Companion Animals

Activists expose dog meat industry in Shanghai, as city hosts World Dog Show

Activists expose dog meat industry in Shanghai, as city hosts World Dog Show

Shanghai is now hosting the 2019 World Dog Show, an event billed as a “joyful gathering for dog lovers and lovely dogs across the world.” Meanwhile, at restaurants just a few miles away, diners will partake of meat from dogs just as beautiful and lovable . . . 

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Bill in Congress would require better veterinary care, other reforms for dogs in puppy mills

Bill in Congress would require better veterinary care, other reforms for dogs in puppy mills

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson A quartet of bipartisan U.S. Representatives today introduced a bill that would strengthen baseline standards for commercial dog dealers regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the Animal Welfare Act. The Puppy Protection Act was introduced by Reps. . . . 

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Bipartisan voices urge USDA to implement puppy mill reforms

Bipartisan voices urge USDA to implement puppy mill reforms

With one month to go before public comment closes on a federal rule that would curb some of the worst practices at puppy mills, some prominent voices are making the case for why the U.S. government needs to finalize this proposal and go even further . . . 

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The people have spoken: No more puppy mill dogs in pet stores

The people have spoken: No more puppy mill dogs in pet stores

The pursuit and promotion of humane business models for pet stores carries so much promise in our work, and we’re gaining ground in our campaign to halt the sale of puppy mill puppies in retail settings. To date, 300 local governments—cities, towns and counties—of all . . . 

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Lawmakers, businesses honored for their work to help animals

Lawmakers, businesses honored for their work to help animals

Each year, the Humane Society of the United States recognizes lawmakers and corporations who support and adopt humane principles in their work. This week, I was on Capitol Hill with colleagues from the Humane Society Legislative Fund to honor 173 lawmakers with our Humane Awards, . . . 

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Breaking: Beagles freed from pesticide testing arrive at Michigan Humane Society

Breaking: Beagles freed from pesticide testing arrive at Michigan Humane Society

The beagles who were undergoing pesticide testing at a Michigan lab have been released to the care of the Michigan Humane Society, where they will be prepared for adoption. We are thrilled and excited to report this outcome that our staff and you, our supporters, . . . 

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Breaking news: Petland moves to close store after HSUS investigation shows rabbits dying without medical care

Breaking news: Petland moves to close store after HSUS investigation shows rabbits dying without medical care

A Petland store that was the subject of an HSUS undercover investigation released this week appears to be closing down. After news of our investigation, which showed more than a dozen rabbits had apparently died at the Virginia store without medical care, and following an . . . 

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PAST Act introduced in Senate as more evidence for ending walking horse abuse surfaces

PAST Act introduced in Senate as more evidence for ending walking horse abuse surfaces

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson Recent developments in a case involving a Tennessee walking horse named Honors, who was crowned champion despite clear evidence that he was a victim of cruel soring, highlight the urgent need for Congress to swiftly pass the Prevent All . . . 

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Breaking: Undercover investigation finds rabbits dying without medical care at Petland store

Breaking: Undercover investigation finds rabbits dying without medical care at Petland store

Dead rabbits piled up in a freezer and hidden under a table in a back room were among the many shocking discoveries made at a Petland store in Fairfax, Virginia, during a five-month hidden camera investigation by the Humane Society of the United States. But . . . 

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Kentucky becomes 46th state to ban animal sexual abuse

Kentucky becomes 46th state to ban animal sexual abuse

The sexual abuse of animals, and the associated production and distribution of related pornography, is a persistent challenge in humane work and law enforcement. For a quarter century, we’ve been working to raise public awareness and to strengthen the legal foundation for ending this deeply . . . 

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Victory: Dow AgroSciences beagles will head to Michigan Humane Society for TLC and happy futures

Victory: Dow AgroSciences beagles will head to Michigan Humane Society for TLC and happy futures

Dow AgroSciences will release the beagles who were being used in a pesticide test to the Michigan Humane Society where they will be cared for and readied for adoption into loving homes. This is the exact outcome we have been working toward for many months . . . 

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Breaking news: USDA proposes rule to crack down on worst puppy mills and roadside zoos; require veterinary care for dogs

Breaking news: USDA proposes rule to crack down on worst puppy mills and roadside zoos; require veterinary care for dogs

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson The U.S. Department of Agriculture today proposed a new rule to close a loophole in the law that allows puppy breeders and roadside zoo exhibitors whose licenses have been revoked for severe and multiple Animal Welfare Act violations to . . . 

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