Archive for August, 2017

Fighting factory farming from Indiana to Indonesia

By on August 31, 2017 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy, Humane Society International with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Fighting factory farming from Indiana to Indonesia

We’ve taken on factory farming in the United States with decisive results, using a multi-channel approach that includes public education, ballot initiatives, undercover investigations, corporate reform, meat reduction campaigns, and cooperation with farmers and ranchers on our agriculture councils. Humane Society International (HSI) is carrying . . . 

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HSUS rescuers wade through Texas floods to save, evacuate animals

By on August 30, 2017 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 22 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
HSUS rescuers wade through Texas floods to save, evacuate animals

During Hurricane Katrina, in 2005, it felt like The HSUS and other animal groups not only fought surging waters, rain, and wind, but we also had to fight some government agencies and key private agencies whose leaders just didn’t get it when it came to . . . 

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The HSUS goes to federal court on behalf of Yellowstone’s grizzly bears

By on August 29, 2017 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The HSUS goes to federal court on behalf of Yellowstone’s grizzly bears

Sixty days ago, The HSUS told Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that we’d see him in court if his agency did not reconsider a wrong-headed decision to strip federal protections from grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. We made good on that promise today. Joined . . . 

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The crisis in Texas, and the urgent call to help animals and people

By on August 28, 2017 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 122 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The crisis in Texas, and the urgent call to help animals and people

What’s happening in Texas is a singular, destructive, and perilous moment for the state’s human residents. That’s true for the animals, too. The HSUS is there, on the ground, committed to helping all the victims, especially the animals, because that is our special charge. By . . . 

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As Harvey menaces, HSUS team readies for pet evacuations, rescue

By on August 25, 2017 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 74 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
As Harvey menaces, HSUS team readies for pet evacuations, rescue

With Hurricane Harvey expected to ram the Texas coast early Saturday, whipsawing trees and homes and deluging communities, our HSUS Animal Rescue Team is working with local officials in the projected impact region to help evacuate animals. Our staff members have been working with emergency . . . 

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Walking horse trainers expected to put injured, tortured horses on display at major event in Tennessee this weekend

By on August 24, 2017 in Equine, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 23 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Walking horse trainers expected to put injured, tortured horses on display at major event in Tennessee this weekend

As in previous years, the annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration will be tainted with organized criminal activity – animal cruelty, to be specific – as the major event for this industry heads into its first weekend in Shelbyville, Tennessee. After a long show season . . . 

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Interior Department, key House Republicans maneuver to open National Park Service lands to killing grizzly bears, wolves

By on August 23, 2017 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 24 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Interior Department, key House Republicans maneuver to open National Park Service lands to killing grizzly bears, wolves

In April, President Trump signed a resolution, enabled by the Congressional Review Act and passed by Congress on a near party-line vote, that repealed a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) rule restricting particularly cruel and unsporting methods of killing grizzly bears, wolves, and other . . . 

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Court says pet parents can sue major online puppy mill broker

By on August 22, 2017 in Companion Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Court says pet parents can sue major online puppy mill broker

An Arizona court has cleared the way for 10 pet parents, who purchased sick animals from notorious puppy mill sellers despite assurances to the contrary, to continue their battle against online dog marketplace PuppyFind. This is just the latest in our offensive against deceptive online . . . 

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USDA continues near-total eclipse of puppy mill and horse soring reports

By on August 21, 2017 in Companion Animals, Equine, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 7 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
USDA continues near-total eclipse of puppy mill and horse soring reports

When animal advocates received a bulletin from the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week claiming that it had restored additional animal welfare inspection data to its website, it was clear that the agency intended to give the impression to lawmakers and others concerned about its . . . 

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New Hampshire says ‘never again’ on puppy mill abuse

New Hampshire says ‘never again’ on puppy mill abuse

Yesterday, in the company of three adorable puppies whose mother had endured the misery of a Wolfeboro mansion that doubled as the nation’s most unusual puppy mill, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu announced his support for comprehensive reforms to strengthen the state’s animal cruelty laws . . . 

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Humane Puerto Rico’s latest offensive – saving older dogs by adopting them on the mainland

By on August 17, 2017 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Humane Puerto Rico’s latest offensive – saving older dogs by adopting them on the mainland

In our latest maneuver of this type, The HSUS is helping engineer, with some incredible partners, the transport of more than 200 dogs in need from Puerto Rico to the mainland United States. Next week, two planes will depart from Puerto Rico – one set . . . 

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In China, activists work with authorities to chip away at dog meat trade

In China, activists work with authorities to chip away at dog meat trade

As we build momentum for U.S. legislation to ban the trade in dog and cat meat in the United States (H.R. 1406 now has 150 cosponsors in the U.S. House), Humane Society International and its partners on the ground in Asia continue to save dogs . . . 

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