‘We are so close to losing the puppy that we loved’: HSUS report details 10 years of complaints about puppy mill dogs

By on May 7, 2018 with 0 Comments
‘We are so close to losing the puppy that we loved’: HSUS report details 10 years of complaints about puppy mill dogs

The moment Tamara Vucak brought her new puppy, Kiki, home, she knew something was wrong. “She had a weird breathing sound …but I just thought that was how puppies of that size breathe,” Vucak recalls. But when Kiki got worse, her mom took her to the emergency vet where she remained for three days. In . . . 

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Humane State program helps police connect with shelters, save animal lives

By on May 4, 2018 with 1 Comment
Humane State program helps police connect with shelters, save animal lives

In 2016, a sheriff’s deputy in Tulsa placed a call to the Humane Society of Tulsa – he needed help with 28 neglected dogs who were emaciated and in need of rescue. In the past, the officer said, he would have likely walked away from the scene, not knowing what to do, but this time . . . 

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Undercover video takes viewers into grisly world of wildlife killing contests

By on May 3, 2018 with 19 Comments
Undercover video takes viewers into grisly world of wildlife killing contests

On a freezing, rainy Sunday night, cold beer flows freely at the weigh-in and judging phase of the Parlin Buck Club’s fourth Annual 24-Hour Predator Killing Contest in Barnegat, New Jersey. An undercover investigator for the Humane Society of the United States films a group of men laughing and posing in front of about 15 . . . 

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Brutal dog killing in Bangladesh highlights need for compassionate approach to street dogs

By on May 2, 2018 with 0 Comments
Brutal dog killing in Bangladesh highlights need for compassionate approach to street dogs

A horrible story coming out of Bangladesh has shocked people worldwide: a security guard and his accomplices unleashed what one local news outlet described as a “killing spree” against street dogs over an accusation that one of the dogs had bitten a child. The men rounded up two adult dogs and 14 puppies, beat them . . . 

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Colorado man pleads guilty after poaching elephant in Zimbabwe

By on April 30, 2018 with 2 Comments
Colorado man pleads guilty after poaching elephant in Zimbabwe

Three years after Americans were outraged by the killing of Cecil the lion by Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer, yet another wealthy American trophy hunter is in the news for an act just as shameful: the poaching of an elephant in Zimbabwe with a plan to sell the animal’s tusks. And here’s the clincher to this . . . 

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Is your glass of wine poisoning wildlife?

By on April 27, 2018 with 6 Comments
Is your glass of wine poisoning wildlife?

The Humane Society of the United States has two affiliated wildlife centers that rescue and rehabilitate thousands of orphaned and injured animals each year. Holly Hazard, our senior vice president of programs and innovation, visits these facilities for discussions with their management teams about the state of wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, and about the current . . . 

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States make progress on fighting puppy mills, reducing animal testing and more

By on April 26, 2018 with 3 Comments
States make progress on fighting puppy mills, reducing animal testing and more

This week, Maryland’s Gov. Larry Hogan signed into law a landmark bill that bans the sales of puppy mill dogs in pet stores and instead encourages stores to work with animal shelters to promote the adoption of homeless pets. He also approved two other animal protection bills, including one that would require that cats and . . . 

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We did it! Signature goal surpassed in California farm animal ballot campaign

By on April 25, 2018 with 5 Comments
We did it! Signature goal surpassed in California farm animal ballot campaign

Fueled by nearly 1,600 volunteer signature gatherers, the Humane Society of the United States and other members of the Prevent Cruelty California coalition have surpassed the 600,000 signature goal needed to qualify the historic farm animal ballot initiative. This places California voters in a strong position to deliver a powerful punch to agribusiness interests who . . . 

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Attacks on rescues designed to deflect attention from puppy mill abuse

By on April 24, 2018 with 9 Comments
Attacks on rescues designed to deflect attention from puppy mill abuse

A recent article in the Washington Post took a look at the notion of irresponsible rescues – specifically, self-described pet rescue groups that purchase breeder dogs at puppy mill auctions, based on the premise that they are “used up” and therefore being rescued, not purchased. Reporter Kim Kavin studied the invoices from the two big . . . 

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Megan Leavey, The Simpsons among HSUS’s 2018 Genesis Awards winners

By on April 23, 2018 with 0 Comments
Megan Leavey, The Simpsons among HSUS’s 2018 Genesis Awards winners

At the Humane Society of the United States, we work to confront and prevent animal cruelty every day. Our animal protection mission requires a high level of engagement and awareness, and we work with partners in various fields, from educators to lawmakers to corporate leaders to law enforcement agents, to advance the cause of animals . . . 

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