HSUS, other groups sue feds for opening Alaska’s wildlife to cruel trophy hunting methods

By on August 26, 2020 with 7 Comments
HSUS, other groups sue feds for opening Alaska’s wildlife to cruel trophy hunting methods

In June, the federal government finalized a rule to appease trophy hunters by allowing some of the cruelest of killing methods on 20 million acres of Alaska’s national preserves. Today, the Humane Society of the United States, along with a coalition of conservation and animal . . . 

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U.S. proposes more changes to chip away at Endangered Species Act

By on August 25, 2020 with 2 Comments
U.S. proposes more changes to chip away at Endangered Species Act

The federal government has fired another volley in its assault on the Endangered Species Act, and this time it’s aimed at paving the way for corporations to take over lands that could, if​ conserved and restored, help in the recovery of imperiled American wildlife. Under . . . 

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HSI deploys to assist with rescue efforts in Beirut; HSUS transporting dogs, cats out of storm path in Gulf Coast

By on August 24, 2020 with 1 Comment
HSI deploys to assist with rescue efforts in Beirut; HSUS transporting dogs, cats out of storm path in Gulf Coast

Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International rescue teams are now deploying to assist people and their pets in multiple disaster-affected areas, including Beirut, Lebanon, the site of a massive chemical explosion earlier this month, and parts of the United States that . . . 

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North Carolina puppy miller who headlined our Horrible Hundred report convicted of animal cruelty

By on August 21, 2020 with 15 Comments
North Carolina puppy miller who headlined our Horrible Hundred report convicted of animal cruelty

In March, I shared with you this photo of a dog who was rescued from a puppy mill in Caldwell County, North Carolina, along with more than 30 others. This week, the breeder responsible for her condition pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and was sentenced . . . 

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U.S. mink industry in free fall as demand for fur plummets

By on August 20, 2020 with 5 Comments
U.S. mink industry in free fall as demand for fur plummets

The U.S. mink industry is in rapid decline, with the drop beginning well before coronavirus outbreaks on mink fur farms here and overseas renewed concerns over this outmoded and cruel industry that’s responsible for so much animal suffering. Last year was the industry’s worst on . . . 

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USDA suspends license of roadside zoo where Joe Exotic abused tigers

By on August 19, 2020 with 5 Comments
USDA suspends license of roadside zoo where Joe Exotic abused tigers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has suspended the license of the roadside zoo where self-styled “Tiger King” Joe Exotic bred, held captive and mistreated hundreds of tigers and other wild animals for two decades. Soon after news of the suspension—which is for a period of . . . 

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HSUS, HSI lawsuit forces U.S. to act to protect pangolins, world’s most trafficked mammals

By on August 18, 2020 with 4 Comments
HSUS, HSI lawsuit forces U.S. to act to protect pangolins, world’s most trafficked mammals

Pangolins—the most trafficked mammals in the world—are one step closer to getting legal protections in the United States that could help reverse their slide toward extinction. In a settlement approved by a federal court today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed to consider listing . . . 

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Breaking news: Coronavirus outbreak reported at two Utah mink fur farms

By on August 17, 2020 with 19 Comments
Breaking news: Coronavirus outbreak reported at two Utah mink fur farms

Mink on two fur farms in Utah have tested positive for the coronavirus. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported today that “unusually large” numbers of animals had died at the two farms, which also reported positive cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, . . . 

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Former Petland manager pleads guilty to animal cruelty, faces jail time following HSUS investigation

By on August 17, 2020 with 8 Comments
Former Petland manager pleads guilty to animal cruelty, faces jail time following HSUS investigation

The former manager of a now-closed Petland store in Fairfax County, Virginia, where our undercover investigation revealed a pile of dead rabbits in the freezer and a shocking lack of veterinary care, has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and three other charges of failing to . . . 

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Black Beauty Ranch residents stay safe and cool in the summer heat

By on August 13, 2020 with 0 Comments
Black Beauty Ranch residents stay safe and cool in the summer heat

I was happy to see that so many viewers enjoyed watching the fun video of animals enjoying the summer at our Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Texas. You can watch it here. As it turns out, when it’s hot out, bears, gibbons, horses, monkeys, . . . 

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This dog’s a survivor!

By on August 12, 2020 with 14 Comments
This dog’s a survivor!

Riptide the dog is a survivor. His story speaks of the worst of humanity, and the best. And his resilience says volumes about the animals we have sworn to help, protect and defend, wherever and however they may be suffering. Whatever we can do for . . . 

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Shaking it up for sharks in 2020

By on August 11, 2020 with 0 Comments
Shaking it up for sharks in 2020

We’ve never cared for the cheap, lurid television programming tied to Shark Week, preferring to join with other groups and media outlets in a celebration of this apex species found in all of the world’s oceans and even sometimes in rivers. Sharks are part of . . . 

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