Archive for June, 2018

Breaking news: Ohio governor signs landmark anti-puppy-mill law

Breaking news: Ohio governor signs landmark anti-puppy-mill law

History was made today in Ohio when Gov. John Kasich signed into law anti-puppy-mill legislation that implements major reforms designed to improve the lives of breeding dogs. The new law includes a ban on some of the most cruel practices used by commercial dog breeders, . . . 

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Alaskans say ‘no’ to cruel hunting methods for killing hibernating bears, wolf pups in dens

Alaskans say ‘no’ to cruel hunting methods for killing hibernating bears, wolf pups in dens

A rule recently proposed by the Trump administration would roll back an Obama-era regulation that prohibits controversial and scientifically unjustified methods of hunting on Alaska’s national preserves, which are federal public lands. These egregious hunting methods include killing hibernating mother black bears and their cubs . . . 

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Iceland resumes slaughter of fin whales, defying international ban

Iceland resumes slaughter of fin whales, defying international ban

In defiance of an international moratorium on commercial whaling, the Icelandic ship Hvalur hf left port last week after a two-year pause in that country’s fin whale hunt. Iceland’s goal is to kill up to 238 fin whales this summer – in addition to its . . . 

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Speak out to stop breed-specific discrimination

Speak out to stop breed-specific discrimination

Last week, Delta Airlines announced it would ban pit-bull-type dogs from flying in the cabin as service and assistance animals. In doing so, the airline is overlooking the fact that there is no evidence that a particular breed of dog bites more than another. And . . . 

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HSI brings food, medical help to starving, hurt animals in volcano-hit Guatemala

HSI brings food, medical help to starving, hurt animals in volcano-hit Guatemala

When the Volcán de Fuego erupted in Guatemala nearly two weeks ago, devastating villages for miles around, Humane Society International’s disaster response team took immediate action. HSI has been helping animals affected by disasters for many years, and it’s one of the most crucial services . . . 

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In wake of Skye hunt case, HSUS and allies demand ban on imports of lion trophies from South Africa

In wake of Skye hunt case, HSUS and allies demand ban on imports of lion trophies from South Africa

Today, we are joining with allies to demand that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prohibit the import of any lion trophies from South Africa. Our demand comes in the wake of news from South Africa indicating that Skye, a male lion who was considered . . . 

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It’s official – Californians can vote to ban cage confinement for farm animals

It’s official – Californians can vote to ban cage confinement for farm animals

Today a key milestone was reached in the historic California ballot initiative campaign to protect farm animals. After months of energetic efforts to collect more than 660,000 signatures from California voters in every county throughout the state, I am proud to announce that the measure . . . 

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Protect our equine athletes by passing the Horseracing Integrity Act

Protect our equine athletes by passing the Horseracing Integrity Act

The Horseracing Integrity Act, H.R. 2651, will better protect our nation’s racehorses by replacing outdated state-by-state drug and medication rules, banning race-day medication, and putting the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in charge of a program to set one national uniform set of rules on medication . . . 

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Our Unhappy Meals campaign puts McDonald’s on alert to end chicken cruelty

By on June 21, 2018 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 28 Comments
Our Unhappy Meals campaign puts McDonald’s on alert to end chicken cruelty

Today, we are launching a new campaign that calls out McDonald’s for allowing extreme animal suffering in its chicken supply chain. Our goal is to get the fast food giant to join its competitors—including Burger King, Subway, Jack in the Box and nearly a hundred . . . 

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Connect, engage and learn at the Taking Action for Animals conference

Connect, engage and learn at the Taking Action for Animals conference

Animal advocates from around the nation will converge in Arlington, Virginia, from July 20-23 for the Taking Action for Animals Conference (TAFA), to get a better understanding of animal protection issues, and to strengthen their ability to help animals in their communities through lobbying, outreach, . . . 

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Ahead of Yulin, video documents horrors of a dog slaughterhouse; 135 dogs rescued from death

Ahead of Yulin, video documents horrors of a dog slaughterhouse; 135 dogs rescued from death

The footage is blood-curdling. Dogs huddle together in a small, dark, filthy room, a slaughterhouse, their eyes wide with fear. On the floor are traces of fresh blood from dogs killed that same morning. A man clubs a dog repeatedly over the head to kill . . . 

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More meatless meals coming to a dining facility near you, with new HSUS-Sodexo partnership

By on June 18, 2018 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 1 Comment
More meatless meals coming to a dining facility near you, with new HSUS-Sodexo partnership

If you have ever eaten a meal at a university or hospital cafeteria or at the cafeteria in your workplace, there’s a good chance the food was supplied by Sodexo, one of the nation’s leading food service companies. And soon, thanks to a new partnership . . . 

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