Archive for August, 2018
Breaking news: Federal judge blocks Wyoming and Idaho plans to open season on grizzly bears
A federal judge in Montana last night issued an order blocking what would have been the first trophy hunting season on grizzlies since the 1970s, set to open in Wyoming and Idaho this Saturday. The ruling came in response to a motion filed by the . . .
After a lifetime in labs, 10 older chimpanzees get a permanent home at Project Chimps sanctuary
For Precious and nine other female chimpanzees who have spent their lifetimes in research laboratories, this week marks the beginning of a new existence quite different from anything they have known before. A life where, for the first time, they will get a chance to . . .
HSI reunites pets with families, distributes much-needed supplies in flood-ravaged Indian state of Kerala
The floods have now abated in Kerala, but they’ve left massive destruction in their wake. Millions of people and animals have been left homeless by the calamity that has also claimed more than 400 human lives and, according to the government of Kerala, millions of . . .
As annual walking horse event begins in Tennessee, country music star Tanya Tucker calls for an end to soring
This week, a few hundred industry participants have gathered in Shelbyville, Tennessee, for the 80th annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration: an event that has over the years seen many cruelly treated horses — victims of a practice known as horse soring — exhibited and . . .
This month, double your impact for all animals with Paws United for a Cause
At the Humane Society of the United States, we take on the toughest fights for all animals, and we do our best to live up to an early mission statement of our founders: Every field of humane work – everywhere. From working with state and . . .
HSUS and HSI investigation uncovers a thriving U.S. market for trophy-hunted giraffe parts
Nearly 4,000 giraffes killed by trophy hunters were imported into the United States over the last decade. Now, a new undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International has revealed the scale of the U.S. market for giraffe knife . . .
In new book, HSUS staffer describes journey from animal trapper to rescuer
In our work of helping animals, we operate with a firm conviction that everyone can change. If we are honest in our desire to do good, we have to hold to that theory of action. Fortunately, we’ve seen it again and again, and been witness . . .
Puppies face harrowing, sometimes deadly, journey in the puppy-mill-to-pet-store pipeline
Sweltering heat. Cramped, filthy crates. Days of confinement. These are the conditions puppies caught up in the puppy-mill-to-retail-sale pipeline often experience. Last month, a Texas Department of Public Safety officer found 28 French bulldog puppies packed tightly in plastic crates in a moving van in . . .
HSI responders battle dangerous floods to rescue animals in south India
Your Humane Society International team is often among the first to respond to crises affecting animals around the globe. For the past week we have been on the ground in the south Indian state of Kerala, where the worst floods in more than a century . . .
Still on course: Florida ballot campaign closes in on greyhound racing
With less than three months to go until Election Day, the Protect Dogs-Yes on 13 campaign in Florida is at full throttle, mobilizing public support to phase out greyhound racing in what amounts to the industry’s last redoubt. Attorneys for the state are fighting off . . .
Illinois stands up for African elephants and rhinos
African elephants and rhinos are under the gun; literally. More than 30,000 elephants and 1,000 rhinos are slaughtered by poachers every year for their tusks and horns, respectively. The reason for this war on some of Africa’s most iconic and beloved wildlife is that people . . .
Carrefour, Brazil’s leading food retailer, goes cage-free in latest of HSI successes there
Brazil, one of the world’s largest economies and the fifth largest nation by population, has become an important focus for animal advocates over the last several decades. The result has been a growing awareness of animal issues and noteworthy progress in regard to animal welfare. . . .