HSI rescues 50 dogs from South Korea meat trade before summer slaughter begins

By on June 11, 2018 with 9 Comments
HSI rescues 50 dogs from South Korea meat trade before summer slaughter begins

For 50 dogs raised on a dog meat farm in South Korea, this will be a summer of hope instead of terror. This week, Humane Society International began pulling the dogs out of the farm just before the start of the Bok Nal summer season, . . . 

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Racehorses have a right to a good retirement and protections against slaughter and drugging

By on June 8, 2018 with 7 Comments
Racehorses have a right to a good retirement and protections against slaughter and drugging

The horse racing season concludes this weekend with the Belmont Stakes, the third and final race in the Triple Crown series. Racing enthusiasts will watch to see which horse takes home the big prize. But once the race ends and the tracks are empty again, . . . 

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Ohio senate advances groundbreaking reform for puppy mill dogs

By on June 7, 2018 with 11 Comments
Ohio senate advances groundbreaking reform for puppy mill dogs

We have exciting news to report from Ohio today. In response to our Stop Puppy Mills Ohio ballot initiative campaign, the state legislature has given near-final approval to a bill that brings major reforms designed to improve the lives of breeding dogs. The measure includes . . . 

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Duchess Sanctuary, a safe haven for abused equines, celebrates its 10th anniversary

By on June 5, 2018 with 0 Comments
Duchess Sanctuary, a safe haven for abused equines, celebrates its 10th anniversary

For years, the government, through the Bureau of Land Management, has attempted to control wild horse and burro numbers by rounding the animals up and offering them for adoption. It was during one such roundup in the year 2000 that a flashy sorrel and white . . . 

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In India, an elephant wins freedom from tourist rides and the illegal wildlife trade

By on June 4, 2018 with 0 Comments
In India, an elephant wins freedom from tourist rides and the illegal wildlife trade

It is a heartrending story, but with a happy ending for one elephant. Suman is born into captivity to Champa, one of dozens of elephants who are used to ferry tourists up and down the hills to Amer Fort, a popular spot in Jaipur, India. . . . 

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Training police officers to identify animal cruelty crimes

By on May 31, 2018 with 4 Comments
Training police officers to identify animal cruelty crimes

When the George County, Mississippi, sheriff’s office recently received a report of a property that could be housing a dogfighting operation, they knew exactly what to do. Deputy Lisa Finlay, who had just completed a course with the Humane Society of the United States’ Law . . . 

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Wyoming has put its iconic grizzlies in the crosshairs of trophy hunters

By on May 30, 2018 with 43 Comments
Wyoming has put its iconic grizzlies in the crosshairs of trophy hunters

American trophy hunters, so apt to go abroad in search of the next trophy head, need look no further than Wyoming for one this coming fall. Last week, the state’s Game and Fish Commission approved a trophy hunting season that could result in the killing . . . 

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Global animal health organization says pigs should be housed in groups

By on May 29, 2018 with 3 Comments
Global animal health organization says pigs should be housed in groups

The World Organization for Animal Health, an international body that sets standards for animal health in international trade, says that sows should be housed in groups because they are social animals. The recommendation is significant because it strikes a blow against the use of gestation . . . 

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Breaking news: USDA tosses plan to allow third-party animal welfare inspections

By on May 25, 2018 with 6 Comments
Breaking news: USDA tosses plan to allow third-party animal welfare inspections

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has abandoned a disastrous proposal to outsource inspections of puppy mills, roadside zoos and research laboratories to third-party inspectors. If implemented, the proposal would have essentially allowed these industries to police themselves and severely undermined protections for millions of animals. . . . 

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New Hampshire fight reveals American Kennel Club as a champion of puppy mills, not dogs 

By on May 25, 2018 with 9 Comments
New Hampshire fight reveals American Kennel Club as a champion of puppy mills, not dogs 

It is a cruel irony when an organization that touts itself as a champion of dogs works behind closed doors to oppose a wide range of animal welfare bills, including those advanced to crack down on cruel puppy mills. But that is exactly what the . . . 

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