Humane Society International
An open letter – looking back, and charging ahead in 2017
Dear Friends: Let’s start the New Year with thanks. Thanks to all of us. Whatever you did as part of the movement to help animals in the year just past, be proud. It was a challenging year. And so many, many people did so much, . . .
Gains to limit animal research and testing in 2016
EDITOR’S NOTE: GOOD NEWS! The HSUS and the New York Blood Center have announced an agreement to provide long-term sanctuary for the Liberian chimpanzees. READ THE UPDATE » At The HSUS and Humane Society International, as part of our commitment to all animals, we put . . .
Top 10 victories for all animals in 2016
We’re operating in a time of punctuated change for animals. It hardly means that we’ve been on a glide path to reform. And it doesn’t mean that we haven’t had setbacks or that we don’t have immense challenges ahead. But what it does mean is . . .
A holiday miracle for 110 dogs saved from Yulin’s meat market
Today, Canada welcomed 110 new residents who just took a trip around the world. The dogs, once headed for the butcher’s block at the Yulin dog meat festival in China, were flown last night into Toronto, just in time for the holidays, by Humane Society . . .
Top 10 gains for dogs, cats, and horses in 2016
Companion animals are a great source of joy in our lives, in this and every season, and their welfare is a core priority for The HSUS. We celebrate the human-animal bond, and we work to uphold it in every possible way, for our pets as . . .
In 2016, HSI struck blows to dog meat trade, factory farming, and more
EDITOR’S NOTE: GOOD NEWS! The HSUS and the New York Blood Center have announced an agreement to provide long-term sanctuary for the Liberian chimpanzees. READ THE UPDATE » Just this week, I reported on our progress toward a federal dogfighting ban in Mexico and the . . .
Breaking news: Massive South Korean dog market shuttered by city government
Officials in the city of Seongnam today announced that they will permanently shutter the dog meat section of Moran Market, South Korea’s largest dog meat market. It is by far the biggest single blow ever against the dog meat trade in the country, and with . . .
Mexico moves toward national ban on dogfighting
Last Thursday, Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies (the analog to our U.S. House of Representatives) gave its approval to national anti-dogfighting legislation, bringing us one major step closer to a countrywide ban on the barbaric practice. Many among Mexico’s 31 states and one federal district forbid . . .
Rescues, key U.S. and global campaigns highlight our top videos of the year
The HSUS uses videos as a key instrument in our campaign to tell the story of our human relationships with animals. Nothing tells the story better. Some of these videos chronicle uplifting happenings – animals rescued and then placed in forever homes, or formerly abused . . .
Major wildlife gains in 2016 for captive marine mammals, carnivores, and elephants
The HSUS and Humane Society International are the rare humane organizations with very active and robust wildlife protection programs. We fight for species and habitats, but also against cruelty to individual wild animals, whether scarce or abundant. That latter instinct is what leads us to . . .
Remarkable gains for farm animals in 2016
Each December, I write a series of blogs running through the big accomplishments of the year for The HSUS, Humane Society International, and other affiliates, by area of focus. Today, I offer the first in this series, covering the blaze of progress for farm animals. . . .
Happy Thanksgiving to all and happy birthday to The HSUS
Yesterday was the 62nd anniversary of The HSUS’s incorporation. The organization, founded in 1954, has changed the political, cultural, and economic landscape for animals in the United States and abroad. We’ve got so much more work to do, but this holiday is a good time . . .