Humane Society International
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. . . .
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.
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.
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.
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.