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From combating dogfighting to dog meat to battery cages, HSI drove change for animals around the globe in 2018

From combating dogfighting to dog meat to battery cages, HSI drove change for animals around the globe in 2018

Throughout 2018, Humane Society International has driven transformational changes for animals around the globe. Vietnam adopted animal welfare language for the first time in its history; Unilever supported a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics; the Indonesian government supported a ban on the dog . . . 

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Breaking news: Farm Bill clears Congress; House votes to protect pets from domestic violence, outlaw dog meat and prevent animal fighting in U.S. territories

Breaking news: Farm Bill clears Congress; House votes to protect pets from domestic violence, outlaw dog meat and prevent animal fighting in U.S. territories

The U.S. House has just passed the Farm Bill, and we’re celebrating great wins for animals. Most importantly, the bill does not contain the reckless King amendment, which could have nullified state and local laws that address, among other issues, prohibiting horse slaughter for food, . . . 

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Breaking news: Senate approves Farm Bill minus King amendment; includes major wins for animals

Breaking news: Senate approves Farm Bill minus King amendment; includes major wins for animals

Update! The U.S. Senate has just voted to approve the Farm Bill by a vote of 87 to 13. The bill did not include the dreaded King amendment that had the potential to nullify important state and local laws protecting animals, but senators approved three . . . 

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Undercover investigation exposes Petland’s treatment of sick puppies

By on December 11, 2018 in Companion Animals, Investigations with 48 Comments
Undercover investigation exposes Petland’s treatment of sick puppies

A dead puppy in the freezer. Puppies with hacking coughs and runny noses. Sick puppies confined to isolation. Overcrowded cages. These are just a few of the shocking details our undercover investigators found at two different Petland, Inc. pet stores last fall. It’s been 10 . . . 

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HSI rescuers battle natural and man-made disasters to help animals around the world

HSI rescuers battle natural and man-made disasters to help animals around the world

Every day, Humane Society International battles incredible odds to help and rescue animals in difficult and perilous situations, in countries scattered around the globe. The organization’s expertise and dedication is in evidence many times each year, whether they are responding within hours to a flood . . . 

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Pets in the workplace: Why we let the HSUS go to the dogs

By on December 7, 2018 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments
Pets in the workplace: Why we let the HSUS go to the dogs

One of the great benefits of working at the Humane Society of the United States is that staff members can bring their pets to our offices. For me, that means Lilly, my sidekick, can come to work with me. She loves nothing more than visiting . . . 

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A Humane Nation’s top 10 blogs of 2018

A Humane Nation’s top 10 blogs of 2018

This year has seen incredible wins for animals despite a steady onslaught of Congressional threats and agency rollbacks. On the one hand, there have been attempts to roll back protections for wild animals, like native carnivores in Alaska, and attacks on the Endangered Species Act. . . . 

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Mission complete: President Bush’s dog Sully transitions to new role helping veterans

By on December 3, 2018 in Companion Animals with 22 Comments
Mission complete: President Bush’s dog Sully transitions to new role helping veterans

There has been so much to move the spirit over the 48 hours since we learned of the passing of George H.W. Bush, our 41st president. I was deeply touched by “Mission Complete,” the image of Sully the dog, keeping vigil by the late president’s . . . 

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Pets for Life lends a helping hand in hurricane-hit Corpus Christi to keep families, pets together

Pets for Life lends a helping hand in hurricane-hit Corpus Christi to keep families, pets together

Our trailblazing program, Pets for Life, is in Corpus Christi, Texas, on a special mission this week: to help launch a program that will bring relief to pets in communities still struggling to recover from the effects of Hurricane Harvey. As it happens, these are . . . 

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On Giving Tuesday, support our work to help animals in crisis

On Giving Tuesday, support our work to help animals in crisis

Some of the most visible and dynamic work at the Humane Society of the United States is carried out by our intrepid Animal Rescue Team. These highly skilled professionals stand ready to deploy at a moment’s notice to bring relief to animals imperiled by natural . . . 

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South Korea closes largest dog slaughterhouse

South Korea closes largest dog slaughterhouse

Last week, South Korean authorities made history by closing down Taepyeong, the country’s largest dog slaughterhouse. The slaughterhouse had been the main facility used for the notorious Moran dog meat market for generations, and thousands of dogs were killed there brutally by electrocution each year. . . . 

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Ricky Gervais receives HSI’s first Cecil Award

Ricky Gervais receives HSI’s first Cecil Award

Three years ago, the American public roared in outrage upon learning of the killing of a beloved lion, Cecil, by an American trophy hunter. As terrible as that killing was, it was also a watershed moment for animal welfare – one that created a global . . . 

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