Archive for May, 2017

The attack by the farm lobby on states’ rights

The attack by the farm lobby on states’ rights

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States elected not to hear an appeal by state attorneys general and governors aligned with Big Ag who were seeking to overturn California’s landmark egg sales law that stipulates eggs sold in the state must come from housing . . . 

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Breaking news: The HSUS, New York Blood Center announce landmark agreement for care of Liberian chimpanzees

Breaking news: The HSUS, New York Blood Center announce landmark agreement for care of Liberian chimpanzees

Today, The HSUS announces a major, multi-million-dollar agreement with the New York Blood Center (NYBC) concerning more than 60 chimpanzees formerly used by the NYBC in medical experiments in Liberia. The New York-based medical charity has committed $6 million to The HSUS to help with . . . 

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India adopts remarkable set of new animal protection policies

India adopts remarkable set of new animal protection policies

The Government of India has announced sweeping new regulations that are expected to end the suffering of dogs bred indiscriminately and without basic needs like food, water, and shelter; improve conditions for animals sold in livestock markets; and ensure that fish sold in aquariums and . . . 

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Federal legislation introduced to ban doping of horses

By on May 25, 2017 in Equine, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 6 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Federal legislation introduced to ban doping of horses

Today, two lawmakers from Congressional districts with major horse hoofprints – Reps. Andy Barr, R-Ky., and Paul Tonko, D-N.Y. – introduced legislation to end any doping of Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, and Quarter horses in the business of pari-mutuel racing. This legislation seeks to launch a new . . . 

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Finding a common trail to help working horses on tribal lands in Arizona

By on May 24, 2017 in Equine with 15 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Finding a common trail to help working horses on tribal lands in Arizona

The Havasupai Reservation village of Supai, Arizona, located just outside the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park but sharing the extraordinary beauty of the region, is in its own right a popular and scenic tourist destination. Its waterfalls and swimming opportunities draw tourists and motivate . . . 

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Helping the police, and helping dogs in the process

By on May 23, 2017 in Companion Animals with 14 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Helping the police, and helping dogs in the process

Last July, Vickie Malone hosted kids at her home in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, to celebrate her five-year old son’s birthday. Eli and the other kids were about to get ice cream and cake when they heard a shot ring out. Opie, the boy’s pit bull mix, . . . 

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Digging into gopher tortoise protection

By on May 22, 2017 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Digging into gopher tortoise protection

At The HSUS, we work to save animals. But we also work to spare them from cruelty and suffering. If someone is to kill an animal – and that outcome cannot be avoided or prevented — we do our best to see that the killing . . . 

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Shark Week in the U.S. Senate

Shark Week in the U.S. Senate

The practice of slicing fins off live sharks and throwing them back into the water to bleed to death took a big hit yesterday when a key Senate committee passed a bill that would end any trade of shark fins in the United States. The . . . 

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HSUS investigation pulls the curtain back on tiger abuse by traveling circus trainer

By on May 18, 2017 in Investigations, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 16 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
HSUS investigation pulls the curtain back on tiger abuse by traveling circus trainer

A new HSUS undercover investigation reveals the mistreatment of eight tigers featured in Ryan Easley’s ShowMe Tigers act – a traveling circus gig that is contracted out to branded circuses. It’s painful to watch a grown man whipping a majestic tiger as the world’s most . . . 

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Breaking news: Dog meat sales at China’s Yulin festival likely banned for 2017

Breaking news: Dog meat sales at China’s Yulin festival likely banned for 2017

Humane Society International and Duo Duo Animal Welfare Project (DDAWP) have learned from sources that the Yulin government is set to ban restaurants, street vendors, and market traders from selling dog meat at its summer festival. This is one of the most symbolically significant animal . . . 

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Breaking news: The HSUS assists with largest-ever cockfighting bust in U.S. history

Breaking news: The HSUS assists with largest-ever cockfighting bust in U.S. history

Yesterday, we worked alongside the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to conduct the largest cockfighting bust in U.S. history, with a staggering 7,000 fighting roosters at a single location. Early yesterday morning, more than 100 deputies from the sheriff’s office, along with large contingents from . . . 

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Deliver us from the evils of bestiality

By on May 15, 2017 in Companion Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 18 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Deliver us from the evils of bestiality

Last week, West Virginia law enforcement officials, with an assist from The HSUS, arrested Victor Zandlo and charged him with suspected abuse of dogs. It was a particularly vicious case of bestiality. Local rescue groups did their best to help all eight dogs in the . . . 

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