Humane Society International
Unreasonable Delay, Unthinkable Abuse
The GlobalPost, an award-winning news site that covers international issues, reports that there may be more than 3,000 puppy mills in South Korea that are churning out dogs not only for sale in that country, but also for export to the United States. This, despite . . .
Not Standing Idly for Elephants in Peril
Poachers recently killed Satao, one of Kenya’s best known elephants, whose tusks weighed more than 100 pounds each and reached all the way to the ground. A poison arrow felled Satao in Tsavo National Park, and his death was announced last Friday by the Tsavo . . .
Poached Poodle or Baked Bichon?
This week, Peter Li, China specialist with Humane Society International (HSI), arrived in Yulin in China’s Guangxi province – a city that is about to host an infamous annual event where thousands of dogs are slaughtered for meat. He found the town uneasy and alert . . .
Cargill Puts Gestation Crates One Big Step Closer to Extinction
It was in 2007 – a year after Arizona voters approved Prop 204 (banning veal and gestation crates) and a year before Prop 2 in California (banning extreme confinement of calves, sows and laying hens) – when my colleague Paul Shapiro had his first meeting with representatives . . .
Ending Tyranny Against Animals
There are people whose lives and work dramatically affect the trajectory of history, and Mohandas K. Gandhi was surely among the biggest agents of change in the last century. He helped to usher in an end to colonialism, to drive the spread of democracy as . . .
Tip of the Hat to the Mahatma
On Saturday, May 31st, I will be in Secaucus, New Jersey, for the unveiling of a life-size statue of a great leader who made an indelible contribution to, among many urgent causes, animal protection – the legendary Mahatma Gandhi, father of the nation of India. . . .
World Trade Organization Rules for Seals, Says Animal Welfare Counts
The World Trade Organization today issued a final decision in its ruling to the inhumane global seal trade, and gave a precedent-setting boost to our domestic and international efforts to prevent animal abuse. The international body that sets the rules of the road on global trade . . .
Animal Welfare Monsoon in India
About 18 months ago, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was the headliner for the official launch of Humane Society International – India, at a jam-packed event in Mumbai. Since that time, under the leadership of HSI-India director N.G. Jayasimha, our Asian director Rahul Sehgal and . . .
The Animals’ Republic of China?
HSI and its partners are helping to change the way people in China view – and treat – animals. The work of those involved with animal welfare in China spans areas ranging from wildlife issues to protecting companion animals, farm animals and animals used in laboratories.
Full-Court Press in the Courts
With 24 litigators on staff—aided by a network of over 1,000 pro bono lawyers from the nation’s top law firms—The HSUS’ legal team is working like never before to help all animals, on both the domestic and international stages, and to bring new levels of firepower to protecting animals.
Seal Slaughter Resumes in Canada
Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, speaks about Canada’s 2014 seal slaughter, and the work being done by The HSUS’ Protect Seals team to shut down the commercial sealing industry.
One More Big Whack Against Gestation Crates, With Progress Throughout Latin America
Arcos Dorados–the largest operator of McDonald’s restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee—has demonstrated its commitment to improving animal welfare by introducing a new requirement for its pork suppliers to document plans to limit gestation crate use and promote group housing for sows within the next two years. The result applies to 20 Latin American countries, including Brazil and Mexico (two of the company’s largest markets).