In West Virginia, a suspected puppy mill closes and most dogs, cats find homes

By on July 6, 2018 with 0 Comments
In West Virginia, a suspected puppy mill closes and most dogs, cats find homes

The work we do every day requires us to be flexible and pivot at a moment’s notice when challenges arise, and thanks to our in-house experts and our vast network of partners, we are able to ensure the best outcomes for animals. Nothing highlights this . . . 

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Americans react with outrage, disgust to giraffe hunter’s photos boasting of kill

By on July 5, 2018 with 9 Comments
Americans react with outrage, disgust to giraffe hunter’s photos boasting of kill

Exactly three years after the killing of Cecil the lion sparked outrage among the American public, one more U.S. trophy hunter is making international headlines for killing an imperiled animal — this time a giraffe. The news of this hunt comes just weeks after another . . . 

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Tell NIH to send the last of the research chimpanzees to sanctuary

By on July 3, 2018 with 4 Comments
Tell NIH to send the last of the research chimpanzees to sanctuary

Many of you were by our side as we worked successfully to outlaw the use of chimpanzees in invasive research in the United States, a tremendous achievement and one that enjoyed the support of millions of Americans, including members of the scientific community. Now, we . . . 

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Jury says pork producer has to pay $25 million in damages, even as North Carolina lawmakers rush to protect factory farms

By on July 2, 2018 with 2 Comments
Jury says pork producer has to pay $25 million in damages, even as North Carolina lawmakers rush to protect factory farms

North Carolina residents who live near giant pig factory farms have long complained about the stench from the open manure lagoons, the swarms of flies that descend on their homes, mobs of vultures who pick over rotting hog carcasses and the constant rumbling of trucks . . . 

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Breaking news: Ohio governor signs landmark anti-puppy-mill law

By on June 29, 2018 with 23 Comments
Breaking news: Ohio governor signs landmark anti-puppy-mill law

History was made today in Ohio when Gov. John Kasich signed into law anti-puppy-mill legislation that implements major reforms designed to improve the lives of breeding dogs. The new law includes a ban on some of the most cruel practices used by commercial dog breeders, . . . 

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Alaskans say ‘no’ to cruel hunting methods for killing hibernating bears, wolf pups in dens

By on June 29, 2018 with 7 Comments
Alaskans say ‘no’ to cruel hunting methods for killing hibernating bears, wolf pups in dens

A rule recently proposed by the Trump administration would roll back an Obama-era regulation that prohibits controversial and scientifically unjustified methods of hunting on Alaska’s national preserves, which are federal public lands. These egregious hunting methods include killing hibernating mother black bears and their cubs . . . 

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Iceland resumes slaughter of fin whales, defying international ban

By on June 28, 2018 with 0 Comments
Iceland resumes slaughter of fin whales, defying international ban

In defiance of an international moratorium on commercial whaling, the Icelandic ship Hvalur hf left port last week after a two-year pause in that country’s fin whale hunt. Iceland’s goal is to kill up to 238 fin whales this summer – in addition to its . . . 

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Speak out to stop breed-specific discrimination

By on June 27, 2018 with 22 Comments
Speak out to stop breed-specific discrimination

Last week, Delta Airlines announced it would ban pit-bull-type dogs from flying in the cabin as service and assistance animals. In doing so, the airline is overlooking the fact that there is no evidence that a particular breed of dog bites more than another. And . . . 

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HSI brings food, medical help to starving, hurt animals in volcano-hit Guatemala

By on June 26, 2018 with 1 Comment
HSI brings food, medical help to starving, hurt animals in volcano-hit Guatemala

When the Volcán de Fuego erupted in Guatemala nearly two weeks ago, devastating villages for miles around, Humane Society International’s disaster response team took immediate action. HSI has been helping animals affected by disasters for many years, and it’s one of the most crucial services . . . 

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In wake of Skye hunt case, HSUS and allies demand ban on imports of lion trophies from South Africa

By on June 25, 2018 with 11 Comments
In wake of Skye hunt case, HSUS and allies demand ban on imports of lion trophies from South Africa

Today, we are joining with allies to demand that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prohibit the import of any lion trophies from South Africa. Our demand comes in the wake of news from South Africa indicating that Skye, a male lion who was considered . . . 

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