In new book, HSUS staffer describes journey from animal trapper to rescuer

By on August 22, 2018 with 1 Comment
In new book, HSUS staffer describes journey from animal trapper to rescuer

In our work of helping animals, we operate with a firm conviction that everyone can change. If we are honest in our desire to do good, we have to hold to that theory of action. Fortunately, we’ve seen it again and again, and been witness . . . 

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Puppies face harrowing, sometimes deadly, journey in the puppy-mill-to-pet-store pipeline

By on August 21, 2018 with 4 Comments
Puppies face harrowing, sometimes deadly, journey in the puppy-mill-to-pet-store pipeline

Sweltering heat. Cramped, filthy crates. Days of confinement. These are the conditions puppies caught up in the puppy-mill-to-retail-sale pipeline often experience. Last month, a Texas Department of Public Safety officer found 28 French bulldog puppies packed tightly in plastic crates in a moving van in . . . 

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HSI responders battle dangerous floods to rescue animals in south India

By on August 20, 2018 with 1 Comment
HSI responders battle dangerous floods to rescue animals in south India

Your Humane Society International team is often among the first to respond to crises affecting animals around the globe. For the past week we have been on the ground in the south Indian state of Kerala, where the worst floods in more than a century . . . 

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Still on course: Florida ballot campaign closes in on greyhound racing

By on August 16, 2018 with 7 Comments
Still on course: Florida ballot campaign closes in on greyhound racing

With less than three months to go until Election Day, the Protect Dogs-Yes on 13 campaign in Florida is at full throttle, mobilizing public support to phase out greyhound racing in what amounts to the industry’s last redoubt. Attorneys for the state are fighting off . . . 

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Illinois stands up for African elephants and rhinos

By on August 15, 2018 with 1 Comment
Illinois stands up for African elephants and rhinos

African elephants and rhinos are under the gun; literally. More than 30,000 elephants and 1,000 rhinos are slaughtered by poachers every year for their tusks and horns, respectively. The reason for this war on some of Africa’s most iconic and beloved wildlife is that people . . . 

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Carrefour, Brazil’s leading food retailer, goes cage-free in latest of HSI successes there

By on August 14, 2018 with 1 Comment
Carrefour, Brazil’s leading food retailer, goes cage-free in latest of HSI successes there

Brazil, one of the world’s largest economies and the fifth largest nation by population, has become an important focus for animal advocates over the last several decades. The result has been a growing awareness of animal issues and noteworthy progress in regard to animal welfare. . . . 

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That’s not cool: Farm groups petition USDA on country of origin labeling

By on August 13, 2018 with 9 Comments
That’s not cool: Farm groups petition USDA on country of origin labeling

It’s no secret, and it’s no surprise. Americans want to know what they’re eating. A 2016 Consumer Reports survey found that a majority of American consumers want labels on the meat, poultry, fish, and produce they buy to reflect country of origin (87 percent) and . . . 

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Lion snuggle scam in South Africa cons tourists, harms wildlife

By on August 10, 2018 with 4 Comments
Lion snuggle scam in South Africa cons tourists, harms wildlife

Today is World Lion Day, a global celebration of one of the most majestic of big cats, the African lion. Travelers flock from all over the world to Africa to realize their dream of seeing “the king of the jungle” in the wild and South . . . 

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Outrage grows over killing of a mother bear and her cubs even as federal government moves to make such action legal

By on August 9, 2018 with 55 Comments
Outrage grows over killing of a mother bear and her cubs even as federal government moves to make such action legal

There isn’t sufficient outrage in the world to cover the depravity of the father and son who were charged with breaking Alaska state law in mid-April when they killed a mother bear and her shrieking cubs on Esther Island in Prince William Sound. The details . . . 

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Every whale counts

By on August 7, 2018 with 1 Comment
Every whale counts

The images of the orca Tahlequah keeping her dead calf afloat in Puget Sound while trying to keep pace with the other members of her pod have moved millions worldwide. The calf died on July 24 just half an hour after being born, raising not . . . 

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