Stolen pet cats discovered among roughly 150 being sold into China’s meat trade

By on September 1, 2022 with 2 Comments
Stolen pet cats discovered among roughly 150 being sold into China’s meat trade

Chinese activists who fight the dog and cat meat trade see some pretty horrible sights in their work, and this is no less true of a recent rescue of 150 cats who were lured and trapped by thieves using wild-caught sparrows as bait. According to . . . 

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How we work to save animals (part 5): Building relationships

By on August 29, 2022 with 0 Comments
How we work to save animals (part 5): Building relationships

Note: This blog is part of our series highlighting how we fight—and win—for animals. This post focuses on how we’re creating a stronger animal protection movement through partnerships, trainings, support, collaboration and more. Previous posts have covered our advocacy efforts with governments and corporations, as . . . 

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How we work to save animals (part 4): Rescuing and caring for animals who need us most

By on August 26, 2022 with 1 Comment
How we work to save animals (part 4): Rescuing and caring for animals who need us most

Note: This blog is part of a series highlighting how we fight—and win—for animals. This post focuses on our direct care, rescue and sanctuary work. Previous posts have covered how we’re ending the worst forms of institutionalized animal suffering through our efforts with corporations and . . . 

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Putting the ‘USDA Organic’ label on a stronger animal welfare path

By on August 25, 2022 with 3 Comments
Putting the ‘USDA Organic’ label on a stronger animal welfare path

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is currently accepting public comments on its proposed Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards rule, which is a great opportunity to address farm animal welfare. We’re pushing hard for this landmark federal regulation to become final because the rule, which is . . . 

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All the great progress in our fight against puppy mills this summer

By on August 23, 2022 with 14 Comments
All the great progress in our fight against puppy mills this summer

Summer is a time of rest and relaxation for many of us, but there has been no lull in our fight to end puppy mills. We have made real progress in our campaign to stop inhumane dog breeders who mass-produce puppies for sale through third-party . . . 

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We’ve filed a new lawsuit because wolves in the Northern Rockies need help now

By on August 18, 2022 with 10 Comments
We’ve filed a new lawsuit because wolves in the Northern Rockies need help now

Less than two years after Wisconsin held one of the cruelest and most disastrous trophy hunting seasons in recent memory, wolves across most of the country will enjoy a desperately needed reprieve this fall because of our successful lawsuit that restored their federal Endangered Species . . . 

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Historic Kentucky floods show the importance of having disaster plans for animals

By on August 17, 2022 with 3 Comments
Historic Kentucky floods show the importance of having disaster plans for animals

The images coming out of Kentucky after historic flooding recently devastated the eastern part of the state are simply heartbreaking: Entire homes lie in shambles, streets and bridges are still impassible and tall trees have been snapped like twigs from the force of the water. . . . 

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Breaking: More experts join forces in key U.S. Supreme Court case for animals

By on August 16, 2022 with 4 Comments
Breaking: More experts join forces in key U.S. Supreme Court case for animals

Last week we wrote about the briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court by the Humane Society of the United States, our allied animal welfare organizations and the state of California in a lawsuit brought by the National Pork Producers Council, aimed at overturning vital . . . 

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Meet Charlie, one of roughly 4,000 beagles spared from animal testing

By on August 12, 2022 with 22 Comments
Meet Charlie, one of roughly 4,000 beagles spared from animal testing

It’s hard to fathom just how many little beings the phrase “roughly 4,000 beagles” represents, which is why we were so very happy to help these souls recently spared from life in a laboratory. Charlie is just one of the beagles bred for a sad . . . 

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How we work to save animals (part 3): Going corporate for a change

By on August 11, 2022 with 1 Comment
How we work to save animals (part 3): Going corporate for a change

Note: This blog is part of a series highlighting how we fight—and win—for animals. This post focuses on how we’re ending the worst forms of institutionalized animal suffering by working with corporations. Our previous post in this series covered our efforts with governments and legislative . . . 

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Breaking: New developments in key U.S. Supreme Court case for animals

By on August 8, 2022 with 29 Comments
Breaking: New developments in key U.S. Supreme Court case for animals

Those who follow this blog know about the impending lawsuit in front of the United States Supreme Court, which will have immense consequences for animals. The case centers around Proposition 12, California’s landmark law to address animal cruelty and public health issues stemming from the . . . 

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How we work to save animals (part 2): Yes, there should be a law

By on August 5, 2022 with 2 Comments
How we work to save animals (part 2): Yes, there should be a law

Note: This blog is part of a series highlighting how we fight—and win—for animals. For this post, I join with Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, to tell the story about how we tackle institutionalized animal suffering by changing laws and government . . . 

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