Companion Animals

Kentucky voters say a decisive ‘yes’ to legislation ending walking horse soring

Kentucky voters say a decisive ‘yes’ to legislation ending walking horse soring

An overwhelming majority of Kentucky voters oppose horse soring—the intentional infliction of pain on the hooves and legs of Tennessee walking horses and related breeds—and want Congress to end it, according to the results of a new poll we are releasing today. Seventy-eight percent of . . . 

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San Antonio, Texas, cuts puppy-mill-pet-store pipeline

San Antonio, Texas, cuts puppy-mill-pet-store pipeline

In a sweeping victory, San Antonio, Texas, voted last night to prohibit the sale of commercially raised puppies and kittens in pet stores. The city is home to one Petland and three other puppy-selling stores, and it has been a focal point in our work . . . 

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Greyhound racing is all but dead as Florida prepares for its final races

Greyhound racing is all but dead as Florida prepares for its final races

With a historic law we helped pass that bans greyhound racing in Florida about to take effect at the beginning of 2021, the last three remaining racetracks in the state have announced the dates for their final races in December. It would not be a . . . 

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170 dog meat trade survivors touch down in the United States; new poll shows a growing majority of South Koreans reject dog meat

170 dog meat trade survivors touch down in the United States; new poll shows a growing majority of South Koreans reject dog meat

It’s a long way from dog meat farmer Il-Hwan Kim’s operation in South Korea to Washington, DC. Yet that’s the amazing journey being taken by 170 dogs rescued by Humane Society International’s Animal Rescue Team. Together with more than two dozen other dogs from previous . . . 

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Judge issues hefty fine on Chelsea Kennel Club for selling sick animals, new report shows Nebraska Department of Agriculture routinely ignores puppy mill suffering

By on October 20, 2020 in Companion Animals, Investigations with 48 Comments
Judge issues hefty fine on Chelsea Kennel Club for selling sick animals, new report shows Nebraska Department of Agriculture routinely ignores puppy mill suffering

A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has imposed a remarkable $3.9 million in fines on the now-closed Chelsea Kennel Club and its former owner, found liable for pushing sick puppies upon an unsuspecting public, and ordered them to set up a restitution fund for the consumers . . . 

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Maryland store’s license revoked for selling puppies in defiance of law; California closes loophole to end puppy mill sales

Maryland store’s license revoked for selling puppies in defiance of law; California closes loophole to end puppy mill sales

The Humane Society of the United States has helped pass laws to end the sale of puppies in pet stores in three states and more than 365 U.S. cities, counties and towns. But our work doesn’t end there. We also work to help ensure these . . . 

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HSUS helps local shelters rescue and reunite lost cats with families after Oregon wildfires

HSUS helps local shelters rescue and reunite lost cats with families after Oregon wildfires

While we fight the worst, most institutionalized abuses of animals around the world through advocacy, extensive outreach and helping to pass laws that will improve the lot of millions of animals, there’s another side to our work. We are also highly active in direct care . . . 

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As millions of pet owners grapple with evictions, HSUS steps in with resources to ease the struggle

By on October 2, 2020 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments
As millions of pet owners grapple with evictions, HSUS steps in with resources to ease the struggle

Tens of millions of unemployed Americans are now struggling with the possibility of losing their homes because they cannot pay rent. The situation is even more heart-wrenching for those who have companion animals at home and are faced with the impossible choice of keeping their . . . 

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Actor Daniel Henney adopts HSI rescue from South Korean dog meat farm

Actor Daniel Henney adopts HSI rescue from South Korean dog meat farm

It is a beautiful scene that never gets old no matter how many times we watch it: a dog who has endured a life of extraordinary suffering meeting her new parent at her new home for the first time and bonding instantly. But Korean-American actor . . . 

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French bulldogs abandoned in airport warehouse highlight need for stronger enforcement against illegal puppy imports

French bulldogs abandoned in airport warehouse highlight need for stronger enforcement against illegal puppy imports

It was a heartbreaking incident, by any measure. In August, authorities found more than a dozen dogs, mostly French bulldogs, stranded for three days in their crates inside a warehouse at Chicago’s O’Hare airport. They had no food and water and the crates, witnesses say, . . . 

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Breaking news: Federal horse racing reform sprints ahead with key House committee vote

Breaking news: Federal horse racing reform sprints ahead with key House committee vote

Legislation to reform horse racing is in full gallop in Congress, with bipartisan members of the House and Senate joining forces to end the reckless drugging of horses and improve the safety of the tracks on which they run. The House Energy and Commerce Committee . . . 

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Creating a humane legacy for animals

By on September 2, 2020 in Companion Animals with 1 Comment
Creating a humane legacy for animals

Just about every one of us who comes into this work has the same question in mind: “What can I do to make a difference?” In the end it’s something that we each have to answer for ourselves. But there is no shortage of good . . . 

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