Infamous trophy hunt shows what happens when gray wolves are stripped of protections

By on June 16, 2021 with 3 Comments
Infamous trophy hunt shows what happens when gray wolves are stripped of protections

In February, 1,500 trophy hunters took to the frigid woods of Wisconsin, armed with guns, traps, neck snares and packs of hounds, in what would be Wisconsin’s first wolf hunt in seven years. The destruction and killing they perpetrated over the next 60 hours revealed . . . 

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Chinese advocates lead the fight against Yulin’s dog meat trade

By on June 14, 2021 with 20 Comments
Chinese advocates lead the fight against Yulin’s dog meat trade

In China and a few other East Asian nations, there is a civil war playing out over the dog and cat meat trade. It is a war of ideas, attitudes, behaviors and worldviews. It is a fight that pits citizens of these nations who love . . . 

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Breaking: Nevada becomes 9th state to ban cages for egg-laying hens

By on June 8, 2021 with 7 Comments
Breaking: Nevada becomes 9th state to ban cages for egg-laying hens

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak just signed a bill into law making Nevada the ninth state to ban the sale of eggs that come from hens in cages. The measure also bans the cage confinement of egg-laying hens in the state. Most hens used in the . . . 

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Standing up for marine animals is the perfect way to celebrate World Oceans Day

By on June 8, 2021 with 2 Comments
Standing up for marine animals is the perfect way to celebrate World Oceans Day

Fewer than 400 North Atlantic right whales remain on our planet; fins from 73 million sharks are traded every year; warming waters render habitats increasingly unlivable for animals once at home there. Clearly, the status quo for the animals of our oceans urgently needs to . . . 

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No, ‘pandemic pets’ aren’t being surrendered. But some families still need support.

By on June 7, 2021 with 3 Comments
No, ‘pandemic pets’ aren’t being surrendered. But some families still need support.

Recently, as people are starting to head back into the office, I’ve been getting questions about what’s happening with “pandemic pets” — dogs, cats and other animals who people brought into their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reporters want to know whether we have noticed . . . 

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Breaking: Biden administration takes steps to strengthen the Endangered Species Act

By on June 4, 2021 with 9 Comments
Breaking: Biden administration takes steps to strengthen the Endangered Species Act

Update (10/26/2021): The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service proposed rules to rescind two Trump-era critical habitat regulations. If these rules are finalized, they will restore the definition of “habitat” and regulations that govern critical habitat exclusions. Critical habitat is . . . 

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Beagle rescued from testing lab ‘is just so happy to be free’

By on June 2, 2021 with 15 Comments
Beagle rescued from testing lab ‘is just so happy to be free’

A beautiful story came out over the weekend in the Washington Post about an 11-year-old beagle named Hammy. Adopted in 2013 after living in a research laboratory for his first four years of life, Hammy became the beloved pup of journalist Melanie D.G. Kaplan. As . . . 

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Drug scandal haunts the welfare of racehorses as Belmont Stakes approaches

By on June 1, 2021 with 2 Comments
Drug scandal haunts the welfare of racehorses as Belmont Stakes approaches

Update 6/2/2021: The split sample test has confirmed that Kentucky Derby champion Medina Spirit had betamethasone in his system, according to the New York Times. So far, the 2021 Triple Crown season has produced astonishing proof of how badly horse racing needs further regulation to . . . 

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Breaking: Dogs who were raised for meat arrive in the U.S. to find homes

By on May 27, 2021 with 412 Comments
Breaking: Dogs who were raised for meat arrive in the U.S. to find homes

Early this morning, 171 dogs from South Korean dog meat farms landed at Dulles International Airport to start new lives, and on this first day of their bright futures, I am reminded of how critical our day-to-day work is. Every time Humane Society International shuts . . . 

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The federal government must protect gray wolves before it’s too late

By on May 26, 2021 with 7 Comments
The federal government must protect gray wolves before it’s too late

We just filed a legal petition urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to immediately restore Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains. The wolves in this region are in grave danger due to new laws passed in Idaho and . . . 

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Police intercept illegal dog meat truck in Indonesia for the first time

By on May 25, 2021 with 41 Comments
Police intercept illegal dog meat truck in Indonesia for the first time

One of the most important aspects of animal advocacy is ensuring that changes to policy translate to meaningful actions that save lives. What happened on a street in Indonesia earlier this month signals remarkable progress, bringing much-needed hope to the more than one million dogs . . . 

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How special interest groups are destroying the gray wolf

By on May 21, 2021 with 8 Comments
How special interest groups are destroying the gray wolf

Gray wolves used to thrive in most states in the U.S. and across Europe. Because of trophy hunting and habitat loss, wolves were extirpated from most states in the U.S. until the 1970s, when gray wolves were listed as an endangered species under the Endangered . . . 

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