Archive for March, 2020

With a crisis unfolding, let’s keep animal protection on the agenda

By on March 17, 2020 in Companion Animals with 4 Comments
With a crisis unfolding, let’s keep animal protection on the agenda

Over the last few days, COVID-19 has dramatically touched all of our lives. Like you, those of us here at the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International have had to modify our routines and schedules. Children are home from school. Family . . . 

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140+ dogs rescued from alleged neglect begin road to recovery at Florida shelters

140+ dogs rescued from alleged neglect begin road to recovery at Florida shelters

When Misto arrived at the Nassau Humane Society in Florida, he was missing most of his fur and was very thin: a result of the difficult life he had led before his rescue earlier this month. The one-year-old dog had been found living in sordid . . . 

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Canada’s beleaguered seals are running out of time

Canada’s beleaguered seals are running out of time

For decades, Humane Society International and the Humane Society of the United States have worked to stop Canada’s brutal commercial seal hunt, where seal pups are mercilessly clubbed and shot to death for their fur. Leading this fight has been Rebecca Aldworth, executive director of . . . 

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Dogs rescued from a North Carolina breeder spotlight the AKC’s role in puppy mill suffering

By on March 12, 2020 in Uncategorized with 83 Comments
Dogs rescued from a North Carolina breeder spotlight the AKC’s role in puppy mill suffering

The dog in the picture above exemplifies just how much is wrong with the way the American Kennel Club, which touts itself as a champion of dogs, goes about its business. She was recently rescued from an AKC breeder in Caldwell County, North Carolina, along . . . 

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HSUS fights efforts by states to gag whistleblowers on factory farms, keep puppy mills in business

HSUS fights efforts by states to gag whistleblowers on factory farms, keep puppy mills in business

Right now, as they do every year, our opponents are mobilizing in state legislatures around the country to halt the march forward for animal protection. Even as we have worked with countless stakeholders to win passage of hundreds of bills and local ordinances year after . . . 

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HSUS grades companies on animal welfare pledges: see how McDonald’s, Subway, Starbucks and others performed

By on March 10, 2020 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 2 Comments
HSUS grades companies on animal welfare pledges: see how McDonald’s, Subway, Starbucks and others performed

Over the last decade, dozens of corporations from Walmart to McDonald’s have promised to reduce animal suffering in their supply chains, including eliminating cages for egg-laying hens, ending the sourcing of pork from operations that use gestation crates, and mandating better treatment of chickens in . . . 

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BREAKING NEWS: Racehorse trainers, veterinarians charged in widespread doping scandal

BREAKING NEWS: Racehorse trainers, veterinarians charged in widespread doping scandal

Federal prosecutors have charged more than two dozen racehorse trainers, veterinarians and drug dealers in a “widespread, corrupt” scheme to dope horses to push them beyond their limits, increase profits and cheat the betting public. “This is the most far reaching prosecution of racehorse doping . . . 

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HSUS, partners release coronavirus tool kit for shelters; Authorities say no evidence of pet-to-human transmission

By on March 6, 2020 in Companion Animals with 8 Comments
HSUS, partners release coronavirus tool kit for shelters; Authorities say no evidence of pet-to-human transmission

This week, Hong Kong authorities reported what appeared to be a case of human-to-animal transmission of coronavirus, after a pet dog tested positive. As it turned out, the dog, placed in quarantine, was not sick and Hong Kong authorities immediately released an advisory saying that . . . 

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Missouri moves to close down a serial puppy mill offender

Missouri moves to close down a serial puppy mill offender

A notorious breeder in Missouri who has been featured five times in our annual Horrible Hundred report on problem puppy mills may be closing down her operation, even as the state’s attorney general is moving to take legal action against her for mistreating the dogs . . . 

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Help drive change for animals by donating your old car, filling out surveys, and more

By on March 4, 2020 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Help drive change for animals by donating your old car, filling out surveys, and more

Over the weekend, I said goodbye to an old friend: my car, a 2001 Prius. She carried me to and from work every day for nearly two decades, occasionally ferrying animals I’d rescued from the streets of the District of Columbia and at other times . . . 

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Undercover investigation exposes senseless rush to kill coyotes at New York wildlife killing contest

Undercover investigation exposes senseless rush to kill coyotes at New York wildlife killing contest

Our latest investigation into a New York State wildlife killing contest gives Americans another grisly glimpse into a world of shocking animal cruelty: one where coyotes, including heavily pregnant females, were lured to their death using bait and digital calling devices, their bodies mutilated and . . . 

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Consumers should beware of pet store puppy sales and internet scams

By on March 2, 2020 in Companion Animals with 1 Comment
Consumers should beware of pet store puppy sales and internet scams

When Larissa Brown bought a border collie, CeCe, from the Petland in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, she was hoping her beloved new dog would be an emotional support animal. Little did she know about the stressful days that lay ahead. Larissa says Petland employees told her that . . . 

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