Victory! Federal court rejects challenge to Prop 12

By on October 15, 2020 with 8 Comments
Victory! Federal court rejects challenge to Prop 12

December 23, 2020 UPDATE: Since this blog was posted, the North American Meat Institute petitioned the Ninth Circuit to try to get its case reheard en banc (by a full panel of the Court). Today, the Ninth Circuit unanimously rejected the Institute’s request to rehear . . . 

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, do your job and protect giraffes, or we’ll see you in court

By on October 14, 2020 with 8 Comments
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, do your job and protect giraffes, or we’ll see you in court

It’s been more than three years since we filed a petition asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to protect giraffes under the Endangered Species Act from trophy hunting and other imminent threats to their survival. During this time, the agency has responded once . . . 

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Facebook bans fake accounts funded by trophy hunting groups

By on October 13, 2020 with 0 Comments
Facebook bans fake accounts funded by trophy hunting groups

Facebook’s recent takedown of dozens of troll accounts linked to a single marketing firm sheds new light on the intensely deceptive tactics used by trophy hunting groups to sell the public and politicians a bill of goods. Last week, the social media network announced it . . . 

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Corporations make rapid strides toward cage-free future

By on October 12, 2020 with 0 Comments
Corporations make rapid strides toward cage-free future

Recently, we recognized Barilla, the world’s largest pasta maker, and TOKS, one of Mexico’s most popular fast casual restaurants, with the Henry Spira Corporate Progress Awards. These companies both made the decision to source their eggs exclusively from cage-free suppliers, and then embraced that decision . . . 

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Maryland store’s license revoked for selling puppies in defiance of law; California closes loophole to end puppy mill sales

By on October 9, 2020 with 6 Comments
Maryland store’s license revoked for selling puppies in defiance of law; California closes loophole to end puppy mill sales

The Humane Society of the United States has helped pass laws to end the sale of puppies in pet stores in three states and more than 365 U.S. cities, counties and towns. But our work doesn’t end there. We also work to help ensure these . . . 

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Roadside zoo owner Doc Antle charged with animal cruelty, wildlife trafficking

By on October 9, 2020 with 6 Comments
Roadside zoo owner Doc Antle charged with animal cruelty, wildlife trafficking

Doc Antle, a notorious roadside zoo owner who has been on our radar for years, has been indicted on animal cruelty and wildlife trafficking charges in Virginia. Attorney General Mark Herring announced the indictment today after a months-long investigation of the trafficking of lions between . . . 

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Breaking news: Mink on Wisconsin fur farm test positive for coronavirus, but U.S. inaction continues

By on October 8, 2020 with 8 Comments
Breaking news: Mink on Wisconsin fur farm test positive for coronavirus, but U.S. inaction continues

Mink have tested positive for the coronavirus on a fur farm in Wisconsin, the largest fur producing U.S. state. The news broke today even as media reports confirmed thousands of mink have died of the disease on fur farms in Utah, the first state to . . . 

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HSUS helps local shelters rescue and reunite lost cats with families after Oregon wildfires

By on October 7, 2020 with 3 Comments
HSUS helps local shelters rescue and reunite lost cats with families after Oregon wildfires

While we fight the worst, most institutionalized abuses of animals around the world through advocacy, extensive outreach and helping to pass laws that will improve the lot of millions of animals, there’s another side to our work. We are also highly active in direct care . . . 

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Breaking news: Israel prepares to ban the fur trade; first country to do so

By on October 6, 2020 with 7 Comments
Breaking news: Israel prepares to ban the fur trade; first country to do so

Israel yesterday announced it intends to ban the fur trade. If successful, it would be the first nation to end the buying and selling of a cruel commodity that has fallen out of favor in the fashion industry and with consumers. Israel’s ban would make . . . 

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Breaking news: New Jersey proposes plan to end black bear trophy hunting

By on October 5, 2020 with 16 Comments
Breaking news: New Jersey proposes plan to end black bear trophy hunting

New Jersey’s governor wants no more black bear trophy hunts in the state on his watch. The New Jersey Fish and Game Council today proposed an amendment to the state’s 2021 bear management plan that would effectively suspend the annual black bear trophy hunt after . . . 

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As millions of pet owners grapple with evictions, HSUS steps in with resources to ease the struggle

By on October 2, 2020 with 0 Comments
As millions of pet owners grapple with evictions, HSUS steps in with resources to ease the struggle

Tens of millions of unemployed Americans are now struggling with the possibility of losing their homes because they cannot pay rent. The situation is even more heart-wrenching for those who have companion animals at home and are faced with the impossible choice of keeping their . . . 

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The next global pandemic could begin at a factory farm: HSI report

By on October 1, 2020 with 2 Comments
The next global pandemic could begin at a factory farm: HSI report

No one can predict when or where the next global public health crisis will arise. But a Humane Society International white paper concludes that farming animals on a large scale poses a serious risk. The novel coronavirus is believed to have originated in a wildlife . . . 

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