Breaking news: Canada bans captivity of whales and dolphins for entertainment

By on June 10, 2019 with 7 Comments
Breaking news: Canada bans captivity of whales and dolphins for entertainment

In a powerful affirmation of the rising global tide against the use of marine animals in performing acts, Canadian lawmakers today voted to end the captivity of whales, dolphins and porpoises for entertainment. The Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act or the “Free . . . 

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China takes a step toward joining global cruelty-free cosmetics revolution

By on June 7, 2019 with 4 Comments
China takes a step toward joining global cruelty-free cosmetics revolution

China has, for a long time, been on the sidelines of the global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics. Animal tests have, in fact, been a legal requirement for many types of cosmetics made and imported into China, and authorities have traditionally required pre-market . . . 

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No science behind war on wolves, coyotes

By on June 6, 2019 with 7 Comments
No science behind war on wolves, coyotes

Scientists have long cautioned against the indiscriminate hunting of wolves because of the harmful effects it can have on the natural balance of an ecosystem. But this has not stopped states or the federal government from conducting a war on these beautiful native carnivores. The . . . 

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In a first for the nation, New York State lawmakers vote to ban cat declawing

By on June 5, 2019 with 1 Comment
In a first for the nation, New York State lawmakers vote to ban cat declawing

New York State lawmakers yesterday said a resounding “no” to the declawing of cats. Many well-meaning cat owners over the years have chosen to pay for this surgery, but we now know with certainty that it is the cause of tremendous suffering and behavioral problems . . . 

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Breaking news: Key House committee, federal court direct USDA to release crucial animal welfare records

By on June 4, 2019 with 7 Comments
Breaking news: Key House committee, federal court direct USDA to release crucial animal welfare records

The House appropriations committee has just issued a clear directive to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to reinstate full public access to animal welfare inspection reports and other records that show how businesses like roadside zoos and puppy mills, and research facilities that do invasive . . . 

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Fast food chains are putting plant-based options on the menu

By on June 3, 2019 with 1 Comment
Fast food chains are putting plant-based options on the menu

At the Super Bowl this year, we caught a glimpse of the future of food from an unlikely source: Carl’s Jr. During the big game, the fast food chain advertised its new Beyond Burger — a patty that tastes just like meat, but is entirely . . . 

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10 states now encourage adoption of research dogs into loving homes

By on May 31, 2019 with 5 Comments
10 states now encourage adoption of research dogs into loving homes

It is a bleak life for the approximately 60,000 dogs and 20,000 cats used in testing and research in U.S. laboratories each year. In March, we revealed the sad plight of some of these animals when we did an undercover investigation at a contract laboratory . . . 

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Alert! Last chance to comment on USDA rule to reform puppy mills

By on May 30, 2019 with 9 Comments
Alert! Last chance to comment on USDA rule to reform puppy mills

There has been an incredible response to our Horrible Hundred report on problem puppy mills and to our Petland investigation, both released this month. Tens of thousands of you have shared our blog posts on social media, and many have written to us with your . . . 

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HSUS undercover investigation reveals more sick, dead puppies at Petland stores

By on May 28, 2019 with 69 Comments
HSUS undercover investigation reveals more sick, dead puppies at Petland stores

Today, we’re releasing a report and hidden camera footage of investigations we have carried out at Petland stores, including three new investigations in Sarasota, Florida; Novi, Michigan; and Tyler, Texas. As with our previous investigations of the national pet store chain, we again found animals . . . 

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Walmart to sell only cage-free eggs in Brazil

By on May 24, 2019 with 1 Comment
Walmart to sell only cage-free eggs in Brazil

Brazil is one of the largest economies and the fifth most populous nation in the world. It is also one of the largest global meat producers and exporters, which has made it a particular focus for our work. Over the last several years, our Humane . . . 

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Breaking news: Botswana lifts trophy hunting ban on elephants

By on May 23, 2019 with 3 Comments
Breaking news: Botswana lifts trophy hunting ban on elephants

In a senseless step backward, the southern African nation of Botswana yesterday announced it will once again allow trophy hunters to prey upon its natural bounty of wildlife, including its iconic elephants. The move, reported in the media as a political ploy by President Mokgweetsi . . . 

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Spending bills move up in Congress, with progress for wild horses and burros, wolves and other wildlife

By on May 22, 2019 with 2 Comments
Spending bills move up in Congress, with progress for wild horses and burros, wolves and other wildlife

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson As the U.S. Congress takes up the business of funding federal programs, some good news for animals has emerged. Today, the House Appropriations Committee approved two Fiscal Year 2020 bills that cover funding for the Department of the Interior, . . . 

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