Victory! British Columbia bans mink fur farming
This week, people all over the world are celebrating a landmark decision by the government in British Columbia, Canada, to end mink farming in the province. The measures include a permanent ban on breeding minks and a phase-out of keeping live minks on farms by . . .
Breaking: New lawsuit aims to save leopards from American trophy hunters
African leopards are magnificently powerful animals who can take down prey animals ten times their size. But despite their strength, leopards are no match for trophy hunters, who go to great lengths to lure the animals to their deaths and bring back their body parts . . .
Video: Moby adds his voice to climate conference—and his message is clear
There’s a chorus of voices calling for changing the conversation around climate change, and now Moby joins Humane Society International in stressing that reforming global food systems simply must be part of these discussions. But at COP26, the United Nations’ international climate change conference happening . . .
Undercover investigation exposes where hunting trophies end up
American trophy hunters target hundreds of thousands of animals in the U.S. and abroad every year just to display the gruesome keepsakes of their kills. Now, a new undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International reveals where so . . .
Big win! 400 communities across the U.S. now stand up against puppy mills
Our campaign to stop puppy mill cruelty just reached an important milestone with the passage of the 400th local ordinance prohibiting the sale of puppy mill puppies in pet stores. And this is something to celebrate, as it shows so many people coming together to . . .
Hunters kill a dozen bears in Missouri’s first-ever bear trophy hunt
Any time an animal is gunned down by a trophy hunter, ecosystems are disrupted, and families are torn apart—yet such killings happen all the time, across the country and throughout the world. So, it’s a particularly sad predicament that those of us who seek to . . .
Why pet shop puppies shouldn’t be on your holiday gift lists
It is a sad truth that the cute puppies frolicking in the windows of pet shops so often come from the most dismal facilities: Puppy mills, where their mothers and fathers are treated as little more than moneymaking machines, getting bred over and over to . . .
Rescued tigers at our animal sanctuary meet their first pumpkins
One of the most remarkable things about saving animals is what happens after the drama of their rescues is over: They begin to experience the daily pleasures they deserve, like having fields of fresh grass to lie on, rather than cement or metal bars. There . . .
Breaking: Rescuers arrive at house full of cats suffering from neglect
This week, our Animal Rescue and Response team was dispatched to Indiana to help rescue dozens of cats from a house in Muncie. I had the honor of being with them, on the ground, seeing the first moments these cats got the love and care . . .
We’re suing the world’s largest pork producer for misleading the public about animal abuse
Today the Humane Society of the United States filed a lawsuit against Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, for misleading consumers about animal abuse in its supply chain. A little background: It is common practice in big animal agriculture to use “gestation crates.” These . . .
Here’s why animal agriculture must be central at UN climate change summit
The facts are clear: More than 88 billion land animals are bred, raised and slaughtered for food every year. The animal agriculture industry is responsible for at least 14.5% to 16.5% of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions globally, on par with emissions from all the planes, . . .
American imports of giraffe trophies and body parts are driving the animals to extinction
Giraffes, with their iconic long necks and unmistakable, beautifully patterned coats, are facing extinction. There are currently fewer than 69,000 mature individuals remaining in the wild today. And the threats of habitat loss and illegal hunting for bushmeat are only exacerbated by demand for giraffe . . .