Animal care expo captures spirit, vitality of humane work today

By on April 17, 2019 with 2 Comments
Animal care expo captures spirit, vitality of humane work today

Animal Care Expo 2019 in New Orleans has been a booming success, with record attendance, an increased pool of scholarship participants and an expanded menu of presentations for both domestic and international attendees, including nine daylong learning labs. The energy, the spirit and the power . . . 

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The people have spoken: No more puppy mill dogs in pet stores

By on April 16, 2019 with 10 Comments
The people have spoken: No more puppy mill dogs in pet stores

The pursuit and promotion of humane business models for pet stores carries so much promise in our work, and we’re gaining ground in our campaign to halt the sale of puppy mill puppies in retail settings. To date, 300 local governments—cities, towns and counties—of all . . . 

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HSUS Animal Care Expo puts access to care on the agenda

By on April 15, 2019 with 1 Comment
HSUS Animal Care Expo puts access to care on the agenda

Our Animal Care Expo 2019 in New Orleans has attracted a record 2800 participants from the United States and around the world, with some 226 attendees from 53 different countries in attendance. We’re so proud of what this event has become; the premier educational conference . . . 

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Canada resumes bloody seal slaughter despite crashing demand for seal products

By on April 12, 2019 with 9 Comments
Canada resumes bloody seal slaughter despite crashing demand for seal products

Canada this week once again turned its peaceful ice floes into an open-air slaughterhouse, with the reopening of the annual commercial seal hunt. Sealers are expected to club and shoot tens of thousands of harp seal pups in coming weeks, despite the fact that more . . . 

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Lawmakers, businesses honored for their work to help animals

By on April 11, 2019 with 1 Comment
Lawmakers, businesses honored for their work to help animals

Each year, the Humane Society of the United States recognizes lawmakers and corporations who support and adopt humane principles in their work. This week, I was on Capitol Hill with colleagues from the Humane Society Legislative Fund to honor 173 lawmakers with our Humane Awards, . . . 

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HSI responders helping animals in Mozambique, Malawi in wake of Cyclone Idai

By on April 10, 2019 with 3 Comments
HSI responders helping animals in Mozambique, Malawi in wake of Cyclone Idai

Our Humane Society International responders are on the ground in Malawi and Mozambique, providing emergency aid to animals affected by Cyclone Idai, a monster storm that has wreaked destruction across multiple African countries with a death toll numbering in the hundreds. Dispatches from our team . . . 

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Breaking: Beagles freed from pesticide testing arrive at Michigan Humane Society

By on April 9, 2019 with 14 Comments
Breaking: Beagles freed from pesticide testing arrive at Michigan Humane Society

The beagles who were undergoing pesticide testing at a Michigan lab have been released to the care of the Michigan Humane Society, where they will be prepared for adoption. We are thrilled and excited to report this outcome that our staff and you, our supporters, . . . 

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Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo ends program allowing direct contact with wildlife

By on April 8, 2019 with 4 Comments
Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo ends program allowing direct contact with wildlife

Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago says it has ended a program where visitors were allowed to touch or interact with wildlife, including reptiles and small mammals. The HSUS has long opposed the use of captive wild animals in public handling situations. Our undercover investigations at . . . 

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More Yellowstone grizzly bears are dying at human hands than ever before; HSUS, allies suggest common-sense solutions

By on April 5, 2019 with 5 Comments
More Yellowstone grizzly bears are dying at human hands than ever before; HSUS, allies suggest common-sense solutions

The past four years have seen a tragic, record-breaking spike in the numbers of grizzly bears killed in conflicts with humans in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. In fact, more than 70 percent of grizzly bear deaths in this region are now caused by human activity, . . . 

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Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act moves up in Congress; New film exposes cruelty and corruption in global trade

By on April 4, 2019 with 1 Comment
Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act moves up in Congress; New film exposes cruelty and corruption in global trade

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson The Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act passed the Senate Commerce Committee with a near-unanimous voice vote this week, with American lawmakers leaving no doubt of how they view the nefarious global trade in which fishermen cut the fins off . . . 

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Breaking news: Petland moves to close store after HSUS investigation shows rabbits dying without medical care

By on April 4, 2019 with 12 Comments
Breaking news: Petland moves to close store after HSUS investigation shows rabbits dying without medical care

A Petland store that was the subject of an HSUS undercover investigation released this week appears to be closing down. After news of our investigation, which showed more than a dozen rabbits had apparently died at the Virginia store without medical care, and following an . . . 

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PAST Act introduced in Senate as more evidence for ending walking horse abuse surfaces

By on April 3, 2019 with 1 Comment
PAST Act introduced in Senate as more evidence for ending walking horse abuse surfaces

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson Recent developments in a case involving a Tennessee walking horse named Honors, who was crowned champion despite clear evidence that he was a victim of cruel soring, highlight the urgent need for Congress to swiftly pass the Prevent All . . . 

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