In pictures: Helping animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian

By on October 12, 2022 with 6 Comments
In pictures: Helping animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian

In the news cycle, Hurricane Ian may be over, but for the communities affected, the disaster has not ended. We’re on the ground in Charlotte County, Florida, providing whatever help and resources we can to families with pets, from veterinary care to pet supplies, as . . . 

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Breaking: U.S. Supreme Court just heard arguments in historic case for animals

By on October 11, 2022 with 7 Comments
Breaking: U.S. Supreme Court just heard arguments in historic case for animals

Today the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on the most consequential law ever passed in relation to the treatment of farm animals, California’s Proposition 12. Passed by voters in 2018, Proposition 12 bans the extreme confinement of mother pigs, egg-laying hens and baby calves, and . . . 

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Nearly 300,000 Britons call on UK government to end fur and foie gras imports

By on October 7, 2022 with 1 Comment
Nearly 300,000 Britons call on UK government to end fur and foie gras imports

The people have spoken: On September 29, Humane Society International/UK and coalition partners presented the UK government with a petition that included almost 300,000 signatures in support of a nationwide fur and foie gras import ban. The handover of the petition coincided with indications that . . . 

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More than 1,000 coyotes have been slaughtered in Oregon’s ‘killing contests’ over the past 4 years

By on October 6, 2022 with 96 Comments
More than 1,000 coyotes have been slaughtered in Oregon’s ‘killing contests’ over the past 4 years

Earlier this week, we led a coalition of organizations in submitting a petition to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission proposing a ban on killing contests in the state. Wildlife killing contests are grisly events where participants compete to kill as many animals as possible . . . 

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Undercover visits to Kansas Petland stores reveal deceptive claims about puppy mill dogs

By on October 4, 2022 with 4 Comments
Undercover visits to Kansas Petland stores reveal deceptive claims about puppy mill dogs

If you walk into any Petland store and ask about buying a puppy, it’s likely your salesperson will assure you that Petland’s puppies come only from high-quality breeders who don’t keep their dogs in small cages, stand among “the top 5% of breeders” in the . . . 

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Following our investigation, pressure builds to ban fur farming in Romania

By on September 29, 2022 with 4 Comments
Following our investigation, pressure builds to ban fur farming in Romania

We’re pressing Romania to ban fur farming on the strength of hard-hitting evidence just released from our undercover investigation of chinchilla breeding operations in that Eastern European nation. Humane Society International/Europe’s film footage and documentation paint a desperate picture of animals housed in bleak and . . . 

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We’ve just assisted in the rescue of 275 dogs from what might be the largest sting of an alleged dogfighting operation in South Carolina’s history

By on September 26, 2022 with 27 Comments
We’ve just assisted in the rescue of 275 dogs from what might be the largest sting of an alleged dogfighting operation in South Carolina’s history

Yesterday, we assisted federal and state law enforcement officers as they executed nearly two dozen search and seizure warrants at multiple properties in South Carolina in what is believed to be the biggest takedown of a suspected dogfighting network in the state’s history. When the . . . 

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Coyotes need humane, scientific solutions to potential conflicts

By on September 23, 2022 with 7 Comments
Coyotes need humane, scientific solutions to potential conflicts

There is an aggressive group of anti-coyote propogandists emerging in many communities, as a recent article in the Los Angeles Times on the presence of coyotes in a dozen or so California localities suggests. The belligerence of these propagandists, and their disdain for best practices . . . 

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We’re honoring lawmakers for their efforts to save sharks and end the shark fin trade

By on September 20, 2022 with 3 Comments
We’re honoring lawmakers for their efforts to save sharks and end the shark fin trade

At a time when bipartisanship can be unpredictable in politics, it’s particularly gratifying to recognize four lawmakers who have joined together to advance one of the most urgent animal protection measures in the Congress, the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act. This week, we’re honoring Senate . . . 

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California bear injured by arrow is first heartbreaking sign of cruel trophy hunting season  

By on September 19, 2022 with 19 Comments
California bear injured by arrow is first heartbreaking sign of cruel trophy hunting season  

Last week, residents of Arcadia, California, spotted a black bear they were used to seeing around the neighborhood. But this time, something was different. The bear was moaning and was clearly suffering; an arrow was sticking out of his flesh. This is a heartbreaking reminder . . . 

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A year after leaving the puppy mill, Rosie’s past still lingers 

By on September 15, 2022 with 11 Comments
A year after leaving the puppy mill, Rosie’s past still lingers 

Last December, we helped rescue three puppies who were surrendered by the American Kennels pet store in New York City in the wake of our undercover investigation. The investigation revealed that sick puppies were left to suffer or even die in the store and that . . . 

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How street dogs in Vadodara received the help they needed

By on September 13, 2022 with 2 Comments
How street dogs in Vadodara received the help they needed

On a bustling street in the city of Vadodara, India, a young local resident is pointing out dogs wandering among the traffic. She is with three animal care officers from Humane Society International/India, who are playing with the dogs, feeding them some treats and then . . . 

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