Companion Animals

Time for Federal Anti-Cruelty Statute

By on July 22, 2015 in Companion Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Time for Federal Anti-Cruelty Statute

Today, our federal legislative priorities gained even sharper focus with the introduction of the Senate version of the Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, advanced by U.S. Senators Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. This bill, introduced in the U.S. House as H.R. . . . 

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Our Dizzying Array of Animal Care Programs

Our Dizzying Array of Animal Care Programs

This week, The HSUS worked with law enforcement and both local and national groups in Chatham County, N.C. to rescue nearly 200 animals, most of them from a single mobile home. Sheriff’s Capt. Doug Stuart called it an “intervention,” and like too many cases we . . . 

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Caring for the Least Among Us in Puerto Rico

Caring for the Least Among Us in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is in the news for its financial crisis, but there’s another crisis that’s not in the national news – the treatment of animals on the island. That crisis is the main reason for the effort by The HSUS and Humane Society International to . . . 

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The Arc of Progress in Animal Protection

The Arc of Progress in Animal Protection

We are just past the mid-point of 2015, and while there have been  a few setbacks or battles lost, there are also a far larger number of gains for animals. And while thinking about individual corporate gains, lawsuits, or legislative battles won is critical (I . . . 

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Let Your Workplace Go to the Dogs

By on June 26, 2015 in Companion Animals with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Let Your Workplace Go to the Dogs

When I’m not on the road traveling for work, I get to work chauffeur-style – except I’m the driver, and the backseat space goes to Lily, my beagle mix of uncertain age but very certain place in my heart. When I look back from the rearview . . . 

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Animal Rescue Raids in West Virginia Demonstrate Reach of HSUS Programs

Animal Rescue Raids in West Virginia Demonstrate Reach of HSUS Programs

EDITOR’S NOTE: GOOD NEWS! The HSUS and the New York Blood Center have announced an agreement to provide long-term sanctuary for the Liberian chimpanzees. READ THE UPDATE » Today, our Animal Rescue Team was on the ground in Jefferson County, West Virginia, to help local . . . 

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Celebrities as Partners in Our Quest to Shed Light on Animal Abuse Throughout the World

Celebrities as Partners in Our Quest to Shed Light on Animal Abuse Throughout the World

Animal issues are in the headlines more than ever, due to a growing society-wide awareness about the plight of animals. Millions of Americans are committed to doing something about the wide range of problems that plague animals, and one key to galvanizing action is shining a . . . 

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Yulin Dog Meat Festival Provokes Global Fury

Yulin Dog Meat Festival Provokes Global Fury

For the last two mornings, Adam Parascandola, director of animal protection and crisis response for Humane Society International (HSI), has woken up at 3 a.m. in China to bear witness to one of the most horrific scenes you can imagine: the slaughter of thousands of . . . 

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Big Ag Trying to Override Veto of N.C. Ag-Gag Measure

Big Ag Trying to Override Veto of N.C. Ag-Gag Measure

Update: Unfortunately North Carolina Republicans kowtowed to the state’s factory farms and voted today to override the governor and pass HB 405 into law. This law turns whistleblowers into criminals, while protecting corporations and people who do terrible things to animals and even vulnerable people. . . . 

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Bob Dole, Bob Kerrey Call on Congress to Embrace Animal Welfare Agenda

Bob Dole, Bob Kerrey Call on Congress to Embrace Animal Welfare Agenda

I am so pleased to announce today that two sons of the Midwest, both respected former U.S. senators and decorated veterans who sacrificed for their country, have joined The HSUS as Special Advisors: Kansas Republican Bob Dole and Nebraska Democrat Bob Kerrey. Both men, so . . . 

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Humane Puerto Rico: Phase II

By on May 26, 2015 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 7 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Humane Puerto Rico: Phase II

In Puerto Rico last year, two elementary school age children beat a puppy to death and severely injured a second helpless creature on the school playground. The incident is a particularly grim reminder that there are big gaps in humane work in Puerto Rico, and . . . 

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A Second Federal Court Upholds Key Law to Crack Down on Sales of Dogs from Puppy Mills

A Second Federal Court Upholds Key Law to Crack Down on Sales of Dogs from Puppy Mills

More good news from the federal courts – this time on our crusade to crack down on the exploitation of dogs by the puppy mill industry. Today, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed a legal challenge to Cook County’s ordinance that . . . 

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