Pets for Life brings lifesaving services to underserved areas amidst pandemic

By on April 20, 2020 with 1 Comment
Pets for Life brings lifesaving services to underserved areas amidst pandemic

Many communities hit hardest by the coronavirus crisis are those that were already underserved. These are the communities that have high rates of poverty and limited access to veterinary and other pet care services but where we see so much love and heartwarming bonds between . . . 

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At Black Beauty Ranch, 800-plus animals continue an uninterrupted journey of comfort amidst a pandemic

By on April 17, 2020 with 2 Comments
At Black Beauty Ranch, 800-plus animals continue an uninterrupted journey of comfort amidst a pandemic

For Alex and Loki, our two resident tigers at our Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas, spring brings lots of new opportunities for fun and play. Loki, especially, loves hunkering down in the tall grass in his enclosure at the sanctuary, says Noelle . . . 

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Veterinarians address pet owners’ concerns about the coronavirus

By on April 16, 2020 with 2 Comments
Veterinarians address pet owners’ concerns about the coronavirus

Update: The USDA has announced the first confirmed case of coronavirus infection in a dog (a German shepherd) in New York state. Officials said one of the dog’s owners tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and another showed symptoms prior to . . . 

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Breaking news: Second city in mainland China bans dog and cat meat trade

By on April 15, 2020 with 5 Comments
Breaking news: Second city in mainland China bans dog and cat meat trade

A second city in mainland China has banned dog and cat meat, striking the latest in a series of blows against this cruel trade that causes immeasurable suffering and pain for millions of animals each year. The city of Zhuhai announced that dogs and cats . . . 

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More than 86 million egg-laying hens in the U.S. are now cage-free

By on April 15, 2020 with 3 Comments
More than 86 million egg-laying hens in the U.S. are now cage-free

New federal data released this month shows the enormous progress we have made toward the goal of ending the cruel cage confinement of farm animals in the United States. More than a quarter (26.2%) of eggs produced in our nation are now cage-free, according to . . . 

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World Health Organization says nations should end wildlife trade

By on April 14, 2020 with 7 Comments
World Health Organization says nations should end wildlife trade

The World Health Organization is calling on nations to end wildlife markets because of the high risk they pose for the spread of pathogens like the coronavirus that can jump from animals to humans. This week, David Nabarro, a medical doctor and the special envoy . . . 

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HSUS survey shows pet stores do brisk business selling puppy mill dogs during pandemic

By on April 13, 2020 with 8 Comments
HSUS survey shows pet stores do brisk business selling puppy mill dogs during pandemic

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, shelters and rescues have pivoted swiftly to ensure that more animals get adopted and to make space for others in need. I’ve been reporting on this blog about shelters and rescue groups successfully placing animals into loving homes . . . 

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China’s recognition of dogs as companion animals bodes well for its animal welfare future

By on April 10, 2020 with 7 Comments
China’s recognition of dogs as companion animals bodes well for its animal welfare future

There is unprecedented focus on the challenges of animal welfare in China in the wake of COVID -19. The sharpening international scrutiny of its wildlife markets and wildlife trade will shake up animal protection policy in China and around the world. The news that a . . . 

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Washington state plans to increase trophy hunting of cougars despite widespread public opposition

By on April 9, 2020 with 33 Comments
Washington state plans to increase trophy hunting of cougars despite widespread public opposition

Every day produces ample evidence that those involved with harming and killing animals don’t take a break, even during a national emergency. And neither do we. The latest example involves a proposal to expand trophy hunting of cougars in Washington State. The Washington Department of . . . 

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BREAKING NEWS: Bipartisan congressional letter calls for end to live wildlife markets

By on April 9, 2020 with 8 Comments
BREAKING NEWS: Bipartisan congressional letter calls for end to live wildlife markets

Consistent with the recommendations in Wildlife Markets and COVID-19, the Humane Society International report released earlier this week, and our own messaging on the pandemic, Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Representatives Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) and Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and more than sixty . . . 

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Newly released footage confirms the Joe Exotic we know

By on April 8, 2020 with 10 Comments
Newly released footage confirms the Joe Exotic we know

We’ve known “Joe Exotic” (Joe Schreibvogel) for a long while, and we know him well. This week, we’re releasing additional footage from the Humane Society of the United States investigations focusing on Joe, Doc Antle and other wild animal breeders and traders that began in . . . 

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HSUS sues USDA over policies that risk future pandemics

By on April 8, 2020 with 3 Comments
HSUS sues USDA over policies that risk future pandemics

Today the Humane Society of the United States filed a federal lawsuit challenging the response plan for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (or “bird flu”) of the United States Department of Agriculture. The response plan, produced by the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, is shortsighted and . . . 

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