Hunters kill a dozen bears in Missouri’s first-ever bear trophy hunt

By on October 29, 2021 with 3 Comments
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 . . . 

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Why pet shop puppies shouldn’t be on your holiday gift lists

By on October 27, 2021 with 3 Comments
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 . . . 

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Rescued tigers at our animal sanctuary meet their first pumpkins

By on October 22, 2021 with 5 Comments
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 . . . 

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Breaking: Rescuers arrive at house full of cats suffering from neglect

By on October 20, 2021 with 8 Comments
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 . . . 

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We’re suing the world’s largest pork producer for misleading the public about animal abuse

By on October 18, 2021 with 10 Comments
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 . . . 

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Here’s why animal agriculture must be central at UN climate change summit

By on October 14, 2021 with 0 Comments
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, . . . 

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American imports of giraffe trophies and body parts are driving the animals to extinction

By on October 12, 2021 with 4 Comments
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 . . . 

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US government agency reportedly killed 8 wolf pups in their den

By on October 11, 2021 with 7 Comments
US government agency reportedly killed 8 wolf pups in their den

In the spring, wolf dens are usually full of young pups being raised by their parents and helper wolves, but when one den in Idaho was discovered vacant earlier this year, biologists worked on uncovering the reason. Today, the Washington Post reported that eight wolf . . . 

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Massive win for migratory birds as much-needed protection gets restored

By on October 8, 2021 with 1 Comment
Massive win for migratory birds as much-needed protection gets restored

North American bird populations have declined by three billion birds since 1970, which is just one of the reasons why the Migratory Bird Treaty Act has been such an important source of protection for birds for decades. So, it felt like a terrible threat when . . . 

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There’s still time to speak out against bear hunts that put mothers and newborn cubs in danger

By on October 6, 2021 with 15 Comments
There’s still time to speak out against bear hunts that put mothers and newborn cubs in danger

Update 11/19/2021: Today, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to not allow the 2022 spring bear hunt! The 4-4 vote means that mother bears and their dependent cubs will be protected from trophy hunting at a time when they are most vulnerable. For all . . . 

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Saving Cecil’s descendants from trophy hunting

By on October 4, 2021 with 12 Comments
Saving Cecil’s descendants from trophy hunting

In August, reports began to surface that a lion in Zimbabwe, who was beloved by local communities, was likely lured out of Hwange National Park and allegedly killed by an American trophy hunter. His name was Mopane. For anyone who followed the story of Cecil . . . 

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The Humane Legislator of the Year Award goes to Rep. Paul Tonko

By on September 30, 2021 with 3 Comments
The Humane Legislator of the Year Award goes to Rep. Paul Tonko

While 2020 was no ordinary year, each and every one of us associated with the Humane Society family of organizations did our best to make it an extraordinary one for animals. Here in the U.S., our colleagues at the Humane Society Legislative Fund finished strong . . . 

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