A new HSUS video underscores the harms caused by trophy hunting of mountain lions

By on August 13, 2019 with 3 Comments
A new HSUS video underscores the harms caused by trophy hunting of mountain lions

A new video we’ve released blows the lid off of a dirty secret, that America’s iconic mountain lions are being killed at unsustainably high numbers for nothing more than trophies. In our video, you can learn from leading scientists about the myths behind trophy hunting . . . 

Read More

Cruel cosmetics banned in Illinois; third U.S. state to do so after California, Nevada

By on August 13, 2019 with 7 Comments
Cruel cosmetics banned in Illinois; third U.S. state to do so after California, Nevada

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson The United States has moved one step closer to ending unnecessary cosmetics testing on animals, as Illinois becomes the third U.S. state to enact a marketing ban preventing companies from selling cosmetics that have newly been tested on animals. . . . 

Read More

Breaking news: Oregon governor signs law ending cage confinement for egg-laying hens

By on August 12, 2019 with 5 Comments
Breaking news: Oregon governor signs law ending cage confinement for egg-laying hens

We have just secured another monumental win for hens confined in tiny cages in the egg industry. Moments ago, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed legislation championed by the HSUS to require all eggs produced or sold in her state to come from cage-free facilities. With . . . 

Read More

Federal government finalizes changes to weaken Endangered Species Act

By on August 12, 2019 with 15 Comments
Federal government finalizes changes to weaken Endangered Species Act

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson In the past two years, our federal government has waged war against the Endangered Species Act, the bedrock law that protects endangered and threatened animal species and their habitats. Today, despite our hopes that it would take the steps . . . 

Read More

Seeing wolves at Denali? Let’s hope it’s not too late

By on August 9, 2019 with 2 Comments
Seeing wolves at Denali? Let’s hope it’s not too late

Update: On August 13, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Doug Vincent-Lang denied an emergency petition from 60 Alaska residents asking the agency to close wolf hunting and trapping on lands adjacent to Denali National Park. He ruled that an emergency order to stop . . . 

Read More

PZP Immunocontraception Conference draws wildlife managers from around the world

By on August 8, 2019 with 3 Comments
PZP Immunocontraception Conference draws wildlife managers from around the world

Today, I’ve turned the blog space over to my colleague, Stephanie Boyles Griffin, Senior Scientist in the HSUS’s Wildlife Protection Department, to relay some news about an important conference concerning non-lethal wildlife management taking place in Montana this week. The gathering is focused on advancing . . . 

Read More

Nashville calls for an end to cruel horse soring

By on August 7, 2019 with 5 Comments
Nashville calls for an  end to cruel horse soring

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson Just weeks after the U.S. House of Representatives’ historic passage of the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (H.R. 693), there’s more good news for Tennessee walking horses. The Nashville, TN Metro Council has approved a resolution supporting passage . . . 

Read More

Get some “Humane Voices” in your head

By on August 6, 2019 with 0 Comments
Get some “Humane Voices” in your head

I talk to the media pretty regularly about issues and threats facing animals today and about all that we’re doing to help them. The reality of the media world, though, means that these discussions often get boiled down into 10-second sound bites! Happily, for those . . . 

Read More

Over 600 cats saved from slaughter in China

By on August 5, 2019 with 2 Comments
Over 600 cats saved from slaughter in China

With so much global attention focused on the dog meat trade in a handful of Asian countries, it’s important not to overlook the fact that there is a regional cat meat trade as well. The best one could say is that it’s smaller than the . . . 

Read More

Breaking news: Brazil will no longer require one-year pesticide test on dogs; reforms will save animal lives in the country and in the U.S.

By on August 2, 2019 with 104 Comments
Breaking news: Brazil will no longer require one-year pesticide test on dogs; reforms will save animal lives in the country and in the U.S.

Brazil this week announced sweeping changes to its requirements for animal testing of agricultural pesticides, including eliminating the requirement for a controversial one-year toxicity test conducted on dogs. The move will potentially spare the lives of tens of thousands of animals used each year for . . . 

Read More

From lemonade stands to lobbying members of Congress, children pitch in for the love of animals

By on July 31, 2019 with 5 Comments
From lemonade stands to lobbying members of Congress, children pitch in for the love of animals

As mom to an animal-loving daughter, it warms my heart to see stories of children who are working to make the world a better place for animals. We have all seen these on social media or maybe in our own homes and neighborhoods – children . . . 

Read More

Brutal attack on tiger in India is a reminder of the problems big cats face in the modern world

By on July 30, 2019 with 2 Comments
Brutal attack on tiger in India is a reminder of the problems big cats face in the modern world

It’s a difficult video to watch: a mob of men armed with sticks and spears repeatedly strike a tiger lying on the grass with shouts of “kill, kill.” They beat the animal so badly, according to media reports, that she died of shock hours later . . . 

Read More

Top