Wildlife/Marine Mammals

Urgent alert: Help us stop the USDA’s latest attempt to protect puppy millers, horse sorers

Urgent alert: Help us stop the USDA’s latest attempt to protect puppy millers, horse sorers

Recently, in a shocking move, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced its plans to continue to conceal crucial animal welfare records from public view, including inspection reports and enforcement records of puppy mills, roadside zoos and horse shows where Tennessee walking horses and related breeds . . . 

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In 2019, Macy’s, Prada and Queen Elizabeth II shunned the cruelty of fur

In 2019, Macy’s, Prada and Queen Elizabeth II shunned the cruelty of fur

The year 2019 saw many pioneering and major wins in our work to end the cruelty of fur, both here in the United States and across the globe. For the first time ever, lawmakers in a U.S. state voted to ban all fur sales and . . . 

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BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Cuomo signs bill making New York first U.S. state to ban giraffe trade

BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Cuomo signs bill making New York first U.S. state to ban giraffe trade

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has just signed into law a groundbreaking bill that makes the Empire State the first in the nation—and the world—to designate giraffes as a vulnerable species and ban the trade in their body parts. The bill also offers similar . . . 

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ProPublica reveals Trump Jr. used U.S. resources to hunt endangered sheep in Mongolia 

ProPublica reveals Trump Jr. used U.S. resources to hunt endangered sheep in Mongolia 

This morning, ProPublica revealed that Donald Trump Jr. traveled to Mongolia in August to slay a rare and endangered argali sheep – a beautiful creature with long, curving horns that’s fast disappearing from the planet. According to the ProPublica report, Trump, Jr. did not even . . . 

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Petland investigations, Macy’s fur-free announcement among most read blogs of 2019

Petland investigations, Macy’s fur-free announcement among most read blogs of 2019

Every day, I share on this blog news about the progress we are making for animals. I am grateful to the thousands of readers who like, share, comment on the posts, support us with your donations and take action to make the world a better . . . 

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BREAKING NEWS: U.S. House rejects amendment threatening protections for whales, dolphins

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. House rejects amendment threatening protections for whales, dolphins

The U.S. House has just voted 259 to 160 to reject a bad amendment that would have placed some of America’s most critically endangered marine mammals at even greater risk for their lives while making it easier for oil and gas interests to conduct offshore . . . 

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In 2019, HSUS legal team secured crucial wins against trophy hunting, fur, puppy mills and farm animal suffering

In 2019, HSUS legal team secured crucial wins against trophy hunting, fur, puppy mills and farm animal suffering

Our Animal Protection Litigation team plays a critical role at the Humane Society of the United States, filing lawsuits and legal petitions to support our major campaigns, drafting language for state and federal animal protection bills and ballot measures, and defending animal protection laws once . . . 

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New Jersey lawmakers ban shark fin sales; 14th U.S. state to crack down on the trade

New Jersey lawmakers ban shark fin sales; 14th U.S. state to crack down on the trade

New Jersey could soon join the growing ranks of states that have banned the inhumane shark fin trade. A bill banning the sale and trade of shark fins last night passed the Assembly, and is now on its way to the governor’s desk for his . . . 

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BREAKING NEWS: New Mexico votes to end trapping of cougars

BREAKING NEWS: New Mexico votes to end trapping of cougars

New Mexico will no longer allow trophy hunters to prey upon its cougars with cruel snares and leghold traps. The State Game Commission just now voted to pass a proposal that would end all recreational trapping of these majestic animals, as well as limit trophy . . . 

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BREAKING NEWS: House votes to end shark fin sales in the U.S.

BREAKING NEWS: House votes to end shark fin sales in the U.S.

The U.S. House just said a decisive and resounding “no” to the terrible shark fin trade, in which fishermen cut the fins off sharks and dump them back into the waters to drown, be eaten alive by other fish, or bleed to death. House members . . . 

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On our 65th anniversary, a salute to our founders

On our 65th anniversary, a salute to our founders

Sixty-five years ago, four animal advocates, determined to fill “a great vacuum, at the national level, in American humane work,” came together in a Denver living room to found a new organization with a bold vision, a broad reach and a principled commitment to making . . . 

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HSUS, HSI and partners threaten to sue U.S. for failing to protect pangolins

HSUS, HSI and partners threaten to sue U.S. for failing to protect pangolins

Pangolins are the most illegally trafficked mammals in the world. For decades they have been poached indiscriminately throughout their range in Africa and Asia, driving their numbers in the wild to dangerously low levels. That’s why, four years ago, the Humane Society of the United . . . 

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