For Fashion Week, let’s celebrate the brands putting fur out of fashion

By on September 9, 2022 with 11 Comments
For Fashion Week, let’s celebrate the brands putting fur out of fashion

I remember when fall fashion used to be practically synonymous with fur on the runways and in the stores of many of the top luxury brands. Not so, anymore. We’ve seen a paradigm shift over the past several years, with major company after major company . . . 

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New law aims to ensure that no family must choose between their pet and their home

By on September 7, 2022 with 6 Comments
New law aims to ensure that no family must choose between their pet and their home

Throughout the country, millions of people are experiencing a devastating housing crisis—and people with pets face special hardships when searching for a place to live. It’s still far too common that some rental properties have arbitrary restrictions about the allowed breeds or weight of companion . . . 

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How our shelter and rescue partners are essential to our work for animals

By on September 6, 2022 with 8 Comments
How our shelter and rescue partners are essential to our work for animals

Last week, we completed the massive accomplishment of placing nearly 4,000 beagles with animal shelters and rescues across the country, where they can begin a new chapter of their lives: becoming beloved family members. The operation to remove these beagles from a breeding facility in . . . 

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Breaking: Last beagle of thousands spared from testing arrives at our care center

By on September 2, 2022 with 52 Comments
Breaking: Last beagle of thousands spared from testing arrives at our care center

It wasn’t long ago that I witnessed the first van full of beagles arrive at our care and rehabilitation center in Maryland. On July 21, I was on hand to help welcome these dogs into a new and beautiful chapter of their lives, and I . . . 

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Stolen pet cats discovered among roughly 150 being sold into China’s meat trade

By on September 1, 2022 with 3 Comments
Stolen pet cats discovered among roughly 150 being sold into China’s meat trade

Chinese activists who fight the dog and cat meat trade see some pretty horrible sights in their work, and this is no less true of a recent rescue of 150 cats who were lured and trapped by thieves using wild-caught sparrows as bait. According to . . . 

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How we work to save animals (part 5): Building relationships

By on August 29, 2022 with 0 Comments
How we work to save animals (part 5): Building relationships

Note: This blog is part of our series highlighting how we fight—and win—for animals. This post focuses on how we’re creating a stronger animal protection movement through partnerships, trainings, support, collaboration and more. Previous posts have covered our advocacy efforts with governments and corporations, as . . . 

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How we work to save animals (part 4): Rescuing and caring for animals who need us most

By on August 26, 2022 with 1 Comment
How we work to save animals (part 4): Rescuing and caring for animals who need us most

Note: This blog is part of a series highlighting how we fight—and win—for animals. This post focuses on our direct care, rescue and sanctuary work. Previous posts have covered how we’re ending the worst forms of institutionalized animal suffering through our efforts with corporations and . . . 

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Putting the ‘USDA Organic’ label on a stronger animal welfare path

By on August 25, 2022 with 3 Comments
Putting the ‘USDA Organic’ label on a stronger animal welfare path

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is currently accepting public comments on its proposed Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards rule, which is a great opportunity to address farm animal welfare. We’re pushing hard for this landmark federal regulation to become final because the rule, which is . . . 

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All the great progress in our fight against puppy mills this summer

By on August 23, 2022 with 14 Comments
All the great progress in our fight against puppy mills this summer

Summer is a time of rest and relaxation for many of us, but there has been no lull in our fight to end puppy mills. We have made real progress in our campaign to stop inhumane dog breeders who mass-produce puppies for sale through third-party . . . 

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We’ve filed a new lawsuit because wolves in the Northern Rockies need help now

By on August 18, 2022 with 10 Comments
We’ve filed a new lawsuit because wolves in the Northern Rockies need help now

Less than two years after Wisconsin held one of the cruelest and most disastrous trophy hunting seasons in recent memory, wolves across most of the country will enjoy a desperately needed reprieve this fall because of our successful lawsuit that restored their federal Endangered Species . . . 

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Historic Kentucky floods show the importance of having disaster plans for animals

By on August 17, 2022 with 3 Comments
Historic Kentucky floods show the importance of having disaster plans for animals

The images coming out of Kentucky after historic flooding recently devastated the eastern part of the state are simply heartbreaking: Entire homes lie in shambles, streets and bridges are still impassible and tall trees have been snapped like twigs from the force of the water. . . . 

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Breaking: More experts join forces in key U.S. Supreme Court case for animals

By on August 16, 2022 with 5 Comments
Breaking: More experts join forces in key U.S. Supreme Court case for animals

Last week we wrote about the briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court by the Humane Society of the United States, our allied animal welfare organizations and the state of California in a lawsuit brought by the National Pork Producers Council, aimed at overturning vital . . . 

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