Humane Society International

Ten Accomplishments for Pets in 2011

Ten Accomplishments for Pets in 2011

While deeply valuing the essential work of local animal-care organizations, The HSUS’s founders saw that the nation needed an organization that had the power to fight for all animals—one that could change the dynamics of animal protection and strike at the root causes of cruelty. . . . 

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Be a Hero for Animals like Honey

Be a Hero for Animals like Honey

The HSUS recently paid out our 100th reward for information leading to a conviction in an animal fighting case. Watch the video of one of the many animals we’ve rescued from illegal fighting, Honey, a wounded pit bull found tied to a heavy chain during a dogfighting raid this summer.

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Exposing the Cruelty of Captive Hunting

By on November 28, 2011 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Exposing the Cruelty of Captive Hunting

At captive hunts, shooters pay for the privilege of killing semi-tame animals, even endangered species, confined within a fenced enclosure. Yet there are still more than 1,000 captive hunting facilities in the United States.

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Happy Anniversary for Bunnies and Other Animals

By on November 17, 2011 in Animal Research and Testing, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Happy Anniversary for Bunnies and Other Animals

The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, which manages the Leaping Bunny Program, is celebrating its 15th anniversary. You can help animals by taking the Pledge to Go Cruelty-Free.

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Hitting 7 Billion

By on October 31, 2011 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Hitting 7 Billion

If we are going to feed the world population of 7 billion, we’ve got to think about how we grow food as well as what we eat, and agriculture must be humane and sustainable. Our new video in support of the Meatless Monday campaign highlights what’s at stake.

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Putting Trophy Hunters’ Bogus Claims Out to Sea

By on October 18, 2011 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Putting Trophy Hunters’ Bogus Claims Out to Sea

Soon after the polar bear was listed as a threatened species in 2008, trophy hunting groups filed a federal lawsuit aiming to reopen American borders to the import of sport-hunted polar bear trophies. In a ruling issued yesterday, a federal court soundly rejected this argument and refused to allow U.S.-based sport hunters to import dead bears they killed in Canada as trophies.

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Bullfighting Comes to an End in Catalonia

By on September 26, 2011 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Bullfighting Comes to an End in Catalonia

The New York Times reported this weekend on the final day of bullfighting in the province of Catalonia in Spain. This reform is also a reminder that the animal protection movement is not limited to the United States.

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O-pining for Fur-Free Fashion

By on September 20, 2011 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
O-pining for Fur-Free Fashion

Fur is not only cruel, it’s also unnecessary when we have so many other clothing options. In the October issue of O: The Oprah Magazine, editor-in-chief Susan Casey explains why the magazine associates itself with the fur-free cause.

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Saving More than 500 Suffering Dogs in Canada

Saving More than 500 Suffering Dogs in Canada

On Friday, Humane Society International-Canada worked with local officials to rescue more than 500 suffering dogs in Quebec. Our Canadian director, Rebecca Aldworth, provides a first-hand account of the deployment.

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A World of Change for the Better for Animals

A World of Change for the Better for Animals

From The Humane Society of the United States’ founding in 1954 to our work today, we’ve always been about protecting all animals–not just dogs, cats, and horses, but all animals who are victims of human greed or cruelty.

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Chain Reaction: Two Rescues in One Day Save Dogs from Fighting

By on August 5, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Chain Reaction: Two Rescues in One Day Save Dogs from Fighting

Yesterday, our Animal Rescue Team helped remove 50 dogs from two alleged dogfighting operations in rural North Carolina. Now the animals are receiving care and enrichment at our emergency shelter, with help from the pit bull rescue group Hello Bully.

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One Step Closer to Ending Canada’s Seal Slaughter

By on August 4, 2011 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
One Step Closer to Ending Canada’s Seal Slaughter

On the book tour, so many people have asked me whether we’ll ever succeed in ending the commercial seal hunt in Canada. We’ve made remarkable progress in the last few years, but we cannot relent until the slaughter is ended once and for all.

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