States, localities forge ahead on banning puppy mills, cage confinement, killing contests and more

By on July 8, 2019 with 0 Comments
States, localities forge ahead on banning puppy mills, cage confinement, killing contests and more

In May this year, Washington’s governor signed into law the strongest legislative protections for egg-laying hens anywhere in the world. Nevada became the second state in the country, after California, to pass a law banning cosmetics testing on animals. And New Mexico passed a law . . . 

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For two rescues, a journey from despair to hope and love

By on July 5, 2019 with 9 Comments
For two rescues, a journey from despair to hope and love

The hands-on rescue work we do at the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International can be some of the most difficult for our responders, emotionally, because no matter how often they do this, it is never easy to see animals living . . . 

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This Fourth, keep your pets indoors and safe

By on July 3, 2019 with 0 Comments
This Fourth, keep your pets indoors and safe

Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays and I especially enjoy watching the fireworks with my family. Although this year I can’t help but worry a little as the holiday approaches. That’s because last year my dog, Lilly, suddenly developed an . . . 

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South Korea shuts down major dog meat market; More than 80 dogs rescued from vendors

By on July 2, 2019 with 11 Comments
South Korea shuts down major dog meat market; More than 80 dogs rescued from vendors

We are making great progress every day in our fight to end the dog meat trade and I have two major developments to share with you today from countries that have been the focus of some of our most important work. Yesterday, South Korean authorities . . . 

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Japan resumes killing whales for profit after 33 years

By on July 1, 2019 with 12 Comments
Japan resumes killing whales for profit after 33 years

Japan, a long-time outlier on the global consensus against commercial whaling, overtly resumed killing whales for profit today in defiance of a 33-year international moratorium that still remains in effect. Japan’s actions make it a pirate whaling nation, acting completely outside the rule of international . . . 

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Second Texas animal rescue response in two weeks saves 150 horses

By on June 28, 2019 with 10 Comments
Second Texas animal rescue response in two weeks saves 150 horses

With many of our Animal Rescue Team members still in Killeen, Texas caring for the nearly 200 cats we rescued there less than two weeks ago in an alleged neglect case, other HSUS responders went to another property in Texas on Thursday rescuing approximately 150 . . . 

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Good news from Iceland: No whaling this season

By on June 27, 2019 with 3 Comments
Good news from Iceland: No whaling this season

Good news in our work means animals thrive and we therefore celebrate it. That’s how it was for me this morning when I woke up to the report that there will be no whaling in Iceland this summer. Something my colleagues at Humane Society International . . . 

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Our animal protection agenda wins big in House Appropriations funding package

By on June 25, 2019 with 6 Comments
Our animal protection agenda wins big in House Appropriations funding package

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson There’s a reason why the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund invest substantial time and effort in seeking to shape funding decisions within the U.S. Congress; it pays off big for animal protection. . . . 

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Laughing together, and standing up for animals

By on June 24, 2019 with 0 Comments
Laughing together, and standing up for animals

Almost a week later, many of us are still smiling. That’s how much fun we had at our HSUS Stand Up for Animals event last Wednesday night at the Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles. It was a memorable night, as host Carol Leifer, along with . . . 

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Arizona moves to ban wildlife killing contests

By on June 21, 2019 with 8 Comments
Arizona moves to ban wildlife killing contests

Arizona’s Game and Fish Commission has voted to ban wildlife killing contests: gruesome spectacles in which participants vie for cash and prizes for killing the most or heaviest animals within a specific time period. This is a wonderful development because Arizona has been the site . . . 

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Breaking news: Canada bans shark finning and shark fin trade

By on June 20, 2019 with 1 Comment
Breaking news: Canada bans shark finning and shark fin trade

Canada, the largest importer of shark fins outside Asia, has passed a landmark bill that includes measures to prohibit the trade in shark fins nationally as well as finning in Canadian waters. Humane Society International/Canada joined Canada’s Minister of Fisheries and the Canadian Coast Guard . . . 

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Dog meat ‘festival’ begins in Yulin, China; Activists rescue 62 dogs from slaughterhouse

By on June 19, 2019 with 10 Comments
Dog meat ‘festival’ begins in Yulin, China; Activists rescue 62 dogs from slaughterhouse

The dog meat festival in Yulin, China, begins this Friday. However, dogs and cats, either stolen from their owners or plucked from the streets, are already being mercilessly bludgeoned to death or electrocuted before being cooked and served up as food in the city’s restaurants. . . . 

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