The election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to lead the more than 1 billion member Roman Catholic Church was met with widespread praise, and many have found much to admire in the new pope’s humility and initial focus. At The HSUS, we were heartened to learn . . .
The HSUS has long been a leader in using technology to improve the lives of animals, building a network of more than 1.6 million advocates through our main Facebook page and making our award-winning videos widely accessible through the pioneering HumaneTV app. Now we are . . .
Before Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in the United States, they did the same to Haiti, setting back the hapless nation in dramatic ways after the devastation delivered by the earthquake of January 2010. Kathy Milani/HSUSA Haitian veterinarian gets trained on equine . . .
You don’t have to show blood and guts to make an emphatic anti-fur statement. That’s the principle behind our exciting new anti-fur video with actor and animal advocate Woody Harrelson. You can watch every second of it without seeing animals in steel-jawed leghold traps or . . .
If you’ve ever rubbed a dog’s belly, met a parrot, or even sprinkled food on the water’s surface in a fish tank, you probably don’t need convincing that animals are conscious beings. Common sense demands recognition of these characteristics. Rescued Macaws at Project Perry in . . .
This week and into the following one, I’m in India, where we’re continuing to ramp up the work of our affiliate, HSI India, focusing on confinement of animals on factory farms, street dog sterilization and vaccination, and eliminating animal testing for cosmetics (“Be Cruelty Free”). . . .
Last year, The HSUS, under the auspices of its newly formed Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy, hosted a landmark conference called “The Purebred Paradox,” examining the effects of purebred breeding on the health and welfare of dogs. Breeding for physical characteristics, rather than for . . .
This weekend, HSUS staff members cared for nearly 500 animals at emergency shelters we're running in Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey, and also in Nassau County, New York, where we’re partnering with local groups. The work underscores the physical destruction and ongoing social . . .
The United States has completed its always momentous quadrennial presidential election, which in this case produced spending exceeding $2 billion between the campaigns, super PACs and other outside spenders. Thousands of other races decided at the federal, state, and local levels cost billions more when aggregated. . . .
Since Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast more than a week ago and I began writing about our efforts to help, many of you have written to express your thoughts. With tens of thousands of people homeless in New York and New Jersey, the full . . .
Since the first wolf hunting season in decades opened in Wisconsin on Oct. 15, trophy hunters and recreational trappers have killed at least 38 wolves — nearly a third of the kill quota set by the state (poaching and accidental kills are not included in . . .
Social media has become especially useful during disasters to distribute information quickly and respond to specific questions from animal lovers. We’ve been connecting pet owners with the information and resources they need to keep their animals safe.