Lawmakers, Indian tribes, HSUS call for national ban on trophy hunting of grizzly bears in lower 48 states

By on October 3, 2017 with 6 Comments
Lawmakers, Indian tribes, HSUS call for national ban on trophy hunting of grizzly bears in lower 48 states

Today, I stood shoulder to shoulder with leaders from some of the best known Native American tribes in the West – the Shoshone Bannock, Hopi, and the Crow Creek Sioux, among others – to support the introduction of federal legislation that will establish special protections for grizzly bears in the lower 48 states. Wildlife advocate . . . 

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National tragedies in Las Vegas, Puerto Rico command our attention

By on October 2, 2017 with 14 Comments
National tragedies in Las Vegas, Puerto Rico command our attention

A note about Las Vegas and gun violence: Our hearts at The HSUS are heavy in the wake of the unfathomable killing and wounding of more than 500 people in the nation’s biggest-ever mass shooting. This latest slaughter of our fellow citizens, enabled by a combination of a deranged person and the high-capacity weapons he . . . 

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Breaking news: Campbell Soup announces major reforms for broiler chickens

By on September 28, 2017 with 0 Comments
Breaking news: Campbell Soup announces major reforms for broiler chickens

I come from a working-class family – my father was a winning and hard-charging high school football coach and my mother a part-time secretary when she wasn’t managing a household of six (eight, if you include the dogs). Even though I loved animals, I had only a limited understanding of the depth and breadth of . . . 

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The federal government must reject mass killing of America’s wild horses and burros

By on September 28, 2017 with 12 Comments
The federal government must reject mass killing of America’s wild horses and burros

Today, we face the most severe political threat to wild horses since the enactment of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, which Congress passed in response to the random and methodical killing of horses and burros on our western lands by ranchers and others who considered the animals trespassers. Now some players . . . 

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Japan deserves worldwide condemnation for commercial whaling masquerading as ‘science’

By on September 27, 2017 with 6 Comments
Japan deserves worldwide condemnation for commercial whaling masquerading as ‘science’

In a flouting of international conservation values, Japan just announced that its latest hunt, which concluded Tuesday, has claimed the lives of 177 minke and sei whales – adding to the toll of thousands that its whalers have claimed in an era when just about the entire civilized world has abandoned the practice. Japan’s commercial . . . 

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NYC pet store investigated by HSUS shuttered, but larger policy reforms needed

By on September 26, 2017 with 155 Comments
NYC pet store investigated by HSUS shuttered, but larger policy reforms needed

The Chelsea Kennel Club – a boutique Manhattan pet store that was the focus of an HSUS undercover investigation released just two months ago – appears to be shuttered. In July, we posted a heartbreaking video of sick puppies and deficient care there, which attracted five million views on Facebook. Today no one is answering . . . 

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Puerto Rico’s governor to sign executive order for massive on-the-ground plan to save animals

By on September 25, 2017 with 16 Comments
Puerto Rico’s governor to sign executive order for massive on-the-ground plan to save animals

The situation in Puerto Rico is so dire that Commonwealth and federal authorities have still been unable to do a thorough damage assessment, even though it’s been five days since the hurricane enveloped the island and flooded or flattened so much of it. Cell phone towers were destroyed or rendered inoperative. The electrical grid failed, . . . 

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Series of federal court rulings – the latest upholding a Chicago anti-puppy-mill law – affirm state, local efforts against animal cruelty

By on September 22, 2017 with 5 Comments
Series of federal court rulings – the latest upholding a Chicago anti-puppy-mill law – affirm state, local efforts against animal cruelty

In an important ruling for dogs and for the legal principle that states and local governments have a critical role in protecting animals from cruelty and mistreatment, a federal appeals court today upheld Chicago’s law requiring pet stores that sell dogs, cats, and rabbits to obtain them from an animal shelter or rescue only. In . . . 

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HSI helps more than 1,300 animals in Mexico after first earthquake, while Hurricane Maria scours Caribbean islands

By on September 20, 2017 with 4 Comments
HSI helps more than 1,300 animals in Mexico after first earthquake, while Hurricane Maria scours Caribbean islands

Today, we are consumed with thoughts of anguish and sorrow for the people and animals in a half-dozen nations – for 3.5 million Americans in Puerto Rico; for the already battered people in the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, and other island inhabitants of Caribbean countries; and for the people of Mexico, who’ve now been rocked . . . 

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HSUS calls on L’Oréal to embrace a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics

By on September 19, 2017 with 8 Comments
HSUS calls on L’Oréal to embrace a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics

Some years ago, a handful of companies rejected animal testing as a research and development practice and chose to only market products known to be safe to consumers. As a nod to the growing ranks of consumers concerned about animal cruelty, they affixed a symbol on their packaging to signal “No Animal Testing.” Over time, . . . 

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