.S. reinstates safeguards to prevent wild horse and burro slaughter

By on March 15, 2019 with 8 Comments
Breaking news: U.S. reinstates safeguards to prevent wild horse and burro slaughter

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson In a major victory for our campaign to protect wild horses and burros, the United States this week reinstated important safeguards that will prevent unscrupulous kill buyers from purchasing large numbers of these iconic American animals and funneling them . . . 

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Horseracing Integrity Act will crack down on drugging, protect racehorses

By on March 14, 2019 with 1 Comment
Horseracing Integrity Act will crack down on drugging, protect racehorses

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson In recent years, major professional sports have taken crucial steps to rid themselves of illegal doping in order to create a more level playing field and to protect athletes from the adverse effects of performance-enhancing drugs. But there has . . . 

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With new scorecard, HSUS will hold food companies accountable on their animal welfare commitments

By on March 13, 2019 with 3 Comments
With new scorecard, HSUS will hold food companies accountable on their animal welfare commitments

Our dynamic Farm Animal Protection team has been responsible for a seismic shift in how the country’s largest food companies address animal welfare. From Walmart, Safeway and Kroger, to Denny’s, IHOP and Panera Bread, to Smithfield and Perdue, major corporations have worked with us to . . . 

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HSUS undercover investigation shows beagles being poisoned with pesticides and drugs, killed at animal testing lab

By on March 12, 2019 with 105 Comments
HSUS undercover investigation shows beagles being poisoned with pesticides and drugs, killed at animal testing lab

It’s the kind of video no dog lover would ever wish to see, but we are releasing it today because it’s important for you to know just what goes on at laboratories across the United States where dogs are poisoned – and killed – for . . . 

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HSUS Animal Rescue Team deploys in tornado-hit Alabama to help local shelters, transport dogs

By on March 11, 2019 with 0 Comments
HSUS Animal Rescue Team deploys in tornado-hit Alabama to help local shelters, transport dogs

As Alabama recovers from a blitz of devastating tornadoes, the Humane Society of the United States is on the ground in Lee and Barbour Counties. Staff responders are coordinating efforts to empty local shelters of unowned, adoptable animals so that these agencies and organizations can . . . 

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Trophy hunting mountain lions can hurt ecosystems, increase conflict

By on March 8, 2019 with 10 Comments
Trophy hunting mountain lions can hurt ecosystems, increase conflict

Over the last three decades, 80,000 mountain lions have been killed for trophies, most of them from the western and midwestern United States. This unbridled and ongoing assault, perpetrated by trophy hunters and predator-control agents and enabled by state and federal legislators, doesn’t just hurt . . . 

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Efforts in Congress to help save critically endangered right whales

By on March 7, 2019 with 2 Comments
Efforts in Congress to help save critically endangered right whales

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson North Atlantic right whales, once decimated by whalers, have continued to face an onslaught of other threats to their survival in recent decades, including entanglement in commercial fishing gear, collision with large ships and climate change. These gentle giants, . . . 

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Breaking news: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes stripping federal protections for wolves

By on March 6, 2019 with 12 Comments
Breaking news: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes stripping federal protections for wolves

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that it will issue a proposed rule to strip Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in all of the lower 48 states, further jeopardizing animals in a fragile state of . . . 

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Cuddling a baby tiger or riding an elephant could leave you more guilty than gratified, study says

By on March 5, 2019 with 5 Comments
Cuddling a baby tiger or riding an elephant could leave you more guilty than gratified, study says

Walking alongside a lion in South Africa or feeding a baby tiger with a milk bottle at a roadside zoo stateside as you smile into the camera might seem like a novel idea, but it never has a good outcome for the animal. And increasingly, . . . 

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MASH-style clinics bring lifesaving services to pets on U.S. reservations

By on March 4, 2019 with 3 Comments
MASH-style clinics bring lifesaving services to pets on U.S. reservations

When Brown Puppy’s family brought him into the Rural Area Veterinary Services clinic in San Carlos, Arizona, he was suffering from a bad head wound. Another dog had bitten him, and Brown Puppy’s head was so swollen that he could not lift it. His eyes . . . 

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