Humane Society International

Animal Rescue Raids in West Virginia Demonstrate Reach of HSUS Programs

Animal Rescue Raids in West Virginia Demonstrate Reach of HSUS Programs

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 » Today, our Animal Rescue Team was on the ground in Jefferson County, West Virginia, to help local . . . 

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Celebrities as Partners in Our Quest to Shed Light on Animal Abuse Throughout the World

Celebrities as Partners in Our Quest to Shed Light on Animal Abuse Throughout the World

Animal issues are in the headlines more than ever, due to a growing society-wide awareness about the plight of animals. Millions of Americans are committed to doing something about the wide range of problems that plague animals, and one key to galvanizing action is shining a . . . 

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Yulin Dog Meat Festival Provokes Global Fury

Yulin Dog Meat Festival Provokes Global Fury

For the last two mornings, Adam Parascandola, director of animal protection and crisis response for Humane Society International (HSI), has woken up at 3 a.m. in China to bear witness to one of the most horrific scenes you can imagine: the slaughter of thousands of . . . 

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European Commission Deals Another Blow to North American Horsemeat Trade

European Commission Deals Another Blow to North American Horsemeat Trade

A European Commission audit released this week warns that horsemeat imported from Canada does not fully meet European food safety standards. A similar audit from the Commission last year found similar problems with horsemeat from Mexico – most of it from American horses, cruelly hauled . . . 

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Animal Protection: A Domestic and Foreign Affair

Animal Protection: A Domestic and Foreign Affair

In the July-August issue of Foreign Affairs, I wrote a long-form essay, “The Long Road to Animal Welfare,” that tracks our movement’s unmistakable progress in recent years, and attempts to explain how much of it has happened. I’ve written at prior times on this blog that, . . . 

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Brazil Meat Processing Giant Says It Will Go Crate Free

By on June 4, 2015 in Farm Animals, Humane Society International with 6 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Brazil Meat Processing Giant Says It Will Go Crate Free

I often say in our movement, at this stage of its development, it’s three steps forward and one step back – which is unmistakable progress. Yesterday we took one step back with North Carolina Republican lawmakers overriding the veto of the Republican governor on an overreaching . . . 

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Is India Ground Zero for Animal Protection?

By on May 28, 2015 in Humane Society International with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Is India Ground Zero for Animal Protection?

One big takeaway from my experience in thinking through the themes I wanted to write about in The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend is our timeless and very tangible human connection to animals. I argued in the book that we have an . . . 

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A New Boxer Rebellion Needed in China

A New Boxer Rebellion Needed in China

I’m excited to share more good news in the tough fight to rid China of the cruel dog meat trade. This past weekend, Guangdong and Heilongjiang, normally home to two of China’s biggest dog meat markets, and 13 other cities played host instead to massive . . . 

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HSI Brings Much-Needed Help to Animals in Nepal

HSI Brings Much-Needed Help to Animals in Nepal

This week, a team of veterinarians and disaster relief experts from Humane Society International — armed with medicines, vaccines, surgical equipment, and other supplies — touched down in Nepal, the mountainous nation most famous for its sherpas and high-altitude mountain climbing. Nepal was horribly shaken . . . 

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The HSUS’ 2014 Annual Report: Transforming the World for Animals

The HSUS’ 2014 Annual Report: Transforming the World for Animals

Today, we officially release our 2014 annual report, in print and electronic form. I hope you’ll read and take pride in the progress we are making across such a wide range of problem areas. Below, I’ve reproduced most of my President’s essay in the report to give . . . 

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Humane Hurricane Hits Puerto Rico

By on April 17, 2015 in Animal Rescue and Care, Humane Society International with 67 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Humane Hurricane Hits Puerto Rico

If you knew that there were tens of thousands of street dogs roaming a jurisdiction in the United States and a 95 percent euthanasia rate for the dogs and cats entering the shelters in the area, what would you do? Well, that is the reality . . . 

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Major Seal Buyer Says No Mas to More Seal Pelts

By on April 15, 2015 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 40 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Major Seal Buyer Says No Mas to More Seal Pelts

Yesterday Carino Processing Ltd – Canada’s oldest and largest seal fur buyer – stated that the company has turned down $1 million in government funding for seal pelt purchases, noting that it already has pelts in storage that it cannot sell. This is a very . . . 

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