Lucky was the last dog scheduled for slaughter. Then something incredible happened.

By on June 3, 2022 with 5 Comments
Lucky was the last dog scheduled for slaughter. Then something incredible happened.

Before Lucky was known as Lucky, he was a nameless dog chained outside a shop in Yulin, China, with a sign in front of him advertising dog meat. He couldn’t have known that death was mere moments away, nor anticipate how his fate might change. . . . 

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Testing lab remains silent, but voices demanding beagles’ release grow louder 

By on May 31, 2022 with 23 Comments
Testing lab remains silent, but voices demanding beagles’ release grow louder 

We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for the 82 beagles languishing at Inotiv’s Mount Vernon, Indiana, laboratory that was the site of our recent undercover investigation. A Humane Society of the United States investigator found 80 beagle puppies being force-fed potentially toxic . . . 

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Our Taking Action for Animals conference returns to inform and inspire grassroots activism

By on May 26, 2022 with 4 Comments
Our Taking Action for Animals conference returns to inform and inspire grassroots activism

When you’re a passionate animal welfare advocate, you might sometimes feel like a bit of an outsider. Friends, family members and co-workers who don’t share your passion might not grasp why you spend your weekends trapping community cats to get spayed or neutered. Or why . . . 

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The time for Congress to act on horse soring, horse slaughter bills is now

By on May 23, 2022 with 17 Comments
The time for Congress to act on horse soring, horse slaughter bills is now

Update 6/23/22: The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection voted today to advance two important horse protection bills, the SAFE and PAST Act. The Subcommittee voted in favor 22-0 for both bills and we look forward to further advancement to the Full Committee. . . . 

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England’s action to ban glue traps is a stirring victory for animal protection

By on May 20, 2022 with 3 Comments
England’s action to ban glue traps is a stirring victory for animal protection

With the recent passage of a bill that gained unanimous support in the House of Lords, England has joined a handful of countries and a host of companies and institutions around the world that have banned glue traps. For mice and rats, the traps’ primary . . . 

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A Connecticut bear’s death underscores the urgent need to prevent human-wildlife conflicts

By on May 18, 2022 with 10 Comments
A Connecticut bear’s death underscores the urgent need to prevent human-wildlife conflicts

The fatal shooting on May 12 of a mother black bear in Newtown, Connecticut, leaving two cubs orphaned, has understandably sparked widespread outrage and grief. Local residents were familiar with the bear; they knew her as “Bobbi” and have launched Facebook pages in her honor. . . . 

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Time is running out for dogs as testing lab refuses to release them

By on May 13, 2022 with 31 Comments
Time is running out for dogs as testing lab refuses to release them

5/16/22 Update: Over the last few days, 160 legislators from 32 states have co-signed a letter to the CEOs of Inotiv and Crinetics, urging the release of the dogs and pointing out that 14 states have approved legislation to authorize adoption of animals released by . . . 

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Tenth annual Horrible Hundred report shows progress, continuing problems with puppy mills

By on May 9, 2022 with 22 Comments
Tenth annual Horrible Hundred report shows progress, continuing problems with puppy mills

Duchess is a Havanese with a wardrobe of tiny, colorful dresses. Cooper is a senior golden retriever who still has a lot of spunk and likes to go on vacations with his family. Alis is a Weimaraner who jogs with her owner and loves to . . . 

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The other Supreme Court case you should be following 

By on May 6, 2022 with 5 Comments
The other Supreme Court case you should be following 

The norm on factory farms is to lock egg-laying hens, mother pigs and calves used for veal in cages so small they’re virtually immobilized. In 2018, California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 12, a historic ballot measure that banned the extreme confinement of these animals within the . . . 

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Pushing the federal law to end cruel slaughter of horses to the finish line

By on May 6, 2022 with 18 Comments
Pushing the federal law to end cruel slaughter of horses to the finish line

It is a long way from the stable, paddock and winner’s circle at Churchill Downs to the dark, dank and bloody slaughterhouses in which tens of thousands of American horses meet their sad and pitiable end each year. Yet some former racehorses do make that . . . 

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As the status of cats rises, states turn against declawing

By on May 4, 2022 with 2 Comments
As the status of cats rises, states turn against declawing

Maryland recently became the second state to enact legislation that prohibits the declawing of cats. The first to do so was New York, in 2019, and a handful of municipalities have done the same over the last several years. That declawing (the amputation of the . . . 

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Cosmetics animal testing is in the spotlight—now’s the time to end it

By on May 2, 2022 with 2 Comments
Cosmetics animal testing is in the spotlight—now’s the time to end it

One of our most urgent fights at the federal level centers on passage of the Humane Cosmetics Act in Congress. It’s got strong bipartisan support, cosmetics industry approval and the backing of scientists who understand the limitations of conventional animal tests and are committed to . . . 

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