How to make your summer animal-friendly

By on June 13, 2022 with 2 Comments
How to make your summer animal-friendly

The dog days of summer, where temperatures climb and people head outdoors, have nearly arrived. It is especially important to keep animals in mind during this active season—not just the companions in our homes but also the wild animals we may encounter while hiking in . . . 

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‘Aggressive’ horse from Assateague Island arrives at our sanctuary

By on June 9, 2022 with 22 Comments
‘Aggressive’ horse from Assateague Island arrives at our sanctuary

Our sanctuary in Texas, Black Beauty Ranch, plays an extremely important and inspiring role for animals who have nowhere left to go. Take Chip, the horse who arrived at Black Beauty this week from Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland. He had to be removed . . . 

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Photographer shows survivors of dog meat farms in inspiring new light

By on June 6, 2022 with 6 Comments
Photographer shows survivors of dog meat farms in inspiring new light

Not so long ago, for a golden retriever now known as Chewbacca (nicknamed Chewy), the whole world was the small, dirty space inside the four wire sides of his pen. The first five years of Chewy’s life were spent on a dog meat farm in . . . 

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Breaking: Lawsuit forces U.S. to rethink bird flu response

By on June 4, 2022 with 11 Comments
Breaking: Lawsuit forces U.S. to rethink bird flu response

When a strain of bird flu sweeps through factory farms, where birds are tightly confined, the current “solution” involves immense cruelty. This is why it’s a genuine milestone in the fight against factory farming that the Humane Society of the United States, Farm Sanctuary and . . . 

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Lucky was the last dog scheduled for slaughter. Then something incredible happened.

By on June 3, 2022 with 5 Comments
Lucky was the last dog scheduled for slaughter. Then something incredible happened.

Before Lucky was known as Lucky, he was a nameless dog chained outside a shop in Yulin, China, with a sign in front of him advertising dog meat. He couldn’t have known that death was mere moments away, nor anticipate how his fate might change. . . . 

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Testing lab remains silent, but voices demanding beagles’ release grow louder 

By on May 31, 2022 with 23 Comments
Testing lab remains silent, but voices demanding beagles’ release grow louder 

We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for the 82 beagles languishing at Inotiv’s Mount Vernon, Indiana, laboratory that was the site of our recent undercover investigation. A Humane Society of the United States investigator found 80 beagle puppies being force-fed potentially toxic . . . 

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Our Taking Action for Animals conference returns to inform and inspire grassroots activism

By on May 26, 2022 with 4 Comments
Our Taking Action for Animals conference returns to inform and inspire grassroots activism

When you’re a passionate animal welfare advocate, you might sometimes feel like a bit of an outsider. Friends, family members and co-workers who don’t share your passion might not grasp why you spend your weekends trapping community cats to get spayed or neutered. Or why . . . 

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The time for Congress to act on horse soring, horse slaughter bills is now

By on May 23, 2022 with 15 Comments
The time for Congress to act on horse soring, horse slaughter bills is now

Update 6/23/22: The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection voted today to advance two important horse protection bills, the SAFE and PAST Act. The Subcommittee voted in favor 22-0 for both bills and we look forward to further advancement to the Full Committee. . . . 

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England’s action to ban glue traps is a stirring victory for animal protection

By on May 20, 2022 with 3 Comments
England’s action to ban glue traps is a stirring victory for animal protection

With the recent passage of a bill that gained unanimous support in the House of Lords, England has joined a handful of countries and a host of companies and institutions around the world that have banned glue traps. For mice and rats, the traps’ primary . . . 

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A Connecticut bear’s death underscores the urgent need to prevent human-wildlife conflicts

By on May 18, 2022 with 10 Comments
A Connecticut bear’s death underscores the urgent need to prevent human-wildlife conflicts

The fatal shooting on May 12 of a mother black bear in Newtown, Connecticut, leaving two cubs orphaned, has understandably sparked widespread outrage and grief. Local residents were familiar with the bear; they knew her as “Bobbi” and have launched Facebook pages in her honor. . . . 

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Time is running out for dogs as testing lab refuses to release them

By on May 13, 2022 with 31 Comments
Time is running out for dogs as testing lab refuses to release them

5/16/22 Update: Over the last few days, 160 legislators from 32 states have co-signed a letter to the CEOs of Inotiv and Crinetics, urging the release of the dogs and pointing out that 14 states have approved legislation to authorize adoption of animals released by . . . 

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Tenth annual Horrible Hundred report shows progress, continuing problems with puppy mills

By on May 9, 2022 with 21 Comments
Tenth annual Horrible Hundred report shows progress, continuing problems with puppy mills

Duchess is a Havanese with a wardrobe of tiny, colorful dresses. Cooper is a senior golden retriever who still has a lot of spunk and likes to go on vacations with his family. Alis is a Weimaraner who jogs with her owner and loves to . . . 

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