Humane Society International
Frank Loftus/The HSUS Though the commercial slaughter of young harp seals for their fur isn’t officially slated to begin in Canada for a few more weeks, our team this week has distressing news to report. Earlier than expected, Canadian sealers began killing adult and baby . . .
In taking stock of the disasters of the last decade―whether it’s the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast in 2005, the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, or the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and radiation release―The HSUS and Humane Society International . . .
Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee approved a bill to ban the trade in nine species of large, constricting snakes, a bill strongly backed by The HSUS.
Yesterday, Chinese families around the world wrapped up 15 days of Chinese New Year celebrations for Year 4709, the Year of the Dragon. Among the traditional revelry such as elaborate dragon dancing, loud firecrackers, and colorful lanterns, a small minority serve shark fin soup as . . .
It’s been two years since a massive earthquake demolished so much of Haiti, and the impoverished nation has been struggling to rebuild. When it comes to animals, there’s been a very meaningful impact, thanks to the kindness of our supporters, the strategy behind our response, and our partner organizations.
For years, The Humane Society of the United States has been at the forefront of a global movement to end Canada's commercial seal slaughter. A new study featured in the New York Times’ environment blog today highlights the devastating impacts of climate change on harp . . .
In 2011, The HSUS was named the number-one organization by Philanthropedia (part of GuideStar) in the latest rankings of national animal protection groups, based on the highest impact for animals. The rankings were compiled by outside experts throughout the field of animal protection—including shelter directors, . . .
A moral concern for animals is not a far-off, abstract, or ethereal concern. It’s as tangible as it gets—intersecting with so many aspects of our daily lives. We may see stray or homeless animals in our community, or learn of a case of malicious cruelty . . .
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.