More than 100 dogs rescued from Korean dog meat farms arrive in the U.S. for adoption

By on July 23, 2020 with 2 Comments
More than 100 dogs rescued from Korean dog meat farms arrive in the U.S. for adoption

When Winkie, a Boston terrier, landed at Dulles airport in Virginia last week, he had a life filled with hope to look forward to: something he’d never had before. Humane Society International rescuers found Winkie earlier this year on a South Korean dog meat farm. . . . 

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Florida black bear cub poaching incident is a reminder of the need to coexist with wildlife

By on July 22, 2020 with 11 Comments
Florida black bear cub poaching incident is a reminder of the need to coexist with wildlife

Last month, so many Floridians were shocked when the decaying body of a yearling bear cub, fondly nicknamed Bailey by members of the sprawling community that he sometimes visited, was discovered. This was an unlawful killing on its face, one that violated Florida regulations, but . . . 

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Pup paralyzed after brutal beating demonstrates urgency for Iowa to make animal torture a felony

By on July 21, 2020 with 19 Comments
Pup paralyzed after brutal beating demonstrates urgency for Iowa to make animal torture a felony

Earlier this month, Drax, a four-month-old puppy, was rushed to an Iowa emergency room with what appeared to be intense pain and paralysis in his rear legs. Drax’s owner, Thomas Hand, had been seen by witnesses beating and throwing the pup around. When the veterinarians . . . 

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Indiana woman who shared videos of herself torturing, killing cats and dogs charged under federal PACT Act

By on July 20, 2020 with 18 Comments
Indiana woman who shared videos of herself torturing, killing cats and dogs charged under federal PACT Act

An Indiana woman, who shared images and videos on social media that showed her torturing and graphically killing cats and dogs by hanging and skinning them, has been charged under the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, a groundbreaking federal law we helped pass last . . . 

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Victory! Court says San Francisco fur ban will stay

By on July 17, 2020 with 0 Comments
Victory! Court says San Francisco fur ban will stay

A federal court judge last night threw out a challenge to San Francisco’s ban on the sale of fur, in a historic victory against this unnecessary and immensely cruel commodity. The city’s ban, which passed in 2018, took effect earlier this year and it led . . . 

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HSUS/HSLF video lays bare the terrible practice of soring, as industry prepares for annual walking horse ‘Celebration’

By on July 16, 2020 with 23 Comments
HSUS/HSLF video lays bare the terrible practice of soring, as industry prepares for annual walking horse ‘Celebration’

Trainers who paint horses’ legs with harsh acids and chemicals that burn through the skin, causing unspeakable pain to the animals, then add heavy shoes and tie chains on top of those wounds to intensify their suffering. Trainers who hit horses with sticks and shove . . . 

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Court rules California’s foie gras ban is constitutional

By on July 15, 2020 with 10 Comments
Court rules California’s foie gras ban is constitutional

In yet another court victory against foie gras cruelty, a California judge yesterday ruled that the state’s foie gras sales ban is entirely constitutional, reaffirming California’s authority to keep cruel products out of its marketplace. The latest challenge to the law, which went into effect . . . 

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South Carolina pet owners sue Petland for selling them sick puppies

By on July 15, 2020 with 6 Comments
South Carolina pet owners sue Petland for selling them sick puppies

Newlyweds Megan and Tim Madden were looking to grow their family when they saw a soft-coated wheaten terrier in one of Petland’s targeted Instagram advertisements. It was love at first sight. But when the Maddens met the dog—who they later named Chewie—at the store, they . . . 

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Breaking: HSUS/HSLF report identifies key U.S. policy changes needed to avoid another pandemic

By on July 13, 2020 with 3 Comments
Breaking: HSUS/HSLF report identifies key U.S. policy changes needed to avoid another pandemic

Recently, the United Nations identified some of the top drivers of zoonotic diseases, like COVID-19, that spread from animals to humans. Not surprisingly, the top three factors specified align exactly with issues the Humane Society family of organizations named in May in our own global . . . 

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Right whales are now ‘critically endangered’—just a step away from extinction

By on July 10, 2020 with 5 Comments
Right whales are now ‘critically endangered’—just a step away from extinction

In late June, the body of a dead North Atlantic right whale calf was found floating off the coast of New Jersey—a victim of two boat strikes, according to a preliminary analysis by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. While this would have been a . . . 

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Spending bills move up in Congress, with provisions for gray wolves, non-animal testing methods and ending wildlife markets

By on July 9, 2020 with 1 Comment
Spending bills move up in Congress, with provisions for gray wolves, non-animal testing methods and ending wildlife markets

Provisions for funding programs to protect wild horses and burros, gray wolves, animals used in research and testing, as well as elephants and lions, who are commonly the target of American trophy hunters, were among several animal welfare measures approved this week by House appropriations . . . 

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Run, Bruno, run from Missouri

By on July 9, 2020 with 3 Comments
Run, Bruno, run from Missouri

For a few days now, Bruno the bear has been something of a celebrity around the world. Hundreds of people have flocked to catch a glimpse of this wandering bear who is reported to have walked to Missouri all the way from Wisconsin, journeying through . . . 

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