More Yellowstone grizzly bears are dying at human hands than ever before; HSUS, allies suggest common-sense solutions
The past four years have seen a tragic, record-breaking spike in the numbers of grizzly bears killed in conflicts with humans in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. In fact, more than 70 percent of grizzly bear deaths in this region are now caused by human activity, . . .
Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act moves up in Congress; New film exposes cruelty and corruption in global trade
By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson The Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act passed the Senate Commerce Committee with a near-unanimous voice vote this week, with American lawmakers leaving no doubt of how they view the nefarious global trade in which fishermen cut the fins off . . .
Breaking news: Petland moves to close store after HSUS investigation shows rabbits dying without medical care
A Petland store that was the subject of an HSUS undercover investigation released this week appears to be closing down. After news of our investigation, which showed more than a dozen rabbits had apparently died at the Virginia store without medical care, and following an . . .
PAST Act introduced in Senate as more evidence for ending walking horse abuse surfaces
By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson Recent developments in a case involving a Tennessee walking horse named Honors, who was crowned champion despite clear evidence that he was a victim of cruel soring, highlight the urgent need for Congress to swiftly pass the Prevent All . . .
Breaking news: ‘Joe Exotic,’ who kept hundreds of big cats in appalling conditions, found guilty of murder-for-hire and wildlife charges
The bizarre saga of a former Oklahoma roadside zoo owner, whose menagerie of hundreds of dangerous exotic animals was exposed in a 2011 HSUS undercover investigation, reached a dramatic conclusion yesterday when a federal jury found him guilty on charges that included killing five tigers . . .
Breaking: Undercover investigation finds rabbits dying without medical care at Petland store
Dead rabbits piled up in a freezer and hidden under a table in a back room were among the many shocking discoveries made at a Petland store in Fairfax, Virginia, during a five-month hidden camera investigation by the Humane Society of the United States. But . . .
California bill would end trophy hunting of bobcats
A bill introduced in California this week would end all trophy hunting of bobcats, making the Golden State the first in the union to move decisively to protect one of our country’s most iconic native carnivores. Assembly bill 1254, introduced by Assembly Member Sydney Kamlager-Dove, . . .
Kentucky becomes 46th state to ban animal sexual abuse
The sexual abuse of animals, and the associated production and distribution of related pornography, is a persistent challenge in humane work and law enforcement. For a quarter century, we’ve been working to raise public awareness and to strengthen the legal foundation for ending this deeply . . .
Victory: Dow AgroSciences beagles will head to Michigan Humane Society for TLC and happy futures
Dow AgroSciences will release the beagles who were being used in a pesticide test to the Michigan Humane Society where they will be cared for and readied for adoption into loving homes. This is the exact outcome we have been working toward for many months . . .
Breaking: Chilling video shows poachers slaughtering hibernating black bear mother, cubs in Alaska
By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson Today, we are releasing chilling footage of Andrew and Owen Renner’s now infamous – and illegal – black bear trophy hunt in Alaska last April, so you can see what grisly fate awaits the state’s native carnivores if the . . .
Urgent alert: Ask Dow AgroSciences to work with HSUS on release of beagles
Please join us today in asking Dow AgroSciences to work with the Humane Society of the United States on the release of 36 beagles who were undergoing testing at a Michigan lab, so we can help place them into a reputable shelter where they will . . .
Eat Icees, watch primate movies and sleep: Chimpanzees enjoy retirement at Project Chimps sanctuary
I am at Project Chimps today, a sanctuary in Georgia for retired research chimpanzees, visiting with the animals here and their amazing caretakers and staff. There are 59 chimpanzees on this beautiful, 236-acre forested sanctuary nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and supported by the . . .