Archive for September, 2022

Following our investigation, pressure builds to ban fur farming in Romania

Following our investigation, pressure builds to ban fur farming in Romania

We’re pressing Romania to ban fur farming on the strength of hard-hitting evidence just released from our undercover investigation of chinchilla breeding operations in that Eastern European nation. Humane Society International/Europe’s film footage and documentation paint a desperate picture of animals housed in bleak and . . . 

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We’ve just assisted in the rescue of 275 dogs from what might be the largest sting of an alleged dogfighting operation in South Carolina’s history

We’ve just assisted in the rescue of 275 dogs from what might be the largest sting of an alleged dogfighting operation in South Carolina’s history

Yesterday, we assisted federal and state law enforcement officers as they executed nearly two dozen search and seizure warrants at multiple properties in South Carolina in what is believed to be the biggest takedown of a suspected dogfighting network in the state’s history. When the . . . 

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Coyotes need humane, scientific solutions to potential conflicts

By on September 23, 2022 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 5 Comments
Coyotes need humane, scientific solutions to potential conflicts

There is an aggressive group of anti-coyote propogandists emerging in many communities, as a recent article in the Los Angeles Times on the presence of coyotes in a dozen or so California localities suggests. The belligerence of these propagandists, and their disdain for best practices . . . 

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We’re honoring lawmakers for their efforts to save sharks and end the shark fin trade

We’re honoring lawmakers for their efforts to save sharks and end the shark fin trade

At a time when bipartisanship can be unpredictable in politics, it’s particularly gratifying to recognize four lawmakers who have joined together to advance one of the most urgent animal protection measures in the Congress, the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act. This week, we’re honoring Senate . . . 

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California bear injured by arrow is first heartbreaking sign of cruel trophy hunting season  

By on September 19, 2022 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 15 Comments
California bear injured by arrow is first heartbreaking sign of cruel trophy hunting season  

Last week, residents of Arcadia, California, spotted a black bear they were used to seeing around the neighborhood. But this time, something was different. The bear was moaning and was clearly suffering; an arrow was sticking out of his flesh. This is a heartbreaking reminder . . . 

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A year after leaving the puppy mill, Rosie’s past still lingers 

By on September 15, 2022 in Companion Animals with 5 Comments
A year after leaving the puppy mill, Rosie’s past still lingers 

Last December, we helped rescue three puppies who were surrendered by the American Kennels pet store in New York City in the wake of our undercover investigation. The investigation revealed that sick puppies were left to suffer or even die in the store and that . . . 

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How street dogs in Vadodara received the help they needed

How street dogs in Vadodara received the help they needed

On a bustling street in the city of Vadodara, India, a young local resident is pointing out dogs wandering among the traffic. She is with three animal care officers from Humane Society International/India, who are playing with the dogs, feeding them some treats and then . . . 

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For Fashion Week, let’s celebrate the brands putting fur out of fashion

By on September 9, 2022 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 11 Comments
For Fashion Week, let’s celebrate the brands putting fur out of fashion

I remember when fall fashion used to be practically synonymous with fur on the runways and in the stores of many of the top luxury brands. Not so, anymore. We’ve seen a paradigm shift over the past several years, with major company after major company . . . 

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New law aims to ensure that no family must choose between their pet and their home

New law aims to ensure that no family must choose between their pet and their home

Throughout the country, millions of people are experiencing a devastating housing crisis—and people with pets face special hardships when searching for a place to live. It’s still far too common that some rental properties have arbitrary restrictions about the allowed breeds or weight of companion . . . 

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How our shelter and rescue partners are essential to our work for animals

How our shelter and rescue partners are essential to our work for animals

Last week, we completed the massive accomplishment of placing nearly 4,000 beagles with animal shelters and rescues across the country, where they can begin a new chapter of their lives: becoming beloved family members. The operation to remove these beagles from a breeding facility in . . . 

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Breaking: Last beagle of thousands spared from testing arrives at our care center

Breaking: Last beagle of thousands spared from testing arrives at our care center

It wasn’t long ago that I witnessed the first van full of beagles arrive at our care and rehabilitation center in Maryland. On July 21, I was on hand to help welcome these dogs into a new and beautiful chapter of their lives, and I . . . 

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Stolen pet cats discovered among roughly 150 being sold into China’s meat trade

Stolen pet cats discovered among roughly 150 being sold into China’s meat trade

Chinese activists who fight the dog and cat meat trade see some pretty horrible sights in their work, and this is no less true of a recent rescue of 150 cats who were lured and trapped by thieves using wild-caught sparrows as bait. According to . . . 

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