Archive for March, 2018

Puppy’s death a wake-up call for airlines on safety policies for pets

Puppy’s death a wake-up call for airlines on safety policies for pets

It’s heartbreaking. A family on a flight from Houston to New York City is asked to stow their dog away in the overhead bin of a plane by a flight attendant. The dog, left without air in what is essentially a small, closed coffin, barks . . . 

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Breaking news: USDA abandons rule on higher welfare standards for animals raised under organics label

Breaking news: USDA abandons rule on higher welfare standards for animals raised under organics label

Despite strong public support for the measure, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has killed a rule that established clear and meaningful protections and higher animal welfare standards for farm animals raised under the organics label. The USDA delayed implementation of the rule three times before . . . 

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Breaking news: Jury finds New Hampshire Great Dane breeder guilty of animal cruelty

Breaking news: Jury finds New Hampshire Great Dane breeder guilty of animal cruelty

In a huge victory in our ongoing fight against commercial breeders who neglect and mistreat the animals in their care, a New Hampshire jury today found a woman who kept 84 Great Danes in filthy conditions inside a New Hampshire mansion guilty on 17 counts . . . 

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Something’s rotten at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Something’s rotten at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Most Americans learned about the trophy killing fringe group Safari Club International for the first time in July 2015. That’s when one of its members, Walter Palmer, killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, leaving the poor creature in agonizing mortal pain for at least 10 . . . 

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California ballot measure would set a new precedent for farm animal welfare across the globe

California ballot measure would set a new precedent for farm animal welfare across the globe

In just six weeks, The HSUS and a coalition of leading farm animal protection organizations will deliver the signatures needed to launch a California ballot measure that The Guardian described as “History in the making.” That’s fitting, because the ballot and referendum process is a . . . 

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Harmful provisions in Congress’s spending bill would strip protections for wolves, reopen horse slaughter plants

Harmful provisions in Congress’s spending bill would strip protections for wolves, reopen horse slaughter plants

As Congress works to finalize its FY18 spending bill to fund the federal government, key protections for animals are under attack. Some members, beholden to special interests, are attempting to reopen horse slaughter plants in the United States, authorize the killing of thousands of healthy . . . 

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Defying Trump, Fish and Wildlife Service reverses ban on ‘horror show’ of elephant and lion trophy imports

Defying Trump, Fish and Wildlife Service reverses ban on ‘horror show’ of elephant and lion trophy imports

In a total departure from the position taken by President Trump in November when he called trophy hunting a “horror show,” the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has lifted existing bans on the import of elephant and lion trophies from certain African countries, and has . . . 

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HSUS, HSI work with corporations, schools, and hospitals to add delicious plant-based options to menus

HSUS, HSI work with corporations, schools, and hospitals to add delicious plant-based options to menus

Whether through our successful campaigns to end the worst factory farming practices by law, or our corporate partnerships to eliminate the use of eggs and meat from caged animals, The HSUS and Humane Society International have together been a force in moving the needle for . . . 

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Breaking news: The HSUS achieves a ceasefire in the war on native carnivores

Breaking news: The HSUS achieves a ceasefire in the war on native carnivores

The HSUS has long opposed the war on wildlife waged by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services agency, a wrongheaded and wasteful program that kills millions of animals each year, often with the use of indiscriminate weapons like steel-jawed leghold traps and poisons like . . . 

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Olympian Gus Kenworthy teams up with HSI to rescue dogs from South Korea’s meat trade

Olympian Gus Kenworthy teams up with HSI to rescue dogs from South Korea’s meat trade

It’s a far cry from the thrills and spills of the slopestyle and the halfpipe to the shabby squalor of a dog meat farm, but that did not deter Gus Kenworthy from making the journey. As the Winter Games at Pyeongchang came to an end, . . . 

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