Breaking news: Israel prepares to ban the fur trade; first country to do so

By on October 6, 2020 with 7 Comments
Breaking news: Israel prepares to ban the fur trade; first country to do so

Israel yesterday announced it intends to ban the fur trade. If successful, it would be the first nation to end the buying and selling of a cruel commodity that has fallen out of favor in the fashion industry and with consumers. Israel’s ban would make . . . 

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Breaking news: New Jersey proposes plan to end black bear trophy hunting

By on October 5, 2020 with 16 Comments
Breaking news: New Jersey proposes plan to end black bear trophy hunting

New Jersey’s governor wants no more black bear trophy hunts in the state on his watch. The New Jersey Fish and Game Council today proposed an amendment to the state’s 2021 bear management plan that would effectively suspend the annual black bear trophy hunt after . . . 

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As millions of pet owners grapple with evictions, HSUS steps in with resources to ease the struggle

By on October 2, 2020 with 0 Comments
As millions of pet owners grapple with evictions, HSUS steps in with resources to ease the struggle

Tens of millions of unemployed Americans are now struggling with the possibility of losing their homes because they cannot pay rent. The situation is even more heart-wrenching for those who have companion animals at home and are faced with the impossible choice of keeping their . . . 

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The next global pandemic could begin at a factory farm: HSI report

By on October 1, 2020 with 1 Comment
The next global pandemic could begin at a factory farm: HSI report

No one can predict when or where the next global public health crisis will arise. But a Humane Society International white paper concludes that farming animals on a large scale poses a serious risk. The novel coronavirus is believed to have originated in a wildlife . . . 

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Bills introduced in Congress to end U.S. trade in live wild animals for food

By on September 30, 2020 with 8 Comments
Bills introduced in Congress to end U.S. trade in live wild animals for food

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the terrible consequences of keeping live wild animals in cruel, unhealthy and unsuitable confinement in wildlife markets that slaughter and sell them for food. Bills introduced in Congress this week would position the United States as a global leader in . . . 

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Bill introduced in Senate to end worst practices in puppy mills

By on September 30, 2020 with 13 Comments
Bill introduced in Senate to end worst practices in puppy mills

A bill introduced in the Senate yesterday would prohibit some of the cruelest practices in puppy mills that are licensed to sell to pet stores and online, like stacking cages of dogs on top of each other, using wire flooring in cages, and leaving dogs . . . 

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Breaking news: Horse racing reform gallops to victory in U.S. House

By on September 29, 2020 with 2 Comments
Breaking news: Horse racing reform gallops to victory in U.S. House

The U.S. House has just voted to protect racehorses from dangerous but widespread practices within the racing industry, including the rampant use of performance-enhancing drugs and poor attention to racetrack safety. The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (H.R.1754), led by Reps. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., and . . . 

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Breaking news: Nordstrom to stop selling products made with fur and exotic animal skins

By on September 29, 2020 with 20 Comments
Breaking news: Nordstrom to stop selling products made with fur and exotic animal skins

Nordstrom, one of the country’s largest luxury fashion retailers, will stop selling products made with fur and exotic animal skins at all of its U.S. locations by the end of next year. Nordstrom joins a growing number of retailers like Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s that have . . . 

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Actor Daniel Henney adopts HSI rescue from South Korean dog meat farm

By on September 25, 2020 with 4 Comments
Actor Daniel Henney adopts HSI rescue from South Korean dog meat farm

It is a beautiful scene that never gets old no matter how many times we watch it: a dog who has endured a life of extraordinary suffering meeting her new parent at her new home for the first time and bonding instantly. But Korean-American actor . . . 

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French bulldogs abandoned in airport warehouse highlight need for stronger enforcement against illegal puppy imports

By on September 24, 2020 with 17 Comments
French bulldogs abandoned in airport warehouse highlight need for stronger enforcement against illegal puppy imports

It was a heartbreaking incident, by any measure. In August, authorities found more than a dozen dogs, mostly French bulldogs, stranded for three days in their crates inside a warehouse at Chicago’s O’Hare airport. They had no food and water and the crates, witnesses say, . . . 

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China urged to protect rhinos by ending trophy imports

By on September 23, 2020 with 0 Comments
China urged to protect rhinos by ending trophy imports

In 2016, China made a historic decision to ban the trade in ivory and other elephant body parts, claiming a spot on the frontlines of the global war to end the trafficking of threatened species. But China is still the world’s second largest importer (after . . . 

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New Jersey prepares to open a gruesome black bear trophy hunt

By on September 22, 2020 with 29 Comments
New Jersey prepares to open a gruesome black bear trophy hunt

New Jersey is poised to allow trophy hunters to kill the state’s beloved black bears starting next month using barbaric methods like baiting the animals with piles of rotting sugary food. The plan would also allow hunters to chase bears off state lands, where bear . . . 

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