At Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration, repeat soring offenders win championship, ribbons

By on September 5, 2019 with 12 Comments
At Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration, repeat soring offenders win championship, ribbons

It is a scenario that would be impossible to fathom anywhere other than within the bizarre world of walking horse competitions. Last Saturday, at the annual Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration, the event’s top honor of World Grand Champion went to a horse, I’m Mayhem, trained . . . 

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U.S. says Michigan businessman who killed critically endangered black rhino can bring his trophy home

By on September 5, 2019 with 59 Comments
U.S. says Michigan businessman who killed critically endangered black rhino can bring his trophy home

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson An American trophy hunter who killed a black rhino in Namibia will receive the Trump administration’s consent to bring his spoils home. This is the third time the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a permit to import . . . 

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Breaking news: Arizona bans wildlife killing contests

By on September 4, 2019 with 17 Comments
Breaking news: Arizona bans wildlife killing contests

Arizona today banned all wildlife killing contests for coyotes, bobcats, foxes and other animals, joining a growing number of states taking action to stop these gruesome events in which participants vie for cash and prizes for killing the most or heaviest animals within a specific . . . 

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Breaking news: HSUS helps rescue 30 dogs and other animals from Kansas property

By on September 4, 2019 with 3 Comments
Breaking news: HSUS helps rescue 30 dogs and other animals from Kansas property

Our Animal Rescue Team is on the ground in Kansas right now, assisting the Kingman County Sheriff’s Office with the rescue of approximately 30 dogs, two cats, a horse and two burros from an alleged cruelty situation. The sheriff’s office sought our assistance after concerns . . . 

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As Dorian approaches, HSUS moves animals from threatened shelters to safety

By on September 3, 2019 with 0 Comments
As Dorian approaches, HSUS moves animals from threatened shelters to safety

As Hurricane Dorian moves closer to our shores, an extremely dangerous storm that could cause unprecedented flooding and winds in several coastal states, we’re working with our shelter partners to move animals out of harm’s way. On Sunday, we coordinated an evacuation of approximately 80 . . . 

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As Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida, make plans to keep your pets safe

By on August 30, 2019 with 1 Comment
As Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida, make plans to keep your pets safe

Update: The Humane Society of the United States is coordinating an evacuation of approximately 80 animals out of three Florida shelters. A rescue flight funded by the HSUS has departed from Jacksonville this morning with cats and mostly large-breed dogs who were up for adoption . . . 

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Six puppy mills cited in Horrible Hundred report close doors

By on August 29, 2019 with 10 Comments
Six puppy mills cited in Horrible Hundred report close doors

Despite a steep decline in our government’s oversight of businesses like puppy mills, our own work to shut down these ruthless enterprises that profit from the suffering of innocent animals continues to charge ahead. I am thrilled to report that just since the release of . . . 

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Giraffes, elephants and other animals win big at global wildlife trade conference

By on August 28, 2019 with 75 Comments
Giraffes, elephants and other animals win big at global wildlife trade conference

The world’s largest wildlife trade conference has just wrapped up in Geneva and as our own Humane Society International team returns home, we are celebrating big wins for 135 wild animal species, including the giraffe, African elephant and southern white rhino. Delegates at the Conference . . . 

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Amazon wildfires illustrate dangers of deforestation for meat production

By on August 27, 2019 with 3 Comments
Amazon wildfires illustrate dangers of deforestation for meat production

As the world looks on in horror at images of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest engulfed in flames, many are asking why this important ecosystem is on fire, and what we can do to put out the flames once and for all. The situation is complex but . . . 

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U.S. proposes new rule to save endangered right whales

By on August 26, 2019 with 1 Comment
U.S. proposes new rule to save endangered right whales

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson Right whales are critically endangered, with no more than 400 individuals surviving along the U.S. and Canadian coast. But we have an opportunity right now to help save this species. The National Marine Fisheries Service is considering a rule . . . 

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Washington Post reveals White House may have meddled to stop USDA inspectors from helping suffering animals

By on August 23, 2019 with 53 Comments
Washington Post reveals White House may have meddled to stop USDA inspectors from helping suffering animals

There are new and explosive revelations about the lengths the Trump administration may be going to in order to prevent U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors from documenting and reporting violations of the Animal Welfare Act and the Horse Protection Act. A Washington Post story details . . . 

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Mustangs survive the slaughter pipeline and neglect to return to a life of freedom

By on August 22, 2019 with 8 Comments
Mustangs survive the slaughter pipeline and neglect to return to a life of freedom

In June, Humane Society of the United States responders were called in to assist with the rescue of more than 150 horses, mini-horses, mules and donkeys on a property in Camp County, Texas. Among the animals were nine mustangs, who had been removed from the . . . 

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