Farm Bill should support family farmers, not factory farms

By on September 24, 2018 with 4 Comments
Farm Bill should support family farmers, not factory farms

With the confirmed deaths of 3.4 million chickens and 5,500 hogs in North Carolina’s factory farms during Hurricane Florence, and the toxic torrent released by the flooded-out fecal lagoons of the industry in that state, a look at federal policy on factory farming could not . . . 

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Camel incident at circus highlights dangers of using wild animals for entertainment

By on September 21, 2018 with 3 Comments
Camel incident at circus highlights dangers of using wild animals for entertainment

Last week, in an alarming incident at the Syria Shrine Circus in Pittsburgh, a frightened camel sent six injured children and one adult to the hospital. The camel became spooked while giving rides, reportedly after a child threw a shovel at the animal. A circusgoer . . . 

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U.S. will allow Texas billionaire to import trophy of critically endangered black rhino he killed

By on September 20, 2018 with 41 Comments
U.S. will allow Texas billionaire to import trophy of critically endangered black rhino he killed

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will allow an American trophy hunter who killed a critically endangered black rhino to import the animal’s body parts into the United States, in complete disregard for the precarious status of this species and despite overwhelming opposition from the . . . 

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Rescuers wade through floods to pull out stranded animals in the Carolinas

By on September 19, 2018 with 1 Comment
Rescuers wade through floods to pull out stranded animals in the Carolinas

Yesterday, emergency officials in Horry County, South Carolina, which has been bracing for record flooding following Hurricane Florence, received a call from a couple with 12 cats. Their home was surrounded by rapidly rising waters, and they didn’t want to evacuate without making sure their . . . 

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Breaking news: Los Angeles votes to ban fur; largest U.S. city to do so

By on September 18, 2018 with 8 Comments
Breaking news: Los Angeles votes to ban fur; largest U.S. city to do so

The Los Angeles City Council has just voted unanimously to ban the sale of fur within city limits, making this the largest American city to do so. San Francisco passed a similar ban earlier this year. Today’s historic vote in Los Angeles, which comes just . . . 

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World says ‘no’ to Japan’s bid to restart whaling; reaffirms commitment to conserve whales

By on September 17, 2018 with 1 Comment
World says ‘no’ to Japan’s bid to restart whaling; reaffirms commitment to conserve whales

Japan’s package of proposals seeking to upend the 33-year global commercial whaling moratorium was soundly rejected last week at the International Whaling Commission meeting in Florianopolis, Brazil, with more than 40 countries making it clear to the rogue nation, which continues whaling in defiance of . . . 

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HSUS helps transport hundreds of pets away from Florence’s fury; stands by for search and rescue in aftermath

By on September 14, 2018 with 5 Comments
HSUS helps transport hundreds of pets away from Florence’s fury; stands by for search and rescue in aftermath

As Hurricane Florence batters the coast of the Carolinas, wreaking havoc with screaming winds and lashing rain, our Humane Society of the United States Animal Rescue Team is at the ready to deploy for search and rescue in the impacted areas, and to support shelters . . . 

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India mandates new regulations to stop animal cruelty and neglect by pet stores

By on September 14, 2018 with 1 Comment
India mandates new regulations to stop animal cruelty and neglect by pet stores

India has seen a boom in pet ownership in recent years, and there has been a corresponding increase in the number of pet stores doing brisk business by selling puppies. Unfortunately, the boom comes with a downside for the animals caught up in this trade. . . . 

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Breaking news: U.S. House votes to crack down on dog and cat meat, wildlife trafficking

By on September 12, 2018 with 8 Comments
Breaking news: U.S. House votes to crack down on dog and cat meat, wildlife trafficking

For many years now, Humane Society International has been at the forefront of a hot war against the dog and cat meat trade across Asia. We have taken on many high-profile fights and we’ve made tremendous progress, from pushing back hard against China’s Yulin dog . . . 

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Hollywood celebrities ask McDonald’s to curb chicken abuse

By on September 12, 2018 with 1 Comment
Hollywood celebrities ask McDonald’s to curb chicken abuse

Twenty of Hollywood’s biggest names, including Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon and Joaquin Phoenix, today sent a joint letter to McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook, urging the company to institute commonsense animal welfare reforms advocated by the Humane Society of the United States. The letter, which can . . . 

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As Hurricane Florence barrels toward East Coast, HSUS Animal Rescue Team moves to keep animals safe

By on September 11, 2018 with 3 Comments
As Hurricane Florence barrels toward East Coast, HSUS Animal Rescue Team moves to keep animals safe

As severe weather events have become more frequent and more destructive in recent years, our Animal Rescue Teams at the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International have not merely expanded but also learned to pivot swiftly to respond to crisis situations. . . . 

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Urgent alert: Help stop cruel hunting methods in Alaska, like killing wolf pups at their dens, shooting hibernating mother bears

By on September 10, 2018 with 17 Comments
Urgent alert: Help stop cruel hunting methods in Alaska, like killing wolf pups at their dens, shooting hibernating mother bears

A rule proposed by the federal government to reintroduce some of the cruelest of hunting methods to national preserves in Alaska has raised a chorus of outrage from conservation organizations, biologists, elected officials and American citizens, and there is still time to speak out against . . . 

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