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Election 2016 live blog – animal issues

Election 2016 live blog – animal issues

Scroll down for live updates » The first polls close in just a few hours, and soon after the results will start pouring, you’ll get first news of the results on animal issues here, at A Humane Nation. As with every general election ballot since . . . 

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Obama signs executive order closing animal cruelty loophole on U.S. military bases

By on October 24, 2016 in Companion Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 20 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Obama signs executive order closing animal cruelty loophole on U.S. military bases

Even the U.S. military, possessed with so many brave, self-sacrificing individuals, has not been immune from a handful of its recruits perpetrating some very awful cases of cruelty. In recent years, authorities charged a U.S. Marine couple living at Camp Pendleton in California with shattering . . . 

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The HSUS assists with lawsuit against online puppy marketplace

By on October 14, 2016 in Companion Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 18 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The HSUS assists with lawsuit against online puppy marketplace

Consumers who say they bought dogs advertised online, only to find out that the animals they grew to love were already suffering from various illnesses when they purchased them, today filed a lawsuit against the online puppy marketplace PuppyFind.com. The lawsuit, filed by the Arizona . . . 

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Updates from South Carolina, Haiti on disaster response

Updates from South Carolina, Haiti on disaster response

Our disaster response work in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew continues in South Carolina, after our transfer of nearly 100 dogs from shelters there ahead of the storm. We’ve been on the ground in that state since last week, assisting in rescue and relief, which . . . 

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The HSUS responds in wake of destruction wrought by Hurricane Matthew

The HSUS responds in wake of destruction wrought by Hurricane Matthew

Partly because of the enormous interest in the Presidential race, Hurricane Matthew – a massive storm that affected an enormous area of Florida and contributed to immense flooding in the Carolinas – has not gotten the focus it would have otherwise attracted in the national . . . 

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Judge stays Montreal’s reckless and ineffective breed ban ordinance

Judge stays Montreal’s reckless and ineffective breed ban ordinance

In a judicial act that counts as both a reprieve for pet owners and a stay of execution for dogs, Quebec’s Superior Court has temporarily suspended Montreal’s widely condemned pit bull ban, in response to a request for injunction filed by our friends at the . . . 

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Montreal fumbles the ball with breed-specific dog ban

Montreal fumbles the ball with breed-specific dog ban

Montreal is bucking a North American trend by enacting an ordinance that bans “pit bull” and “pit bull type” dogs within city limits, setting the stage for the possible euthanasia of hundreds of dogs who’ve done nothing wrong and are targeted solely because of how . . . 

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The HSUS helps rescue 150 dogs, cats, goats from North Carolina puppy mill

The HSUS helps rescue 150 dogs, cats, goats from North Carolina puppy mill

It’s happened in North Carolina again – not a civil rights controversy or a boycott, but yet another case of animal cruelty exposed. The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with the HSUS Animal Rescue Team to deliver 105 dogs from the bowels of yet . . . 

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A stay of execution for 31 more dogs from South Korea

A stay of execution for 31 more dogs from South Korea

Humane Society International’s campaign to stop the slaughter of dogs for meat is unremitting, and today we are announcing that 31 dogs on the verge of being butchered after living on a South Korean dog meat farm are bound for the United States. The dogs . . . 

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The long march to secure a strong legal framework for animal protection

By on September 22, 2016 in Companion Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The long march to secure a strong legal framework for animal protection

Today, Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., tried to pass the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, S. 1831, on the Senate floor. He was pitch-perfect in making the case for the enactment of a federal anti-cruelty statute to punish people who do the worst things . . . 

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Putting a stake in the ground for animals in Puerto Rico

By on September 14, 2016 in Companion Animals, Equine, Humane Society International with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Putting a stake in the ground for animals in Puerto Rico

In 2015, The HSUS, Humane Society International, and the Government of Puerto Rico announced a comprehensive partnership involving governmental agencies, all 78 provincial mayors, and other stakeholders, to transform animal welfare on the island. The partnership covers specialized training for law enforcement officials, animal control . . . 

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Coach Switzer carries the ball in fight against Oklahoma ‘right to farm’

By on September 7, 2016 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 10 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Coach Switzer carries the ball in fight against Oklahoma ‘right to farm’

Coach Barry Switzer gets right to the point. “If SQ 777 passes, it will make it easier for puppy mills to exist. Puppy mill operators will be able to classify themselves as farmers and their animals as livestock,” wrote Switzer, the legendary coach of the . . . 

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