Archive for April, 2018

Farm Bill should include key animal welfare reforms on horse soring, animal fighting and more

Farm Bill should include key animal welfare reforms on horse soring, animal fighting and more

As the U.S. House and Senate agriculture committees begin work on a new Farm Bill, the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund are pressing for this legislation, which has the potential to affect the lives of millions of animals, . . . 

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HSUS 2017 annual report: Driving change for all animals around the globe

HSUS 2017 annual report: Driving change for all animals around the globe

This week we release our 2017 annual report, an account of recent achievements in our broad-ranging mission to help all animals. The report is teeming with encouraging news about the advances we made on issues ranging from negotiating with corporations, to producing large-scale animal welfare . . . 

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Maryland poised to ban all puppy mill sales in pet stores

Maryland poised to ban all puppy mill sales in pet stores

The Maryland state legislature has voted overwhelmingly to pass a bill banning the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores. The bill now heads to Gov. Larry Hogan for his signature, and we are urging him to build on his strong animal welfare record . . . 

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HSUS, HSI work in Puerto Rico continues, with new project to spay/neuter 20,000 dogs and cats

HSUS, HSI work in Puerto Rico continues, with new project to spay/neuter 20,000 dogs and cats

In 2015, the Humane Society of the United States launched a program to turn around the fortunes of the animals of Puerto Rico. Despite many challenges, including Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island six months ago, we have stayed the course, putting substantial resources on . . . 

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United Kingdom, Taiwan announce they will introduce elephant ivory bans

United Kingdom, Taiwan announce they will introduce elephant ivory bans

Two more nations this week announced their decision to come down hard on commercial sales of elephant ivory, further strengthening the global campaign to save these gentle giants from poachers and wildlife traffickers. On Tuesday, the United Kingdom said it will introduce what Prime Minister . . . 

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USDA proposes disastrous plan to increase kill speeds at pig slaughterhouses

USDA proposes disastrous plan to increase kill speeds at pig slaughterhouses

Slaughterhouses in the United States are allowed to kill more than 1,000 pigs per hour under current U.S. Department of Agriculture rules. Inside these facilities, employees handling the animals work under immense stress at breakneck speeds, performing repetitive motions in cold, slippery conditions, using dangerous . . . 

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InStyle magazine says no to fur; Fur-free pioneer Gucci among HSUS’s Spira Award recipients

InStyle magazine says no to fur; Fur-free pioneer Gucci among HSUS’s Spira Award recipients

The news that InStyle magazine has joined the shifting tide away from fur signals a remarkable change in the fashion industry’s attitude. Laura Brown, InStyle’s editor-in-chief who did a panel discussion on fur-free fashion with The HSUS’s Humane Generation in February, writes: “I want to . . . 

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As Canada moves to reopen its controversial commercial seal hunt, one more market – India – bans seal skins

As Canada moves to reopen its controversial commercial seal hunt, one more market – India – bans seal skins

In the coming days, Canada is expected to open its commercial seal hunt, where defenseless, weeks-old pups are shot or battered to death with clubs. But we just got some terrific news about India banning the import of seal skins, eliminating yet another potential market . . . 

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