Humane Society International
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.
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.