HSUS colleagues make it a special holiday season for sick puppies relinquished by New York pet store

By on January 6, 2022 with 12 Comments
HSUS colleagues make it a special holiday season for sick puppies relinquished by  New York pet store

The holidays were busier and happier in at least three HSUS households this season, as colleagues stepped up to care for three puppies relinquished by the American Kennels pet store in New York City. The relinquishments of Rocky, an Akita, Rosie, a Morkie and Pogo, . . . 

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Good news to start 2022: These new laws are now in place to protect animals

By on January 5, 2022 with 8 Comments
Good news to start 2022: These new laws are now in place to protect animals

We begin our work in 2022 encouraged by the knowledge that a handful of significant animal protection laws at the state level have now taken effect across the country. That makes for a great start to a year in which we hope to extend the . . . 

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How wild animals won against trophy hunters in 2021

By on December 30, 2021 with 3 Comments
How wild animals won against trophy hunters in 2021

Every year that passes sees hundreds of thousands of wild animals in the U.S. and around the world killed by trophy hunters, whose main motivation is to display whole animals or their body parts for bragging rights. Given all the threats facing wild animals, including . . . 

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Major progress for animals in laboratories in 2021 signals a more humane future

By on December 29, 2021 with 1 Comment
Major progress for animals in laboratories in 2021 signals a more humane future

The world is moving toward a future dominated by sophisticated methods that use human cells, tissues and organs, 3D printing, robotics, computer models and other technologies to create approaches to testing and research that do not rely on animals. These methods are often faster, less . . . 

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Breaking: Massachusetts passes law to end cruel, immobilizing cages for egg-laying hens

By on December 22, 2021 with 3 Comments
Breaking: Massachusetts passes law to end cruel, immobilizing cages for egg-laying hens

Today, we celebrate great progress for egg-laying hens, which caps off a year of wins for farm animals across the country. Here’s some background about what just happened for hens in Massachusetts: In 2016, the Humane Society of the United States and a coalition of . . . 

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Breaking: Italy to shut down all fur farms and permanently ban fur farming

By on December 21, 2021 with 9 Comments
Breaking: Italy to shut down all fur farms and permanently ban fur farming

A major win for animals in Italy caps off a year of remarkable progress toward a fur-free future. Today, the Italian Senate Budget Committee approved an amendment that will shutter the country’s 10 remaining fur farms within six months and enact a permanent ban on . . . 

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Our rescuers are on the ground to save animals after deadly Kentucky tornadoes

By on December 17, 2021 with 1 Comment
Our rescuers are on the ground to save animals after deadly Kentucky tornadoes

It’s shocking how much can change in only a few moments: The tornadoes that recently struck Kentucky brought tragedy and devastation to communities. And while the recovery will take a long time, I am honored to be on the ground in Mayfield, Kentucky, to help . . . 

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Win! Puppy mills slammed with major setbacks in 2021, spelling a brighter future for dogs

By on December 15, 2021 with 3 Comments
Win! Puppy mills slammed with major setbacks in 2021, spelling a brighter future for dogs

It’s no secret that puppy and kitten mills treat dog and cat mothers and fathers like moneymaking machines, bred over and over with little to no regard for their health or well-being. It is simply no way for a dog or cat to live. The . . . 

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Bred for unnaturally fast growth, broiler chickens suffer greatly—but change is on the way

By on December 13, 2021 with 2 Comments
Bred for unnaturally fast growth, broiler chickens suffer greatly—but change is on the way

For decades, the welfare of most chickens raised and slaughtered for meat has been deeply concerning: These “broiler chickens” have been selectively bred for rapid weight gain and muscle mass to such an extreme that they are inherently prone to painful, debilitating leg problems and . . . 

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It’s time for the US to end cosmetics testing on animals

By on December 9, 2021 with 12 Comments
It’s time for the US to end cosmetics testing on animals

There is simply no reason to force guinea pigs, rabbits, mice and rats to undergo painful new chemical tests for cosmetic products like shampoo and mascara when better science allows for non-animal testing methods that are more relevant to human safety. That’s why a ban . . . 

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Breaking: Undercover investigation exposes puppies suffering in NYC pet store

By on December 8, 2021 with 18 Comments
Breaking: Undercover investigation exposes puppies suffering in NYC pet store

Since our undercover footage is now in the hands of New York City authorities, we can reveal what our investigations team discovered over the course of six weeks at a pet store called American Kennels on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Between October and . . . 

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Horrific dog slaughterhouse gets bulldozed after dozens of lucky dogs are saved 

By on December 7, 2021 with 10 Comments
Horrific dog slaughterhouse gets bulldozed after dozens of lucky dogs are saved 

Thanks to a tip-off from concerned citizens, the quick response of our Chinese partners at animal group Vshine and decisive action by law enforcement officials, two illegal dog slaughterhouses in a northern province of China are getting permanently closed down and more than fifty dogs . . . 

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