Save the whales — again

By on September 7, 2018 with 4 Comments
Save the whales — again

For someone who’s been supporting the protection of whales as long as I have, the prospect of a return to commercial whaling is a genuine nightmare. But that’s what Japan has proposed to this year’s meeting of the International Whaling Commission, set to begin next . . . 

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As Fashion Week begins, Burberry goes fur-free and new campaign targets Prada

By on September 6, 2018 with 3 Comments
As Fashion Week begins, Burberry goes fur-free and new campaign targets Prada

As Fashion Week begins in New York City today, the iconic fashion brand Burberry has announced that it will stop using fur in its products and phase out existing fur items. This announcement follows nearly a decade of engagement with the Humane Society of the . . . 

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Wild animals need space, not selfies

By on September 5, 2018 with 3 Comments
Wild animals need space, not selfies

It could have been a heartwarming story but it quickly turned into tragedy. Earlier this week, numerous media outlets reported that a moose swam across Lake Champlain, making it all the way from New York to Vermont. But once the animal reached the shore to . . . 

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Victory! California becomes first state to reject animal testing for cosmetics

By on September 4, 2018 with 5 Comments
Victory! California becomes first state to reject animal testing for cosmetics

California made history late Friday night when it became the first state in the nation to pass legislation that ends the sale of cosmetics, including products like lipstick, shampoo and deodorant, that have been newly tested on animals. Lawmakers in both houses voted unanimously on . . . 

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Breaking news: Federal judge blocks Wyoming and Idaho plans to open season on grizzly bears

By on August 31, 2018 with 5 Comments
Breaking news: Federal judge blocks Wyoming and Idaho plans to open season on grizzly bears

A federal judge in Montana last night issued an order blocking what would have been the first trophy hunting season on grizzlies since the 1970s, set to open in Wyoming and Idaho this Saturday. The ruling came in response to a motion filed by the . . . 

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After a lifetime in labs, 10 older chimpanzees get a permanent home at Project Chimps sanctuary

By on August 30, 2018 with 6 Comments
After a lifetime in labs, 10 older chimpanzees get a permanent home at Project Chimps sanctuary

For Precious and nine other female chimpanzees who have spent their lifetimes in research laboratories, this week marks the beginning of a new existence quite different from anything they have known before. A life where, for the first time, they will get a chance to . . . 

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HSI reunites pets with families, distributes much-needed supplies in flood-ravaged Indian state of Kerala

By on August 29, 2018 with 0 Comments
HSI reunites pets with families, distributes much-needed supplies in flood-ravaged Indian state of Kerala

The floods have now abated in Kerala, but they’ve left massive destruction in their wake. Millions of people and animals have been left homeless by the calamity that has also claimed more than 400 human lives and, according to the government of Kerala, millions of . . . 

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As annual walking horse event begins in Tennessee, country music star Tanya Tucker calls for an end to soring

By on August 27, 2018 with 10 Comments
As annual walking horse event begins in Tennessee, country music star Tanya Tucker calls for an end to soring

This week, a few hundred industry participants have gathered in Shelbyville, Tennessee, for the 80th annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration: an event that has over the years seen many cruelly treated horses — victims of a practice known as horse soring — exhibited and . . . 

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This month, double your impact for all animals with Paws United for a Cause

By on August 24, 2018 with 0 Comments
This month, double your impact for all animals with Paws United for a Cause

At the Humane Society of the United States, we take on the toughest fights for all animals, and we do our best to live up to an early mission statement of our founders: Every field of humane work – everywhere. From working with state and . . . 

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HSUS and HSI investigation uncovers a thriving U.S. market for trophy-hunted giraffe parts

By on August 23, 2018 with 6 Comments
HSUS and HSI investigation uncovers a thriving U.S. market for trophy-hunted giraffe parts

Nearly 4,000 giraffes killed by trophy hunters were imported into the United States over the last decade. Now, a new undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International has revealed the scale of the U.S. market for giraffe knife . . . 

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