Missouri moves to close down a serial puppy mill offender

By on March 5, 2020 with 14 Comments
Missouri moves to close down a serial puppy mill offender

A notorious breeder in Missouri who has been featured five times in our annual Horrible Hundred report on problem puppy mills may be closing down her operation, even as the state’s attorney general is moving to take legal action against her for mistreating the dogs . . . 

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Help drive change for animals by donating your old car, filling out surveys, and more

By on March 4, 2020 with 1 Comment
Help drive change for animals by donating your old car, filling out surveys, and more

Over the weekend, I said goodbye to an old friend: my car, a 2001 Prius. She carried me to and from work every day for nearly two decades, occasionally ferrying animals I’d rescued from the streets of the District of Columbia and at other times . . . 

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Undercover investigation exposes senseless rush to kill coyotes at New York wildlife killing contest

By on March 3, 2020 with 95 Comments
Undercover investigation exposes senseless rush to kill coyotes at New York wildlife killing contest

Our latest investigation into a New York State wildlife killing contest gives Americans another grisly glimpse into a world of shocking animal cruelty: one where coyotes, including heavily pregnant females, were lured to their death using bait and digital calling devices, their bodies mutilated and . . . 

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Consumers should beware of pet store puppy sales and internet scams

By on March 2, 2020 with 1 Comment
Consumers should beware of pet store puppy sales and internet scams

When Larissa Brown bought a border collie, CeCe, from the Petland in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, she was hoping her beloved new dog would be an emotional support animal. Little did she know about the stressful days that lay ahead. Larissa says Petland employees told her Cece . . . 

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How shelters are slashing pet euthanasia rates, increasing adoptions

By on February 28, 2020 with 1 Comment
How shelters are slashing pet euthanasia rates, increasing adoptions

When KC Pet Project took on the operations of the Kansas City, Missouri, animal shelter eight years ago, the brand-new organization had a formidable task ahead. For many years the shelter had been euthanizing between 50 and 70% of the nearly 7,000 pets who came . . . 

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Chinese city moves to ban consumption of dog and cat meat, and wildlife, in wake of coronavirus

By on February 26, 2020 with 40 Comments
Chinese city moves to ban consumption of dog and cat meat, and wildlife, in wake of coronavirus

The Chinese city of Shenzhen has put forward a groundbreaking proposal to ban the consumption of dogs and cats, as well as several wild animals, as the coronavirus crisis continues to make headlines around the world. The coronavirus outbreak, which has killed more than 2,700 . . . 

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Breaking: HSUS helps rescue 140 dogs from alleged severe neglect situation in Florida county

By on February 25, 2020 with 14 Comments
Breaking: HSUS helps rescue 140 dogs from alleged severe neglect situation in Florida county

It’s clearly been a rough life so far for the nearly 140 dogs, including several puppies, we helped rescue this morning from a densely-wooded, five-acre property in Dixie County, Florida. As members of our Animal Rescue Team, who were assisting the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office, . . . 

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HSUS, other groups sue Trump administration for speeding up chicken slaughter

By on February 25, 2020 with 12 Comments
HSUS, other groups sue Trump administration for speeding up chicken slaughter

A coalition including the Humane Society of the United States today sued the Trump administration for allowing chicken slaughterhouses to dial up the breakneck speeds at which they kill birds. The increase, announced in 2018, allows slaughterhouses that receive a waiver from the administration to . . . 

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Breaking news: As coronavirus spreads, China bans trade in wild animals for food

By on February 24, 2020 with 109 Comments
Breaking news: As coronavirus spreads, China bans trade in wild animals for food

China today announced a ban on buying and selling wild animals for food, taking its most decisive action yet to halt a trade that has been implicated in the global coronavirus crisis, and that causes immense suffering for hundreds of thousands of animals each year, . . . 

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A year after his rescue from a Houston home, Loki the tiger enjoys sanctuary and reminds us why big cats are not pets

By on February 21, 2020 with 1 Comment
A year after his rescue from a Houston home, Loki the tiger enjoys sanctuary and reminds us why big cats are not pets

The cat playing with a blue buoy in the video looks adorable and will put a smile on your face, but it is important to remember that Loki is no pet. The 300-pound tiger was, however, being kept as one when he was found living . . . 

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Another gas chamber at an animal shelter is banished to history, with a dozen more to go

By on February 20, 2020 with 8 Comments
Another gas chamber at an animal shelter is banished to history, with a dozen more to go

The euthanasia of homeless companion animals in gas chambers sounds archaic and is inhumane, but the practice is still prevalent in four states—Ohio, Missouri, Utah and Wyoming—where there are fewer than a dozen such chambers in operation. That’s still too many. Since 2013, the Humane . . . 

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Undercover investigation of Maryland wildlife killing contests reveals cruelty, indifference to animal suffering

By on February 19, 2020 with 150 Comments
Undercover investigation of Maryland wildlife killing contests reveals cruelty, indifference to animal suffering

Our latest undercover investigation of wildlife killing contests in Maryland reveals a grisly world: one where contestants use digital technology to lure animals like foxes and coyotes to their death, riddle them with bullets in a mad rush to kill the most and heaviest animals, . . . 

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