PZP Immunocontraception Conference draws wildlife managers from around the world

By on August 8, 2019 with 3 Comments
PZP Immunocontraception Conference draws wildlife managers from around the world

Today, I’ve turned the blog space over to my colleague, Stephanie Boyles Griffin, Senior Scientist in the HSUS’s Wildlife Protection Department, to relay some news about an important conference concerning non-lethal wildlife management taking place in Montana this week. The gathering is focused on advancing . . . 

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Nashville calls for an end to cruel horse soring

By on August 7, 2019 with 6 Comments
Nashville calls for an  end to cruel horse soring

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson Just weeks after the U.S. House of Representatives’ historic passage of the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (H.R. 693), there’s more good news for Tennessee walking horses. The Nashville, TN Metro Council has approved a resolution supporting passage . . . 

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Get some “Humane Voices” in your head

By on August 6, 2019 with 0 Comments
Get some “Humane Voices” in your head

I talk to the media pretty regularly about issues and threats facing animals today and about all that we’re doing to help them. The reality of the media world, though, means that these discussions often get boiled down into 10-second sound bites! Happily, for those . . . 

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Over 600 cats saved from slaughter in China

By on August 5, 2019 with 11 Comments
Over 600 cats saved from slaughter in China

With so much global attention focused on the dog meat trade in a handful of Asian countries, it’s important not to overlook the fact that there is a regional cat meat trade as well. The best one could say is that it’s smaller than the . . . 

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Breaking news: Brazil will no longer require one-year pesticide test on dogs; reforms will save animal lives in the country and in the U.S.

By on August 2, 2019 with 107 Comments
Breaking news: Brazil will no longer require one-year pesticide test on dogs; reforms will save animal lives in the country and in the U.S.

Brazil this week announced sweeping changes to its requirements for animal testing of agricultural pesticides, including eliminating the requirement for a controversial one-year toxicity test conducted on dogs. The move will potentially spare the lives of tens of thousands of animals used each year for . . . 

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From lemonade stands to lobbying members of Congress, children pitch in for the love of animals

By on July 31, 2019 with 6 Comments
From lemonade stands to lobbying members of Congress, children pitch in for the love of animals

As mom to an animal-loving daughter, it warms my heart to see stories of children who are working to make the world a better place for animals. We have all seen these on social media or maybe in our own homes and neighborhoods – children . . . 

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Brutal attack on tiger in India is a reminder of the problems big cats face in the modern world

By on July 30, 2019 with 2 Comments
Brutal attack on tiger in India is a reminder of the problems big cats face in the modern world

It’s a difficult video to watch: a mob of men armed with sticks and spears repeatedly strike a tiger lying on the grass with shouts of “kill, kill.” They beat the animal so badly, according to media reports, that she died of shock hours later . . . 

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This Shark Week, help save sharks from cruelties like finning

By on July 29, 2019 with 5 Comments
This Shark Week, help save sharks from cruelties like finning

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson There was a time when sharks were routinely portrayed by popular media as aggressive and ruthless predators — animals to be afraid of and to avoid, or even worse, to kill. But today, with growing awareness and increasingly positive . . . 

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Romania to allow the killing of 140 bears over human-wildlife conflicts, but there’s a better way forward 

By on July 26, 2019 with 11 Comments
Romania to allow the killing of 140 bears over human-wildlife conflicts, but there’s a better way forward 

Romania, which halted trophy hunting of its native carnivores in 2016, this week said it will allow the killing of 140 bears. The hunting quota was announced in response to reports of bear-human conflicts, with videos shared on social media showing people getting very close . . . 

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Breaking news: Congress moves to make horse soring a thing of the PAST

By on July 25, 2019 with 50 Comments
Breaking news: Congress moves to make horse soring a thing of the PAST

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson We have terrific news to report in our long-running fight to protect Tennessee walking horses and related breeds from the cruel practice of soring. The House of Representatives has just approved a bill to end this heinous practice in . . . 

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HSUS/HSI undercover investigation reveals thriving market for ivory in Washington, D.C.

By on July 23, 2019 with 7 Comments
HSUS/HSI undercover investigation reveals thriving market for ivory in Washington, D.C.

Despite growing awareness about the havoc wreaked upon elephants by ivory poachers, our country – and our nation’s capital – are among the world’s biggest markets for ivory. Today, we’re releasing our latest investigation that has uncovered hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of ivory . . . 

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Charging ahead with reforms for chickens

By on July 22, 2019 with 5 Comments
Charging ahead with reforms for chickens

Only a few years ago, it may have appeared unfathomable for McDonald’s to make a commitment to use 100% cage-free eggs in its restaurants, or for poultry giant Perdue to announce game-changing reforms for chickens raised for meat. One might have never imagined entire states, . . . 

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