Investigations

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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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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