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Carrefour, Brazil’s leading food retailer, goes cage-free in latest of HSI successes there

Carrefour, Brazil’s leading food retailer, goes cage-free in latest of HSI successes there

Brazil, one of the world’s largest economies and the fifth largest nation by population, has become an important focus for animal advocates over the last several decades. The result has been a growing awareness of animal issues and noteworthy progress in regard to animal welfare. . . . 

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Lion snuggle scam in South Africa cons tourists, harms wildlife

Lion snuggle scam in South Africa cons tourists, harms wildlife

Today is World Lion Day, a global celebration of one of the most majestic of big cats, the African lion. Travelers flock from all over the world to Africa to realize their dream of seeing “the king of the jungle” in the wild and South . . . 

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Every whale counts

Every whale counts

The images of the orca Tahlequah keeping her dead calf afloat in Puget Sound while trying to keep pace with the other members of her pod have moved millions worldwide. The calf died on July 24 just half an hour after being born, raising not . . . 

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Government says Indonesia will ban dog meat trade

Government says Indonesia will ban dog meat trade

We received exciting news this weekend regarding our fight against the global trade in dog meat. At a meeting on veterinary public health held by Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture, officials confirmed their intention to support a ban on the trade in dog meat and to . . . 

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Lawsuit seeks to evict foxes from Interior’s henhouse

Lawsuit seeks to evict foxes from Interior’s henhouse

Americans expect their government to conduct its affairs with transparency and fairness, and certainly not in the manner of the proverbial smoke-filled backroom. That’s certainly our view, and that’s why we’ve consistently challenged attempts by the USDA and other federal agencies to withhold data and . . . 

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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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