Breaking news: ‘Joe Exotic,’ who kept hundreds of big cats in appalling conditions, found guilty of murder-for-hire and wildlife charges

By on April 3, 2019 with 7 Comments
Breaking news: ‘Joe Exotic,’ who kept hundreds of big cats in appalling conditions, found guilty of murder-for-hire and wildlife charges

The bizarre saga of a former Oklahoma roadside zoo owner, whose menagerie of hundreds of dangerous exotic animals was exposed in a 2011 HSUS undercover investigation, reached a dramatic conclusion yesterday when a federal jury found him guilty on charges that included killing five tigers . . . 

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Breaking: Undercover investigation finds rabbits dying without medical care at Petland store

By on April 2, 2019 with 19 Comments
Breaking: Undercover investigation finds rabbits dying without medical care at Petland store

Dead rabbits piled up in a freezer and hidden under a table in a back room were among the many shocking discoveries made at a Petland store in Fairfax, Virginia, during a five-month hidden camera investigation by the Humane Society of the United States. But . . . 

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California bill would end trophy hunting of bobcats

By on March 29, 2019 with 20 Comments
California bill would end trophy hunting of bobcats

A bill introduced in California this week would end all trophy hunting of bobcats, making the Golden State the first in the union to move decisively to protect one of our country’s most iconic native carnivores. Assembly bill 1254, introduced by Assembly Member Sydney Kamlager-Dove, . . . 

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Kentucky becomes 46th state to ban animal sexual abuse

By on March 28, 2019 with 2 Comments
Kentucky becomes 46th state to ban animal sexual abuse

The sexual abuse of animals, and the associated production and distribution of related pornography, is a persistent challenge in humane work and law enforcement. For a quarter century, we’ve been working to raise public awareness and to strengthen the legal foundation for ending this deeply . . . 

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Victory: Dow AgroSciences beagles will head to Michigan Humane Society for TLC and happy futures

By on March 28, 2019 with 61 Comments
Victory: Dow AgroSciences beagles will head to Michigan Humane Society for TLC and happy futures

Dow AgroSciences will release the beagles who were being used in a pesticide test to the Michigan Humane Society where they will be cared for and readied for adoption into loving homes. This is the exact outcome we have been working toward for many months . . . 

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Breaking: Chilling video shows poachers slaughtering hibernating black bear mother, cubs in Alaska

By on March 27, 2019 with 64 Comments
Breaking: Chilling video shows poachers slaughtering hibernating black bear mother, cubs in Alaska

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson Today, we are releasing chilling footage of Andrew and Owen Renner’s now infamous – and illegal – black bear trophy hunt in Alaska last April, so you can see what grisly fate awaits the state’s native carnivores if the . . . 

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Urgent alert: Ask Dow AgroSciences to work with HSUS on release of beagles

By on March 26, 2019 with 51 Comments
Urgent alert: Ask Dow AgroSciences to work with HSUS on release of beagles

Please join us today in asking Dow AgroSciences to work with the Humane Society of the United States on the release of 36 beagles who were undergoing testing at a Michigan lab, so we can help place them into a reputable shelter where they will . . . 

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Eat Icees, watch primate movies and sleep: Chimpanzees enjoy retirement at Project Chimps sanctuary

By on March 22, 2019 with 4 Comments
Eat Icees, watch primate movies and sleep: Chimpanzees enjoy retirement at Project Chimps sanctuary

I am at Project Chimps today, a sanctuary in Georgia for retired research chimpanzees, visiting with the animals here and their amazing caretakers and staff. There are 59 chimpanzees on this beautiful, 236-acre forested sanctuary nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and supported by the . . . 

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Breaking news: USDA proposes rule to crack down on worst puppy mills and roadside zoos; require veterinary care for dogs

By on March 21, 2019 with 26 Comments
Breaking news: USDA proposes rule to crack down on worst puppy mills and roadside zoos; require veterinary care for dogs

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson The U.S. Department of Agriculture today proposed a new rule to close a loophole in the law that allows puppy breeders and roadside zoo exhibitors whose licenses have been revoked for severe and multiple Animal Welfare Act violations to . . . 

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Celebrity PSAs highlight bond with adopted pets; New Ohio law designates a shelter pet as official state pet

By on March 20, 2019 with 0 Comments
Celebrity PSAs highlight bond with adopted pets; New Ohio law designates a shelter pet as official state pet

Each year, millions of homeless pets enter U.S. shelters and approximately two million dogs and cats are euthanized. This is a huge improvement since the 1970s when it was closer to 15 million, but it’s still too many. That’s why ending pet homelessness is a . . . 

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Victory: Dow AgroSciences ends pesticide test on beagles following HSUS undercover investigation

By on March 18, 2019 with 70 Comments
Victory: Dow AgroSciences ends pesticide test on beagles following HSUS undercover investigation

Testing on 36 beagles at a Michigan animal testing lab has ended. Following the release of an undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States last week, Dow AgroSciences (Corteva AgriScience) today announced that it has ended a one-year pesticide test on the . . . 

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Finding a home for Buster: How the HSUS works with shelter and rescue partners to help animals after disasters

By on March 18, 2019 with 0 Comments
Finding a home for Buster: How the HSUS works with shelter and rescue partners to help animals after disasters

The Humane Society of the United States steps in swiftly when called upon to help animals in the aftermath of major disasters, natural and man-made. But even in a situation in which we’re working to help transport and rescue hundreds of animals, we never lose . . . 

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