Archive for 2019
In 2019, the HSUS and our affiliates produced extraordinary gains for all animals
The year 2019 was one of extraordinary gains for animals trapped in the cruel business of fur, for companion animals who are the victims of malicious cruelty, for wild animals at risk of extinction because of trophy hunting and the wildlife products trade, and for . . .
In 2019, HSI drove key global wins for farm animals and against dog meat trade, wildlife trafficking and more
With a presence in more than 50 countries, Humane Society International has the reach and the ability to create lasting and transformational change for animals around the globe. In 2019, among several achievements, our team helped win key victories for giraffes, elephants and rhinos at . . .
Victories for wildlife in 2019 include wins against wildlife killing contests, trophy hunting and marine mammal captivity
In 2019, the Humane Society of the United States and our affiliates delivered many victories for wildlife, here in the United States and globally. We made great strides in protecting giraffes, native carnivores like bobcats and cougars, and marine mammals, including whales and dolphins in . . .
In 2019, we made big strides for companion animals in puppy mills, dog meat trade, research and more
Each year, our campaigns work on a multitude of issues related to improving the lives of companion animals, including dogs, cats and horses. In 2019, we made incredible gains on this front, culminating with the signing of the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act . . .
Update: Trump signs omnibus funding package with wins for horses and burros, companion animals, animals in research and more
President Trump has just signed into law the omnibus appropriations package with major victories for animals, including horses and burros, companion animals, marine mammals and animals in zoos and research facilities. The package, comprised of two bills (H.R. 1865 and H.R. 1158) funding all federal . . .
Cockfighting ban in U.S. territories takes effect tomorrow, despite resistance in Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Tomorrow, a hard-won federal law goes into effect to close a loophole that allowed cockfighters to continue operating in U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We’ve strongly supported this law because it seeks to end a cruel practice that results . . .
U.S. should deny Trump Jr. permit to import endangered sheep trophy from Mongolia
Last week, news that Donald Trump Jr. had trophy hunted an argali sheep protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act during a trip to Mongolia outraged Americans. Just as outrageous was the revelation that this hunt, which took place last summer, was partially funded by . . .
BREAKING NEWS: Massachusetts bans wildlife killing contests
Massachusetts has just banned cruel wildlife killing contests, becoming the fifth state, after Vermont, California, New Mexico and Arizona, to take a firm stance against these gruesome events in which participants compete to win cash and prizes for killing the most or heaviest animals. The . . .
BREAKING NEWS: CDC ties Petland to outbreaks of superbug illnesses in 13 states
Petland is once again in the news for all the wrong reasons, this time in connection with a multistate outbreak of a superbug that has sickened 30 people in 13 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today that four people have been . . .
Urgent alert: Help us stop the USDA’s latest attempt to protect puppy millers, horse sorers
Recently, in a shocking move, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced its plans to continue to conceal crucial animal welfare records from public view, including inspection reports and enforcement records of puppy mills, roadside zoos and horse shows where Tennessee walking horses and related breeds . . .
In 2019, Macy’s, Prada and Queen Elizabeth II shunned the cruelty of fur
The year 2019 saw many pioneering and major wins in our work to end the cruelty of fur, both here in the United States and across the globe. For the first time ever, lawmakers in a U.S. state voted to ban all fur sales and . . .
BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Cuomo signs bill making New York first U.S. state to ban giraffe trade
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has just signed into law a groundbreaking bill that makes the Empire State the first in the nation—and the world—to designate giraffes as a vulnerable species and ban the trade in their body parts. The bill also offers similar . . .