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Dogs rescued from a North Carolina breeder spotlight the AKC’s role in puppy mill suffering

By on March 12, 2020 in Uncategorized with 82 Comments
Dogs rescued from a North Carolina breeder spotlight the AKC’s role in puppy mill suffering

The dog in the picture above exemplifies just how much is wrong with the way the American Kennel Club, which touts itself as a champion of dogs, goes about its business. She was recently rescued from an AKC breeder in Caldwell County, North Carolina, along . . . 

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Help drive change for animals by donating your old car, filling out surveys, and more

By on March 4, 2020 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Help drive change for animals by donating your old car, filling out surveys, and more

Over the weekend, I said goodbye to an old friend: my car, a 2001 Prius. She carried me to and from work every day for nearly two decades, occasionally ferrying animals I’d rescued from the streets of the District of Columbia and at other times . . . 

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How shelters are slashing pet euthanasia rates, increasing adoptions

By on February 28, 2020 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 1 Comment
How shelters are slashing pet euthanasia rates, increasing adoptions

When KC Pet Project took on the operations of the Kansas City, Missouri, animal shelter eight years ago, the brand-new organization had a formidable task ahead. For many years the shelter had been euthanizing between 50 and 70% of the nearly 7,000 pets who came . . . 

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Breaking: HSUS helps rescue 140 dogs from alleged severe neglect situation in Florida county

By on February 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 14 Comments
Breaking: HSUS helps rescue 140 dogs from alleged severe neglect situation in Florida county

It’s clearly been a rough life so far for the nearly 140 dogs, including several puppies, we helped rescue this morning from a densely-wooded, five-acre property in Dixie County, Florida. As members of our Animal Rescue Team, who were assisting the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office, . . . 

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Breaking news: As coronavirus spreads, China bans trade in wild animals for food

Breaking news: As coronavirus spreads, China bans trade in wild animals for food

China today announced a ban on buying and selling wild animals for food, taking its most decisive action yet to halt a trade that has been implicated in the global coronavirus crisis, and that causes immense suffering for hundreds of thousands of animals each year, . . . 

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Mostly plant-based Oscars signal growing American concern over cruel factory farms

Mostly plant-based Oscars signal growing American concern over cruel factory farms

One of the Oscars’ most memorable moments this year came with Joaquin Phoenix’s heartfelt plea about the suffering of animals raised for food. The speech, which drew concern for animals into a broader framework of social injustice, followed an A-list nod to plant-based eating from . . . 

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BREAKING NEWS: U.S. House approves bill to pair veterans with service dogs

By on February 5, 2020 in Uncategorized with 103 Comments
BREAKING NEWS: U.S. House approves bill to pair veterans with service dogs

The U.S. House has just approved a bill that would expand opportunities for veterans to get involved with training and adopting service dogs, leading to better lives for both the animals and the people helping them. The PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act, H.R. 4305, will . . . 

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Canadian Safari Club chapter shuts down elephant trophy hunt auction following protests

By on January 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with 7 Comments
Canadian Safari Club chapter shuts down elephant trophy hunt auction following protests

The Safari Club International chapter in Calgary has just shut down its planned auction of the first elephant hunt in Botswana in seven years, following widespread protests by animal protection organizations in Canada. While this does not represent a break for Botswana’s elephants—the outfitter organizing . . . 

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Sixty chimpanzees, once held for research, thrive at Second Chance Chimpanzee Refuge in Liberia

By on December 12, 2019 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Sixty chimpanzees, once held for research, thrive at Second Chance Chimpanzee Refuge in Liberia

A lovely new story in the Washington Post tells the tale of Joseph Thomas and the other wonderful individuals involved in caring for 60-plus chimpanzees in Liberia who are the survivors of hepatitis B and blood cleansing experiments carried out beginning in the 1970s. Joseph . . . 

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Our animal protection agenda wins big in House Appropriations funding package

Our animal protection agenda wins big in House Appropriations funding package

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson There’s a reason why the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund invest substantial time and effort in seeking to shape funding decisions within the U.S. Congress; it pays off big for animal protection. . . . 

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Laughing together, and standing up for animals

By on June 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Laughing together, and standing up for animals

Almost a week later, many of us are still smiling. That’s how much fun we had at our HSUS Stand Up for Animals event last Wednesday night at the Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles. It was a memorable night, as host Carol Leifer, along with . . . 

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HSUS Animal Care Expo puts access to care on the agenda

By on April 15, 2019 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
HSUS Animal Care Expo puts access to care on the agenda

Our Animal Care Expo 2019 in New Orleans has attracted a record 2800 participants from the United States and around the world, with some 226 attendees from 53 different countries in attendance. We’re so proud of what this event has become; the premier educational conference . . . 

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