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Breaking news: USDA tosses plan to allow third-party animal welfare inspections

Breaking news: USDA tosses plan to allow third-party animal welfare inspections

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has abandoned a disastrous proposal to outsource inspections of puppy mills, roadside zoos and research laboratories to third-party inspectors. If implemented, the proposal would have essentially allowed these industries to police themselves and severely undermined protections for millions of animals. . . . 

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Let’s make this the year we end horse soring by passing the PAST Act

Let’s make this the year we end horse soring by passing the PAST Act

Congress first tried to end soring — the intentional infliction of pain on the legs and hooves of Tennessee walking horses and related breeds to create the exaggerated, artificial show gait known as the “big lick”” — nearly half a century ago, with the passage . . . 

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Alert: Help us stop the Farm Bill and the outrageous King Amendment

Alert: Help us stop the Farm Bill and the outrageous King Amendment

Imagine a country where states are forced to legalize dog, cat and horse meat. Where states could no longer set anti-cruelty and public health standards for meat and eggs sold to their residents. Where laws preventing puppy mill abuse and the trade in shark fins . . . 

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American equines do not deserve the horrors of slaughter

American equines do not deserve the horrors of slaughter

Horses, burros and other equines are iconic symbols in American life, and we regard them with the same fondness and affection as we do our other companion animals, cats and dogs. These beloved animals earn extra respect and admiration for their strength and their courage, . . . 

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Humane State program helps police connect with shelters, save animal lives

Humane State program helps police connect with shelters, save animal lives

In 2016, a sheriff’s deputy in Tulsa placed a call to the Humane Society of Tulsa – he needed help with 28 neglected dogs who were emaciated and in need of rescue. In the past, the officer said, he would have likely walked away from . . . 

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Farm Bill should include key animal welfare reforms on horse soring, animal fighting and more

Farm Bill should include key animal welfare reforms on horse soring, animal fighting and more

As the U.S. House and Senate agriculture committees begin work on a new Farm Bill, the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund are pressing for this legislation, which has the potential to affect the lives of millions of animals, . . . 

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HSUS 2017 annual report: Driving change for all animals around the globe

HSUS 2017 annual report: Driving change for all animals around the globe

This week we release our 2017 annual report, an account of recent achievements in our broad-ranging mission to help all animals. The report is teeming with encouraging news about the advances we made on issues ranging from negotiating with corporations, to producing large-scale animal welfare . . . 

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HSUS, HSI work in Puerto Rico continues, with new project to spay/neuter 20,000 dogs and cats

HSUS, HSI work in Puerto Rico continues, with new project to spay/neuter 20,000 dogs and cats

In 2015, the Humane Society of the United States launched a program to turn around the fortunes of the animals of Puerto Rico. Despite many challenges, including Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island six months ago, we have stayed the course, putting substantial resources on . . . 

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Big wins for wolves, bears, horses, and other animals in 2018 budget

Big wins for wolves, bears, horses, and other animals in 2018 budget

There’s great news for animals in the final 2018 budget bill that President Trump signed into law today. The bottom line is this: the budget bill includes language to restrict funds from being used to harm horses and to address a purge of key animal . . . 

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The HSUS sues USDA for failing to release animal welfare records under sunshine law

The HSUS sues USDA for failing to release animal welfare records under sunshine law

In February 2017, shortly after the new administration took office, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, without prior notice, removed from its website thousands of Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act inspection and enforcement records. These were public records, many containing descriptions of animal neglect . . . 

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Harmful provisions in Congress’s spending bill would strip protections for wolves, reopen horse slaughter plants

Harmful provisions in Congress’s spending bill would strip protections for wolves, reopen horse slaughter plants

As Congress works to finalize its FY18 spending bill to fund the federal government, key protections for animals are under attack. Some members, beholden to special interests, are attempting to reopen horse slaughter plants in the United States, authorize the killing of thousands of healthy . . . 

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Making progress for animals: a message from HSUS’ acting president and CEO

Making progress for animals: a message from HSUS’ acting president and CEO

By Kitty Block Today, as the Winter Games begin in Pyeongchang, my colleagues in Humane Society International are on the ground in South Korea, extending their important work against the dog meat trade. Three years ago, The HSUS and HSI embarked on an important campaign . . . 

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