Latest HSUS investigation shows Petland store in Florence, KY, selling sick puppies

By on November 14, 2019 with 15 Comments
Latest HSUS investigation shows Petland store in Florence, KY, selling sick puppies

Our latest investigation reveals shocking and deceptive tactics used by a corporate-run Petland store to sell a sick puppy to a shopper working on behalf of the Humane Society of the United States, and to keep customers in the dark about other disease outbreaks among . . . 

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HSUS, HSI and partners threaten to sue U.S. for failing to protect pangolins

By on November 13, 2019 with 2 Comments
HSUS, HSI and partners threaten to sue U.S. for failing to protect pangolins

Pangolins are the most illegally trafficked mammals in the world. For decades they have been poached indiscriminately throughout their range in Africa and Asia, driving their numbers in the wild to dangerously low levels. That’s why, four years ago, the Humane Society of the United . . . 

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New poll shows more Floridians than ever oppose hunting of black bears

By on November 12, 2019 with 1 Comment
New poll shows more Floridians than ever oppose hunting of black bears

Florida authorities are now considering a proposal to manage the state’s black bear population, including a plan that could open the animals to the sights of trophy hunters. But a new statewide poll shows that more than two-thirds of Floridians are against the idea of . . . 

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Honoring our veterans and the animals they love

By on November 11, 2019 with 0 Comments
Honoring our veterans and the animals they love

Veterans Day appears on our calendars every year as a special day on which to honor the men and women who have faithfully served in our nation’s armed forces. But the fact is that we ought to be mindful of veterans’ service and loyalty every . . . 

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Louisville, KY, urges Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul to stop blocking efforts to end horse soring, pass PAST Act

By on November 8, 2019 with 13 Comments
Louisville, KY, urges Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul to stop blocking efforts to end horse soring, pass PAST Act

Council members of the largest city in Kentucky last night adopted a resolution with a strong message for the state’s two U.S. Senators, Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul: co-sponsor and help enact the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act to end the torture of Tennessee walking . . . 

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Pets and their people line up by the thousands at Spayathon for Puerto Rico

By on November 7, 2019 with 4 Comments
Pets and their people line up by the thousands at Spayathon for Puerto Rico

Round 5 of SpayathonTM for Puerto Rico, a strategic initiative that aims to reduce pet overpopulation on the island, concludes today. As always, it’s been a joyful but incredibly busy time for our staff and volunteers who are working round the clock at seven clinics . . . 

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BREAKING NEWS: PACT Act passes U.S. Senate two weeks after clearing House; Bill now awaits Trump’s signature

By on November 5, 2019 with 34 Comments
BREAKING NEWS: PACT Act passes U.S. Senate two weeks after clearing House; Bill now awaits Trump’s signature

A long-awaited law that would make some of the most brutal acts of animal cruelty federal felonies is just one signature away from becoming reality. The U.S. Senate moments ago unanimously passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, a bill that will make . . . 

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British queen says ‘no’ to new fur in royal wardrobe

By on November 5, 2019 with 3 Comments
British queen says ‘no’ to new fur in royal wardrobe

Queen Elizabeth II, one of the world’s most photographed icons, will no longer wear new fur outfits for her public engagements. Instead, she will now step out in harsh winters wearing faux fur. In a new memoir, the British queen’s official dresser Angela Kelly writes . . . 

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20,000 shelter pets adopted through HSUS pet store conversion program

By on November 4, 2019 with 6 Comments
20,000 shelter pets adopted through HSUS pet store conversion program

One of the ways we are boosting animal adoptions from shelters, steadily reducing the population of homeless animals in the United States, and striking a blow against puppy mills is through our Puppy-Friendly Pet Stores Program. As part of this initiative, we work with pet . . . 

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Seoul, South Korea’s capital city, ends all dog slaughter

By on November 1, 2019 with 13 Comments
Seoul, South Korea’s capital city, ends all dog slaughter

South Korea moved one crucial step closer to condemning its dog meat trade to history this week, with the last three dog meat shops in Seoul agreeing to stop all slaughter for dog meat within the capital city. “We will maintain the city as a . . . 

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HSUS- and HSLF-backed plan for wild horses and burros rejects slaughter, offers much-needed reprieve

By on October 31, 2019 with 3 Comments
HSUS- and HSLF-backed plan for wild horses and burros rejects slaughter, offers much-needed reprieve

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson America’s wild horses and burros have long been engulfed in a political quagmire, and their place on our western rangelands has been hotly contested for more than half a century. But a comprehensive, science-based management proposal promises to break . . . 

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Rescuers pulling out around 150 cats and other animals from alleged neglect situation in Pennsylvania

By on October 30, 2019 with 22 Comments
Rescuers pulling out around 150 cats and other animals from alleged neglect situation in Pennsylvania

It could have been the setting of an eerie movie that our Humane Society of the United States rescuers and law enforcement officers walked into this cool fall morning. The location was Washington County, Pennsylvania, and they were responding to an alleged large-scale animal neglect . . . 

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