Archive for December, 2015

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 . . . 

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The Field of Battle for Animals is Global – HSI Top Achievements for 2015

The Field of Battle for Animals is Global – HSI Top Achievements for 2015

As The HSUS takes on the important fights for animals here in the United States, our sister organization, Humane Society International (HSI), helps protect animals globally. With significant operations  in 20 countries, and a presence in three dozen more, HSI has made a difference on a wide range of issues:  working to . . . 

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Breaking News: Animal Rescue Team Descends on Terrible Neglect Scene in Ohio

By on December 9, 2015 in Animal Rescue and Care with 22 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking News: Animal Rescue Team Descends on Terrible Neglect Scene in Ohio

This morning, HSUS staff, along with members of the sheriff’s office in Adams County, Ohio, walked in on a horrific sight during an animal rescue mission: on the property of what had once been registered as a nonprofit rescue sanctuary were dogs and cats of all . . . 

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Wildlife Gains in 2015: Stepping Up the Battle Against Wildlife Trafficking, Trophy Hunting of Rare Species

Wildlife Gains in 2015: Stepping Up the Battle Against Wildlife Trafficking, Trophy Hunting of Rare Species

The threats that wildlife face are extraordinary, but no group brings the kind of focus and energy to wildlife protection that The HSUS and its affiliates do. In 2015, we witnessed the beginning of the end for elephants in circuses, a globalizing of the campaign . . . 

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Dunkin’ Delivers for Hens

By on December 7, 2015 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Dunkin’ Delivers for Hens

If you don’t think we are in the midst of a period of punctuated change for animals on factory farms, and specifically on the use of gestation crates and battery cages, you haven’t been reading A Humane Nation. Today, in the latest in a rapid-fire torrent . . . 

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A Trojan Horse Maneuver From the Horse Soring Crowd

By on December 4, 2015 in Equine, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 10 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Trojan Horse Maneuver From the Horse Soring Crowd

It’s hard to believe that there are any reputable politicians anywhere in the United States aligned with the horse soring crowd. The showing of sored horses has long been a federal crime, and it’s a gratuitous, inhumane act. To me, trainers who intentionally injure the legs . . . 

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2015 is Tipping Point in Our Long Battle Against Extreme Confinement of Animals on Factory Farms

By on December 3, 2015 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy, Humane Society International with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
2015 is Tipping Point in Our Long Battle Against Extreme Confinement of Animals on Factory Farms

The HSUS and Humane Society International are about protecting all animals, including farm animals. We work with food retailers, institutional investors, humane-minded farmers, and others to make a difference, and in 2015, we saw our greatest progress yet in the arena of farm animal welfare.  . . . 

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Massachusetts Voters Sign in Droves to Get Anti-Confinement Measure Closer to Ballot

By on December 2, 2015 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Massachusetts Voters Sign in Droves to Get Anti-Confinement Measure Closer to Ballot

The movement to end the era of intensive confinement of animals in agriculture is flourishing through so many channels. Earlier today, I announced that Michael Foods has become the latest major producer to see that the future is cage-free. In recent months, The HSUS has also . . . 

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More Progress Toward a Cage-Free Future

By on December 2, 2015 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 4 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
More Progress Toward a Cage-Free Future

Today, Post Holdings and its subsidiary Michael Foods—one  of the world’s largest egg companies, and perhaps the largest egg supplier for America’s restaurant industry—announced progress toward a cage-free future. The HSUS welcomes the company’s announcement as an important step forward. “Our customers are increasingly requesting . . . 

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For #GivingTuesday, Help Us Help Pets in Poverty

By on December 1, 2015 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
For #GivingTuesday, Help Us Help Pets in Poverty

When The HSUS’s Pets for Life team met Philadelphia resident Amalia Acosta and her dog, Fiero, in 2012, Amalia was in tears. She faced the tough decision of giving Fiero up: she loved him very much, but the strong and energetic dog was hard for . . . 

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