As Harvey menaces, HSUS team readies for pet evacuations, rescue

By on August 25, 2017 with 74 Comments
As Harvey menaces, HSUS team readies for pet evacuations, rescue

With Hurricane Harvey expected to ram the Texas coast early Saturday, whipsawing trees and homes and deluging communities, our HSUS Animal Rescue Team is working with local officials in the projected impact region to help evacuate animals. Our staff members have been working with emergency management offices, while our state director and other colleagues are . . . 

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Walking horse trainers expected to put injured, tortured horses on display at major event in Tennessee this weekend

By on August 24, 2017 with 23 Comments
Walking horse trainers expected to put injured, tortured horses on display at major event in Tennessee this weekend

As in previous years, the annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration will be tainted with organized criminal activity – animal cruelty, to be specific – as the major event for this industry heads into its first weekend in Shelbyville, Tennessee. After a long show season of torture and abuse, many Tennessee walking horse trainers double . . . 

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Interior Department, key House Republicans maneuver to open National Park Service lands to killing grizzly bears, wolves

By on August 23, 2017 with 24 Comments
Interior Department, key House Republicans maneuver to open National Park Service lands to killing grizzly bears, wolves

In April, President Trump signed a resolution, enabled by the Congressional Review Act and passed by Congress on a near party-line vote, that repealed a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) rule restricting particularly cruel and unsporting methods of killing grizzly bears, wolves, and other predators on national wildlife refuges in Alaska. There are now . . . 

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Court says pet parents can sue major online puppy mill broker

By on August 22, 2017 with 0 Comments
Court says pet parents can sue major online puppy mill broker

An Arizona court has cleared the way for 10 pet parents, who purchased sick animals from notorious puppy mill sellers despite assurances to the contrary, to continue their battle against online dog marketplace PuppyFind. This is just the latest in our offensive against deceptive online puppy mill sellers, which promise healthy, humanely treated dogs to . . . 

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USDA continues near-total eclipse of puppy mill and horse soring reports

By on August 21, 2017 with 6 Comments
USDA continues near-total eclipse of puppy mill and horse soring reports

When animal advocates received a bulletin from the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week claiming that it had restored additional animal welfare inspection data to its website, it was clear that the agency intended to give the impression to lawmakers and others concerned about its massive information take-down that it had remedied the problem. Nothing . . . 

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New Hampshire says ‘never again’ on puppy mill abuse

By on August 18, 2017 with 13 Comments
New Hampshire says ‘never again’ on puppy mill abuse

Yesterday, in the company of three adorable puppies whose mother had endured the misery of a Wolfeboro mansion that doubled as the nation’s most unusual puppy mill, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu announced his support for comprehensive reforms to strengthen the state’s animal cruelty laws and update its commercial breeder regulations. At the Wolfeboro property, . . . 

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Humane Puerto Rico’s latest offensive – saving older dogs by adopting them on the mainland

By on August 17, 2017 with 5 Comments
Humane Puerto Rico’s latest offensive – saving older dogs by adopting them on the mainland

In our latest maneuver of this type, The HSUS is helping engineer, with some incredible partners, the transport of more than 200 dogs in need from Puerto Rico to the mainland United States. Next week, two planes will depart from Puerto Rico – one set to land in Florida, the other in North Carolina – . . . 

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In China, activists work with authorities to chip away at dog meat trade

By on August 16, 2017 with 7 Comments
In China, activists work with authorities to chip away at dog meat trade

As we build momentum for U.S. legislation to ban the trade in dog and cat meat in the United States (H.R. 1406 now has 150 cosponsors in the U.S. House), Humane Society International and its partners on the ground in Asia continue to save dogs and build the case for ending the entire, miserable trade. . . . 

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British Columbia’s hunting ban on grizzlies the latest in rapid-fire series of gains for animals

By on August 15, 2017 with 1 Comment
British Columbia’s hunting ban on grizzlies the latest in rapid-fire series of gains for animals

This week, British Columbia’s newly formed government, responding to the will of an overwhelming majority of the province’s citizens and following through on its own campaign promise, announced a ban on all trophy hunting of grizzly bears there, starting in November. Under the prior Liberal government, B.C. had become the world’s grizzly-bear-hunting hub, with trophy . . . 

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The HSUS unites with family farmers and food retailers to drive positive reforms in animal agriculture

By on August 14, 2017 with 2 Comments
The HSUS unites with family farmers and food retailers to drive positive reforms in animal agriculture

Since a dozen or so hoofed mammals and the red jungle fowl were domesticated for use in agriculture starting 10,000 years ago, humanity has put animals ever more squarely at the center of the human experience. By conscripting other species for meat, eggs, labor, and other purposes, ancient civilizations assumed duties and responsibilities to animals, . . . 

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