Denmark will slaughter 15 million mink on fur farms over pandemic concerns

By on November 5, 2020 with 28 Comments
Denmark will slaughter 15 million mink on fur farms over pandemic concerns

Reports from Denmark this week are making it clearer than ever that mink fur farming is a public health minefield and an animal welfare nightmare. The European nation announced that it would slaughter all 15 million mink on its 1,000 fur farms following concerns that . . . 

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Presidents and their pets: Tales of nonpartisan, unconditional love

By on November 4, 2020 with 0 Comments
Presidents and their pets: Tales of nonpartisan, unconditional love

At the now defunct Newseum in Washington, D.C., one of the most popular exhibits used to be a photographic display on presidents and their dogs. It was impossible to get in edgeways through the crowds milling around it, and almost everyone had smiles on their . . . 

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Man charged in leopard mauling incident is a notorious backyard breeder of primates

By on November 3, 2020 with 4 Comments
Man charged in leopard mauling incident is a notorious backyard breeder of primates

A backyard breeder of primates who has been on our radar for years was in the news this week for an incident that defies all common sense. Michael Poggi, who runs his operation from his home in Florida, charged a man $150 in August for . . . 

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Kentucky voters say a decisive ‘yes’ to legislation ending walking horse soring

By on November 2, 2020 with 3 Comments
Kentucky voters say a decisive ‘yes’ to legislation ending walking horse soring

An overwhelming majority of Kentucky voters oppose horse soring—the intentional infliction of pain on the hooves and legs of Tennessee walking horses and related breeds—and want Congress to end it, according to the results of a new poll we are releasing today. Seventy-eight percent of . . . 

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San Antonio, Texas, cuts puppy-mill-pet-store pipeline

By on October 30, 2020 with 6 Comments
San Antonio, Texas, cuts puppy-mill-pet-store pipeline

In a sweeping victory, San Antonio, Texas, voted last night to prohibit the sale of commercially raised puppies and kittens in pet stores. The city is home to one Petland and three other puppy-selling stores, and it has been a focal point in our work . . . 

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Breaking news: The U.S. just delisted gray wolves so trophy hunters can kill them

By on October 29, 2020 with 31 Comments
Breaking news: The U.S. just delisted gray wolves so trophy hunters can kill them

In a heinous move that defies both science and common sense, the United States has prematurely lifted federal protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states, giving them carte blanche to open trophy hunting seasons on these beloved native carnivores. The Department of the . . . 

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Breaking news: Wellesley, Massachusetts votes to ban fur sales, first U.S. city outside California to do so

By on October 29, 2020 with 4 Comments
Breaking news: Wellesley, Massachusetts votes to ban fur sales, first U.S. city outside California to do so

Wellesley, Massachusetts, has said a resounding “no” to fur. The town voted 140 to 64 last night (with two abstentions) to pass a ban on new fur sales, proposed by Liza Oliver, a district leader volunteer with the Humane Society of the United States. If . . . 

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The U.S. is allowing trophy hunters to bring home hundreds of leopard trophies. We are suing to stop that

By on October 28, 2020 with 8 Comments
The U.S. is allowing trophy hunters to bring home hundreds of leopard trophies. We are suing to stop that

The number of leopards in sub-Saharan Africa has plummeted by 30% in just the last 20 years, putting the future of these unique animals in jeopardy. Yet the U.S. government continues to allow Americans to import nearly 300 leopard trophies a year. Today, the Humane . . . 

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Greyhound racing is all but dead as Florida prepares for its final races

By on October 27, 2020 with 10 Comments
Greyhound racing is all but dead as Florida prepares for its final races

With a historic law we helped pass that bans greyhound racing in Florida about to take effect at the beginning of 2021, the last three remaining racetracks in the state have announced the dates for their final races in December. It would not be a . . . 

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Congress moves to strengthen fight against wildlife trafficking, trade in wild animals for food

By on October 26, 2020 with 1 Comment
Congress moves to strengthen fight against wildlife trafficking, trade in wild animals for food

The trade in live wild animals and their body parts threatens the survival of so many wildlife species, and it poses serious global security and public health risks. In a one-two punch targeting this international crisis, members of Congress have introduced bills that would bolster . . . 

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The protection of wildlife is not about killing; it’s about cooperation that stops the killing

By on October 23, 2020 with 0 Comments
The protection of wildlife is not about killing; it’s about cooperation that stops the killing

Our agenda for the protection of wildlife is an ambitious one, focusing on the most serious threats to threatened and endangered animals in the United States and around the world. We’ve invested a lot of energy and resources in the fights to stop the trophy . . . 

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170 dog meat trade survivors touch down in the United States; new poll shows a growing majority of South Koreans reject dog meat

By on October 22, 2020 with 4 Comments
170 dog meat trade survivors touch down in the United States; new poll shows a growing majority of South Koreans reject dog meat

It’s a long way from dog meat farmer Il-Hwan Kim’s operation in South Korea to Washington, DC. Yet that’s the amazing journey being taken by 170 dogs rescued by Humane Society International’s Animal Rescue Team. Together with more than two dozen other dogs from previous . . . 

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