PuppyFind agrees to pay families who received sick puppies to settle lawsuit

By on November 12, 2021 with 3 Comments
PuppyFind agrees to pay families who received sick puppies to settle lawsuit

When Jaqueline Villegas met her family’s new puppy at Denver International Airport, she knew right away the puppy was not the healthy Shar-Pei she had seen on PuppyFind.com, a huge online marketplace for puppies with over 50,000 puppies listed for sale. PuppyFind is also a . . . 

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Inside our campaign for Proposition 12, the strongest law for farm animals

By on November 12, 2021 with 4 Comments
Inside our campaign for Proposition 12, the strongest law for farm animals

Three years ago this month, something truly extraordinary happened for animals. California’s Proposition 12, the groundbreaking ballot initiative considered the strongest law in the world for farm animals, was voted into law by a wide margin, with more than 7.5 million voters supporting it. We . . . 

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Victory! British Columbia bans mink fur farming

By on November 10, 2021 with 2 Comments
Victory! British Columbia bans mink fur farming

This week, people all over the world are celebrating a landmark decision by the government in British Columbia, Canada, to end mink farming in the province. The measures include a permanent ban on breeding minks and a phase-out of keeping live minks on farms by . . . 

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Breaking: New lawsuit aims to save leopards from American trophy hunters

By on November 9, 2021 with 6 Comments
Breaking: New lawsuit aims to save leopards from American trophy hunters

African leopards are magnificently powerful animals who can take down prey animals ten times their size. But despite their strength, leopards are no match for trophy hunters, who go to great lengths to lure the animals to their deaths and bring back their body parts . . . 

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Video: Moby adds his voice to climate conference—and his message is clear

By on November 5, 2021 with 0 Comments
Video: Moby adds his voice to climate conference—and his message is clear

There’s a chorus of voices calling for changing the conversation around climate change, and now Moby joins Humane Society International in stressing that reforming global food systems simply must be part of these discussions. But at COP26, the United Nations’ international climate change conference happening . . . 

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Undercover investigation exposes where hunting trophies end up

By on November 3, 2021 with 3 Comments
Undercover investigation exposes where hunting trophies end up

American trophy hunters target hundreds of thousands of animals in the U.S. and abroad every year just to display the gruesome keepsakes of their kills. Now, a new undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International reveals where so . . . 

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Big win! 400 communities across the U.S. now stand up against puppy mills

By on November 2, 2021 with 13 Comments
Big win! 400 communities across the U.S. now stand up against puppy mills

Our campaign to stop puppy mill cruelty just reached an important milestone with the passage of the 400th local ordinance prohibiting the sale of puppy mill puppies in pet stores. And this is something to celebrate, as it shows so many people coming together to . . . 

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Hunters kill a dozen bears in Missouri’s first-ever bear trophy hunt

By on October 29, 2021 with 3 Comments
Hunters kill a dozen bears in Missouri’s first-ever bear trophy hunt

Any time an animal is gunned down by a trophy hunter, ecosystems are disrupted, and families are torn apart—yet such killings happen all the time, across the country and throughout the world. So, it’s a particularly sad predicament that those of us who seek to . . . 

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Why pet shop puppies shouldn’t be on your holiday gift lists

By on October 27, 2021 with 3 Comments
Why pet shop puppies shouldn’t be on your holiday gift lists

It is a sad truth that the cute puppies frolicking in the windows of pet shops so often come from the most dismal facilities: Puppy mills, where their mothers and fathers are treated as little more than moneymaking machines, getting bred over and over to . . . 

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Rescued tigers at our animal sanctuary meet their first pumpkins

By on October 22, 2021 with 5 Comments
Rescued tigers at our animal sanctuary meet their first pumpkins

One of the most remarkable things about saving animals is what happens after the drama of their rescues is over: They begin to experience the daily pleasures they deserve, like having fields of fresh grass to lie on, rather than cement or metal bars. There . . . 

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Breaking: Rescuers arrive at house full of cats suffering from neglect

By on October 20, 2021 with 8 Comments
Breaking: Rescuers arrive at house full of cats suffering from neglect

This week, our Animal Rescue and Response team was dispatched to Indiana to help rescue dozens of cats from a house in Muncie. I had the honor of being with them, on the ground, seeing the first moments these cats got the love and care . . . 

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We’re suing the world’s largest pork producer for misleading the public about animal abuse

By on October 18, 2021 with 10 Comments
We’re suing the world’s largest pork producer for misleading the public about animal abuse

Today the Humane Society of the United States filed a lawsuit against Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, for misleading consumers about animal abuse in its supply chain. A little background: It is common practice in big animal agriculture to use “gestation crates.” These . . . 

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