To prevent another pandemic, global leaders should crack down on wildlife trade

By on March 26, 2020 with 22 Comments
To prevent another pandemic, global leaders should crack down on wildlife trade

At the G20 coronavirus meeting today, global leaders, including President Trump, brainstormed on ways to control the pandemic that is now ravaging dozens of nations, leaving a vast trail of human casualties in its wake. But one thing that didn’t come up was the reason . . . 

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In new role at the USFWS, trophy hunters’ lawyer will guide U.S. global policy on wildlife

By on March 26, 2020 with 5 Comments
In new role at the USFWS, trophy hunters’ lawyer will guide U.S. global policy on wildlife

The Trump administration’s course on wildlife policy, riddled with handouts to trophy hunters, took another wrong turn last week with the hiring of Anna Seidman, a litigator for Safari Club International, to head a key office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The SCI . . . 

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More localities end puppy mill sales in pet stores, taking total to more than 350

By on March 25, 2020 with 1 Comment
More localities end puppy mill sales in pet stores, taking total to more than 350

The fight to wipe out puppy mills passed a critical milestone this month: more than 350 American localities now ban the sales of puppy mill dogs in pet stores. The latest ordinances were passed by Roselle, New Jersey; Algonquin, Illinois and Carver, Minnesota last week, . . . 

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For participants’ safety, HSUS cancels Animal Care Expo 2020 as coronavirus pandemic continues

By on March 24, 2020 with 2 Comments
For participants’ safety, HSUS cancels Animal Care Expo 2020 as coronavirus pandemic continues

With the country in the grip of the coronavirus for an indefinite period, we’ve decided to cancel Animal Care Expo 2020, our marquee training and exhibition event for animal welfare professionals, scheduled to be held in San Antonio, Texas, this May. In some respects, it . . . 

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Fosters step up as shelters around the country struggle to cope with coronavirus crisis

By on March 23, 2020 with 2 Comments
Fosters step up as shelters around the country struggle to cope with coronavirus crisis

Cary Smith already cares for six dogs at home, but when she heard a plea from the Homeward Trails Animal Rescue in Fairfax, Virginia, as the coronavirus crisis broke, she knew she just had to step up. “They sent out a plea for fosters to . . . 

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Breaking news: Mexican Senate passes bill to outlaw cosmetics testing

By on March 20, 2020 with 6 Comments
Breaking news: Mexican Senate passes bill to outlaw cosmetics testing

Mexico took a giant step toward ending animal testing for cosmetics yesterday, with the Senate voting unanimously to ban such testing in the country. The bill would also ban, with some exceptions, the manufacture, import and marketing in Mexico of cosmetics animal-tested anywhere in the . . . 

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As scandals in horse racing escalate, trainers join calls for reform

By on March 20, 2020 with 2 Comments
As scandals in horse racing escalate, trainers join calls for reform

The recent indictment of more than two dozen people, including racehorse trainers and veterinarians, in a widespread doping scandal has turned a red-hot spotlight on the horseracing industry. And in a welcome development, some long-overdue scrutiny is coming from stakeholders within the industry itself. In . . . 

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Congress should act fast to protect animals in puppy mills, roadside zoos and research labs during coronavirus crisis

By on March 19, 2020 with 24 Comments
Congress should act fast to protect animals in puppy mills, roadside zoos and research labs during coronavirus crisis

As the COVID-19 crisis escalates, we are asking Congress to act quickly on an important bill that would ensure that millions of animals held in research laboratories and enterprises like puppy mills and roadside zoos across the country are not forgotten. The Providing Responsible Emergency . . . 

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With a crisis unfolding, let’s keep animal protection on the agenda

By on March 17, 2020 with 2 Comments
With a crisis unfolding, let’s keep animal protection on the agenda

Over the last few days, COVID-19 has dramatically touched all of our lives. Like you, those of us here at the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International have had to modify our routines and schedules. Children are home from school. Family . . . 

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140+ dogs rescued from alleged neglect begin road to recovery at Florida shelters

By on March 16, 2020 with 9 Comments
140+ dogs rescued from alleged neglect begin road to recovery at Florida shelters

When Misto arrived at the Nassau Humane Society in Florida, he was missing most of his fur and was very thin: a result of the difficult life he had led before his rescue earlier this month. The one-year-old dog had been found living in sordid . . . 

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Canada’s beleaguered seals are running out of time

By on March 13, 2020 with 7 Comments
Canada’s beleaguered seals are running out of time

For decades, Humane Society International and the Humane Society of the United States have worked to stop Canada’s brutal commercial seal hunt, where seal pups are mercilessly clubbed and shot to death for their fur. Leading this fight has been Rebecca Aldworth, executive director of . . . 

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Dogs rescued from a North Carolina breeder spotlight the AKC’s role in puppy mill suffering

By on March 12, 2020 with 67 Comments
Dogs rescued from a North Carolina breeder spotlight the AKC’s role in puppy mill suffering

The dog in the picture above exemplifies just how much is wrong with the way the American Kennel Club, which touts itself as a champion of dogs, goes about its business. She was recently rescued from an AKC breeder in Caldwell County, North Carolina, along . . . 

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