Companion Animals

New Maryland law heralds progress against puppy mills nationwide

New Maryland law heralds progress against puppy mills nationwide

A new law that ends the sales of puppies and kittens in pet stores has just taken effect in Maryland this New Year, heralding a new era of progress for companion animals suffering in puppy mills. Maryland is only the second state to pass such . . . 

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In 2019, the HSUS and our affiliates produced extraordinary gains for all animals

In 2019, the HSUS and our affiliates produced extraordinary gains for all animals

The year 2019 was one of extraordinary gains for animals trapped in the cruel business of fur, for companion animals who are the victims of malicious cruelty, for wild animals at risk of extinction because of trophy hunting and the wildlife products trade, and for . . . 

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In 2019, HSI drove key global wins for farm animals and against dog meat trade, wildlife trafficking and more

In 2019, HSI drove key global wins for farm animals and against dog meat trade, wildlife trafficking and more

With a presence in more than 50 countries, Humane Society International has the reach and the ability to create lasting and transformational change for animals around the globe. In 2019, among several achievements, our team helped win key victories for giraffes, elephants and rhinos at . . . 

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In 2019, we made big strides for companion animals in puppy mills, dog meat trade, research and more

In 2019, we made big strides for companion animals in puppy mills, dog meat trade, research and more

Each year, our campaigns work on a multitude of issues related to improving the lives of companion animals, including dogs, cats and horses. In 2019, we made incredible gains on this front, culminating with the signing of the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act . . . 

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Update: Trump signs omnibus funding package with wins for horses and burros, companion animals, animals in research and more

Update: Trump signs omnibus funding package with wins for horses and burros, companion animals, animals in research and more

President Trump has just signed into law the omnibus appropriations package with major victories for animals, including horses and burros, companion animals, marine mammals and animals in zoos and research facilities. The package, comprised of two bills (H.R. 1865 and H.R. 1158) funding all federal . . . 

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BREAKING NEWS: CDC ties Petland to outbreaks of superbug illnesses in 13 states

BREAKING NEWS: CDC ties Petland to outbreaks of superbug illnesses in 13 states

Petland is once again in the news for all the wrong reasons, this time in connection with a multistate outbreak of a superbug that has sickened 30 people in 13 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today that four people have been . . . 

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Urgent alert: Help us stop the USDA’s latest attempt to protect puppy millers, horse sorers

Urgent alert: Help us stop the USDA’s latest attempt to protect puppy millers, horse sorers

Recently, in a shocking move, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced its plans to continue to conceal crucial animal welfare records from public view, including inspection reports and enforcement records of puppy mills, roadside zoos and horse shows where Tennessee walking horses and related breeds . . . 

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Petland investigations, Macy’s fur-free announcement among most read blogs of 2019

Petland investigations, Macy’s fur-free announcement among most read blogs of 2019

Every day, I share on this blog news about the progress we are making for animals. I am grateful to the thousands of readers who like, share, comment on the posts, support us with your donations and take action to make the world a better . . . 

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In 2019, HSUS legal team secured crucial wins against trophy hunting, fur, puppy mills and farm animal suffering

In 2019, HSUS legal team secured crucial wins against trophy hunting, fur, puppy mills and farm animal suffering

Our Animal Protection Litigation team plays a critical role at the Humane Society of the United States, filing lawsuits and legal petitions to support our major campaigns, drafting language for state and federal animal protection bills and ballot measures, and defending animal protection laws once . . . 

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Paragon or victim? Thor the bulldog’s win in national dog show focuses spotlight on suffering of flat-faced dogs

By on December 4, 2019 in Companion Animals with 1 Comment
Paragon or victim? Thor the bulldog’s win in national dog show focuses spotlight on suffering of flat-faced dogs

On Thanksgiving Day, with an estimated 20 million viewers watching, Thor the bulldog was handpicked from a crowded field of 196 breeds and crowned Best in Show at the 2019 National Dog Show. “With his adorable waddle and Winston Churchill looks, the dog won over . . . 

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On Giving Tuesday, support our work for animals like Pepper, Mariah, Jonas and Storm

On Giving Tuesday, support our work for animals like Pepper, Mariah, Jonas and Storm

Each year, the heroes of our Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International Animal Rescue Teams wade into the worst possible situations to pull out animals who are living without hope. Today, on Giving Tuesday, I want to highlight the stories of . . . 

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Giving thanks for animals

By on November 27, 2019 in Companion Animals with 3 Comments
Giving thanks for animals

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all of the wonderful people — family members and friends — who share our lives, and also for the animals who are so important to us. At the Humane Society of the United States, where we have . . . 

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