Lawsuit seeks justice for family who purchased sick puppy from Texas Petland

By on November 4, 2022 with 8 Comments
Lawsuit seeks justice for family who purchased sick puppy from Texas Petland

UPDATE 11/22/22: The lawsuit has been amended with another complainant who claims she was sold a sick puppy by Petland Webster. Additional claims may be added to the lawsuit in the coming weeks if more potential plaintiffs come forward. When Stephanie Gonzalez and her 7-year-old . . . 

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Inside a unique program that prevents cruelty to elephants in South Africa

By on November 2, 2022 with 3 Comments
Inside a unique program that prevents cruelty to elephants in South Africa

As human development and activity increasingly encroach on wild habitats, one of the most challenging parts of protecting wild animals from suffering is figuring out solutions for coexistence. In this shrinking wild world, elephants have a particularly hard time—in part because their ranges are so . . . 

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5 tips for plant-based holidays: Our expert chefs share tricks of the trade

By on October 31, 2022 with 3 Comments
5 tips for plant-based holidays: Our expert chefs share tricks of the trade

During this holiday season, as I think about how I’ll celebrate with my family around the dinner table, I have a special appreciation for the work that our food service innovation team does: This unique team helps people around the world access healthy, delicious plant-based . . . 

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This mama dog’s story is why we do the work we do to stop puppy mills

By on October 27, 2022 with 5 Comments
This mama dog’s story is why we do the work we do to stop puppy mills

Breeding dogs at puppy mills rarely get to retire. Most of the mother dogs are considered spent at just 6 years old because they can no longer reliably produce litters. They’re only halfway through their lives, and if given a chance, they could live into . . . 

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Breaking: Court rules HSUS lawsuit against pork producer Smithfield can proceed

By on October 26, 2022 with 7 Comments
Breaking: Court rules HSUS lawsuit against pork producer Smithfield can proceed

This week, a court rejected an attempt by Smithfield Foods to dismiss the Humane Society of the United States’ lawsuit against the company for misrepresenting to customers how it treats mother pigs in its pork supply chain. This ruling means our case can go forward . . . 

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Progress: Climate change conference to address food and agriculture systems for the first time

By on October 25, 2022 with 0 Comments
Progress: Climate change conference to address food and agriculture systems for the first time

For the first time ever, the world’s largest climate conference will address food systems and their impact on the climate crisis. As an organization focused on reducing animal suffering, last year, we urged world leaders to take meaningful action on the animal agriculture sector, and . . . 

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Positive progress! 18 Horrible Hundred puppy mills have shut down this year

By on October 21, 2022 with 6 Comments
Positive progress! 18 Horrible Hundred puppy mills have shut down this year

When sheriff’s office deputies entered Tree of Life Kennels in Sumner County, Kansas, last month they were shocked at what they saw—and smelled. Dozens of dogs, including golden retrievers, French bulldogs, terriers and other breeds, were found in filthy and decrepit living conditions, many of . . . 

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Pigs’ day in (the Supreme) Court

By on October 20, 2022 with 27 Comments
Pigs’ day in (the Supreme) Court

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about Proposition 12, California’s landmark law to address animal cruelty and public health issues stemming from the worst factory farming practices, such as confining pregnant pigs in gestation crates so small they can hardly move. Jon Lovvorn, . . . 

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What I saw after Hurricane Ian as a veterinarian in a pop-up clinic

By on October 18, 2022 with 10 Comments
What I saw after Hurricane Ian as a veterinarian in a pop-up clinic

In the weeks after Hurricane Ian devastated communities across Florida, our team coordinated the creation of a distribution center for pet food and a pop-up veterinary clinic offering free vet services in a regional library parking lot in Port Charlotte, Florida. Dr. Katherine Polak, the . . . 

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Here’s why the global ban on whaling is as essential as ever

By on October 14, 2022 with 4 Comments
Here’s why the global ban on whaling is as essential as ever

More than forty years since the global moratorium on commercial whaling was adopted, it is justly regarded as one of the most important conservation and animal protection measures of all time. By most estimates it’s saved hundreds of thousands of whales from the harpoon and . . . 

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In pictures: Helping animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian

By on October 12, 2022 with 6 Comments
In pictures: Helping animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian

In the news cycle, Hurricane Ian may be over, but for the communities affected, the disaster has not ended. We’re on the ground in Charlotte County, Florida, providing whatever help and resources we can to families with pets, from veterinary care to pet supplies, as . . . 

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Breaking: U.S. Supreme Court just heard arguments in historic case for animals

By on October 11, 2022 with 7 Comments
Breaking: U.S. Supreme Court just heard arguments in historic case for animals

Today the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on the most consequential law ever passed in relation to the treatment of farm animals, California’s Proposition 12. Passed by voters in 2018, Proposition 12 bans the extreme confinement of mother pigs, egg-laying hens and baby calves, and . . . 

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