Investigations

At Safari Club convention, vendors peddle canned lion hunts, elephant and hippo body parts

At Safari Club convention, vendors peddle canned lion hunts, elephant and hippo body parts

A canvas made of a whole elephant’s ear. Belts made with hippo skin. Elephant skin furniture. The annual Safari Club International convention in Reno, Nevada, had plenty on view that would shock and sicken the average person. But investigators for the Humane Society of the . . . 

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Complaints about sick Petland puppies pour in after HSUS undercover investigation

Complaints about sick Petland puppies pour in after HSUS undercover investigation

On December 11, we released the results of our shocking undercover investigation at two Petland locations, one in Las Vegas and another in Kennesaw, Georgia, where our investigators found several sick puppies and a dead puppy in a freezer. When we started the investigation, we . . . 

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Undercover investigation exposes Petland’s treatment of sick puppies

By on December 11, 2018 in Companion Animals, Investigations with 31 Comments
Undercover investigation exposes Petland’s treatment of sick puppies

A dead puppy in the freezer. Puppies with hacking coughs and runny noses. Sick puppies confined to isolation. Overcrowded cages. These are just a few of the shocking details our undercover investigators found at two different Petland, Inc. pet stores last fall. It’s been 10 . . . 

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HSUS and HSI investigation uncovers a thriving U.S. market for trophy-hunted giraffe parts

HSUS and HSI investigation uncovers a thriving U.S. market for trophy-hunted giraffe parts

Nearly 4,000 giraffes killed by trophy hunters were imported into the United States over the last decade. Now, a new undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International has revealed the scale of the U.S. market for giraffe knife . . . 

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Breaking news: HSUS undercover video reveals Pilgrim’s Pride has much to hide

By on June 27, 2017 in Farm Animals, Investigations with 14 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking news: HSUS undercover video reveals Pilgrim’s Pride has much to hide

The HSUS’s latest undercover investigation has exposed extreme animal suffering at massive industrial chicken production and slaughtering facilities connected to the factory farm giant Pilgrim’s Pride. Pilgrim’s Pride is a Brazilian-owned food company that is the second largest chicken producer in the United States, producing . . . 

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HSUS investigation pulls the curtain back on tiger abuse by traveling circus trainer

By on May 18, 2017 in Investigations, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 18 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
HSUS investigation pulls the curtain back on tiger abuse by traveling circus trainer

A new HSUS undercover investigation reveals the mistreatment of eight tigers featured in Ryan Easley’s ShowMe Tigers act – a traveling circus gig that is contracted out to branded circuses. It’s painful to watch a grown man whipping a majestic tiger as the world’s most . . . 

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Sheriffs stand strong against animal cruelty, and so do we

By on April 12, 2017 in Animal Rescue and Care, Investigations with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Sheriffs stand strong against animal cruelty, and so do we

Yesterday, we hosted John Thompson, the deputy executive director of the National Sheriffs’ Association, at our national headquarters and bestowed upon him a Humane Leadership Award for helping bring humane sensibilities into the consciousness of the nation. Thompson is straight out of central casting as . . . 

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Breaking news: HSUS investigation connects New Jersey pet stores to notorious Midwest puppy mills

By on August 29, 2016 in Companion Animals, Investigations with 27 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking news: HSUS investigation connects New Jersey pet stores to notorious Midwest puppy mills

An HSUS undercover investigation covering every known pet store in New Jersey that sells puppies has revealed that many of these businesses sourced animals from puppy mills with Animal Welfare Act violations. Federal inspectors, in some cases, found bleeding or injured dogs and even dead . . . 

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Feds, HSUS shutter one of nation’s biggest cockfighting arenas

By on August 5, 2016 in Animal Rescue and Care, Investigations with 8 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Feds, HSUS shutter one of nation’s biggest cockfighting arenas

This week, the FBI with assistance from The HSUS raided one of the biggest cockfighting pits in the United States, in Citronelle, Alabama—a facility that, while empty when the raid occurred, had multiple pits and enough satellite sheds to house more than 1,000 fighting roosters . . . 

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Publix progresses toward a cage-free future

By on July 15, 2016 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy, Investigations with 16 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Publix progresses toward a cage-free future

After a months-long Humane Society of the United States campaign— involving full-page newspaper ads, television commercials, dedicated social media efforts promoting our CagedForPublix website, and more—Publix has just announced a timeline for going 100 percent cage-free. Publix is the country’s fifth-largest grocery chain, and this . . . 

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Latest HSUS undercover investigation reveals painful practices in egg industry

Latest HSUS undercover investigation reveals painful practices in egg industry

An undercover investigation by The HSUS has revealed cruel treatment of egg-laying hens at New England’s largest egg producer. The factory farm in question supplies eggs to several states, including Massachusetts, where volunteers are just finishing gathering signatures to place a measure on November’s ballot. . . . 

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Puppy Mills and the Horrible Hundred of 2016

By on May 2, 2016 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals, Investigations with 19 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Puppy Mills and the Horrible Hundred of 2016

In December 2015, a U. S. Department of Agriculture inspector came upon a macabre scene in a cluttered shed at C & L Puppies, a puppy mill in Weldon, Iowa. A large, plastic table was sitting on blocks in the center of the room – . . . 

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