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In India, an elephant wins freedom from tourist rides and the illegal wildlife trade

In India, an elephant wins freedom from tourist rides and the illegal wildlife trade

It is a heartrending story, but with a happy ending for one elephant. Suman is born into captivity to Champa, one of dozens of elephants who are used to ferry tourists up and down the hills to Amer Fort, a popular spot in Jaipur, India. . . . 

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Global animal health organization says pigs should be housed in groups

Global animal health organization says pigs should be housed in groups

The World Organization for Animal Health, an international body that sets standards for animal health in international trade, says that sows should be housed in groups because they are social animals. The recommendation is significant because it strikes a blow against the use of gestation . . . 

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Ellen DeGeneres, Cameron Diaz and other celebrities call for an end to Indonesian dog meat trade

Ellen DeGeneres, Cameron Diaz and other celebrities call for an end to Indonesian dog meat trade

Indonesia’s dog meat trade is rife with brutality. Most of its animal victims are stolen pets and street dogs, and they usually endure death by bludgeoning and blowtorching. This week, more than 90 celebrities, including Ellen DeGeneres, Cameron Diaz, Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais, . . . 

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Brutal dog killing in Bangladesh highlights need for compassionate approach to street dogs

Brutal dog killing in Bangladesh highlights need for compassionate approach to street dogs

A horrible story coming out of Bangladesh has shocked people worldwide: a security guard and his accomplices unleashed what one local news outlet described as a “killing spree” against street dogs over an accusation that one of the dogs had bitten a child. The men . . . 

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Iceland to resume killing of endangered fin whales

Iceland to resume killing of endangered fin whales

Iceland seems to be the most confused of nations when it comes to whales. On the one hand it attracts international tourists from all over the world to go out and see whales as part of their encounters with Iceland’s many natural wonders. On the . . . 

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EPA issues recommendation to reduce animal testing for pesticides

EPA issues recommendation to reduce animal testing for pesticides

The Environmental Protection Agency has released a draft interim policy recommending a move away from animal testing for pesticides and industrial chemicals. Specifically, the draft policy encourages the use of non-animal test methods to determine the likelihood of these chemicals to cause allergic skin reactions . . . 

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HSUS 2017 annual report: Driving change for all animals around the globe

HSUS 2017 annual report: Driving change for all animals around the globe

This week we release our 2017 annual report, an account of recent achievements in our broad-ranging mission to help all animals. The report is teeming with encouraging news about the advances we made on issues ranging from negotiating with corporations, to producing large-scale animal welfare . . . 

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HSUS, HSI work in Puerto Rico continues, with new project to spay/neuter 20,000 dogs and cats

HSUS, HSI work in Puerto Rico continues, with new project to spay/neuter 20,000 dogs and cats

In 2015, the Humane Society of the United States launched a program to turn around the fortunes of the animals of Puerto Rico. Despite many challenges, including Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island six months ago, we have stayed the course, putting substantial resources on . . . 

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United Kingdom, Taiwan announce they will introduce elephant ivory bans

United Kingdom, Taiwan announce they will introduce elephant ivory bans

Two more nations this week announced their decision to come down hard on commercial sales of elephant ivory, further strengthening the global campaign to save these gentle giants from poachers and wildlife traffickers. On Tuesday, the United Kingdom said it will introduce what Prime Minister . . . 

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As Canada moves to reopen its controversial commercial seal hunt, one more market – India – bans seal skins

As Canada moves to reopen its controversial commercial seal hunt, one more market – India – bans seal skins

In the coming days, Canada is expected to open its commercial seal hunt, where defenseless, weeks-old pups are shot or battered to death with clubs. But we just got some terrific news about India banning the import of seal skins, eliminating yet another potential market . . . 

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Race to save Riff Raff the elephant

Race to save Riff Raff the elephant

The life of a 40-to-45-year-old collared bull elephant in South Africa is hanging in the balance as conservation groups battle to save him from being shot as a ‘nuisance’ animal on a reserve that’s been his home for more than half his life. Riff Raff . . . 

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Breaking news: HSUS, HSI sue federal wildlife officials to stop imports of elephant, lion trophies

Breaking news: HSUS, HSI sue federal wildlife officials to stop imports of elephant, lion trophies

The HSUS, Humane Society International, and our partners today filed a lawsuit to stop the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from lifting existing bans on elephant and lion trophy imports from certain African nations. FWS announced earlier this month that it would lift the ban . . . 

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