HSUS and HSI training helps law enforcement officers spot, report animal cruelty

By on January 9, 2020 with 1 Comment
HSUS and HSI training helps law enforcement officers spot, report animal cruelty

Last year, Officer Stevie Hargenrater, a humane officer in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, was called to a property where she found a dead Rottweiler and a small sheltie mix in terrible condition. The officer had recently participated in the Humane Society of the United States’ training . . . 

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HSI will deploy this week to help animals affected by Australian wildfires

By on January 7, 2020 with 22 Comments
HSI will deploy this week to help animals affected by Australian wildfires

Wildfires ravaging the Australian continent have killed 25 people and are taking an unprecedented toll on the country’s rich wildlife and other animals. We have all seen these heart-wrenching images in the media: dead koalas scattered across scorched landscapes; frightened cows standing under orange-red skies . . . 

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New Maryland law heralds progress against puppy mills nationwide

By on January 6, 2020 with 3 Comments
New Maryland law heralds progress against puppy mills nationwide

A new law that ends the sales of puppies and kittens in pet stores has just taken effect in Maryland this New Year, heralding a new era of progress for companion animals suffering in puppy mills. Maryland is only the second state to pass such . . . 

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And the award goes to… the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, for a plant-based menu at the Golden Globes

By on January 3, 2020 with 2 Comments
And the award goes to… the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, for a plant-based menu at the Golden Globes

At the Golden Globes this Sunday, Hollywood’s A-list celebrities will sit down to an all-plant-based dinner. And while no one knows yet who will take home the evening’s top awards, the menu—chilled golden beet soup, king oyster mushrooms scallops and wild mushroom risotto, and roasted . . . 

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Let’s make this the year we end cosmetics testing in all of the United States

By on January 2, 2020 with 2 Comments
Let’s make this the year we end cosmetics testing in all of the United States

Residents of three U.S. states can now buy cosmetics in stores without having to worry whether they may have been tested on animals. On New Year’s Day yesterday, a ban on the sales of cosmetics newly tested on animals went into effect in California, Illinois . . . 

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In 2019, the HSUS and our affiliates produced extraordinary gains for all animals

By on December 30, 2019 with 1 Comment
In 2019, the HSUS and our affiliates produced extraordinary gains for all animals

The year 2019 was one of extraordinary gains for animals trapped in the cruel business of fur, for companion animals who are the victims of malicious cruelty, for wild animals at risk of extinction because of trophy hunting and the wildlife products trade, and for . . . 

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In 2019, HSI drove key global wins for farm animals and against dog meat trade, wildlife trafficking and more

By on December 27, 2019 with 1 Comment
In 2019, HSI drove key global wins for farm animals and against dog meat trade, wildlife trafficking and more

With a presence in more than 50 countries, Humane Society International has the reach and the ability to create lasting and transformational change for animals around the globe. In 2019, among several achievements, our team helped win key victories for giraffes, elephants and rhinos at . . . 

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Victories for wildlife in 2019 include wins against wildlife killing contests, trophy hunting and marine mammal captivity

By on December 26, 2019 with 1 Comment
Victories for wildlife in 2019 include wins against wildlife killing contests, trophy hunting and marine mammal captivity

In 2019, the Humane Society of the United States and our affiliates delivered many victories for wildlife, here in the United States and globally. We made great strides in protecting giraffes, native carnivores like bobcats and cougars, and marine mammals, including whales and dolphins in . . . 

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In 2019, we made big strides for companion animals in puppy mills, dog meat trade, research and more

By on December 23, 2019 with 0 Comments
In 2019, we made big strides for companion animals in puppy mills, dog meat trade, research and more

Each year, our campaigns work on a multitude of issues related to improving the lives of companion animals, including dogs, cats and horses. In 2019, we made incredible gains on this front, culminating with the signing of the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act . . . 

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Update: Trump signs omnibus funding package with wins for horses and burros, companion animals, animals in research and more

By on December 19, 2019 with 110 Comments
Update: Trump signs omnibus funding package with wins for horses and burros, companion animals, animals in research and more

President Trump has just signed into law the omnibus appropriations package with major victories for animals, including horses and burros, companion animals, marine mammals and animals in zoos and research facilities. The package, comprised of two bills (H.R. 1865 and H.R. 1158) funding all federal . . . 

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Cockfighting ban in U.S. territories takes effect tomorrow, despite resistance in Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

By on December 19, 2019 with 3 Comments
Cockfighting ban in U.S. territories takes effect tomorrow, despite resistance in Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Tomorrow, a hard-won federal law goes into effect to close a loophole that allowed cockfighters to continue operating in U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We’ve strongly supported this law because it seeks to end a cruel practice that results . . . 

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U.S. should deny Trump Jr. permit to import endangered sheep trophy from Mongolia

By on December 19, 2019 with 12 Comments
U.S. should deny Trump Jr. permit to import endangered sheep trophy from Mongolia

Last week, news that Donald Trump Jr. had trophy hunted an argali sheep protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act during a trip to Mongolia outraged Americans. Just as outrageous was the revelation that this hunt, which took place last summer, was partially funded by . . . 

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