Fosters step up as shelters around the country struggle to cope with coronavirus crisis

By on March 23, 2020 with 0 Comments
Fosters step up as shelters around the country struggle to cope with coronavirus crisis

Cary Smith already cares for six dogs at home, but when she heard a plea from the Homeward Trails Animal Rescue in Fairfax, Virginia, as the coronavirus crisis broke, she knew she just had to step up. “They sent out a plea for fosters to . . . 

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Breaking news: Mexican Senate passes bill to outlaw cosmetics testing

By on March 20, 2020 with 0 Comments
Breaking news: Mexican Senate passes bill to outlaw cosmetics testing

Mexico took a giant step toward ending animal testing for cosmetics yesterday, with the Senate voting unanimously to ban such testing in the country. The bill would also ban, with some exceptions, the manufacture, import and marketing in Mexico of cosmetics animal-tested anywhere in the . . . 

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As scandals in horse racing escalate, trainers join calls for reform

By on March 20, 2020 with 1 Comment
As scandals in horse racing escalate, trainers join calls for reform

The recent indictment of more than two dozen people, including racehorse trainers and veterinarians, in a widespread doping scandal has turned a red-hot spotlight on the horseracing industry. And in a welcome development, some long-overdue scrutiny is coming from stakeholders within the industry itself. In . . . 

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Congress should act fast to protect animals in puppy mills, roadside zoos and research labs during coronavirus crisis

By on March 19, 2020 with 11 Comments
Congress should act fast to protect animals in puppy mills, roadside zoos and research labs during coronavirus crisis

As the COVID-19 crisis escalates, we are asking Congress to act quickly on an important bill that would ensure that millions of animals held in research laboratories and enterprises like puppy mills and roadside zoos across the country are not forgotten. The Providing Responsible Emergency . . . 

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With a crisis unfolding, let’s keep animal protection on the agenda

By on March 17, 2020 with 1 Comment
With a crisis unfolding, let’s keep animal protection on the agenda

Over the last few days, COVID-19 has dramatically touched all of our lives. Like you, those of us here at the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International have had to modify our routines and schedules. Children are home from school. Family . . . 

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140+ dogs rescued from alleged neglect begin road to recovery at Florida shelters

By on March 16, 2020 with 7 Comments
140+ dogs rescued from alleged neglect begin road to recovery at Florida shelters

When Misto arrived at the Nassau Humane Society in Florida, he was missing most of his fur and was very thin: a result of the difficult life he had led before his rescue earlier this month. The one-year-old dog had been found living in sordid . . . 

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Canada’s beleaguered seals are running out of time

By on March 13, 2020 with 6 Comments
Canada’s beleaguered seals are running out of time

For decades, Humane Society International and the Humane Society of the United States have worked to stop Canada’s brutal commercial seal hunt, where seal pups are mercilessly clubbed and shot to death for their fur. Leading this fight has been Rebecca Aldworth, executive director of . . . 

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Dogs rescued from a North Carolina breeder spotlight the AKC’s role in puppy mill suffering

By on March 12, 2020 with 63 Comments
Dogs rescued from a North Carolina breeder spotlight the AKC’s role in puppy mill suffering

The dog in the picture above exemplifies just how much is wrong with the way the American Kennel Club, which touts itself as a champion of dogs, goes about its business. She was recently rescued from an AKC breeder in Caldwell County, North Carolina, along . . . 

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HSUS fights efforts by states to gag whistleblowers on factory farms, keep puppy mills in business

By on March 11, 2020 with 1 Comment
HSUS fights efforts by states to gag whistleblowers on factory farms, keep puppy mills in business

Right now, as they do every year, our opponents are mobilizing in state legislatures around the country to halt the march forward for animal protection. Even as we have worked with countless stakeholders to win passage of hundreds of bills and local ordinances year after . . . 

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HSUS grades companies on animal welfare pledges: see how McDonald’s, Subway, Starbucks and others performed

By on March 10, 2020 with 2 Comments
HSUS grades companies on animal welfare pledges: see how McDonald’s, Subway, Starbucks and others performed

Over the last decade, dozens of corporations from Walmart to McDonald’s have promised to reduce animal suffering in their supply chains, including eliminating cages for egg-laying hens, ending the sourcing of pork from operations that use gestation crates, and mandating better treatment of chickens in . . . 

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BREAKING NEWS: Racehorse trainers, veterinarians charged in widespread doping scandal

By on March 9, 2020 with 13 Comments
BREAKING NEWS: Racehorse trainers, veterinarians charged in widespread doping scandal

Federal prosecutors have charged more than two dozen racehorse trainers, veterinarians and drug dealers in a “widespread, corrupt” scheme to dope horses to push them beyond their limits, increase profits and cheat the betting public. “This is the most far reaching prosecution of racehorse doping . . . 

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HSUS, partners release coronavirus tool kit for shelters; Authorities say no evidence of pet-to-human transmission

By on March 6, 2020 with 6 Comments
HSUS, partners release coronavirus tool kit for shelters; Authorities say no evidence of pet-to-human transmission

This week, Hong Kong authorities reported what appeared to be a case of human-to-animal transmission of coronavirus, after a pet dog tested positive. As it turned out, the dog, placed in quarantine, was not sick and Hong Kong authorities immediately released an advisory saying that . . . 

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