In 2019, the HSUS and our affiliates produced extraordinary gains for all animals

By on December 30, 2019 with 1 Comment
In 2019, the HSUS and our affiliates produced extraordinary gains for all animals

The year 2019 was one of extraordinary gains for animals trapped in the cruel business of fur, for companion animals who are the victims of malicious cruelty, for wild animals at risk of extinction because of trophy hunting and the wildlife products trade, and for . . . 

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In 2019, HSI drove key global wins for farm animals and against dog meat trade, wildlife trafficking and more

By on December 27, 2019 with 1 Comment
In 2019, HSI drove key global wins for farm animals and against dog meat trade, wildlife trafficking and more

With a presence in more than 50 countries, Humane Society International has the reach and the ability to create lasting and transformational change for animals around the globe. In 2019, among several achievements, our team helped win key victories for giraffes, elephants and rhinos at . . . 

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Victories for wildlife in 2019 include wins against wildlife killing contests, trophy hunting and marine mammal captivity

By on December 26, 2019 with 1 Comment
Victories for wildlife in 2019 include wins against wildlife killing contests, trophy hunting and marine mammal captivity

In 2019, the Humane Society of the United States and our affiliates delivered many victories for wildlife, here in the United States and globally. We made great strides in protecting giraffes, native carnivores like bobcats and cougars, and marine mammals, including whales and dolphins in . . . 

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In 2019, we made big strides for companion animals in puppy mills, dog meat trade, research and more

By on December 23, 2019 with 0 Comments
In 2019, we made big strides for companion animals in puppy mills, dog meat trade, research and more

Each year, our campaigns work on a multitude of issues related to improving the lives of companion animals, including dogs, cats and horses. In 2019, we made incredible gains on this front, culminating with the signing of the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act . . . 

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Update: Trump signs omnibus funding package with wins for horses and burros, companion animals, animals in research and more

By on December 19, 2019 with 109 Comments
Update: Trump signs omnibus funding package with wins for horses and burros, companion animals, animals in research and more

President Trump has just signed into law the omnibus appropriations package with major victories for animals, including horses and burros, companion animals, marine mammals and animals in zoos and research facilities. The package, comprised of two bills (H.R. 1865 and H.R. 1158) funding all federal . . . 

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Cockfighting ban in U.S. territories takes effect tomorrow, despite resistance in Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

By on December 19, 2019 with 3 Comments
Cockfighting ban in U.S. territories takes effect tomorrow, despite resistance in Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Tomorrow, a hard-won federal law goes into effect to close a loophole that allowed cockfighters to continue operating in U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We’ve strongly supported this law because it seeks to end a cruel practice that results . . . 

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U.S. should deny Trump Jr. permit to import endangered sheep trophy from Mongolia

By on December 19, 2019 with 7 Comments
U.S. should deny Trump Jr. permit to import endangered sheep trophy from Mongolia

Last week, news that Donald Trump Jr. had trophy hunted an argali sheep protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act during a trip to Mongolia outraged Americans. Just as outrageous was the revelation that this hunt, which took place last summer, was partially funded by . . . 

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BREAKING NEWS: Massachusetts bans wildlife killing contests

By on December 18, 2019 with 7 Comments
BREAKING NEWS: Massachusetts bans wildlife killing contests

Massachusetts has just banned cruel wildlife killing contests, becoming the fifth state, after Vermont, California, New Mexico and Arizona, to take a firm stance against these gruesome events in which participants compete to win cash and prizes for killing the most or heaviest animals. The . . . 

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BREAKING NEWS: CDC ties Petland to outbreaks of superbug illnesses in 13 states

By on December 18, 2019 with 35 Comments
BREAKING NEWS: CDC ties Petland to outbreaks of superbug illnesses in 13 states

Petland is once again in the news for all the wrong reasons, this time in connection with a multistate outbreak of a superbug that has sickened 30 people in 13 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today that four people have been . . . 

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

By on December 17, 2019 with 35 Comments
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

By on December 16, 2019 with 0 Comments
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

By on December 13, 2019 with 9 Comments
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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