Compass, Aramark work with The HSUS to introduce plant-based options at universities, hospitals

By on September 8, 2017 with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Compass, Aramark work with The HSUS to introduce plant-based options at universities, hospitals

The food service sector is playing a positive role in improving the way animals are treated in American agriculture. Whether by establishing policies to eliminate the confinement of calves in veal crates, mother pigs in gestation crates, or hens in battery cages, or to vastly . . . 

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Two massive, exceedingly dangerous storms threaten the people and animals of the U.S.

By on September 7, 2017 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Two massive, exceedingly dangerous storms threaten the people and animals of the U.S.

Harvey came with hurricane-force winds and an extraordinary load of precipitation, drinking up trillions of gallons of water from the Gulf and pouring them on Texas day after day, then going back for more. Now Irma has gained unprecedented strength from the unusually warm waters . . . 

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Putting the costs on animal abusers, not animal protectors

By on September 6, 2017 with 4 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Putting the costs on animal abusers, not animal protectors

In June, The HSUS partnered with the Wolfeboro Police Department in New Hampshire to rescue 84 Great Danes from deplorable conditions inside a lavish million-dollar mansion. Responders found the dogs neglected and living in filth, and the owner taking all kinds of moral shortcuts while . . . 

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Alaska lawmaker plots yet another assault on wolves, grizzlies on federal lands

By on September 5, 2017 with 12 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Alaska lawmaker plots yet another assault on wolves, grizzlies on federal lands

He’s back. Alaska Congressman Don Young, that’s who. After spearheading a resolution to repeal a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) rule restricting particularly cruel and unsporting methods of killing grizzly bears, wolves, and other native carnivores on national wildlife refuges in Alaska, he’s now . . . 

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Walking horse industry hemorrhaging, as scant crowd turns out for Celebration

By on September 4, 2017 with 74 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Walking horse industry hemorrhaging, as scant crowd turns out for Celebration

The 79th Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration concluded Saturday night, and by all appearances, it was for the most part a friends and family affair. Gone are the days when spectators sat shoulder to shoulder in the nearly 30,000-seat arena in Shelbyville, providing a boost . . . 

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A tribute to the great Cleveland Amory on his centenary birthday

By on September 2, 2017 with 9 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A tribute to the great Cleveland Amory on his centenary birthday

It’s hard to believe that Cleveland Amory, who was without question one of the most important and influential animal advocates of the 20th century, would be 100 today. When it came to animal protection, he was a man of resolve and action. With the whipping . . . 

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HSUS disaster response expanding with rescues and transports

By on September 1, 2017 with 8 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
HSUS disaster response expanding with rescues and transports

The broadcast images are telling. A hovering Coast Guard helicopter lifts a family from a rooftop, 150 feet into the air, and then safely out of danger. The family includes a husband and wife couple in their late 50s or 60s and their two Boston . . . 

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Fighting factory farming from Indiana to Indonesia

By on August 31, 2017 with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Fighting factory farming from Indiana to Indonesia

We’ve taken on factory farming in the United States with decisive results, using a multi-channel approach that includes public education, ballot initiatives, undercover investigations, corporate reform, meat reduction campaigns, and cooperation with farmers and ranchers on our agriculture councils. Humane Society International (HSI) is carrying . . . 

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HSUS rescuers wade through Texas floods to save, evacuate animals

By on August 30, 2017 with 22 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
HSUS rescuers wade through Texas floods to save, evacuate animals

During Hurricane Katrina, in 2005, it felt like The HSUS and other animal groups not only fought surging waters, rain, and wind, but we also had to fight some government agencies and key private agencies whose leaders just didn’t get it when it came to . . . 

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The HSUS goes to federal court on behalf of Yellowstone’s grizzly bears

By on August 29, 2017 with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The HSUS goes to federal court on behalf of Yellowstone’s grizzly bears

Sixty days ago, The HSUS told Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that we’d see him in court if his agency did not reconsider a wrong-headed decision to strip federal protections from grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. We made good on that promise today. Joined . . . 

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The crisis in Texas, and the urgent call to help animals and people

By on August 28, 2017 with 122 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The crisis in Texas, and the urgent call to help animals and people

What’s happening in Texas is a singular, destructive, and perilous moment for the state’s human residents. That’s true for the animals, too. The HSUS is there, on the ground, committed to helping all the victims, especially the animals, because that is our special charge. By . . . 

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As Harvey menaces, HSUS team readies for pet evacuations, rescue

By on August 25, 2017 with 74 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
As Harvey menaces, HSUS team readies for pet evacuations, rescue

With Hurricane Harvey expected to ram the Texas coast early Saturday, whipsawing trees and homes and deluging communities, our HSUS Animal Rescue Team is working with local officials in the projected impact region to help evacuate animals. Our staff members have been working with emergency . . . 

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