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Breaking news: Saks Fifth Avenue will ditch fur

By on April 7, 2021 in Uncategorized with 14 Comments
Breaking news: Saks Fifth Avenue will ditch fur

Saks Fifth Avenue, a North American retailer synonymous with luxury fashion, announced today that it will end sales of all fur products in its stores by the end of 2022. Saks follows in the footsteps of other major retailers, including Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom, all . . . 

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Montana’s governor killed a Yellowstone wolf. But he now has a chance to set things right

By on March 23, 2021 in Uncategorized with 7 Comments
Montana’s governor killed a Yellowstone wolf. But he now has a chance to set things right

Gov. Greg Gianforte should have known better. According to news reports today, the man Montanans elected just last November to lead their state and protect its vast natural resources trapped and shot an iconic black wolf 10 miles north of the boundary of the Yellowstone . . . 

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HSI stepped up work during pandemic to help dogs and cats living on streets

By on March 19, 2021 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
HSI stepped up work during pandemic to help dogs and cats living on streets

Dogs and cats who live on streets around the world face numerous hardships every day. These are animals like Browny, a dog who was left lying in pain on the streets of India for days after being hit by a car. Lambu, also a dog . . . 

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New report: U.S. spends millions of taxpayer dollars to fund experiments on dogs

By on March 16, 2021 in Uncategorized with 13 Comments
New report: U.S. spends millions of taxpayer dollars to fund experiments on dogs

The U.S. government is spending millions of taxpayer dollars to fund experiments on dogs, a new report we are releasing today shows. It is estimated that there are more than 58,000 dogs being used in U.S. public, private and federal research and testing facilities each . . . 

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Americans love grizzly bears, but Montana and Wyoming lawmakers are not getting the message

By on March 4, 2021 in Uncategorized with 24 Comments
Americans love grizzly bears, but Montana and Wyoming lawmakers are not getting the message

Grizzly 399, often called the world’s most famous grizzly bear, has a fan base of wildlife watchers that numbers in the hundreds of thousands. Each year, dozens of paparazzi attempt to record her every waking moment, from the time she emerges from her den in . . . 

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As fur farms prepare to breed mink, global health bodies issue warning on high coronavirus risk

By on February 18, 2021 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
As fur farms prepare to breed mink, global health bodies issue warning on high coronavirus risk

Mink fur farms have emerged as hotspots for the coronavirus, with 11 nations in Europe, Canada and the United States reporting such infections and, in some cases, transmissions from animals to human workers. The infections have resulted in millions of animals, including pups, on fur . . . 

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Puppy-selling pet stores like Petland have made consumers sick. HSUS/HSLF petition asks feds to require health risk warnings at outlets.

By on February 17, 2021 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
Puppy-selling pet stores like Petland have made consumers sick. HSUS/HSLF petition asks feds to require health risk warnings at outlets.

U.S. health authorities have conclusively linked numerous human cases of campylobacteriosis—a bacterial infection with often severe and debilitating symptoms—to infected puppies sold in several Petland pet stores. Today we filed a petition with the Consumer Product Safety Commission asking it to require that pet stores . . . 

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Investigation finds online wildlife killing contests are thriving during pandemic

By on February 16, 2021 in Uncategorized with 30 Comments
Investigation finds online wildlife killing contests are thriving during pandemic

The Humane Society of the United States has helped make significant progress in ending wildlife killing contests, in which contestants massacre large numbers of coyotes, foxes, bobcats and other wild animals for cash prizes. Seven states now ban such contests and we are working with . . . 

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Tennessee has no puppy mill law. The last thing it needs is a new Petland selling puppies.

By on February 1, 2021 in Uncategorized with 4 Comments
Tennessee has no puppy mill law. The last thing it needs is a new Petland selling puppies.

Tennessee has a huge puppy mill problem and no law to fight these operations that mistreat the dogs they profit off. Just over the past year we have heard of several puppy mill rescues, including two—one in Grundy County last month and another in Madison . . . 

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California lawmaker introduces bill to ban black bear hunting

By on January 26, 2021 in Uncategorized with 13 Comments
California lawmaker introduces bill to ban black bear hunting

A groundbreaking bill introduced in California today would end all trophy hunting of black bears in the state. If successful, California would be the first state to implement such a ban, setting a magnificent precedent for the rest of the nation to follow. The bill . . . 

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Breaking news: Efforts to open an early wolf trophy hunting season in Wisconsin defeated

By on January 22, 2021 in Uncategorized with 13 Comments
Breaking news: Efforts to open an early wolf trophy hunting season in Wisconsin defeated

An attempt by some Wisconsin lawmakers to ​force ​a ​rushed and unlawful wolf hunting season in the state beginning next month has been narrowly defeated by the state’s Natural Resources Board. In November, we reported how we had ​helped stop an effort by the Wisconsin . . . 

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37 chimpanzees once used for research are still locked up in a lab. We are suing the NIH to release them to sanctuary

By on January 14, 2021 in Uncategorized with 22 Comments
37 chimpanzees once used for research are still locked up in a lab. We are suing the NIH to release them to sanctuary

Thirty-seven chimpanzees languishing at a New Mexico primate laboratory are still waiting for the National Institutes of Health to fulfil a promise it made in 2015—to retire them to sanctuary after a lifetime spent in research. Today, we’re giving these animals a helping hand by . . . 

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