Archive for April, 2019

Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo ends program allowing direct contact with wildlife

Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo ends program allowing direct contact with wildlife

Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago says it has ended a program where visitors were allowed to touch or interact with wildlife, including reptiles and small mammals. The HSUS has long opposed the use of captive wild animals in public handling situations. Our undercover investigations at . . . 

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More Yellowstone grizzly bears are dying at human hands than ever before; HSUS, allies suggest common-sense solutions

More Yellowstone grizzly bears are dying at human hands than ever before; HSUS, allies suggest common-sense solutions

The past four years have seen a tragic, record-breaking spike in the numbers of grizzly bears killed in conflicts with humans in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. In fact, more than 70 percent of grizzly bear deaths in this region are now caused by human activity, . . . 

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Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act moves up in Congress; New film exposes cruelty and corruption in global trade

Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act moves up in Congress; New film exposes cruelty and corruption in global trade

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson The Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act passed the Senate Commerce Committee with a near-unanimous voice vote this week, with American lawmakers leaving no doubt of how they view the nefarious global trade in which fishermen cut the fins off . . . 

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Breaking news: Petland moves to close store after HSUS investigation shows rabbits dying without medical care

Breaking news: Petland moves to close store after HSUS investigation shows rabbits dying without medical care

A Petland store that was the subject of an HSUS undercover investigation released this week appears to be closing down. After news of our investigation, which showed more than a dozen rabbits had apparently died at the Virginia store without medical care, and following an . . . 

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PAST Act introduced in Senate as more evidence for ending walking horse abuse surfaces

PAST Act introduced in Senate as more evidence for ending walking horse abuse surfaces

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson Recent developments in a case involving a Tennessee walking horse named Honors, who was crowned champion despite clear evidence that he was a victim of cruel soring, highlight the urgent need for Congress to swiftly pass the Prevent All . . . 

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Breaking news: ‘Joe Exotic,’ who kept hundreds of big cats in appalling conditions, found guilty of murder-for-hire and wildlife charges

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Breaking news: ‘Joe Exotic,’ who kept hundreds of big cats in appalling conditions, found guilty of murder-for-hire and wildlife charges

The bizarre saga of a former Oklahoma roadside zoo owner, whose menagerie of hundreds of dangerous exotic animals was exposed in a 2011 HSUS undercover investigation, reached a dramatic conclusion yesterday when a federal jury found him guilty on charges that included killing five tigers . . . 

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Breaking: Undercover investigation finds rabbits dying without medical care at Petland store

Breaking: Undercover investigation finds rabbits dying without medical care at Petland store

Dead rabbits piled up in a freezer and hidden under a table in a back room were among the many shocking discoveries made at a Petland store in Fairfax, Virginia, during a five-month hidden camera investigation by the Humane Society of the United States. But . . . 

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