Investigations

Hawaii Has Become a Destination – for Ivory Traffickers

Hawaii Has Become a Destination – for Ivory Traffickers

With New Jersey, New York, and most recently California, having cracked down on sales of ivory, Hawaii now moves into the spotlight. This state, known for its distinct natural beauty, is also a hotbed for illegal ivory sales. The good news is, The HSUS and . . . 

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden, Draggin’ Federal Rule?

Crouching Tiger, Hidden, Draggin’ Federal Rule?

In addition to the cruelty they spawn, so many animal-use enterprises – from puppy mills to animal fighting operations – pass on costs to the rest of society, including the cost of care for confiscated and discarded animals who need medical attention and lifetime homes. The exotic animal . . . 

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Five Freedoms for Walmart, End of Chimp Research Among Top Blogs for 2015

Five Freedoms for Walmart, End of Chimp Research Among Top Blogs for 2015

Every weekday, on A Humane Nation, I share news and analysis about the work of The HSUS and its affiliates, and comment on the broader issues in society relating to animal protection. Given the growth in awareness, and the enormous public engagement with animal welfare, . . . 

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Telling the Story of Animals Through Videos – Our Top Videos of 2015

Telling the Story of Animals Through Videos – Our Top Videos of 2015

Every day, The HSUS chronicles the story of animals – both celebratory, and also the hard-hitting kind that exposes abuses. Our video production work pulls together the strands of our undercover investigations at factory farms or exotic animal menageries, on the ground with our Animal Rescue Team . . . 

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Buy Georgia Peaches, Not Puppy Mill Dogs

By on November 19, 2015 in Companion Animals, Investigations with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Buy Georgia Peaches, Not Puppy Mill Dogs

Our latest HSUS special investigation reveals that Georgia pet stores are peddling hundreds of puppies each year sourced from puppy brokers and puppy mills, some with serious Animal Welfare Act violations. The dogs are then sold to unsuspecting buyers who all too often are faced . . . 

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‘Sored’ Champ Dies Before His Time

By on November 5, 2015 in Equine, Investigations with 70 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
‘Sored’ Champ Dies Before His Time

Any decent person is appalled by the mere description of horse soring – the burning of horses’ legs with chemicals, or the jamming of hard objects into the tender soles of their feet that have been cut to the quick, in order to cause so . . . 

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Ending the Madness of International Trophy Hunting of Rare Animals

Ending the Madness of International Trophy Hunting of Rare Animals

The killing of Cecil the Lion gave the world a vivid example of the pain and misery left behind by globe-trotting elites whose primary hobby is killing prized specimens of the most beloved and threatened wild animals on the planet. Today we are turning up . . . 

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Puppy Mill Investigation Reveals Squalor, Neglect, Lack of Oversight at Flea Markets

By on September 16, 2015 in Companion Animals, Investigations with 14 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Puppy Mill Investigation Reveals Squalor, Neglect, Lack of Oversight at Flea Markets

Today, The HSUS released a new hidden camera investigation focusing on puppy mill dogs sold through flea markets – one of the least known and most unregulated commercial sales venues for this despicable trade. Our investigator visited 21 different flea markets in 10 states that . . . 

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Horse Soring Exposed: Results Show 100 percent of Samples at Major Stable Test Positive for Illegal Substances

By on August 27, 2015 in Equine, Investigations with 40 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Horse Soring Exposed: Results Show 100 percent of Samples at Major Stable Test Positive for Illegal Substances

Two days ago I announced on A Humane Nation our latest undercover investigation – this one, providing incontrovertible proof that a major stable in Murfreesboro, Tenn., called ThorSport Farm, is knee-deep in the practice of horse “soring” –  the deliberate injuring of horses’ legs and . . . 

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New HSUS Investigation Exposes Soring, Abuse of Walking Horses at Top Tennessee Stable

By on August 25, 2015 in Equine, Investigations, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 117 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New HSUS Investigation Exposes Soring, Abuse of Walking Horses at Top Tennessee Stable

Moments ago, I announced at a press conference the findings of the latest HSUS undercover investigation documenting horrific abuse of Tennessee walking horses, with major trainers caught red-handed hurting horses and prepping animals for the breed’s upcoming National Celebration – the multi-day pinnacle event in . . . 

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