‘Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero’ takes the nation by storm

By on March 27, 2018 with 0 Comments
‘Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero’ takes the nation by storm

Today’s blog post is guest written by Bernard Unti, Senior Policy Advisor / Special Assistant to the President, Office of the President CEO. The new animated film Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero promises to renew the nation’s awareness of a remarkable tale of friendship, loyalty, . . . 

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Big wins for wolves, bears, horses, and other animals in 2018 budget

By on March 23, 2018 with 52 Comments
Big wins for wolves, bears, horses, and other animals in 2018 budget

There’s great news for animals in the final 2018 budget bill that President Trump signed into law today. The bottom line is this: the budget bill includes language to restrict funds from being used to harm horses and to address a purge of key animal . . . 

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Florida’s iguana overpopulation needs a humane solution that doesn’t include bashing in their heads

By on March 23, 2018 with 31 Comments
Florida’s iguana overpopulation needs a humane solution that doesn’t include bashing in their heads

Wildlife control actions go wrong when they lack justifiable objectives, fail to rely on a science-based approach, and fail the test of humaneness. We’ve seen a brutal example of this playing out in South Florida for the last few weeks, courtesy of the Florida Fish . . . 

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HSUS Animal Care Expo 2018 – Kansas City is the place to be

By on March 22, 2018 with 0 Comments
HSUS Animal Care Expo 2018 – Kansas City is the place to be

One of the many ways in which The HSUS makes the world a better place for animals is with our annual Animal Care Expo, the world’s largest educational conference and trade show for people who work with, or want to work with, animals. This year, . . . 

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The HSUS sues USDA for failing to release animal welfare records under sunshine law

By on March 21, 2018 with 7 Comments
The HSUS sues USDA for failing to release animal welfare records under sunshine law

In February 2017, shortly after the new administration took office, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, without prior notice, removed from its website thousands of Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act inspection and enforcement records. These were public records, many containing descriptions of animal neglect . . . 

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Breaking news: San Francisco says a resounding ‘no’ to fur

By on March 20, 2018 with 8 Comments
Breaking news: San Francisco says a resounding ‘no’ to fur

San Francisco has just voted to ban all sales of fur within its limits, in a historic victory for millions of animals cruelly confined and killed for their skins and hides. Today’s unanimous vote by its board of supervisors makes San Francisco the largest city . . . 

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Breaking news: HSUS, HSI sue federal wildlife officials to stop imports of elephant, lion trophies

By on March 20, 2018 with 11 Comments
Breaking news: HSUS, HSI sue federal wildlife officials to stop imports of elephant, lion trophies

The HSUS, Humane Society International, and our partners today filed a lawsuit to stop the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from lifting existing bans on elephant and lion trophy imports from certain African nations. FWS announced earlier this month that it would lift the ban . . . 

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For Beemo and 88 other dogs from a Korean dog meat farm, a better life begins in Montreal

By on March 19, 2018 with 4 Comments
For Beemo and 88 other dogs from a Korean dog meat farm, a better life begins in Montreal

The 2018 Winter Olympics may be over, but for some of us the celebration of success continues. For Humane Society International, it was the closure of our 11th dog meat farm in South Korea, which happened during the Pyeongchang Games. Yesterday, I flew to Montreal . . . 

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Interior Department packs wildlife advisory panel with trophy hunters, firearms lobbyists

By on March 16, 2018 with 12 Comments
Interior Department packs wildlife advisory panel with trophy hunters, firearms lobbyists

Had the Department of the Interior appointed Ted Nugent and Phil and Si from Duck Dynasty to its International Wildlife Conservation Council (IWCC), we might at least have been able to laugh a little. As things stand, however, it’s a crying shame. Formed in November . . . 

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Federal court says HSUS lawsuit to protect grizzlies can proceed

By on March 15, 2018 with 12 Comments
Federal court says HSUS lawsuit to protect grizzlies can proceed

Our fight to protect grizzly bears cleared a hurdle this week, when a federal court gave the green light to a lawsuit challenging the premature delisting of Yellowstone-area grizzlies. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had filed a motion to indefinitely pause the case filed . . . 

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Puppy’s death a wake-up call for airlines on safety policies for pets

By on March 14, 2018 with 10 Comments
Puppy’s death a wake-up call for airlines on safety policies for pets

It’s heartbreaking. A family on a flight from Houston to New York City is asked to stow their dog away in the overhead bin of a plane by a flight attendant. The dog, left without air in what is essentially a small, closed coffin, barks . . . 

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Breaking news: USDA abandons rule on higher welfare standards for animals raised under organics label

By on March 13, 2018 with 24 Comments
Breaking news: USDA abandons rule on higher welfare standards for animals raised under organics label

Despite strong public support for the measure, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has killed a rule that established clear and meaningful protections and higher animal welfare standards for farm animals raised under the organics label. The USDA delayed implementation of the rule three times before . . . 

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