Americans react with outrage, disgust to giraffe hunter’s photos boasting of kill

By on July 5, 2018 with 9 Comments
Americans react with outrage, disgust to giraffe hunter’s photos boasting of kill

Exactly three years after the killing of Cecil the lion sparked outrage among the American public, one more U.S. trophy hunter is making international headlines for killing an imperiled animal — this time a giraffe. The news of this hunt comes just weeks after another . . . 

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Tell NIH to send the last of the research chimpanzees to sanctuary

By on July 3, 2018 with 7 Comments
Tell NIH to send the last of the research chimpanzees to sanctuary

Many of you were by our side as we worked successfully to outlaw the use of chimpanzees in invasive research in the United States, a tremendous achievement and one that enjoyed the support of millions of Americans, including members of the scientific community. Now, we . . . 

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Jury says pork producer has to pay $25 million in damages, even as North Carolina lawmakers rush to protect factory farms

By on July 2, 2018 with 5 Comments
Jury says pork producer has to pay $25 million in damages, even as North Carolina lawmakers rush to protect factory farms

North Carolina residents who live near giant pig factory farms have long complained about the stench from the open manure lagoons, the swarms of flies that descend on their homes, mobs of vultures who pick over rotting hog carcasses and the constant rumbling of trucks . . . 

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Breaking news: Ohio governor signs landmark anti-puppy-mill law

By on June 29, 2018 with 34 Comments
Breaking news: Ohio governor signs landmark anti-puppy-mill law

History was made today in Ohio when Gov. John Kasich signed into law anti-puppy-mill legislation that implements major reforms designed to improve the lives of breeding dogs. The new law includes a ban on some of the most cruel practices used by commercial dog breeders, . . . 

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Alaskans say ‘no’ to cruel hunting methods for killing hibernating bears, wolf pups in dens

By on June 29, 2018 with 28 Comments
Alaskans say ‘no’ to cruel hunting methods for killing hibernating bears, wolf pups in dens

A rule recently proposed by the Trump administration would roll back an Obama-era regulation that prohibits controversial and scientifically unjustified methods of hunting on Alaska’s national preserves, which are federal public lands. These egregious hunting methods include killing hibernating mother black bears and their cubs . . . 

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Iceland resumes slaughter of fin whales, defying international ban

By on June 28, 2018 with 0 Comments
Iceland resumes slaughter of fin whales, defying international ban

In defiance of an international moratorium on commercial whaling, the Icelandic ship Hvalur hf left port last week after a two-year pause in that country’s fin whale hunt. Iceland’s goal is to kill up to 238 fin whales this summer – in addition to its . . . 

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Speak out to stop breed-specific discrimination

By on June 27, 2018 with 35 Comments
Speak out to stop breed-specific discrimination

Last week, Delta Airlines announced it would ban pit-bull-type dogs from flying in the cabin as service and assistance animals. In doing so, the airline is overlooking the fact that there is no evidence that a particular breed of dog bites more than another. And . . . 

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HSI brings food, medical help to starving, hurt animals in volcano-hit Guatemala

By on June 26, 2018 with 1 Comment
HSI brings food, medical help to starving, hurt animals in volcano-hit Guatemala

When the Volcán de Fuego erupted in Guatemala nearly two weeks ago, devastating villages for miles around, Humane Society International’s disaster response team took immediate action. HSI has been helping animals affected by disasters for many years, and it’s one of the most crucial services . . . 

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In wake of Skye hunt case, HSUS and allies demand ban on imports of lion trophies from South Africa

By on June 25, 2018 with 12 Comments
In wake of Skye hunt case, HSUS and allies demand ban on imports of lion trophies from South Africa

Today, we are joining with allies to demand that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prohibit the import of any lion trophies from South Africa. Our demand comes in the wake of news from South Africa indicating that Skye, a male lion who was considered . . . 

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It’s official – Californians can vote to ban cage confinement for farm animals

By on June 23, 2018 with 8 Comments
It’s official – Californians can vote to ban cage confinement for farm animals

Today a key milestone was reached in the historic California ballot initiative campaign to protect farm animals. After months of energetic efforts to collect more than 660,000 signatures from California voters in every county throughout the state, I am proud to announce that the measure . . . 

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Protect our equine athletes by passing the Horseracing Integrity Act

By on June 22, 2018 with 7 Comments
Protect our equine athletes by passing the Horseracing Integrity Act

The Horseracing Integrity Act, H.R. 2651, will better protect our nation’s racehorses by replacing outdated state-by-state drug and medication rules, banning race-day medication, and putting the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in charge of a program to set one national uniform set of rules on medication . . . 

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Our Unhappy Meals campaign puts McDonald’s on alert to end chicken cruelty

By on June 21, 2018 with 30 Comments
Our Unhappy Meals campaign puts McDonald’s on alert to end chicken cruelty

Today, we are launching a new campaign that calls out McDonald’s for allowing extreme animal suffering in its chicken supply chain. Our goal is to get the fast food giant to join its competitors—including Burger King, Subway, Jack in the Box and nearly a hundred . . . 

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