Animal Rescue and Care
The HSUS’ 2013 annual report provides the most comprehensive overview of our work. As you’ll see, we continued to make gains in all of the areas where we made major investments, and we fortified the financial position of the organization in a meaningful way.
With 24 litigators on staff—aided by a network of over 1,000 pro bono lawyers from the nation’s top law firms—The HSUS’ legal team is working like never before to help all animals, on both the domestic and international stages, and to bring new levels of firepower to protecting animals.
Take a look at two contrasting institutional responses to challenging circumstances with animals, which together give a clear measure of diametrically opposed value systems – one merciful, and the other ruthless. One of the dogs from Arkansas after arrival, ready to go to a placement . . .
Let’s count the ways that our political adversaries try to thwart progress to help farm animals. They work hard to pass ag-gag laws to make it a crime to take pictures of animals on farms or to conduct undercover investigations. They work in Congress, with Rep. . . .
Our movement achieved a remarkable milestone last week, with South Dakota becoming the 50th state to adopt felony-level penalties for malicious cruelty to animals (The bill also makes cockfighting a felony offense). A couple of our founding fathers (Washington and Jefferson) and their heirs (Lincoln . . .
Humane Society International’s Masha Kalinina, Gus Kenworthy and Robin Macdonald with two of the rescued puppies. View more photos here. Photo by Christopher Lane/AP Images for HSI At the Winter Olympics in Sochi, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy made headlines not for just winning a . . .
Dogs at the suspected puppy mill prior to being rescued. You can view a slideshow of the rescue here. Photo by Shannon Johnstone “For far too long, dogs have been suffering like this in puppy mills across North Carolina,” Kim Alboum, the HSUS state director . . .
Dog lovers everywhere should be pleased to learn that greyhound racing – once referred to as the “Sport of Queens” — could be on its way out as a form of gambling and entertainment. One of its last redoubts is in Florida, where commercial greyhound . . .
There’s so much positive change afoot for animals, but it’s also true that we are more or less always in the throes of battle as a movement, with tough fights being waged right now and many more looming in the months and years ahead. This . . .