Archive for April, 2020
Rob Thomas, Chris Daughtry and Jason Mraz will ‘Rock the House for Animals’ in livestream concert tonight
Tonight, in a wonderful gesture of support for our lifesaving work, some of America’s most talented songwriters—Rob Thomas, Chris Daughtry and Jason Mraz—will join forces for a one-of-a-kind benefit concert, Rock the House for Animals. The concert, which will livestream on HumaneSociety.org, Facebook, YouTube and . . .
BREAKING NEWS: Judge dismisses attempt to overturn California’s historic cage-free law
A federal judge has rejected an attempt by the factory farming industry to overturn a landmark California law that’s the strongest farm animal protection law in the world. The lawsuit dismissed yesterday by Judge Thomas Whelan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District . . .
Iceland may have killed its last whale; whaling company says it will hang up its harpoons for good
One of Iceland’s two whaling companies has announced it will stop whaling for good. This welcome decision, which comes just days after Iceland announced it will cancel all whale hunts for the second consecutive year, takes us one step closer to the demise of an . . .
Members of Congress say more constituents support bill to outlaw public contact with big cats in wake of ‘Tiger King’
A Netflix series on Joe Exotic, who made a living exploiting tigers he held in captivity at his roadside zoo, is helping to mobilize public support in favor of federal legislation that would end such exploitation. A Washington Post reporter spoke to members of Congress . . .
Even as slaughterhouses emerge as pandemic hotspots, USDA grants record number of waivers to dial up chicken slaughter speeds
The federal government has handed out a record number of waivers this month for chicken slaughterhouses to dial up the already dangerous speeds at which they kill birds. The development not only raises animal welfare concerns, but it comes at a time when slaughterhouses have . . .
On Earth Day, images of thriving wildlife remind us of the need to preserve our planet’s diversity
You’ve seen those cute videos and heartwarming news stories: kangaroos hopping through the streets of Adelaide, Australia; penguins exploring Cape Town, South Africa; deer grazing on the lawn of an apartment complex in London; bears stretching their legs in Yosemite National Park; and coyotes wandering . . .
Volunteers boost the HSUS’s critical work during coronavirus crisis
One of the Humane Society of the United States’ greatest strengths is our army of volunteers. These are people across the country who take action in large numbers when we call upon them to help carry out our important work. Whether it involves gathering signatures . . .
Pets for Life brings lifesaving services to underserved areas amidst pandemic
Many communities hit hardest by the coronavirus crisis are those that were already underserved. These are the communities that have high rates of poverty and limited access to veterinary and other pet care services but where we see so much love and heartwarming bonds between . . .
At Black Beauty Ranch, 800-plus animals continue an uninterrupted journey of comfort amidst a pandemic
For Alex and Loki, our two resident tigers at our Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas, spring brings lots of new opportunities for fun and play. Loki, especially, loves hunkering down in the tall grass in his enclosure at the sanctuary, says Noelle . . .
Veterinarians address pet owners’ concerns about the coronavirus
Update: The USDA has announced the first confirmed case of coronavirus infection in a dog (a German shepherd) in New York state. Officials said one of the dog’s owners tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and another showed symptoms prior to . . .
Breaking news: Second city in mainland China bans dog and cat meat trade
A second city in mainland China has banned dog and cat meat, striking the latest in a series of blows against this cruel trade that causes immeasurable suffering and pain for millions of animals each year. The city of Zhuhai announced that dogs and cats . . .
More than 86 million egg-laying hens in the U.S. are now cage-free
New federal data released this month shows the enormous progress we have made toward the goal of ending the cruel cage confinement of farm animals in the United States. More than a quarter (26.2%) of eggs produced in our nation are now cage-free, according to . . .