Archive for September, 2018

India mandates new regulations to stop animal cruelty and neglect by pet stores

India mandates new regulations to stop animal cruelty and neglect by pet stores

India has seen a boom in pet ownership in recent years, and there has been a corresponding increase in the number of pet stores doing brisk business by selling puppies. Unfortunately, the boom comes with a downside for the animals caught up in this trade. . . . 

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Breaking news: U.S. House votes to crack down on dog and cat meat, wildlife trafficking

Breaking news: U.S. House votes to crack down on dog and cat meat, wildlife trafficking

For many years now, Humane Society International has been at the forefront of a hot war against the dog and cat meat trade across Asia. We have taken on many high-profile fights and we’ve made tremendous progress, from pushing back hard against China’s Yulin dog . . . 

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Hollywood celebrities ask McDonald’s to curb chicken abuse

By on September 12, 2018 in Farm Animals with 1 Comment
Hollywood celebrities ask McDonald’s to curb chicken abuse

Twenty of Hollywood’s biggest names, including Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon and Joaquin Phoenix, today sent a joint letter to McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook, urging the company to institute commonsense animal welfare reforms advocated by the Humane Society of the United States. The letter, which can . . . 

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As Hurricane Florence barrels toward East Coast, HSUS Animal Rescue Team moves to keep animals safe

As Hurricane Florence barrels toward East Coast, HSUS Animal Rescue Team moves to keep animals safe

As severe weather events have become more frequent and more destructive in recent years, our Animal Rescue Teams at the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International have not merely expanded but also learned to pivot swiftly to respond to crisis situations. . . . 

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Urgent alert: Help stop cruel hunting methods in Alaska, like killing wolf pups at their dens, shooting hibernating mother bears

Urgent alert: Help stop cruel hunting methods in Alaska, like killing wolf pups at their dens, shooting hibernating mother bears

A rule proposed by the federal government to reintroduce some of the cruelest of hunting methods to national preserves in Alaska has raised a chorus of outrage from conservation organizations, biologists, elected officials and American citizens, and there is still time to speak out against . . . 

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Save the whales — again

Save the whales — again

For someone who’s been supporting the protection of whales as long as I have, the prospect of a return to commercial whaling is a genuine nightmare. But that’s what Japan has proposed to this year’s meeting of the International Whaling Commission, set to begin next . . . 

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As Fashion Week begins, Burberry goes fur-free and new campaign targets Prada

By on September 6, 2018 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 4 Comments
As Fashion Week begins, Burberry goes fur-free and new campaign targets Prada

*Editor’s note: HSUS and the Fur Free Alliance are in open dialogue with Prada, and we should have an update soon. Please stay tuned. As Fashion Week begins in New York City today, the iconic fashion brand Burberry has announced that it will stop using . . . 

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Wild animals need space, not selfies

By on September 5, 2018 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 3 Comments
Wild animals need space, not selfies

It could have been a heartwarming story but it quickly turned into tragedy. Earlier this week, numerous media outlets reported that a moose swam across Lake Champlain, making it all the way from New York to Vermont. But once the animal reached the shore to . . . 

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Victory! California becomes first state to reject animal testing for cosmetics

Victory! California becomes first state to reject animal testing for cosmetics

California made history late Friday night when it became the first state in the nation to pass legislation that ends the sale of cosmetics, including products like lipstick, shampoo and deodorant, that have been newly tested on animals. Lawmakers in both houses voted unanimously on . . . 

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