Archive for June, 2018

HSUS asks federal consumer protection agency to crack down on deceptive advertising of puppy mill puppies

HSUS asks federal consumer protection agency to crack down on deceptive advertising of puppy mill puppies

Puppy sellers routinely use deceptive practices to lure consumers into buying sick puppy mill dogs – practices we recently documented in our 10-year Puppy Buyers Complaints report. This week, taking our battle against these puppy sellers one step further, we filed a legal petition with . . . 

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Breaking news: Judge says New Hampshire Great Danes can be placed for adoption

Breaking news: Judge says New Hampshire Great Danes can be placed for adoption

The verdict is in — and it’s a good one — for the future of dozens of Great Danes who have spent a year in legal limbo since their dramatic rescue from a New Hampshire breeder’s mansion last June. A judge yesterday ruled that the . . . 

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Raccoons are great climbers – and wild neighbors

By on June 13, 2018 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments
Raccoons are great climbers – and wild neighbors

What goes up must come down – eventually. Americans watched with great fascination this week as a raccoon climbed up a 23-story Minnesota building. A video of the little creature’s derring-do went viral as the social media universe lit up with interest. Millions wondered whether . . . 

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More than 5,600 dogs and cats helped in first round of Spayathon for Puerto Rico

By on June 12, 2018 in Companion Animals with 3 Comments
More than 5,600 dogs and cats helped in first round of Spayathon for Puerto Rico

Our team has just completed the first stage of Spayathon for Puerto Rico, an ambitious initiative to spay and neuter 20,000 cats and dogs at no cost to pet owners on the island, and it’s been an amazing success. For seven days, surgical teams, ground . . . 

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HSI rescues 50 dogs from South Korea meat trade before summer slaughter begins

HSI rescues 50 dogs from South Korea meat trade before summer slaughter begins

For 50 dogs raised on a dog meat farm in South Korea, this will be a summer of hope instead of terror. This week, Humane Society International began pulling the dogs out of the farm just before the start of the Bok Nal summer season, . . . 

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Racehorses have a right to a good retirement and protections against slaughter and drugging

Racehorses have a right to a good retirement and protections against slaughter and drugging

The horse racing season concludes this weekend with the Belmont Stakes, the third and final race in the Triple Crown series. Racing enthusiasts will watch to see which horse takes home the big prize. But once the race ends and the tracks are empty again, . . . 

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Ohio senate advances groundbreaking reform for puppy mill dogs

Ohio senate advances groundbreaking reform for puppy mill dogs

We have exciting news to report from Ohio today. In response to our Stop Puppy Mills Ohio ballot initiative campaign, the state legislature has given near-final approval to a bill that brings major reforms designed to improve the lives of breeding dogs. The measure includes . . . 

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Duchess Sanctuary, a safe haven for abused equines, celebrates its 10th anniversary

Duchess Sanctuary, a safe haven for abused equines, celebrates its 10th anniversary

For years, the government, through the Bureau of Land Management, has attempted to control wild horse and burro numbers by rounding the animals up and offering them for adoption. It was during one such roundup in the year 2000 that a flashy sorrel and white . . . 

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In India, an elephant wins freedom from tourist rides and the illegal wildlife trade

In India, an elephant wins freedom from tourist rides and the illegal wildlife trade

It is a heartrending story, but with a happy ending for one elephant. Suman is born into captivity to Champa, one of dozens of elephants who are used to ferry tourists up and down the hills to Amer Fort, a popular spot in Jaipur, India. . . . 

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