Archive for May, 2018

Maryland says no to pigeon shoots

Maryland says no to pigeon shoots

The Humane Society of the United States has long been involved in efforts to stop pigeon shoots, horrible spectacles that still happen in some states, where shooters gun down birds for no reason other than the fun of it. This week, we won a significant . . . 

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Tigers are not prom props

Tigers are not prom props

It is a story that defies imagination and, as the mother of a high schooler, makes me cringe. A tiger is brought into a high school prom, in a cage barely large enough to hold the massive animal. The tiger, surrounded by pounding music, screaming . . . 

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Horrible Hundred report highlights problem puppy mills in the U.S.

By on May 14, 2018 in Companion Animals with 42 Comments
Horrible Hundred report highlights problem puppy mills in the U.S.

A Chihuahua with a large, open wound dead in her cage. Underweight dogs with their ribs and hip bones showing. A Nebraska breeder who euthanized dogs just because they had burrs stuck in their fur and he didn’t think they were worth the trouble of . . . 

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Breaking news: New Hampshire breeder who kept Great Danes in filthy conditions will serve jail time

Breaking news: New Hampshire breeder who kept Great Danes in filthy conditions will serve jail time

Last year, the Humane Society of the United States assisted in an extraordinary rescue of 84 Great Danes, some sick, living in filthy conditions inside a New Hampshire mansion. Today, a judge sentenced the breeder, Christina Fay, to jail time, and admonished her for not . . . 

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In latest attack on wildlife, FWS erodes protections for endangered animals from developers

In latest attack on wildlife, FWS erodes protections for endangered animals from developers

The Endangered Species Act, our nation’s cornerstone wildlife protection law, is under assault by the very people who are tasked with implementing it. In the last few months we have seen representatives of the administration attack protections for African lions and elephants to serve the . . . 

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American equines do not deserve the horrors of slaughter

American equines do not deserve the horrors of slaughter

Horses, burros and other equines are iconic symbols in American life, and we regard them with the same fondness and affection as we do our other companion animals, cats and dogs. These beloved animals earn extra respect and admiration for their strength and their courage, . . . 

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Bills in Congress would crack down on wildlife trafficking, trophy hunting

Bills in Congress would crack down on wildlife trafficking, trophy hunting

Trafficking in wildlife is one of the most lucrative illicit trades in the world, involving tens of billions of dollars, and the United States is — unfortunately — a big part of the problem, as one of the world’s largest markets for wildlife and wildlife . . . 

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‘We are so close to losing the puppy that we loved’: HSUS report details 10 years of complaints about puppy mill dogs

‘We are so close to losing the puppy that we loved’: HSUS report details 10 years of complaints about puppy mill dogs

The moment Tamara Vucak brought her new puppy, Kiki, home, she knew something was wrong. “She had a weird breathing sound …but I just thought that was how puppies of that size breathe,” Vucak recalls. But when Kiki got worse, her mom took her to . . . 

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Humane State program helps police connect with shelters, save animal lives

Humane State program helps police connect with shelters, save animal lives

In 2016, a sheriff’s deputy in Tulsa placed a call to the Humane Society of Tulsa – he needed help with 28 neglected dogs who were emaciated and in need of rescue. In the past, the officer said, he would have likely walked away from . . . 

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Undercover video takes viewers into grisly world of wildlife killing contests

Undercover video takes viewers into grisly world of wildlife killing contests

On a freezing, rainy Sunday night, cold beer flows freely at the weigh-in and judging phase of the Parlin Buck Club’s fourth Annual 24-Hour Predator Killing Contest in Barnegat, New Jersey. An undercover investigator for the Humane Society of the United States films a group . . . 

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Brutal dog killing in Bangladesh highlights need for compassionate approach to street dogs

Brutal dog killing in Bangladesh highlights need for compassionate approach to street dogs

A horrible story coming out of Bangladesh has shocked people worldwide: a security guard and his accomplices unleashed what one local news outlet described as a “killing spree” against street dogs over an accusation that one of the dogs had bitten a child. The men . . . 

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