Activists expose dog meat industry in Shanghai, as city hosts World Dog Show

By on May 2, 2019 with 3 Comments
Activists expose dog meat industry in Shanghai, as city hosts World Dog Show

Shanghai is now hosting the 2019 World Dog Show, an event billed as a “joyful gathering for dog lovers and lovely dogs across the world.” Meanwhile, at restaurants just a few miles away, diners will partake of meat from dogs just as beautiful and lovable . . . 

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Bill in Congress would require better veterinary care, other reforms for dogs in puppy mills

By on May 1, 2019 with 14 Comments
Bill in Congress would require better veterinary care, other reforms for dogs in puppy mills

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson A quartet of bipartisan U.S. Representatives today introduced a bill that would strengthen baseline standards for commercial dog dealers regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the Animal Welfare Act. The Puppy Protection Act was introduced by Reps. . . . 

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Preventing the lethal control and slaughter of America’s wild horses and burros

By on April 29, 2019 with 1 Comment
Preventing the lethal control and slaughter of America’s wild horses and burros

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson In recent years, understanding our firm and absolute opposition to horse slaughter in the United States and to the cruelty and inefficiency of the Bureau of Land Management’s wild horse and burro work, frustrated members of Congress have been . . . 

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Breaking news: U.S. says giraffes may qualify for Endangered Species Act listing

By on April 25, 2019 with 2 Comments
Breaking news: U.S. says giraffes may qualify for Endangered Species Act listing

Giraffes, whose populations in the wild have plummeted by 40 percent over the last three decades, may qualify for protection under the Endangered Species Act, according to a finding announced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today. The agency’s announcement comes in response to . . . 

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Bipartisan voices urge USDA to implement puppy mill reforms

By on April 23, 2019 with 16 Comments
Bipartisan voices urge USDA to implement puppy mill reforms

With one month to go before public comment closes on a federal rule that would curb some of the worst practices at puppy mills, some prominent voices are making the case for why the U.S. government needs to finalize this proposal and go even further . . . 

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Proposal offers brighter future for wild horses and burros

By on April 22, 2019 with 35 Comments
Proposal offers brighter future for wild horses and burros

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson The Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program is broken. Since inception of the program, the BLM has removed approximately 270,000 wild horses and burros from our public lands, without any significant use of fertility control tools, . . . 

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Earth Day, plant-based eating, and the future of our planet

By on April 19, 2019 with 3 Comments
Earth Day, plant-based eating, and the future of our planet

I’m a mom and an animal protection advocate, and when I think about the health of our planet I can’t help but do so as someone who wants the best for my child and the billions of other young people whose lives depend on better . . . 

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Animal care expo captures spirit, vitality of humane work today

By on April 17, 2019 with 2 Comments
Animal care expo captures spirit, vitality of humane work today

Animal Care Expo 2019 in New Orleans has been a booming success, with record attendance, an increased pool of scholarship participants and an expanded menu of presentations for both domestic and international attendees, including nine daylong learning labs. The energy, the spirit and the power . . . 

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The people have spoken: No more puppy mill dogs in pet stores

By on April 16, 2019 with 19 Comments
The people have spoken: No more puppy mill dogs in pet stores

The pursuit and promotion of humane business models for pet stores carries so much promise in our work, and we’re gaining ground in our campaign to halt the sale of puppy mill puppies in retail settings. To date, 300 local governments—cities, towns and counties—of all . . . 

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HSUS Animal Care Expo puts access to care on the agenda

By on April 15, 2019 with 1 Comment
HSUS Animal Care Expo puts access to care on the agenda

Our Animal Care Expo 2019 in New Orleans has attracted a record 2800 participants from the United States and around the world, with some 226 attendees from 53 different countries in attendance. We’re so proud of what this event has become; the premier educational conference . . . 

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Canada resumes bloody seal slaughter despite crashing demand for seal products

By on April 12, 2019 with 11 Comments
Canada resumes bloody seal slaughter despite crashing demand for seal products

Canada this week once again turned its peaceful ice floes into an open-air slaughterhouse, with the reopening of the annual commercial seal hunt. Sealers are expected to club and shoot tens of thousands of harp seal pups in coming weeks, despite the fact that more . . . 

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Lawmakers, businesses honored for their work to help animals

By on April 11, 2019 with 1 Comment
Lawmakers, businesses honored for their work to help animals

Each year, the Humane Society of the United States recognizes lawmakers and corporations who support and adopt humane principles in their work. This week, I was on Capitol Hill with colleagues from the Humane Society Legislative Fund to honor 173 lawmakers with our Humane Awards, . . . 

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