Pets and their people line up by the thousands at Spayathon for Puerto Rico

By on November 7, 2019 with 4 Comments
Pets and their people line up by the thousands at Spayathon for Puerto Rico

Round 5 of SpayathonTM for Puerto Rico, a strategic initiative that aims to reduce pet overpopulation on the island, concludes today. As always, it’s been a joyful but incredibly busy time for our staff and volunteers who are working round the clock at seven clinics . . . 

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BREAKING NEWS: PACT Act passes U.S. Senate two weeks after clearing House; Bill now awaits Trump’s signature

By on November 5, 2019 with 33 Comments
BREAKING NEWS: PACT Act passes U.S. Senate two weeks after clearing House; Bill now awaits Trump’s signature

A long-awaited law that would make some of the most brutal acts of animal cruelty federal felonies is just one signature away from becoming reality. The U.S. Senate moments ago unanimously passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, a bill that will make . . . 

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British queen says ‘no’ to new fur in royal wardrobe

By on November 5, 2019 with 3 Comments
British queen says ‘no’ to new fur in royal wardrobe

Queen Elizabeth II, one of the world’s most photographed icons, will no longer wear new fur outfits for her public engagements. Instead, she will now step out in harsh winters wearing faux fur. In a new memoir, the British queen’s official dresser Angela Kelly writes . . . 

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20,000 shelter pets adopted through HSUS pet store conversion program

By on November 4, 2019 with 4 Comments
20,000 shelter pets adopted through HSUS pet store conversion program

One of the ways we are boosting animal adoptions from shelters, steadily reducing the population of homeless animals in the United States, and striking a blow against puppy mills is through our Puppy-Friendly Pet Stores Program. As part of this initiative, we work with pet . . . 

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Seoul, South Korea’s capital city, ends all dog slaughter

By on November 1, 2019 with 11 Comments
Seoul, South Korea’s capital city, ends all dog slaughter

South Korea moved one crucial step closer to condemning its dog meat trade to history this week, with the last three dog meat shops in Seoul agreeing to stop all slaughter for dog meat within the capital city. “We will maintain the city as a . . . 

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HSUS- and HSLF-backed plan for wild horses and burros rejects slaughter, offers much-needed reprieve

By on October 31, 2019 with 2 Comments
HSUS- and HSLF-backed plan for wild horses and burros rejects slaughter, offers much-needed reprieve

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson America’s wild horses and burros have long been engulfed in a political quagmire, and their place on our western rangelands has been hotly contested for more than half a century. But a comprehensive, science-based management proposal promises to break . . . 

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Rescuers pulling out around 150 cats and other animals from alleged neglect situation in Pennsylvania

By on October 30, 2019 with 22 Comments
Rescuers pulling out around 150 cats and other animals from alleged neglect situation in Pennsylvania

It could have been the setting of an eerie movie that our Humane Society of the United States rescuers and law enforcement officers walked into this cool fall morning. The location was Washington County, Pennsylvania, and they were responding to an alleged large-scale animal neglect . . . 

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Scientists carry water for trophy hunting industry

By on October 30, 2019 with 6 Comments
Scientists carry water for trophy hunting industry

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson For years now, trophy hunters have spun a web of lies to tie their ruthless killing of some of the world’s most at-risk animals to fake conservation benefits. A recent exchange in the prestigious Science magazine has laid bare . . . 

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VICTORY: Court rejects challenge to federal cockfighting ban in Puerto Rico, Guam and other U.S. territories

By on October 29, 2019 with 4 Comments
VICTORY: Court rejects challenge to federal cockfighting ban in Puerto Rico, Guam and other U.S. territories

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson A federal court has rejected an attempt to stop Congress from closing a loophole that allowed cockfighters to continue operating in U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico and Guam, despite the fact that cockfighting is a felony in all U.S. . . . 

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More horror stories of sick Petland puppies emerge

By on October 28, 2019 with 11 Comments
More horror stories of sick Petland puppies emerge

Imagine spending thousands of dollars for a puppy and seeing the delight in your children’s eyes as they cuddle their new family member, only to find yourself in a veterinary emergency room days later, with your puppy on an IV, struggling to live. Worse, imagine . . . 

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Zimbabwe ships more than 30 baby elephants, torn from the wild, to Chinese zoos

By on October 25, 2019 with 10 Comments
Zimbabwe ships more than 30 baby elephants, torn from the wild, to Chinese zoos

More than thirty baby elephants, torn from their mothers in the wild in Zimbabwe almost a year ago, embarked on a new journey of captivity and suffering this week when they were flown to China, where they are expected to spend the rest of their . . . 

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BREAKING NEWS: NIH reneges on promise, will not send 44 research chimpanzees to sanctuary

By on October 24, 2019 with 74 Comments
BREAKING NEWS: NIH reneges on promise, will not send 44 research chimpanzees to sanctuary

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson In a stunning about-face on its own promise, the National Institutes of Health today announced it will not send 44 chimpanzees, now held by the Alamogordo primate laboratory in New Mexico, to sanctuary. Just last October, NIH Director Francis . . . 

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