Rescued breeder dog lived a full, loving life after she was saved
Fighting the big fights for animals means that we are constantly working at an enormous scale to change thousands and thousands of lives—from securing the passage of animal protection laws and filing lawsuits on behalf of animals to conducting investigations and rescuing animals from crisis . . .
As harsh winter arrives and nearby war continues, here’s how we’re helping homeless animals in Romania
Humane Society International is partnering with local animal organizations to provide veterinary services to the most underserved communities across Romania. Our work in this country has always been important, but since war broke out in Ukraine, aid in this region has become especially essential as . . .
You can help pass state laws to create a more humane world for animals
State legislatures are again in session, and we’re busy in our push for the passage of animal protection laws across the country. In 2022, some 1,300 animal-related bills were introduced in the states, and dozens of valuable measures on both the state and federal levels . . .
The cause of animals is a cause for us all
The cause of animals is a call to action. A call to provide the best possible care for animals, whether they live in our homes, in our communities or in the wild. A call to save, defend and protect them against dangers and threats to . . .
At our care and rehabilitation facility, recovering dogs have their day
Our work at the Humane Society family of organizations impacts millions of animals, through public education and media outreach, litigation, corporate social responsibility reforms, and supporting regulations that govern the treatment of animals or legislation that protects them. This work is vitally important, and many . . .
Judge rules that NIH’s refusal to move chimps from a New Mexico laboratory to Chimp Haven sanctuary violates federal law
There is renewed hope for thirty chimpanzees languishing in a New Mexico laboratory as part of our long-standing fight to give chimpanzees who were subjected to experiments a chance at sanctuary life. Last month, we won a significant ruling in a lawsuit that we filed . . .
New Animal Welfare Act regulations would improve the lives of so many animals in need
In the years since its passage more than half a century ago, the Animal Welfare Act has become an extremely important and multi-faceted animal protection law. Building on its original premise as a measure to protect animals used in research, testing and education, the AWA’s . . .
Breaking: Big step forward in fight to ban extremely cruel hunting methods
A new National Park Service proposed rule marks a substantial step forward for some of our nation’s most iconic wildlife species, including brown and black bears and wolves. The NPS rule would ban certain extremely cruel methods of trophy hunting and trapping on Alaska’s national . . .
In major step forward for animal welfare in Mexico, Tlaxcala recognizes animal cruelty as a crime
One of the great honors of being able to work toward a more humane world through our family of organizations is witnessing how public sentiments toward animals are changing across the globe. In North America, we work across the continent to effect change for animals. . . .
In a win for animals, California’s ban on fur officially takes effect
Californians can now officially celebrate the end of fur sales in the Golden State. A statewide ban on the sale of new animal fur products went into effect on Jan. 1, 2023, making California the first state in the U.S. to implement such a ban. . . .
In 2022, we kept working to make a kinder world for farmed animals
We were nervous and excited as we gathered outside the Supreme Court of the United States on the morning of a day we won’t ever forget, Oct. 11, 2022. The court was about to hear arguments about Proposition 12, a landmark law passed by California . . .
New York state bans cosmetics animal testing, capping off a year of wins for animals in labs
With Gov. Kathy Hochul’s signature earlier this month, New York became the 10th state in the U.S. to prevent the sale of cosmetics that have been newly tested on animals. This represents just the latest gain in a worldwide movement to end cosmetics animal testing . . .