Archive for 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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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. . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .