Alaska lawmaker plots yet another assault on wolves, grizzlies on federal lands

By on September 5, 2017 with 8 Comments
Alaska lawmaker plots yet another assault on wolves, grizzlies on federal lands

He’s back. Alaska Congressman Don Young, that’s who. After spearheading a resolution to repeal a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) rule restricting particularly cruel and unsporting methods of killing grizzly bears, wolves, and other native carnivores on national wildlife refuges in Alaska, he’s now taking aim at wildlife on Alaska lands managed by the . . . 

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Walking horse industry hemorrhaging, as scant crowd turns out for Celebration

By on September 4, 2017 with 72 Comments
Walking horse industry hemorrhaging, as scant crowd turns out for Celebration

The 79th Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration concluded Saturday night, and by all appearances, it was for the most part a friends and family affair. Gone are the days when spectators sat shoulder to shoulder in the nearly 30,000-seat arena in Shelbyville, providing a boost to the local economy in middle Tennessee. On Thursday and . . . 

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A tribute to the great Cleveland Amory on his centenary birthday

By on September 2, 2017 with 6 Comments
A tribute to the great Cleveland Amory on his centenary birthday

It’s hard to believe that Cleveland Amory, who was without question one of the most important and influential animal advocates of the 20th century, would be 100 today. When it came to animal protection, he was a man of resolve and action. With the whipping winds and pelting rains of Harvey approaching the Texas land . . . 

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HSUS disaster response expanding with rescues and transports

By on September 1, 2017 with 8 Comments
HSUS disaster response expanding with rescues and transports

The broadcast images are telling. A hovering Coast Guard helicopter lifts a family from a rooftop, 150 feet into the air, and then safely out of danger. The family includes a husband and wife couple in their late 50s or 60s and their two Boston Terriers, who seem to take the harrowing lift in stride. . . . 

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Fighting factory farming from Indiana to Indonesia

By on August 31, 2017 with 2 Comments
Fighting factory farming from Indiana to Indonesia

We’ve taken on factory farming in the United States with decisive results, using a multi-channel approach that includes public education, ballot initiatives, undercover investigations, corporate reform, meat reduction campaigns, and cooperation with farmers and ranchers on our agriculture councils. Humane Society International (HSI) is carrying out a similarly intense and high-impact campaign across the world. . . . 

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HSUS rescuers wade through Texas floods to save, evacuate animals

By on August 30, 2017 with 22 Comments
HSUS rescuers wade through Texas floods to save, evacuate animals

During Hurricane Katrina, in 2005, it felt like The HSUS and other animal groups not only fought surging waters, rain, and wind, but we also had to fight some government agencies and key private agencies whose leaders just didn’t get it when it came to animal welfare. In the early stages of the response, some . . . 

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The HSUS goes to federal court on behalf of Yellowstone’s grizzly bears

By on August 29, 2017 with 3 Comments
The HSUS goes to federal court on behalf of Yellowstone’s grizzly bears

Sixty days ago, The HSUS told Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that we’d see him in court if his agency did not reconsider a wrong-headed decision to strip federal protections from grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. We made good on that promise today. Joined by our affiliate The Fund for Animals, The HSUS filed . . . 

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The crisis in Texas, and the urgent call to help animals and people

By on August 28, 2017 with 123 Comments
The crisis in Texas, and the urgent call to help animals and people

What’s happening in Texas is a singular, destructive, and perilous moment for the state’s human residents. That’s true for the animals, too. The HSUS is there, on the ground, committed to helping all the victims, especially the animals, because that is our special charge. By mid-day Sunday, the combination of Hurricane Harvey and the tropical . . . 

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As Harvey menaces, HSUS team readies for pet evacuations, rescue

By on August 25, 2017 with 74 Comments
As Harvey menaces, HSUS team readies for pet evacuations, rescue

With Hurricane Harvey expected to ram the Texas coast early Saturday, whipsawing trees and homes and deluging communities, our HSUS Animal Rescue Team is working with local officials in the projected impact region to help evacuate animals. Our staff members have been working with emergency management offices, while our state director and other colleagues are . . . 

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Walking horse trainers expected to put injured, tortured horses on display at major event in Tennessee this weekend

By on August 24, 2017 with 23 Comments
Walking horse trainers expected to put injured, tortured horses on display at major event in Tennessee this weekend

As in previous years, the annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration will be tainted with organized criminal activity – animal cruelty, to be specific – as the major event for this industry heads into its first weekend in Shelbyville, Tennessee. After a long show season of torture and abuse, many Tennessee walking horse trainers double . . . 

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