Exposed: Virginia wildlife killing contest where 600 animals were slaughtered in just 2 days

By on January 25, 2022 with 19 Comments
Exposed: Virginia wildlife killing contest where 600 animals were slaughtered in just 2 days

Today, we released the grisly findings of three undercover investigations into wildlife killing contests in Virginia, including the largest contest held east of the Mississippi River. The heartbreaking callousness and carnage our investigators saw at the weigh-ins of the three contests, which took place over . . . 

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Trophy hunters celebrate their kills in Las Vegas despite overwhelming public opposition

By on January 20, 2022 with 5 Comments
Trophy hunters celebrate their kills in Las Vegas despite overwhelming public opposition

A new poll shows that more than 75% of Americans oppose trophy hunting, and 82% oppose the trophy hunting and import of African lions and elephants, both listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Notwithstanding this evidence of public opposition to trophy hunting, a . . . 

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Colorado lawmakers are trying to save wild cats by banning trophy hunting

By on January 19, 2022 with 2 Comments
Colorado lawmakers are trying to save wild cats by banning trophy hunting

Earlier this month, an emaciated mountain lion found his way into a condominium complex in Vail, Colorado. Images show a very scared, skinny cat with light spots, indicating that he was still very young and not old enough to survive on his own. This mountain . . . 

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Breaking: 110 dogs saved from slaughter arrive in Canada to find homes

By on January 13, 2022 with 3 Comments
Breaking: 110 dogs saved from slaughter arrive in Canada to find homes

After a harrowing start in the world, more than 100 dogs once destined for slaughter are starting to arrive in Canada, at a temporary shelter run by Humane Society International/Canada, to start their search for new lives in loving forever homes. Each of these individuals . . . 

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How Petland is trying to keep puppy mills in business

By on January 12, 2022 with 9 Comments
How Petland is trying to keep puppy mills in business

Our fight to stop the sale of puppy mill puppies in pet stores is coming to a head in Florida, a state in which we’ve helped to pass over 80 local ordinances prohibiting those sales. A new bill in its state legislature, SB 994/HB 849, would void popular pet store ordinances recently enacted in Orange and Manatee Counties and . . . 

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Tiger King takeaway: It’s time to end big cat breeding and trafficking

By on January 11, 2022 with 8 Comments
Tiger King takeaway: It’s time to end big cat breeding and trafficking

The original “Tiger King” Netflix series was a pandemic phenomenon with a train-wreck fascination for millions of viewers and a whole cast of unsavory characters. But the sideshow weirdness of the personalities involved kept many viewers from focusing on the big cat industry’s epidemic of cruelty.  . . . 

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HSUS colleagues make it a special holiday season for sick puppies relinquished by New York pet store

By on January 6, 2022 with 12 Comments
HSUS colleagues make it a special holiday season for sick puppies relinquished by  New York pet store

The holidays were busier and happier in at least three HSUS households this season, as colleagues stepped up to care for three puppies relinquished by the American Kennels pet store in New York City. The relinquishments of Rocky, an Akita, Rosie, a Morkie and Pogo, . . . 

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Good news to start 2022: These new laws are now in place to protect animals

By on January 5, 2022 with 8 Comments
Good news to start 2022: These new laws are now in place to protect animals

We begin our work in 2022 encouraged by the knowledge that a handful of significant animal protection laws at the state level have now taken effect across the country. That makes for a great start to a year in which we hope to extend the . . . 

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How wild animals won against trophy hunters in 2021

By on December 30, 2021 with 3 Comments
How wild animals won against trophy hunters in 2021

Every year that passes sees hundreds of thousands of wild animals in the U.S. and around the world killed by trophy hunters, whose main motivation is to display whole animals or their body parts for bragging rights. Given all the threats facing wild animals, including . . . 

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Major progress for animals in laboratories in 2021 signals a more humane future

By on December 29, 2021 with 1 Comment
Major progress for animals in laboratories in 2021 signals a more humane future

The world is moving toward a future dominated by sophisticated methods that use human cells, tissues and organs, 3D printing, robotics, computer models and other technologies to create approaches to testing and research that do not rely on animals. These methods are often faster, less . . . 

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Breaking: Massachusetts passes law to end cruel, immobilizing cages for egg-laying hens

By on December 22, 2021 with 3 Comments
Breaking: Massachusetts passes law to end cruel, immobilizing cages for egg-laying hens

Today, we celebrate great progress for egg-laying hens, which caps off a year of wins for farm animals across the country. Here’s some background about what just happened for hens in Massachusetts: In 2016, the Humane Society of the United States and a coalition of . . . 

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Breaking: Italy to shut down all fur farms and permanently ban fur farming

By on December 21, 2021 with 9 Comments
Breaking: Italy to shut down all fur farms and permanently ban fur farming

A major win for animals in Italy caps off a year of remarkable progress toward a fur-free future. Today, the Italian Senate Budget Committee approved an amendment that will shutter the country’s 10 remaining fur farms within six months and enact a permanent ban on . . . 

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