Humane Society International
We’ve been fighting Canada’s brutal seal hunt for decades. We aren’t about to stop.
Some threats facing animals can seem too gargantuan to fight. Those are precisely the issues we choose to pursue, and I am immensely proud of our commitment to exposing some of the cruelest practices facing animals all over the world. Canada’s commercial seal slaughter is . . .
Just one major U.S. department store still sells fur. That’s one too many.
Earlier this week, we joined Born Free USA, FOUR PAWS USA and Last Chance for Animals in a national campaign to persuade department store Dillard’s to go fur-free. Unlike its fur-free competitors Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, T.J. Maxx, Kohl’s, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, Dillard’s . . .
Helping animals recover after Chile’s forest fires
In Chile, forest fires recently left entire families without homes. More than 6,000 people have been displaced. In February, a group of first responders discovered a family sleeping in a tent with the last of their belongings and their two dogs. One of their dogs . . .
In major win for animals, Indonesia’s capital city bans dog and cat meat trades
Earlier this month, authorities from the Special Area of the City of (DKI) Jakarta—the most populous metropolitan area in Indonesia, which includes the capital city—announced they have banned the dog and cat meat trades, which will save the lives of an estimated 340 dogs and . . .
Nearly 200 dogs saved from slaughter as HSI shuts down 18th dog meat farm
Not long ago, our Humane Society International team in South Korea discovered yet another heartbreaking scene on a dog meat farm: Dozens and dozens of dogs were locked in feces-filled cages awaiting slaughter. Many were pregnant, days away from giving birth to puppies who would . . .
What we found undercover at infamous trophy hunting convention
Elephant-skin luggage and leopard claw jewelry are just some of the supposedly luxurious products our undercover investigator discovered at Safari Club International’s annual hunting convention, where more than 850 exhibitors convened in February in Nashville, Tennessee. As disturbing as the artifacts of animals already lost . . .
Rescuing and reuniting animals after Türkiye’s devastating earthquakes
The devastation wrought by earthquakes in Türkiye earlier this year is almost unfathomable. Our rescue team is still on the ground, honored to bring some joy and relief to survivors, who lost virtually everything, by reuniting them with their animals. With each passing day, our . . .
We’re on the ground in Turkey to help save animals
Over the weekend, our disaster relief team arrived in Turkey (Türkiye) to provide emergency relief to thousands of dogs, cats and other animals in the aftermath of the devastating and fatal 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the region earlier this month. When the first team . . .
Europe’s largest hunting fair opens, despite dangers faced by wildlife worldwide
Despite ecological devastation, habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict, poaching and all the other threats that undermine the ability of wild animals to survive in their natural habitats, Europe’s largest hunting fair opened this week in Dortmund, Germany. Considering the imminent danger these threats pose to the . . .
As harsh winter arrives and nearby war continues, here’s how we’re helping homeless animals in Romania
Humane Society International is partnering with local animal organizations to provide veterinary services to the most underserved communities across Romania. Our work in this country has always been important, but since war broke out in Ukraine, aid in this region has become especially essential as . . .
In major step forward for animal welfare in Mexico, Tlaxcala recognizes animal cruelty as a crime
One of the great honors of being able to work toward a more humane world through our family of organizations is witnessing how public sentiments toward animals are changing across the globe. In North America, we work across the continent to effect change for animals. . . .
In a win for animals, California’s ban on fur officially takes effect
Californians can now officially celebrate the end of fur sales in the Golden State. A statewide ban on the sale of new animal fur products went into effect on Jan. 1, 2023, making California the first state in the U.S. to implement such a ban. . . .