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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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New ad makes a powerful plea to end rhino horn use in Vietnam

By on January 13, 2021 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
New ad makes a powerful plea to end rhino horn use in Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the world’s largest consumers of rhino horn for use in traditional medicine. The demand there has helped push this distinctive animal to the brink of extinction. The animals are killed for their horns and a small number remain alive and suffer . . . 

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From Australia to Lebanon, our rescue teams helped save thousands of animals affected by natural and manmade disasters

By on December 30, 2020 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
From Australia to Lebanon, our rescue teams helped save thousands of animals affected by natural and manmade disasters

Each year, trained responders from the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International enter disaster zones to rescue and rehabilitate affected animals. Over the years, our teams have responded swiftly and effectively to situations ranging from hurricanes to earthquakes to floods to . . . 

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In 2020, we made progress in China, India and South Korea on ending the dog meat trade

By on December 22, 2020 in Uncategorized with 3 Comments
In 2020, we made progress in China, India and South Korea on ending the dog meat trade

The pandemic posed many challenges for our Humane Society International staff working to end the dog meat trade in nations where it exists. Travel overseas was difficult if not impossible in most cases, but with millions of dogs still suffering in the dog meat trade, . . . 

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U.S. House passes bill to prohibit keeping big cats as pets and for public contact

By on December 3, 2020 in Uncategorized with 6 Comments
U.S. House passes bill to prohibit keeping big cats as pets and for public contact

The U.S. House has just passed a bill to prohibit public contact with big cats like tigers, lions and leopards as well as ban the possession of these animals as pets. The measure, which now awaits action in the Senate, has the potential to stop . . . 

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Holidays highlight the importance of pets in our lives

By on November 24, 2020 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Holidays highlight the importance of pets in our lives

The presence of pets has been one of the silver linings during the pandemic for so many millions of Americans. A recent, evocative NPR story delved into the joys and comforts of such companionship at a time when people are isolated at home and less . . . 

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Victory! Court upholds Obama-era protections for Alaska’s brown bears, disallows baiting

By on November 16, 2020 in Uncategorized with 3 Comments
Victory! Court upholds Obama-era protections for Alaska’s brown bears, disallows baiting

A federal court has ruled that brown bears in Alaska’s Kenai National Wildlife Refuge should continue to be protected from the cruel and biologically unsound hunting practice of baiting—luring these animals with piles of rotting foods like donuts and pastries and then killing them. The . . . 

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Bill introduced in Senate to end worst practices in puppy mills

By on September 30, 2020 in Uncategorized with 15 Comments
Bill introduced in Senate to end worst practices in puppy mills

A bill introduced in the Senate yesterday would prohibit some of the cruelest practices in puppy mills that are licensed to sell to pet stores and online, like stacking cages of dogs on top of each other, using wire flooring in cages, and leaving dogs . . . 

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New Jersey prepares to open a gruesome black bear trophy hunt

By on September 22, 2020 in Uncategorized with 29 Comments
New Jersey prepares to open a gruesome black bear trophy hunt

New Jersey is poised to allow trophy hunters to kill the state’s beloved black bears starting next month using barbaric methods like baiting the animals with piles of rotting sugary food. The plan would also allow hunters to chase bears off state lands, where bear . . . 

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New wolf pups on Isle Royale bring promise of recovery for a struggling population

By on September 15, 2020 in Uncategorized with 3 Comments
New wolf pups on Isle Royale bring promise of recovery for a struggling population

The first wolf pups in several years have been born on Isle Royale in Michigan, the National Park Service reported this week. This is exciting news. We have followed the progress of the wolves on this remote island close to Canada for years and championed . . . 

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New poll shows overwhelming support in Tennessee for ending horse soring with the PAST Act

By on September 10, 2020 in Uncategorized with 14 Comments
New poll shows overwhelming support in Tennessee for ending horse soring with the PAST Act

More than 83% of Tennessee voters want Congress to end the terrible practice of soring walking horses and related breeds to win ribbons at competitions, a new Humane Society of the United States poll shows. Respondents belonging to both parties in the largely conservative state . . . 

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Whales, dolphins and porpoises are disappearing at an alarming rate; Scientists issue urgent call to reverse the tide

By on September 4, 2020 in Uncategorized with 3 Comments
Whales, dolphins and porpoises are disappearing at an alarming rate; Scientists issue urgent call to reverse the tide

Whales, dolphins and porpoises, known collectively as cetaceans, face momentous challenges to their survival today. Many of these animals are disappearing right before our eyes, like the Chinese river dolphin, declared possibly extinct in 2017, and the Mexican vaquita, a species of porpoise that is . . . 

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