Archive for 2018

Court stops millions of dollars in additional government payouts to pork lobby

Court stops millions of dollars in additional government payouts to pork lobby

The National Pork Producers Council, the main lobbying group for the pork industry, will not get its hands on two $3 million payouts from a mandatory checkoff fund that pork producers, including small family farmers, are forced to pay into each year. The Trump administration . . . 

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Breaking: Trump administration proposes new changes to weaken Endangered Species Act

Breaking: Trump administration proposes new changes to weaken Endangered Species Act

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson During the past year and a half, the Trump administration and the 115th Congress have launched over a hundred attacks on the Endangered Species Act, the bedrock law that protects endangered and threatened animal species and their habitats. Today, . . . 

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Coyote trapped in plastic tubing and bare bear make remarkable recovery at the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center

Coyote trapped in plastic tubing and bare bear make remarkable recovery at the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center

For the last few months, our Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in Ramona, California, has been home to two high-profile residents: a coyote found with plastic construction tubing wrapped around her neck, and a bear, Eve, who came to us severely underweight and completely bald. . . . 

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Pathbreaking DC Cat Count project would help humanely manage outdoor cat populations

Pathbreaking DC Cat Count project would help humanely manage outdoor cat populations

An estimated 30 to 40 million cats live outdoors in the continental United States at any given time. These are bright and intelligent creatures who are no different from your house cat, and the Humane Society of the United States has long advocated for their . . . 

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On World Chimpanzee Day, let’s celebrate progress and seek a better future for our ‘closest cousins’

On World Chimpanzee Day, let’s celebrate progress and seek a better future for our ‘closest cousins’

When Dr. Jane Goodall went to Africa to study wild chimpanzees exactly 58 years ago today, she embarked on a career that forever changed the way the world views chimpanzees. Over time, learning of the threats to chimpanzees in both captivity and the wild, Dr. . . . 

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Victory! Rhode Island bans battery cages for egg-laying hens

Victory! Rhode Island bans battery cages for egg-laying hens

It’s official: a long-fought-for piece of legislation in Rhode Island to protect hens abused for eggs just became law. The measure phases out the extreme confinement of egg-laying hens and mandates that the birds be housed in cage-free facilities. Rhode Island joins six other states . . . 

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Defying the world again, Iceland kills what may be an endangered blue whale

By on July 12, 2018 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 5 Comments
Defying the world again, Iceland kills what may be an endangered blue whale

The images are sickening and reminiscent of the photos trophy hunters tend to post with their safari kills. Workers for the Icelandic whaling industry are seen posing with and sitting on top of what appears to be the corpse of a blue whale — the . . . 

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Breaking: Nearly 100 dogs, cats rescued from large-scale cruelty situation in Mississippi

Breaking: Nearly 100 dogs, cats rescued from large-scale cruelty situation in Mississippi

On the outside, it appeared to be a well-maintained property in Jones County, Mississippi, with several buildings, a neatly mowed lawn and pine trees scattered around 161 sprawling acres of land. But what our Animal Rescue Team and local law enforcement officials from the Jones . . . 

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Wild Neighbors program offers humane solutions for urban wildlife conflicts

By on July 10, 2018 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 1 Comment
Wild Neighbors program offers humane solutions for urban wildlife conflicts

The Humane Society of the United States has been working to reduce and humanely resolve human-wildlife conflicts in urban areas for over three decades, and during this time – as development and urbanization have grown apace — we have seen incidents continue to increase. Wild . . . 

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At White House meeting, breeders and other stakeholders agree on need for puppy mill reforms

At White House meeting, breeders and other stakeholders agree on need for puppy mill reforms

The Humane Society of the United States fights puppy mills on many fronts, from working with local law enforcement to rescue animals in puppy mills to urging state and federal lawmakers and federal agencies to create and improve laws that protect animals in such facilities. . . . 

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In West Virginia, a suspected puppy mill closes and most dogs, cats find homes

In West Virginia, a suspected puppy mill closes and most dogs, cats find homes

The work we do every day requires us to be flexible and pivot at a moment’s notice when challenges arise, and thanks to our in-house experts and our vast network of partners, we are able to ensure the best outcomes for animals. Nothing highlights this . . . 

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Americans react with outrage, disgust to giraffe hunter’s photos boasting of kill

Americans react with outrage, disgust to giraffe hunter’s photos boasting of kill

Exactly three years after the killing of Cecil the lion sparked outrage among the American public, one more U.S. trophy hunter is making international headlines for killing an imperiled animal — this time a giraffe. The news of this hunt comes just weeks after another . . . 

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