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Americans react with outrage, disgust to giraffe hunter’s photos boasting of kill

Americans react with outrage, disgust to giraffe hunter’s photos boasting of kill

Exactly three years after the killing of Cecil the lion sparked outrage among the American public, one more U.S. trophy hunter is making international headlines for killing an imperiled animal — this time a giraffe. The news of this hunt comes just weeks after another . . . 

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Iceland resumes slaughter of fin whales, defying international ban

Iceland resumes slaughter of fin whales, defying international ban

In defiance of an international moratorium on commercial whaling, the Icelandic ship Hvalur hf left port last week after a two-year pause in that country’s fin whale hunt. Iceland’s goal is to kill up to 238 fin whales this summer – in addition to its . . . 

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HSI brings food, medical help to starving, hurt animals in volcano-hit Guatemala

HSI brings food, medical help to starving, hurt animals in volcano-hit Guatemala

When the Volcán de Fuego erupted in Guatemala nearly two weeks ago, devastating villages for miles around, Humane Society International’s disaster response team took immediate action. HSI has been helping animals affected by disasters for many years, and it’s one of the most crucial services . . . 

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In wake of Skye hunt case, HSUS and allies demand ban on imports of lion trophies from South Africa

In wake of Skye hunt case, HSUS and allies demand ban on imports of lion trophies from South Africa

Today, we are joining with allies to demand that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prohibit the import of any lion trophies from South Africa. Our demand comes in the wake of news from South Africa indicating that Skye, a male lion who was considered . . . 

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Connect, engage and learn at the Taking Action for Animals conference

Connect, engage and learn at the Taking Action for Animals conference

Animal advocates from around the nation will converge in Arlington, Virginia, from July 20-23 for the Taking Action for Animals Conference (TAFA), to get a better understanding of animal protection issues, and to strengthen their ability to help animals in their communities through lobbying, outreach, . . . 

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Ahead of Yulin, video documents horrors of a dog slaughterhouse; 135 dogs rescued from death

Ahead of Yulin, video documents horrors of a dog slaughterhouse; 135 dogs rescued from death

The footage is blood-curdling. Dogs huddle together in a small, dark, filthy room, a slaughterhouse, their eyes wide with fear. On the floor are traces of fresh blood from dogs killed that same morning. A man clubs a dog repeatedly over the head to kill . . . 

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HSI rescues 50 dogs from South Korea meat trade before summer slaughter begins

HSI rescues 50 dogs from South Korea meat trade before summer slaughter begins

For 50 dogs raised on a dog meat farm in South Korea, this will be a summer of hope instead of terror. This week, Humane Society International began pulling the dogs out of the farm just before the start of the Bok Nal summer season, . . . 

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In India, an elephant wins freedom from tourist rides and the illegal wildlife trade

In India, an elephant wins freedom from tourist rides and the illegal wildlife trade

It is a heartrending story, but with a happy ending for one elephant. Suman is born into captivity to Champa, one of dozens of elephants who are used to ferry tourists up and down the hills to Amer Fort, a popular spot in Jaipur, India. . . . 

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Global animal health organization says pigs should be housed in groups

Global animal health organization says pigs should be housed in groups

The World Organization for Animal Health, an international body that sets standards for animal health in international trade, says that sows should be housed in groups because they are social animals. The recommendation is significant because it strikes a blow against the use of gestation . . . 

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Ellen DeGeneres, Cameron Diaz and other celebrities call for an end to Indonesian dog meat trade

Ellen DeGeneres, Cameron Diaz and other celebrities call for an end to Indonesian dog meat trade

Indonesia’s dog meat trade is rife with brutality. Most of its animal victims are stolen pets and street dogs, and they usually endure death by bludgeoning and blowtorching. This week, more than 90 celebrities, including Ellen DeGeneres, Cameron Diaz, Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais, . . . 

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