Bill in Congress will require puppy mills, roadside zoos and other businesses to have emergency plans to protect animals during disasters

By on February 7, 2019 with 3 Comments
Bill in Congress will require puppy mills, roadside zoos and other businesses to have emergency plans to protect animals during disasters

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson Weather-related disasters such as floods and wildfires are occurring more frequently and with increasing intensity across the United States. While there is a federal law that requires state and local authorities to consider household pets and service animals in . . . 

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At HSUS Faith Summit, religious leaders and family farmers discuss animal stewardship

By on February 7, 2019 with 0 Comments
At HSUS Faith Summit, religious leaders and family farmers discuss animal stewardship

The Humane Society of the United States’ Faith Outreach program partners with people of faith to fight animal cruelty and highlight the long and rich tradition of compassion for animals within the world’s major religions. This week, as part of this important program, we welcomed . . . 

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Bipartisan bill in Congress will crack down on puppy mill cruelty

By on February 6, 2019 with 15 Comments
Bipartisan bill in Congress will crack down on puppy mill cruelty

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson A bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives today introduced a bill to crack down on puppy mill cruelty by closing loopholes in the law that allow problem breeders with severe and multiple Animal Welfare Act violations to continue doing business . . . 

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The state of the animal union under the Trump administration

By on February 5, 2019 with 20 Comments
The state of the animal union under the Trump administration

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson As President Donald Trump prepares to deliver his State of the Union address today, it’s a good time to take stock of how his administration has dealt with animal protection issues of interest to us at the Humane Society . . . 

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Pets pour in for round 3 of Spayathon for Puerto Rico

By on February 4, 2019 with 9 Comments
Pets pour in for round 3 of Spayathon for Puerto Rico

I am participating in round 3 of Spayathon™ for Puerto Rico, an initiative launched to change the landscape for animals of the island by providing high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter services to the pets here, all at no cost to their owners, caregivers and guardians. The energy . . . 

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Petland behind attempts to stop localities from banning puppy mill sales in pet stores

By on January 31, 2019 with 17 Comments
Petland behind attempts to stop localities from banning puppy mill sales in pet stores

Hundreds of localities now ban the sales of dogs from puppy mills in pet stores because of how cruelly the breeders, transporters and pet stores treat the animals in their care. Our puppy mills campaign has been leading this fight and last month we released . . . 

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Undercover investigation exposes grisly cruelty at Oregon wildlife killing contest; lawmakers move to ban such events in the state

By on January 30, 2019 with 51 Comments
Undercover investigation exposes grisly cruelty at Oregon wildlife killing contest; lawmakers move to ban such events in the state

Wildlife killing contests are gruesome events, where participants compete to kill as many animals as they can for cash or prizes, usually over an entire weekend or sometimes over months. In the crosshairs are coyotes, bobcats, foxes, rabbits, squirrels and even mountain lions, among other . . . 

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Bipartisan bill introduced in Congress to end slaughter of American equines

By on January 30, 2019 with 42 Comments
Bipartisan bill introduced in Congress to end slaughter of American equines

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson The last horse slaughter plants in the United States closed years ago, and Congress has consistently voted to prohibit funding for horse slaughter inspections within U.S borders. Unfortunately, this does not prevent the inhumane transport of American equines to . . . 

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A new appointment and an unwavering commitment to all animals

By on January 29, 2019 with 6 Comments
A new appointment and an unwavering commitment to all animals

It was almost a year ago that I accepted the role of acting president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States. At that time, I promised you that we, along with our affiliates, would pursue our work with dedication, purpose and compassion . . . 

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Stand inside a dog meat farm or watch a chimpanzee run up to you in our virtual reality videos

By on January 25, 2019 with 0 Comments
Stand inside a dog meat farm or watch a chimpanzee run up to you in our virtual reality videos

Every day, our video team is on the ground, documenting our work for animals. Whether it’s the bleak despair of a dog meat farm in South Korea, the rescue of animals from a puppy mill stateside, undercover investigations that expose animal abuse, or the beauty . . . 

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Bipartisan bill introduced in Congress to end cruel horse soring

By on January 24, 2019 with 39 Comments
Bipartisan bill introduced in Congress to end cruel horse soring

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson A strong team of bipartisan lawmakers has reintroduced a bill to end the cruel practice of “soring” Tennessee walking horses and related breeds, a core priority for us here at the Humane Society of the United States and Humane . . . 

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Breaking news: Jail sentence for poacher who slaughtered hibernating mother bear and two newborn cubs in Alaska

By on January 23, 2019 with 15 Comments
Breaking news: Jail sentence for poacher who slaughtered hibernating mother bear and two newborn cubs in Alaska

A man who, along with his teenage son, mercilessly slaughtered a hibernating mother bear and her two newborn cubs in their den, and then lied about it, will serve time in jail for the gruesome crime that shocked Americans when it came to light last . . . 

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