Companion Animals

AKC: The Puppy Mills’ Champion?

By on February 11, 2015 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 37 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
AKC: The Puppy Mills’ Champion?

Wild Bill once had the honor of being named an American Kennel Club champion dog. The Australian Cattle Dog competed in AKC events and won ribbons for his good looks. But then he got some gray on his muzzle, and fame faded. It wasn’t long before local . . . 

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The HSUS in 2014: Program Gains, Fiscal Health

The HSUS in 2014: Program Gains, Fiscal Health

The year 2014 was not just our strongest year ever when it came to tangible progress and our accomplishments for animals; it was also our biggest year in terms of public support  – which, in a mass membership organization like ours, reflects popular support for . . . 

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Euthanizing Healthy Pets Is a Scandal, Says Bellamy Young

By on February 2, 2015 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Euthanizing Healthy Pets Is a Scandal, Says Bellamy Young

One of the latest HSUS supporters to show her shelter pet love is Bellamy Young of ABC’s Scandal, who appears with her dog Bean and her cat Sadie in a lovely new video reminding folks just how wonderful shelter animals can be as companions, and . . . 

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The Fur, Feathers, and Scales of Justice: Scoring the Highs and Lows of Attorneys General on Animal Protection

The Fur, Feathers, and Scales of Justice: Scoring the Highs and Lows of Attorneys General on Animal Protection

Last week, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring burnished his pro-animal record when he established an Animal Law unit in an attorney general’s office. The unit will serve as a resource for local law enforcement and state agencies on animal fighting and animal cruelty prosecutions, providing . . . 

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GoDaddy Nixes Super Bowl Spot After Advocates Tell Company to GoSendYourAdtotheMoon

By on January 28, 2015 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
GoDaddy Nixes Super Bowl Spot After Advocates Tell Company to GoSendYourAdtotheMoon

On Tuesday, GoDaddy pulled an ad scheduled for Super Bowl Sunday broadcast after expressing surprise that the spot featuring an online puppy seller sparked such an immediate backlash in social media. The ad is just the latest false note on animal issues from GoDaddy, whose . . . 

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State of the Animal Union

State of the Animal Union

President Obama’s second term in office has been a fruitful one for animals, but a number of key reforms await final approval and deep problems remain when it comes to animal welfare. Today’s front page news story in the New York Times concerning a house of . . . 

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Creating a Stronger Force for Animal Protection

By on January 16, 2015 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Creating a Stronger Force for Animal Protection

Yesterday, I took some supporters on a tour of the remarkable Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch outside of Dallas, and it reminded me that it’s been 10 years since the facility became part of our organizational family because of a corporate combination between The Humane . . . 

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States Make Strides in Passing Animal Protection Laws

States Make Strides in Passing Animal Protection Laws

Each year, as legislative sessions get under way across the country, The HSUS issues a report card concerning animal protection laws in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. In it, we examine how the states are performing on policies related to . . . 

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The Snowball Effect: HSI Rescuers Take 23 Dogs Off the Menu in South Korea

The Snowball Effect: HSI Rescuers Take 23 Dogs Off the Menu in South Korea

The 23 survivors of the Korean dog meat trade arrived in the United States on a cold January day amidst bone-chilling temperatures and a bracing snowstorm, but theirs is a truly heartwarming story. For Snowball and the other dogs, the new year ushers in a . . . 

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Let’s Get This Stuff Done in 2015

Let’s Get This Stuff Done in 2015

When you support The HSUS, you back a non-profit organization rated by its peers as the nation’s number one force for animal protection. In some ways, it is incomplete to talk only of The HSUS, because we really are a constellation of organizations working in coordinated and . . . 

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High-Impact HSUS Victories for Wildlife on Land and at Sea in 2014

High-Impact HSUS Victories for Wildlife on Land and at Sea in 2014

The December 19th ruling by a federal judge in favor of wolf protection in the Great Lakes capped a remarkable set of gains for wildlife at home and abroad. We are not afraid to take on the tough fights and to confront both callous disregard . . . 

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Gains for Dogs and Cats (and Humanity) in 2014

Gains for Dogs and Cats (and Humanity) in 2014

Our relationship with animals, as a society, is full of contradictions. We say we love animals and we have laws forbidding cruelty, but there’s so much abuse that goes on every day. That’s true in looking at the wide range of relationships we humans have with . . . 

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