A beloved cat reuniting with his family and other small victories give us hope as war in Ukraine rages on

By on April 28, 2022 with 2 Comments
A beloved cat reuniting with his family and other small victories give us hope as war in Ukraine rages on

When Russia invaded her country in late February, Larysa Frisby of Ukraine fortunately was far from the war zone visiting family in the United States. Unfortunately, her cat Persik was back home in Odesa. Frisby managed to find help to evacuate the cat as far . . . 

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Two ‘big tusker’ elephants killed for the thrill by trophy hunters in Botswana

By on April 26, 2022 with 13 Comments
Two ‘big tusker’ elephants killed for the thrill by trophy hunters in Botswana

We learned last week about the outrageous killing of two iconic and rare “big tusker” male savanna elephants in an unpopulated corner of northern Botswana. “Big tusker” refers to an elephant with at least one tusk weighing 100 pounds but it effectively signifies an elephant . . . 

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We’re calling for SEC action over McDonald’s deception as the company confirms cruel crate confinement

By on April 22, 2022 with 6 Comments
We’re calling for SEC action over McDonald’s deception as the company confirms cruel crate confinement

Today, the Humane Society of the United States is calling on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate and hold McDonald’s accountable for deceiving shareholders and the public about its animal confinement policies. We confronted McDonald’s with a shareholder proposal after suspecting that the . . . 

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Undercover investigation exposes the horrors of animal testing—and more than 80 dogs who need our help

By on April 21, 2022 with 85 Comments
Undercover investigation exposes the horrors of animal testing—and more than 80 dogs who need our help

Today we are releasing the results of our seven-month undercover investigation at one of America’s largest animal testing laboratories. We’re asking you to join us in changing an outdated industry— animal testing—and, more immediately, in urging the release of more than 80 dogs still suffering . . . 

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In Canada, baby seals still face a cruel fate

By on April 19, 2022 with 10 Comments
In Canada, baby seals still face a cruel fate

Today I’m turning the blog over to my colleague Rebecca Aldworth, executive director of Humane Society International/Canada. For nearly two decades, Rebecca has been on the literal front lines of the fight to save animals, traveling to the ice floes of the Northwest Atlantic to . . . 

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Time, talent and National Volunteer Week: A reason to celebrate and participate

By on April 15, 2022 with 1 Comment
Time, talent and National Volunteer Week: A reason to celebrate and participate

Every time we share news of a victory in our fight to protect animals, or positive trends in our cause, or growing momentum in a particular campaign, it’s also a story about the countless contributions of people working tirelessly behind the scenes to make these . . . 

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If you found an ‘orphaned’ wild animal, would you know how to do the right thing?

By on April 13, 2022 with 1 Comment
If you found an ‘orphaned’ wild animal, would you know how to do the right thing?

For many years, the modest stretch of forested land surrounding our office in Maryland has offered a refuge to wild animals whose habitat is shrinking around them. Year after year, our staff members excitedly share sightings of our wild neighbors: the mama fox who births . . . 

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Arizona becomes the latest state to ban the sale and production of eggs from caged chickens

By on April 12, 2022 with 10 Comments
Arizona becomes the latest state to ban the sale and production of eggs from caged chickens

In an important and encouraging advance for the protection of farm animals, Arizona has moved to ban cruel cages for egg-laying hens and ensure that all eggs produced and/or sold in the state are cage-free. The regulations promulgated by the Arizona Department of Agriculture guarantee . . . 

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New UK law takes landmark step, recognizing that animals have feelings

By on April 7, 2022 with 3 Comments
New UK law takes landmark step, recognizing that animals have feelings

While many of our Humane Society International colleagues are responding to the crisis in Ukraine, they continue to advance the vital priority campaigns that are the main focus of their work. In the United Kingdom, that includes the recent passage of “sentience” legislation that requires . . . 

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Decades-long persistence pays off as proposed federal regulations will protect captive birds

By on April 6, 2022 with 8 Comments
Decades-long persistence pays off as proposed federal regulations will protect captive birds

When Humane Society of the United States investigators go out to take a close look at facilities that keep captive birds—roadside zoos, animal markets and others—they almost always return with the same dispiriting reports of dismal treatment and living conditions. Owls and hawks tightly chained . . . 

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One month into war, our animal relief effort expands

By on April 4, 2022 with 4 Comments
One month into war, our animal relief effort expands

Each and every day in war-torn Ukraine, we see a poignant truth that we have seen at other times in other places. In their most desperate moments, at the risk of their own lives and without hesitation, those who love and care about animals will . . . 

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It’s time to move past the cruel, inhumane practice of testing cosmetics on animals

By on March 29, 2022 with 5 Comments
It’s time to move past the cruel, inhumane practice of testing cosmetics on animals

Back in the 1940s, when government scientists were asked to check cosmetics for safety, they turned to rabbits. Dr. J.H. Draize and colleagues at the Food and Drug Administration dropped chemicals into the animals’ eyes and applied them to their skin, then assigned scores to . . . 

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