California ballot measure would set a new precedent for farm animal welfare across the globe

By on March 8, 2018 with 11 Comments
California ballot measure would set a new precedent for farm animal welfare across the globe

In just six weeks, The HSUS and a coalition of leading farm animal protection organizations will deliver the signatures needed to launch a California ballot measure that The Guardian described as “History in the making.” That’s fitting, because the ballot and referendum process is a . . . 

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Harmful provisions in Congress’s spending bill would strip protections for wolves, reopen horse slaughter plants

By on March 7, 2018 with 13 Comments
Harmful provisions in Congress’s spending bill would strip protections for wolves, reopen horse slaughter plants

As Congress works to finalize its FY18 spending bill to fund the federal government, key protections for animals are under attack. Some members, beholden to special interests, are attempting to reopen horse slaughter plants in the United States, authorize the killing of thousands of healthy . . . 

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Defying Trump, Fish and Wildlife Service reverses ban on ‘horror show’ of elephant and lion trophy imports

By on March 6, 2018 with 38 Comments
Defying Trump, Fish and Wildlife Service reverses ban on ‘horror show’ of elephant and lion trophy imports

In a total departure from the position taken by President Trump in November when he called trophy hunting a “horror show,” the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has lifted existing bans on the import of elephant and lion trophies from certain African countries, and has . . . 

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HSUS, HSI work with corporations, schools, and hospitals to add delicious plant-based options to menus

By on March 5, 2018 with 3 Comments
HSUS, HSI work with corporations, schools, and hospitals to add delicious plant-based options to menus

Whether through our successful campaigns to end the worst factory farming practices by law, or our corporate partnerships to eliminate the use of eggs and meat from caged animals, The HSUS and Humane Society International have together been a force in moving the needle for . . . 

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Breaking news: The HSUS achieves a ceasefire in the war on native carnivores

By on March 2, 2018 with 11 Comments
Breaking news: The HSUS achieves a ceasefire in the war on native carnivores

The HSUS has long opposed the war on wildlife waged by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services agency, a wrongheaded and wasteful program that kills millions of animals each year, often with the use of indiscriminate weapons like steel-jawed leghold traps and poisons like . . . 

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Olympian Gus Kenworthy teams up with HSI to rescue dogs from South Korea’s meat trade

By on March 1, 2018 with 13 Comments
Olympian Gus Kenworthy teams up with HSI to rescue dogs from South Korea’s meat trade

It’s a far cry from the thrills and spills of the slopestyle and the halfpipe to the shabby squalor of a dog meat farm, but that did not deter Gus Kenworthy from making the journey. As the Winter Games at Pyeongchang came to an end, . . . 

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In Ohio, the nation’s second worst puppy mill state, The HSUS steps up

By on February 28, 2018 with 14 Comments
In Ohio, the nation’s second worst puppy mill state, The HSUS steps up

The HSUS and partner groups are supporting a ballot initiative in Ohio to improve conditions for tens of thousands of dogs held in commercial breeding facilities in the state. A recent puppy mill rescue in the state highlighted, once again, the great need for such . . . 

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Help us keep the pressure on USDA to prevent outsourcing of animal welfare inspections

By on February 27, 2018 with 3 Comments
Help us keep the pressure on USDA to prevent outsourcing of animal welfare inspections

Last month, we told you about a disastrous plan by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to consider allowing some third-party inspections of certain regulated businesses, such as puppy mills, zoos, aquariums, and animal research labs, to determine which facilities warrant agency oversight. The plan could . . . 

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From pangolins to elephants, HSI delivers victories for wildlife around the globe

By on February 26, 2018 with 3 Comments
From pangolins to elephants, HSI delivers victories for wildlife around the globe

In December, Humane Society International’s Africa Wildlife Program Manager Nicci Wright received a call about a pangolin, named Ivory, rescued from traffickers who were attempting to sell him. Pangolins, poached to meet a demand for their scales and meat in Asia, are a protected species . . . 

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Florida and Georgia lawmakers make shameful attempts to protect puppy mills

By on February 22, 2018 with 10 Comments
Florida and Georgia lawmakers make shameful attempts to protect puppy mills

Staff members of the HSUS puppy mills campaign frequently hear from individuals who have had bad experiences with dogs sourced from puppy mills. For example, they heard from a pet owner who had bought an English bulldog puppy from a pet store in Miami. The . . . 

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States need to be more proactive in stopping spread of chronic wasting disease among deer

By on February 21, 2018 with 3 Comments
States need to be more proactive in stopping spread of chronic wasting disease among deer

Captive deer farms are breeding grounds for the deadly chronic wasting disease, which has now spread to 24 states. While some states have wisely banned such facilities, others have done nothing, even as the disease spreads and costs taxpayers millions of dollars in response efforts. . . . 

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HSUS and HSI programs helping dogs here and abroad

By on February 20, 2018 with 2 Comments
HSUS and HSI programs helping dogs here and abroad

So many of you, like so many of us within the HSUS family, care about dogs and their well-being. I’m proud of the work we’re doing to help dogs here and abroad, and wanted to share some news of our activities in this arena. The . . . 

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