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Brutal dog killing in Bangladesh highlights need for compassionate approach to street dogs

Brutal dog killing in Bangladesh highlights need for compassionate approach to street dogs

A horrible story coming out of Bangladesh has shocked people worldwide: a security guard and his accomplices unleashed what one local news outlet described as a “killing spree” against street dogs over an accusation that one of the dogs had bitten a child. The men rounded up two adult dogs and 14 puppies, beat them . . . 

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Iceland to resume killing of endangered fin whales

Iceland to resume killing of endangered fin whales

Iceland seems to be the most confused of nations when it comes to whales. On the one hand it attracts international tourists from all over the world to go out and see whales as part of their encounters with Iceland’s many natural wonders. On the other hand it kills whales for profit, with some portion . . . 

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EPA issues recommendation to reduce animal testing for pesticides

EPA issues recommendation to reduce animal testing for pesticides

The Environmental Protection Agency has released a draft interim policy recommending a move away from animal testing for pesticides and industrial chemicals. Specifically, the draft policy encourages the use of non-animal test methods to determine the likelihood of these chemicals to cause allergic skin reactions in humans. The traditional animal test for skin allergy involves . . . 

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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 reforms, to pressing for major legislative goals, to educating and . . . 

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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 the ground and targeting the island’s animal welfare challenges. Our . . . 

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United Kingdom, Taiwan announce they will introduce elephant ivory bans

United Kingdom, Taiwan announce they will introduce elephant ivory bans

Two more nations this week announced their decision to come down hard on commercial sales of elephant ivory, further strengthening the global campaign to save these gentle giants from poachers and wildlife traffickers. On Tuesday, the United Kingdom said it will introduce what Prime Minister Teresa May described as “one of the toughest bans on . . . 

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As Canada moves to reopen its controversial commercial seal hunt, one more market – India – bans seal skins

As Canada moves to reopen its controversial commercial seal hunt, one more market – India – bans seal skins

In the coming days, Canada is expected to open its commercial seal hunt, where defenseless, weeks-old pups are shot or battered to death with clubs. But we just got some terrific news about India banning the import of seal skins, eliminating yet another potential market for commercial seal skins. Humane Society International and our partner . . . 

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Race to save Riff Raff the elephant

Race to save Riff Raff the elephant

The life of a 40-to-45-year-old collared bull elephant in South Africa is hanging in the balance as conservation groups battle to save him from being shot as a ‘nuisance’ animal on a reserve that’s been his home for more than half his life. Riff Raff is a victim of a growing problem in South Africa, . . . 

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Breaking news: HSUS, HSI sue federal wildlife officials to stop imports of elephant, lion trophies

Breaking news: HSUS, HSI sue federal wildlife officials to stop imports of elephant, lion trophies

The HSUS, Humane Society International, and our partners today filed a lawsuit to stop the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from lifting existing bans on elephant and lion trophy imports from certain African nations. FWS announced earlier this month that it would lift the ban on elephant trophy imports from Tanzania and Zimbabwe and captive . . . 

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For Beemo and 88 other dogs from a Korean dog meat farm, a better life begins in Montreal

For Beemo and 88 other dogs from a Korean dog meat farm, a better life begins in Montreal

The 2018 Winter Olympics may be over, but for some of us the celebration of success continues. For Humane Society International, it was the closure of our 11th dog meat farm in South Korea, which happened during the Pyeongchang Games. Yesterday, I flew to Montreal to spend a day at our emergency shelter there, and . . . 

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