HSUS team rescues New Mexico dogs from squalid conditions

By on March 18, 2022 with 3 Comments
HSUS team rescues New Mexico dogs from squalid conditions

On Monday morning in San Miguel County, our Animal Rescue Team members were up with the sun, watching it rise over a picturesque New Mexico mesa as they met up with local authorities getting ready to serve a search-and-seizure warrant. But in stark contrast to . . . 

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Animal welfare crisis grows more critical in Ukraine as war rages on

By on March 15, 2022 with 4 Comments
Animal welfare crisis grows more critical in Ukraine as war rages on

As Russia continues its deadly assault on Ukraine, humanitarians and animal advocates from around the world are banding together to provide urgent relief to those imperiled by the fighting, and to help people fleeing the war zone with their beloved pets. Indeed, the situation inside . . . 

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Animal-friendly appropriations in Congress bring good news for all kinds of animals   

By on March 9, 2022 with 10 Comments
Animal-friendly appropriations in Congress bring good news for all kinds of animals   

Update 3/15/2022: President Biden signed the appropriations package into law. Humane advocates often look to the passage of animal-friendly legislation as the strongest measure of progress in our work at the federal level, and clearly, good laws are important. But a nation that cares for . . . 

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McDonald’s broken promise on animal welfare will loom large at shareholder meeting

By on March 9, 2022 with 17 Comments
McDonald’s broken promise on animal welfare will loom large at shareholder meeting

For decades, the Humane Society of the United States has led the charge against the cruel confinement of animals on factory farms. It’s a big fight, one of the biggest, and it involves hundreds of millions of animals locked in cramped spaces all across this . . . 

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With respect to potential bear conflicts, the responsibility is ours

By on March 8, 2022 with 2 Comments
With respect to potential bear conflicts, the responsibility is ours

The black bear affectionately known as Hank the Tank, whom authorities once thought responsible for 28 home invasions and 152 reports of conflict behavior in South Lake Tahoe, will be spared. DNA analysis of the scenes showed that at least two other bears had broken . . . 

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Here’s how we’re taking action for Ukraine and its animals—and how you can help

By on March 4, 2022 with 32 Comments
Here’s how we’re taking action for Ukraine and its animals—and how you can help

With the weight of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine heavy in our hearts, we are thinking of the Ukrainian people and their animals and identifying ways to help them now and over the longer term. How could we do otherwise with a torrent of images and . . . 

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As President Biden addresses the state of the union, we continue to push for progress for animals

By on March 2, 2022 with 3 Comments
As President Biden addresses the state of the union, we continue to push for progress for animals

During his years in the Senate, now-President Joe Biden supported dozens of animal welfare measures, including legislation to require dolphin-safe labeling on tuna, stop canned hunts, annually prohibit the use of taxpayer dollars to fund federal inspection and approval of meat at horse slaughterhouses (effectively . . . 

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When it comes to fur and foie gras, cruelty should not be a choice

By on February 28, 2022 with 6 Comments
When it comes to fur and foie gras, cruelty should not be a choice

Disturbing as it was to learn last week that the British government is wavering on proposed bans on imports of fur and foie gras, it was heartening to see the reaction of a caring public outraged by this news and the firm resistance of politicians . . . 

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Kentucky Derby winner’s disqualification highlights ongoing need for horse racing reform

By on February 23, 2022 with 3 Comments
Kentucky Derby winner’s disqualification highlights ongoing need for horse racing reform

The regulatory system in horse racing has been broken for years, and public confidence in the sport continues to wane. This week’s news that Medina Spirit is being stripped of his 2021 Kentucky Derby win is yet another blow. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on . . . 

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Our campaign to end the puppy mill-to-pet store pipeline heats up in Florida and Texas 

By on February 18, 2022 with 3 Comments
Our campaign to end the puppy mill-to-pet store pipeline heats up in Florida and Texas 

Our fight to stop the sale of puppy mill puppies in pet stores is one of our biggest, one we’re waging against fierce industry opposition across the country. The pet store and puppy mill interests are out in force right now, and we’re taking them . . . 

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Fresh ideas and expanded choice are reshaping the food service sector

By on February 17, 2022 with 0 Comments
Fresh ideas and expanded choice are reshaping the food service sector

The marketplace is central to the humane world we are working to create. When we push for improvements in the food, fashion, entertainment, household goods and industrial sectors, we are doing it to help animals. But we are also doing our best to empower consumers . . . 

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An inside look at what it takes to go undercover for the animals

By on February 15, 2022 with 32 Comments
An inside look at what it takes to go undercover for the animals

Imagine having to work in a roadside zoo, a pet store selling puppy mill puppies, a slaughter plant or a factory farm without ever being able to show your true feelings. Would you ever be able to walk alone among hundreds of dead animals at . . . 

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