Archive for 2020

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 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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How shelters are slashing pet euthanasia rates, increasing adoptions

By on February 28, 2020 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 1 Comment
How shelters are slashing pet euthanasia rates, increasing adoptions

When KC Pet Project took on the operations of the Kansas City, Missouri, animal shelter eight years ago, the brand-new organization had a formidable task ahead. For many years the shelter had been euthanizing between 50 and 70% of the nearly 7,000 pets who came . . . 

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Chinese city moves to ban consumption of dog and cat meat, and wildlife, in wake of coronavirus

Chinese city moves to ban consumption of dog and cat meat, and wildlife, in wake of coronavirus

The Chinese city of Shenzhen has put forward a groundbreaking proposal to ban the consumption of dogs and cats, as well as several wild animals, as the coronavirus crisis continues to make headlines around the world. The coronavirus outbreak, which has killed more than 2,700 . . . 

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Breaking: HSUS helps rescue 140 dogs from alleged severe neglect situation in Florida county

By on February 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 14 Comments
Breaking: HSUS helps rescue 140 dogs from alleged severe neglect situation in Florida county

It’s clearly been a rough life so far for the nearly 140 dogs, including several puppies, we helped rescue this morning from a densely-wooded, five-acre property in Dixie County, Florida. As members of our Animal Rescue Team, who were assisting the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office, . . . 

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