Archive for December, 2021
How wild animals won against trophy hunters in 2021
Every year that passes sees hundreds of thousands of wild animals in the U.S. and around the world killed by trophy hunters, whose main motivation is to display whole animals or their body parts for bragging rights. Given all the threats facing wild animals, including . . .
Major progress for animals in laboratories in 2021 signals a more humane future
The world is moving toward a future dominated by sophisticated methods that use human cells, tissues and organs, 3D printing, robotics, computer models and other technologies to create approaches to testing and research that do not rely on animals. These methods are often faster, less . . .
Breaking: Massachusetts passes law to end cruel, immobilizing cages for egg-laying hens
Today, we celebrate great progress for egg-laying hens, which caps off a year of wins for farm animals across the country. Here’s some background about what just happened for hens in Massachusetts: In 2016, the Humane Society of the United States and a coalition of . . .
Breaking: Italy to shut down all fur farms and permanently ban fur farming
A major win for animals in Italy caps off a year of remarkable progress toward a fur-free future. Today, the Italian Senate Budget Committee approved an amendment that will shutter the country’s 10 remaining fur farms within six months and enact a permanent ban on . . .
Our rescuers are on the ground to save animals after deadly Kentucky tornadoes
It’s shocking how much can change in only a few moments: The tornadoes that recently struck Kentucky brought tragedy and devastation to communities. And while the recovery will take a long time, I am honored to be on the ground in Mayfield, Kentucky, to help . . .
Win! Puppy mills slammed with major setbacks in 2021, spelling a brighter future for dogs
It’s no secret that puppy and kitten mills treat dog and cat mothers and fathers like moneymaking machines, bred over and over with little to no regard for their health or well-being. It is simply no way for a dog or cat to live. The . . .
Bred for unnaturally fast growth, broiler chickens suffer greatly—but change is on the way
For decades, the welfare of most chickens raised and slaughtered for meat has been deeply concerning: These “broiler chickens” have been selectively bred for rapid weight gain and muscle mass to such an extreme that they are inherently prone to painful, debilitating leg problems and . . .
It’s time for the US to end cosmetics testing on animals
There is simply no reason to force guinea pigs, rabbits, mice and rats to undergo painful new chemical tests for cosmetic products like shampoo and mascara when better science allows for non-animal testing methods that are more relevant to human safety. That’s why a ban . . .
Breaking: Undercover investigation exposes puppies suffering in NYC pet store
Since our undercover footage is now in the hands of New York City authorities, we can reveal what our investigations team discovered over the course of six weeks at a pet store called American Kennels on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Between October and . . .
Horrific dog slaughterhouse gets bulldozed after dozens of lucky dogs are saved
Thanks to a tip-off from concerned citizens, the quick response of our Chinese partners at animal group Vshine and decisive action by law enforcement officials, two illegal dog slaughterhouses in a northern province of China are getting permanently closed down and more than fifty dogs . . .
Big win! Animals will finally get the disaster preparedness plans they deserve
Disasters and other emergencies can upend everyone’s lives—human and animal. That’s why we’re celebrating great progress for animals now that the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it will implement long-overdue requirements for contingency and disaster preparedness planning for animals in regulated breeding, exhibit and . . .
Breaking news: ELLE Magazine goes fur-free
Today, ELLE, one of the world’s most recognizable fashion magazines, announced an end to animal fur in its pages and online. Following nearly a year of dialogue with our fur-free campaigners, the global publication made its fur-free announcement at Business of Fashion’s 2021 VOICES event . . .