Federal legislation introduced to ban doping of horses

By on May 25, 2017 with 6 Comments
Federal legislation introduced to ban doping of horses

Today, two lawmakers from Congressional districts with major horse hoofprints – Reps. Andy Barr, R-Ky., and Paul Tonko, D-N.Y. – introduced legislation to end any doping of Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, and Quarter horses in the business of pari-mutuel racing. This legislation seeks to launch a new era in the racing industry, which for decades has resisted . . . 

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Finding a common trail to help working horses on tribal lands in Arizona

By on May 24, 2017 with 14 Comments
Finding a common trail to help working horses on tribal lands in Arizona

The Havasupai Reservation village of Supai, Arizona, located just outside the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park but sharing the extraordinary beauty of the region, is in its own right a popular and scenic tourist destination. Its waterfalls and swimming opportunities draw tourists and motivate them to descend a lengthy and tortuous eight-mile trail to . . . 

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Helping the police, and helping dogs in the process

By on May 23, 2017 with 12 Comments
Helping the police, and helping dogs in the process

Last July, Vickie Malone hosted kids at her home in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, to celebrate her five-year old son’s birthday. Eli and the other kids were about to get ice cream and cake when they heard a shot ring out. Opie, the boy’s pit bull mix, was gasping for air after a local police officer in . . . 

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Digging into gopher tortoise protection

By on May 22, 2017 with 1 Comment
Digging into gopher tortoise protection

At The HSUS, we work to save animals. But we also work to spare them from cruelty and suffering. If someone is to kill an animal – and that outcome cannot be avoided or prevented — we do our best to see that the killing doesn’t amount to torture, and that death comes swiftly. There . . . 

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Shark Week in the U.S. Senate

By on May 19, 2017 with 0 Comments
Shark Week in the U.S. Senate

The practice of slicing fins off live sharks and throwing them back into the water to bleed to death took a big hit yesterday when a key Senate committee passed a bill that would end any trade of shark fins in the United States. The Senate Commerce Committee passed the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act, . . . 

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HSUS investigation pulls the curtain back on tiger abuse by traveling circus trainer

By on May 18, 2017 with 14 Comments
HSUS investigation pulls the curtain back on tiger abuse by traveling circus trainer

A new HSUS undercover investigation reveals the mistreatment of eight tigers featured in Ryan Easley’s ShowMe Tigers act – a traveling circus gig that is contracted out to branded circuses. It’s painful to watch a grown man whipping a majestic tiger as the world’s most powerful predator flinches and cowers in fear. It’s a coercive . . . 

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Breaking news: Dog meat sales at China’s Yulin festival likely banned for 2017

By on May 17, 2017 with 61 Comments
Breaking news: Dog meat sales at China’s Yulin festival likely banned for 2017

Humane Society International and Duo Duo Animal Welfare Project (DDAWP) have learned from sources that the Yulin government is set to ban restaurants, street vendors, and market traders from selling dog meat at its summer festival. This is one of the most symbolically significant animal cruelty festivals in the world, and the southwestern Chinese town . . . 

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Breaking news: The HSUS assists with largest-ever cockfighting bust in U.S. history

By on May 16, 2017 with 6 Comments
Breaking news: The HSUS assists with largest-ever cockfighting bust in U.S. history

Yesterday, we worked alongside the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to conduct the largest cockfighting bust in U.S. history, with a staggering 7,000 fighting roosters at a single location. Early yesterday morning, more than 100 deputies from the sheriff’s office, along with large contingents from the HSUS Animal Rescue Team, spcaLA, and the Los Angeles . . . 

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Deliver us from the evils of bestiality

By on May 15, 2017 with 19 Comments
Deliver us from the evils of bestiality

Last week, West Virginia law enforcement officials, with an assist from The HSUS, arrested Victor Zandlo and charged him with suspected abuse of dogs. It was a particularly vicious case of bestiality. Local rescue groups did their best to help all eight dogs in the house, but they were too late for one member of . . . 

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New documentary takes aim at sled dog industry

By on May 12, 2017 with 16 Comments
New documentary takes aim at sled dog industry

It was a horror story that made headlines throughout Canada and the rest of North America. The operator of a recreational sled dog company ordered the execution of 56 sled dogs in Whistler, British Columbia, after a downturn in tourist bookings following the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Robert Fawcett, under instructions from his employers . . . 

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