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How we work to save animals (part 5): Building relationships

By on August 29, 2022 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
How we work to save animals (part 5): Building relationships

Note: This blog is part of our series highlighting how we fight—and win—for animals. This post focuses on how we’re creating a stronger animal protection movement through partnerships, trainings, support, collaboration and more. Previous posts have covered our advocacy efforts with governments and corporations, as . . . 

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Meet the interns creating a better world for animals: Inside our internship program

By on July 28, 2022 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
Meet the interns creating a better world for animals: Inside our internship program

Just recently, I had the pleasure of meeting virtually with our organization’s summer intern cohort and the opportunity to meet several interns in person at our Taking Action for Animals conference. I look forward to these meetings in every internship cycle, and so do the . . . 

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It’s graduation season: Have you considered a career devoted to helping animals?

It’s graduation season: Have you considered a career devoted to helping animals?

When I joined the Humane Society of the United States back in 1992 as a legal investigator, I couldn’t have predicted that my career path would lead me to the role I serve now, as president and CEO of the HSUS and CEO of Humane . . . 

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Time, talent and National Volunteer Week: A reason to celebrate and participate

By on April 15, 2022 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Time, talent and National Volunteer Week: A reason to celebrate and participate

Every time we share news of a victory in our fight to protect animals, or positive trends in our cause, or growing momentum in a particular campaign, it’s also a story about the countless contributions of people working tirelessly behind the scenes to make these . . . 

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What the 9/11 search and rescue dogs show about our interdependence on animals

By on September 10, 2021 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 2 Comments
What the 9/11 search and rescue dogs show about our interdependence on animals

Twenty years ago, in the days after September 11, 2001, heroic first responders did the unthinkable task of going into the wreckage to search for signs of life. By their sides were the search and rescue dogs who, over the last two decades, have garnered . . . 

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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 8 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 14 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 5 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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