Archive for 2018

HSUS, HSI challenge U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over information blackout on lion and elephant trophy imports

HSUS, HSI challenge U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over information blackout on lion and elephant trophy imports

Each year, American trophy hunters import a staggering 126,000 hunting trophies into the United States. This includes elephants and lions – animals whose numbers in the wild are in decline. That’s right. These animals, listed as threatened with extinction under federal law, are killed, taxidermied . . . 

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Mexico City moves to ban bullfighting

Mexico City moves to ban bullfighting

Bullfighting, even when it masquerades as celebration or tradition, is nothing more that the most egregious cruelty to animals. Frightened bulls are forced into an arena with screaming people, pitted against matadors wielding spears, and then stabbed multiple times before they die a slow, agonizing . . . 

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Post Hurricane Michael, HSUS Animal Rescue Team helping move hundreds of animals

Post Hurricane Michael, HSUS Animal Rescue Team helping move hundreds of animals

Our Animal Rescue Team is on the ground in parts of Florida that were ravaged by Hurricane Michael. We are coordinating the movement of adoptable dogs and cats out of shelters affected by the storm and to shelters in other parts of the country, making . . . 

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Americans furious as Idaho game commission official boasts about killing 14 animals on Africa trip

Americans furious as Idaho game commission official boasts about killing 14 animals on Africa trip

Update: This evening, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter announced that he had asked for — and accepted — the resignation of Blake Fischer. “I have high expectations and standards for every appointee in state government,” Gov. Otter said in a press release. “Every member of my . . . 

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Bill in Pennsylvania would ban sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores

By on October 12, 2018 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
Bill in Pennsylvania would ban sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores

A bill that would ban the sale of dogs from large-scale commercial breeders at pet stores is making its way through the Pennsylvania state senate. If it passes, Pennsylvania would become the third state in under two years to end pet store sales of dogs . . . 

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U.S. Forest Service removing 1,000 wild horses in California; some could be sold for slaughter

U.S. Forest Service removing 1,000 wild horses in California; some could be sold for slaughter

A federal agency yesterday started removing nearly 1,000 wild horses from the Devil’s Garden territory in California’s Modoc National Forest. Animals more than 10 years old who are not adopted could be sold to “kill buyers” for a dollar and then end up in a . . . 

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As monster storm Michael roars toward Florida, the HSUS offers emergency tips, prepares to help with rescue and relief

As monster storm Michael roars toward Florida, the HSUS offers emergency tips, prepares to help with rescue and relief

As Hurricane Michael barrels into Florida, having turned overnight into a category 4 storm, our Animal Rescue Team has been reaching out to shelter partners and allies, as well as emergency management officials, to encourage them to move unowned shelter animals out of harm’s way . . . 

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Breaking news: Unilever, maker of Dove and Degree products, supports global ban on animal testing for cosmetics

Breaking news: Unilever, maker of Dove and Degree products, supports global ban on animal testing for cosmetics

In a pathbreaking announcement that signals a certain end to the cruel practice of testing cosmetics on animals, the industry giant Unilever – maker of such popular brands as Dove, Degree and TRESemmé — today announced it will support a global ban on such testing, . . . 

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Zinke’s attacks on wildlife at odds with critique of trophy hunting from White House, American public

Zinke’s attacks on wildlife at odds with critique of trophy hunting from White House, American public

During her recent trip to Africa, first lady Melania Trump made more than a few headlines while spending time in the company of wild animals. She fed a baby elephant at an elephant orphanage and went on a safari in Kenya, snapping photographs of zebras, . . . 

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Celebrating the human-animal bond at the Blessing of the Animals

By on October 5, 2018 in Companion Animals with 2 Comments
Celebrating the human-animal bond at the Blessing of the Animals

Several years ago, I was invited to speak at the Blessing of the Animals on World Animal Day at the Washington National Cathedral. After the talk, what came next was by far the best part of the event. Walking out into the courtyard, it was . . . 

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Delta, Congress move to improve airline travel for pets

Delta, Congress move to improve airline travel for pets

When Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico last year, many residents were faced with a choice they should never have to make: fly to safety while leaving their pets behind to face the storm alone, or stay home and risk their own — and their pets’ . . . 

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Breaking news: Fashion leader Diane von Furstenberg announces fur-free policy

Breaking news: Fashion leader Diane von Furstenberg announces fur-free policy

Diane von Furstenberg’s namesake brand, DVF, has become the latest luxury fashion company to drop fur from its lineup, with CEO Sandra Campos announcing today that it is “time for us to make this change and accept responsibility to ensure that we don’t promote killing . . . 

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