Animal Rescue and Care

Partnering in Puerto Rico to Turn Around the Fortunes of Animals

Partnering in Puerto Rico to Turn Around the Fortunes of Animals

Last year, The HSUS and Humane Society International supercharged animal protection in Puerto Rico – putting unprecedented resources on the ground to turn around the sad and overwhelming plight of animals on the island. Mired in crushing debt that’s made headlines across the United States, . . . 

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Cost of Cruelty Too Often Borne by Animal Protection Advocates, Rather Than Animal Abusers

Cost of Cruelty Too Often Borne by Animal Protection Advocates, Rather Than Animal Abusers

EDITOR’S NOTE: GOOD NEWS! The HSUS and the New York Blood Center have announced an agreement to provide long-term sanctuary for the Liberian chimpanzees. READ THE UPDATE » In The Humane Economy, I look at the question of animal protection partly through an economic lens. . . . 

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Humane Economy Excerpt: Breaking the Chain on Dogfighting 

By on April 19, 2016 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
<i>Humane Economy </i>Excerpt: Breaking the Chain on Dogfighting 

Dogfighting is a big, global business – legal, if you can believe it, in more than 120 countries. It’s an example of the old, inhumane economy at work, still staked in the ground in these nations. The toll of this enterprise is inflicted foremost on . . . 

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Oklahoma Bill to Defund Animal Welfare Organizations Dies a Merciful Death

Oklahoma Bill to Defund Animal Welfare Organizations Dies a Merciful Death

Through the platform of A Humane Nation, I report on so many good developments for animals — from retailers switching to cage-free or crate-free animal products, to major companies going fur-free, to the swell of global outrage over the killing of endangered animals for trophies . . . 

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A 50-State Strategy for Animal Protection

A 50-State Strategy for Animal Protection

Yesterday’s Arizona Republic ran a column from me about Arizona’s leading role on some core animal protection causes: kick-starting the anti-confinement movement for farm animals and the effort to promote adoption of homeless dogs and cats. Enhanced protections for farm animals came through a landmark ballot . . . 

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A Right to Farm, But No Right to Free Speech for Opponents of Animal Abuse?

A Right to Farm, But No Right to Free Speech for Opponents of Animal Abuse?

I’ve written recently about two outrageous and closely related maneuvers in Oklahoma: the first, an effort by the farm lobby and its allies in the puppy mill and cockfighting domains to pass a sweeping and overreaching constitutional amendment by referendum to establish a “right to farm,” and the second, . . . 

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To Eradicate Animal Fighting, You Must Finish the Sentence

To Eradicate Animal Fighting, You Must Finish the Sentence

During my tenure at The HSUS – as CEO but also prior to that as our chief political advocate – I’ve made it a point to work to strengthen the nation’s legal framework against dogfighting and cockfighting. These are reprehensible, calculated crimes that result in protracted and . . . 

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West Virginia Lawmakers Get the Job Done for Animals, As Session Closes With Two Big Wins

West Virginia Lawmakers Get the Job Done for Animals, As Session Closes With Two Big Wins

West Virginia’s legislative session wrapped up this weekend, with some good outcomes on animal issues that are more challenging than they might appear at first glance. Our allies in the legislature did a great job. They ran out the clock and blocked an effort to . . . 

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Building a Bridge, Not a Wall, to Mexico on Animal Welfare

Building a Bridge, Not a Wall, to Mexico on Animal Welfare

Those running for President of the United States sure talk about Mexico a lot. So we figured we should too. Humane Society International opened an office in Mexico City last week, hosting a well-attended event that brought together legislators, food companies, government officials, celebrities, and . . . 

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Oklahoma Lawmakers Try Sending a Lifeline to Puppy Mill Operators

Oklahoma Lawmakers Try Sending a Lifeline to Puppy Mill Operators

Our lifesaving raid on a puppy mill in Madison County, Arkansas, last week – where our team, working with law enforcement, rescued 295 dogs who were covered in filth and feces and denied access to clean water or any kind of medical care – got . . . 

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Rescuers Pull 295 Dogs From Arkansas Puppy Mill of Horrors

By on March 4, 2016 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 38 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Rescuers Pull 295 Dogs From Arkansas Puppy Mill of Horrors

There’s no better evidence of our efforts to root out cruelty and exploitation than our operation yesterday at a miserable puppy mill in Madison County, Arkansas. In cooperation with local law enforcement, our Animal Rescue Team found hundreds of animals in extreme distress, many of . . . 

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Berman’s Smear During the Oscars Backfires

Berman’s Smear During the Oscars Backfires

Rick Berman just helped us raise an additional $1 million for The HSUS’s campaigns against factory farms, puppy mills, and seal killing. Yes, the lobbyist and public relations operative who has specialized in taking money from animal-abuse industries and tried to smear The HSUS has done exactly the opposite . . . 

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