An ‘itch to kill’: Undercover at wildlife killing contests in Nevada

By on March 30, 2023 with 11 Comments
An ‘itch to kill’: Undercover at wildlife killing contests in Nevada

Earlier this month, our Nevada state director Rebecca Goff and others testified at the Assembly Natural Resources Committee hearing in support of a bill in Nevada (A.B. 102) that would end cruel, unsporting and ecologically destructive wildlife killing contests in the Silver State. An end . . . 

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Breaking: New anti-doping program is good news for racehorses

By on March 27, 2023 with 3 Comments
Breaking: New anti-doping program is good news for racehorses

Today marks a critical turning point for thoroughbred racehorse safety, and it comes just in time for the upcoming Triple Crown season. The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority just launched its Anti-Doping and Medication Control Program, ushering in a new era of safety and welfare . . . 

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Helping animals recover after Chile’s forest fires

By on March 27, 2023 with 3 Comments
Helping animals recover after Chile’s forest fires

In Chile, forest fires recently left entire families without homes. More than 6,000 people have been displaced. In February, a group of first responders discovered a family sleeping in a tent with the last of their belongings and their two dogs. One of their dogs . . . 

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In major win, Utah bans the use of gas chambers in animal shelters

By on March 24, 2023 with 10 Comments
In major win, Utah bans the use of gas chambers in animal shelters

Last Friday, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed a bill to end the use of gas chambers for euthanasia of cats and dogs, leaving just two states in the U.S.—Missouri and Wyoming—that continue to use this cruel and archaic method. Today, only three known and active . . . 

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Celebrating the lawmakers who made 2022 a banner year for big cats and other animals

By on March 23, 2023 with 3 Comments
Celebrating the lawmakers who made 2022 a banner year for big cats and other animals

Last night at our Humane Awards event on Capitol Hill, we celebrated the work of lawmakers whose dedication to our cause made 2022 a banner congressional year for animals. In particular, we recognized the passage into law of the Big Cat Public Safety Act, and . . . 

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Puppy Protection Act brings hope for dogs languishing in puppy mills

By on March 20, 2023 with 8 Comments
Puppy Protection Act brings hope for dogs languishing in puppy mills

In West Point, Iowa, a large-scale, commercial breeding facility called the Stonehenge Kennel contains more than 800 dogs. Here, since 2015, more than 100 dogs have been found sick or injured; some had open lesions and could barely walk. As recently as December 2022, the . . . 

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Breaking: Undercover investigation reveals Florida’s shady ivory market

By on March 20, 2023 with 1 Comment
Breaking: Undercover investigation reveals Florida’s shady ivory market

With elephants just a step or two away from extinction, our newly released undercover investigation reveals a thriving market for ivory products in Florida, one that undermines conservation efforts and increases the pressure on this beleaguered species. Under U.S. federal law, new ivory cannot be . . . 

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In major win for animals, Indonesia’s capital city bans dog and cat meat trades

By on March 17, 2023 with 5 Comments
In major win for animals, Indonesia’s capital city bans dog and cat meat trades

Earlier this month, authorities from the Special Area of the City of (DKI) Jakarta—the most populous metropolitan area in Indonesia, which includes the capital city—announced they have banned the dog and cat meat trades, which will save the lives of an estimated 340 dogs and . . . 

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Undercover at wildlife killing ‘contest’ where 405 coyotes were slaughtered in 45 hours

By on March 15, 2023 with 5 Comments
Undercover at wildlife killing ‘contest’ where 405 coyotes were slaughtered in 45 hours

At the end of a macabre “contest” in Mendon, Illinois, a young boy carries the lifeless bodies of coyotes streaked with blood and torn apart by bullets. He walks across blood-soaked pavement, struggling under the weight of the animals as he helps to load the . . . 

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Victory! Cruel hunting methods in Kenai National Wildlife Refuge were just defeated

By on March 14, 2023 with 3 Comments
Victory! Cruel hunting methods in Kenai National Wildlife Refuge were just defeated

In a massive victory for wildlife in Alaska, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last week that it was withdrawing its 2020 proposed rule that would have allowed trophy hunters on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to lure brown bears to their deaths with . . . 

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Nearly 200 dogs saved from slaughter as HSI shuts down 18th dog meat farm

By on March 13, 2023 with 7 Comments
Nearly 200 dogs saved from slaughter as HSI shuts down 18th dog meat farm

Not long ago, our Humane Society International team in South Korea discovered yet another heartbreaking scene on a dog meat farm: Dozens and dozens of dogs were locked in feces-filled cages awaiting slaughter. Many were pregnant, days away from giving birth to puppies who would . . . 

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A decade’s worth of wins against cosmetics animal testing

By on March 10, 2023 with 2 Comments
A decade’s worth of wins against cosmetics animal testing

Tomorrow, March 11, 2023, marks the 10-year anniversary of a historic paradigm shift away from cosmetics animal testing. When the European Union and Israel became the world’s first markets to ban animal tests for cosmetics such as makeup, shampoo and cologne, the change jump-started our . . . 

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