Authorities seize truck with more than 800 dogs, jam-packed in cages, bound for slaughter

By on June 19, 2017 with 23 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Authorities seize truck with more than 800 dogs, jam-packed in cages, bound for slaughter

Working on a tip from activists (including Humane Society International partner groups) just two days before the “official” start of the dog meat “festival” in Yulin, authorities have seized a truck transporting more than 800 dogs to a dog meat market. After 10 hours of . . . 

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Breaking news: The HSUS intervenes to stop outsized cruelty at a puppy mill in New Hampshire

By on June 17, 2017 with 151 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking news: The HSUS intervenes to stop outsized cruelty at a puppy mill in New Hampshire

Yesterday, The HSUS assisted the Wolfeboro Police Department with a puppy mill intervention not on a farm in Arkansas or a shack in North Carolina (two states where we’ve done major actions to help dogs), but rather in a mansion in northern New England. It . . . 

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BLM plotting war on wild horses

By on June 15, 2017 with 68 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
BLM plotting war on wild horses

The Department of the Interior, under the leadership of Secretary Ryan Zinke, has signaled its intention to strip decades-old federal protections for wild horses and burros and to allow them to be shipped to slaughter by the tens of thousands. Public comments and Congressional testimony . . . 

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Department of Commerce move to nix protections for whales, dolphins, turtles makes no sense

By on June 14, 2017 with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Department of Commerce move to nix protections for whales, dolphins, turtles makes no sense

On Monday, the Trump administration announced that it was cancelling plans that would have protected whales, dolphins, and endangered sea turtles from high levels of drowning deaths in drift gillnets set off the California coast. The most puzzling thing about this announcement is that the . . . 

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New signs of hope and despair on dog and cat meat trade in China, with Yulin festival looming

By on June 13, 2017 with 51 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New signs of hope and despair on dog and cat meat trade in China, with Yulin festival looming

This week, Chinese citizens recoiled after learning the story of a man who had baited 500 stray and owned cats with sparrows and other caged birds, captured them, crowded the poor animals into small cages, and made arrangements to sell them to restaurants for human . . . 

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Combating climate change by thinking about diet

By on June 12, 2017 with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Combating climate change by thinking about diet

There have been plenty of headlines about the United States pulling away from the Paris agreement on climate change. But even among individuals, institutions, and nations deeply committed to the cause of minimizing the human impact on climate, there is still too little attention to . . . 

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States on the attack against black bears, grizzly bears

By on June 9, 2017 with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
States on the attack against black bears, grizzly bears

Throughout the country, humans are crossing paths with bears, and in almost every case, the bears end up on the losing side. This week, near the top of Togwotee Pass in Wyoming, a photographer snapped a picture of a grizzly bear with a Conibear-style furbearer . . . 

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Some British politicians threaten to make foxhunting legal again

By on June 8, 2017 with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Some British politicians threaten to make foxhunting legal again

Election update: Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to overturn the U.K.’s ban on hound hunting of foxes is almost certainly dead in the water, with the Tories losing their majority in Parliament and requiring a partnership with one or more of the smaller parties to . . . 

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Key federal lawmakers agree that U.S. should stop lagging on banning animal testing for cosmetics

By on June 7, 2017 with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Key federal lawmakers agree that U.S. should stop lagging on banning animal testing for cosmetics

We are in the midst of a global revolution to end the use of animals in cosmetics testing. In recent months, key countries have either banned this unnecessary and inhumane practice, or put in motion plans to do the same. More than a fourth of . . . 

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Online retailer for Prada, Gucci, Michael Kors, and Burberry goes fur-free

By on June 6, 2017 with 7 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Online retailer for Prada, Gucci, Michael Kors, and Burberry goes fur-free

One of the world’s leading online retailers for high fashion has joined the fur-free wagon, building the momentum of our campaign to keep fur off the racks and on the backs of wild animals. This morning, Yoox Net-A-Porter (YNAP), a popular and expanding presence in . . . 

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Nevada joins list of U.S. states to ban trafficking in ivory, rhino horn, and shark fins

By on June 5, 2017 with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Nevada joins list of U.S. states to ban trafficking in ivory, rhino horn, and shark fins

In recent days, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has signed a series of animal protection bills into law, including a measure to crack down on wildlife trafficking. It’s the latest example of policy makers and animal advocates teaming up to stop the killing of wild animals . . . 

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Japan’s infamous dolphin hunts target two new species

By on June 2, 2017 with 14 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Japan’s infamous dolphin hunts target two new species

The 2009 documentary “The Cove,” by Louie Psihoyos, pulled back the curtain on Japan’s Taiji dolphin hunt, which gave vivid images and details of the gruesome annual killing of dolphins at an isolated inlet in a small town in Wakayama Prefecture. The swell of outrage . . . 

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