Biden administration withdraws Trump-era plan for higher line speeds at chicken slaughterhouses

By on January 25, 2021 with 8 Comments
Biden administration withdraws Trump-era plan for higher line speeds at chicken slaughterhouses

The Biden administration has withdrawn a deplorable pending rule that would have allowed qualifying chicken slaughter plants in the United States to permanently dial up line speeds from an already inhumane and lightning-fast 140 birds per minute to 175 birds per minute. The U.S. Department . . . 

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Breaking news: Efforts to open an early wolf trophy hunting season in Wisconsin defeated

By on January 22, 2021 with 13 Comments
Breaking news: Efforts to open an early wolf trophy hunting season in Wisconsin defeated

An attempt by some Wisconsin lawmakers to ​force ​a ​rushed and unlawful wolf hunting season in the state beginning next month has been narrowly defeated by the state’s Natural Resources Board. In November, we reported how we had ​helped stop an effort by the Wisconsin . . . 

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Our 100-day plan for animal protection under the Biden-Harris administration

By on January 20, 2021 with 19 Comments
Our 100-day plan for animal protection under the Biden-Harris administration

The inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris heralds a new beginning. Most Americans are looking forward to putting the challenges of last year behind them. But many are still facing the difficulties of illness, unemployment and economic uncertainty because of the . . . 

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Federal court orders Jeff Lowe to surrender all cubs, mothers

By on January 19, 2021 with 9 Comments
Federal court orders Jeff Lowe to surrender all cubs, mothers

A U.S. District Court has ordered Jeff Lowe, a notorious big cat exhibitor who took over the running of Joe Exotic’s zoo, GW Exotics, to ​surrender all big cat cubs and their mothers in his possession over allegations of mistreatment. The preliminary injunction in the . . . 

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HSUS, allies sue Trump administration for delisting wolves

By on January 14, 2021 with 8 Comments
HSUS, allies sue Trump administration for delisting wolves

In October last year, the Trump administration stripped federal protections for wolves, giving state managers in the lower 48 states the ability to greenlight trophy hunting and trapping seasons on these animals. Today, we and our allies sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over . . . 

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37 chimpanzees once used for research are still locked up in a lab. We are suing the NIH to release them to sanctuary

By on January 14, 2021 with 22 Comments
37 chimpanzees once used for research are still locked up in a lab. We are suing the NIH to release them to sanctuary

Thirty-seven chimpanzees languishing at a New Mexico primate laboratory are still waiting for the National Institutes of Health to fulfil a promise it made in 2015—to retire them to sanctuary after a lifetime spent in research. Today, we’re giving these animals a helping hand by . . . 

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New ad makes a powerful plea to end rhino horn use in Vietnam

By on January 13, 2021 with 2 Comments
New ad makes a powerful plea to end rhino horn use in Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the world’s largest consumers of rhino horn for use in traditional medicine. The demand there has helped push this distinctive animal to the brink of extinction. The animals are killed for their horns and a small number remain alive and suffer . . . 

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Gorillas at zoo in San Diego test positive for coronavirus

By on January 12, 2021 with 2 Comments
Gorillas at zoo in San Diego test positive for coronavirus

Gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for the coronavirus in the first known cases of its transmission to non-human primates. The animals are believed to have contracted the virus from an asymptomatic zookeeper. This is distressing news on many levels. . . . 

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House members reintroduce bill to ban cub petting, keeping big cats as pets

By on January 11, 2021 with 2 Comments
House members reintroduce bill to ban cub petting, keeping big cats as pets

A bill that would prohibit public contact with big cats like tigers, lions and leopards and ban the possession of these animals as pets was swiftly reintroduced in the U.S. House today, suggesting that the measure is poised for early action in Congress. The Big . . . 

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In its final days, Trump administration launches lame-duck attack on migratory birds

By on January 8, 2021 with 2 Comments
In its final days, Trump administration launches lame-duck attack on migratory birds

The Trump administration, in its final days, is attempting to undo crucial, century-old protections for migratory birds as a handout to the construction and oil and gas industries. A new rule published this week by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would exempt industries from . . . 

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Lawsuit over puppy that would cost $26,000 after interest exposes Petland’s deceptive sales and lending practices

By on January 7, 2021 with 18 Comments
Lawsuit over puppy that would cost $26,000 after interest exposes Petland’s deceptive sales and lending practices

A recent court case in Florida shines the spotlight on the questionable tactics Petland uses to dupe customers and make large profits off the sales of sick puppies—most of whom come from puppy mills. The case involved a Petland store in Plantation, Florida, which sold . . . 

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Greyhound racing has ended in Florida. 49 states say animal torture is a felony. In 2021, we will continue to win more battles for animals on the state and local levels

By on January 5, 2021 with 3 Comments
Greyhound racing has ended in Florida. 49 states say animal torture is a felony. In 2021, we will continue to win more battles for animals on the state and local levels

On Dec. 31, Florida’s greyhound racetracks closed for good as a result of a ballot measure we helped pass with our partner groups in 2018. That win brought down what was once the stronghold of this “sport” and effectively sounded the death knell for greyhound . . . 

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