Animal Rescue and Care

Hundreds of dogs saved from slaughter in China

Hundreds of dogs saved from slaughter in China

China is at the center of the dog meat industry, with as many as 10 million dogs slaughtered each year for human consumption. We are committed to abolishing the whole cruel, unscrupulous practice and enterprise, and last weekend, we put yet another dent in that . . . 

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Breaking news: The HSUS pulls 46 dogs from dire circumstances in Arkansas

By on June 29, 2016 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 19 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking news: The HSUS pulls 46 dogs from dire circumstances in Arkansas

The HSUS Animal Rescue Team and local law enforcement officials descended this morning on a horrific sight on a property in Jefferson County, Arkansas – yet another animal crisis situation in the Natural State. In a darkened house, littered with filth, feces, urine, and junk, . . . 

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As Yulin dog meat festival starts, poll shows overwhelming Chinese opposition to dog-meat-eating spectacle

As Yulin dog meat festival starts, poll shows overwhelming Chinese opposition to dog-meat-eating spectacle

With a gruesome dog-killing spectacle about to play out in Yulin, China, in just hours, a new poll of Chinese citizens shows no appetite for the spectacle or the idea of dog eating at all. That poll, commissioned by Humane Society International and the group Avaaz, . . . 

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Turning anger and pain into action in wake of Orlando tragedies

By on June 16, 2016 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Turning anger and pain into action in wake of Orlando tragedies

The entire nation is grieving over a series of tragic incidents that have taken place in Orlando within the last week. The mass shooting on Saturday night at a gay nightclub in the city. A two-year-old baby killed by an alligator after he went missing . . . 

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Dogs, cats rescued from Yulin – as fight to end the spectacle gathers momentum

Dogs, cats rescued from Yulin – as fight to end the spectacle gathers momentum

This week, Humane Society International’s Peter Li, working with Chinese activists, helped save 29 dogs and five cats from the butcher’s block in Yulin, China, where preparations are on for an annual dog meat festival that begins June 21. “It was a great sense of . . . 

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Worse than having a tiger by the tail

By on June 6, 2016 in Animal Rescue and Care, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 4 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Worse than having a tiger by the tail

The Thai authorities had seen enough. The discovery of 60 dead tiger cubs—frozen or preserved in jars—at a so-called tiger sanctuary operated by Buddhist monks in Thailand sparked worldwide outrage, and pressure on the government was mounting to do something. In recent days, authorities did take . . . 

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Turning off the gas on last gas chamber in California

Turning off the gas on last gas chamber in California

Today, we saw the closure of the last known asphyxiant gas chamber operating at a California animal shelter. If there is euthanasia of healthy animals in that state – and we hope to see that end soon enough, too – dogs and cats will not . . . 

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Breaking news: Feds, The HSUS rescue 66 dogs from dogfighting operations in several states

By on June 1, 2016 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 33 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking news: Feds, The HSUS rescue 66 dogs from dogfighting operations in several states

This morning, at properties in five states as far afield as New Jersey and New Mexico, The HSUS assisted federal law enforcement agents in rescuing 66 dogs from a suspected dogfighting ring. Nine people have been charged with participating in an interstate dogfighting conspiracy. The news is breaking now, . . . 

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Dog butchering raising howls in Congress and throughout the world

Dog butchering raising howls in Congress and throughout the world

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., introduced a congressional resolution today condemning China’s dog meat trade and the festival in Yulin, China, where thousands of dogs and cats are slaughtered each year. The resolution, which has 27 original cosponsors, doesn’t have the force of law, but it’s an opportunity for the United States to urge . . . 

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Confronting Dog Meat Horrors and Other Cruelties on the International Stage

Confronting Dog Meat Horrors and Other Cruelties on the International Stage

Today’s New York Times reports on Humane Society International’s major campaign to end the dog meat trade in South Korea, the only nation that eats dog meat and raises dogs on farms for the plate. There, in the run-up to the 2018 Winter Olympics, we’ve . . . 

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Puppy Mills and the Horrible Hundred of 2016

By on May 2, 2016 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals, Investigations with 21 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Puppy Mills and the Horrible Hundred of 2016

In December 2015, a U. S. Department of Agriculture inspector came upon a macabre scene in a cluttered shed at C & L Puppies, a puppy mill in Weldon, Iowa. A large, plastic table was sitting on blocks in the center of the room – . . . 

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Campaign to Spare Korean Dogs Comes Again to U.S. 

Campaign to Spare Korean Dogs Comes Again to U.S. 

This week, 171 dogs raised for the butcher block in Wonju, South Korea, have received a stay of execution and have been flown into the United States. We worked with the farmer in February to permanently shut down his farm and rescue all 250 dogs on . . . 

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