USDA proposes disastrous plan to increase kill speeds at pig slaughterhouses

By on April 4, 2018 with 29 Comments
USDA proposes disastrous plan to increase kill speeds at pig slaughterhouses

Slaughterhouses in the United States are allowed to kill more than 1,000 pigs per hour under current U.S. Department of Agriculture rules. Inside these facilities, employees handling the animals work under immense stress at breakneck speeds, performing repetitive motions in cold, slippery conditions, using dangerous . . . 

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InStyle magazine says no to fur; Fur-free pioneer Gucci among HSUS’s Spira Award recipients

By on April 3, 2018 with 1 Comment
InStyle magazine says no to fur; Fur-free pioneer Gucci among HSUS’s Spira Award recipients

The news that InStyle magazine has joined the shifting tide away from fur signals a remarkable change in the fashion industry’s attitude. Laura Brown, InStyle’s editor-in-chief who did a panel discussion on fur-free fashion with The HSUS’s Humane Generation in February, writes: “I want to . . . 

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As Canada moves to reopen its controversial commercial seal hunt, one more market – India – bans seal skins

By on April 2, 2018 with 11 Comments
As Canada moves to reopen its controversial commercial seal hunt, one more market – India – bans seal skins

In the coming days, Canada is expected to open its commercial seal hunt, where defenseless, weeks-old pups are shot or battered to death with clubs. But we just got some terrific news about India banning the import of seal skins, eliminating yet another potential market . . . 

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Race to save Riff Raff the elephant

By on March 30, 2018 with 13 Comments
Race to save Riff Raff the elephant

The life of a 40-to-45-year-old collared bull elephant in South Africa is hanging in the balance as conservation groups battle to save him from being shot as a ‘nuisance’ animal on a reserve that’s been his home for more than half his life. Riff Raff . . . 

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Hercules, Leo, and seven other retirees arrive at Project Chimps

By on March 28, 2018 with 2 Comments
Hercules, Leo, and seven other retirees arrive at Project Chimps

On March 21, the world changed dramatically for two chimpanzees, Hercules and Leo, who arrived at Project Chimps, a 236-acre HSUS-supported sanctuary in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia, along with seven other young male chimps who are a part of their bonded social group. . . . 

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‘Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero’ takes the nation by storm

By on March 27, 2018 with 0 Comments
‘Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero’ takes the nation by storm

Today’s blog post is guest written by Bernard Unti, Senior Policy Advisor / Special Assistant to the President, Office of the President CEO. The new animated film Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero promises to renew the nation’s awareness of a remarkable tale of friendship, loyalty, . . . 

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Big wins for wolves, bears, horses, and other animals in 2018 budget

By on March 23, 2018 with 52 Comments
Big wins for wolves, bears, horses, and other animals in 2018 budget

There’s great news for animals in the final 2018 budget bill that President Trump signed into law today. The bottom line is this: the budget bill includes language to restrict funds from being used to harm horses and to address a purge of key animal . . . 

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Florida’s iguana overpopulation needs a humane solution that doesn’t include bashing in their heads

By on March 23, 2018 with 27 Comments
Florida’s iguana overpopulation needs a humane solution that doesn’t include bashing in their heads

Wildlife control actions go wrong when they lack justifiable objectives, fail to rely on a science-based approach, and fail the test of humaneness. We’ve seen a brutal example of this playing out in South Florida for the last few weeks, courtesy of the Florida Fish . . . 

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HSUS Animal Care Expo 2018 – Kansas City is the place to be

By on March 22, 2018 with 0 Comments
HSUS Animal Care Expo 2018 – Kansas City is the place to be

One of the many ways in which The HSUS makes the world a better place for animals is with our annual Animal Care Expo, the world’s largest educational conference and trade show for people who work with, or want to work with, animals. This year, . . . 

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The HSUS sues USDA for failing to release animal welfare records under sunshine law

By on March 21, 2018 with 7 Comments
The HSUS sues USDA for failing to release animal welfare records under sunshine law

In February 2017, shortly after the new administration took office, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, without prior notice, removed from its website thousands of Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act inspection and enforcement records. These were public records, many containing descriptions of animal neglect . . . 

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Breaking news: San Francisco says a resounding ‘no’ to fur

By on March 20, 2018 with 8 Comments
Breaking news: San Francisco says a resounding ‘no’ to fur

San Francisco has just voted to ban all sales of fur within its limits, in a historic victory for millions of animals cruelly confined and killed for their skins and hides. Today’s unanimous vote by its board of supervisors makes San Francisco the largest city . . . 

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Breaking news: HSUS, HSI sue federal wildlife officials to stop imports of elephant, lion trophies

By on March 20, 2018 with 9 Comments
Breaking news: HSUS, HSI sue federal wildlife officials to stop imports of elephant, lion trophies

The HSUS, Humane Society International, and our partners today filed a lawsuit to stop the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from lifting existing bans on elephant and lion trophy imports from certain African nations. FWS announced earlier this month that it would lift the ban . . . 

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