Archive for November, 2018
A trophy hunter kills a beloved Yellowstone wolf, even as attacks on wolves in Congress intensify
The disturbing trophy killing of an iconic wolf from Yellowstone National Park is a grim reminder that American carnivores are under serious threat, with the states they live in doing precious little to protect them and the U.S. House voting just this month to strip . . .
Pets for Life lends a helping hand in hurricane-hit Corpus Christi to keep families, pets together
Our trailblazing program, Pets for Life, is in Corpus Christi, Texas, on a special mission this week: to help launch a program that will bring relief to pets in communities still struggling to recover from the effects of Hurricane Harvey. As it happens, these are . . .
On Giving Tuesday, support our work to help animals in crisis
Some of the most visible and dynamic work at the Humane Society of the United States is carried out by our intrepid Animal Rescue Team. These highly skilled professionals stand ready to deploy at a moment’s notice to bring relief to animals imperiled by natural . . .
South Korea closes largest dog slaughterhouse
Last week, South Korean authorities made history by closing down Taepyeong, the country’s largest dog slaughterhouse. The slaughterhouse had been the main facility used for the notorious Moran dog meat market for generations, and thousands of dogs were killed there brutally by electrocution each year. . . .
Save the orcas of Puget Sound
Earlier this year, Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington convened a task force to recommend steps to save critically endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales. These orcas live in family groups in Puget Sound, and they and their habitat have been under threat for decades. Between the . . .
New Vietnam law mandates humane treatment of farm animals
One of the biggest obstacles Humane Society International faces is the frequent lack of comprehensive animal welfare laws within some of the countries in which we work. While we don’t let this stop us from pushing forward with the means and tools available to us, . . .
HSUS Animal Rescue Team helping animals affected by California wildfires
Devastating fires are raging across California, in a terrible scene that has gripped the attention of the entire nation. There are more than 80 people confirmed dead, and countless more missing and displaced from their homes. As we’ve seen in many prior disaster scenarios, thousands . . .
Breaking news: House votes to remove Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves
In a shameless move that puts at risk one of America’s most valued and iconic native carnivores, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to strip Endangered Species Act protections from gray wolves in the continental United States. The bill, which passed today by a . . .
Alex the chimpanzee makes a long journey home
The Humane Society of the United States led a decades-long fight to end the use of chimpanzees in research. After the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted on our petition to declare all chimpanzees as endangered in 2015, effectively ending such use, we supported the . . .
Urgent alert! Act now to stop major threat to wolves in Congress
Congress will act this Friday on a bill that poses a terrible threat to wolves, and we urgently need your help to stop it. The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on the Manage our Wolves Act, H.R. 6784 – a bill that . . .
China should not lift 25-year ban on tiger and rhino parts trade
China has sent out conflicting messages over the past few weeks over its decision to lift a 1993 ban on the sale of tiger bones and rhino horns for medicinal use. Last month, its government formally rescinded the ban, and then earlier this week, a . . .
Ricky Gervais receives HSI’s first Cecil Award
Three years ago, the American public roared in outrage upon learning of the killing of a beloved lion, Cecil, by an American trophy hunter. As terrible as that killing was, it was also a watershed moment for animal welfare – one that created a global . . .