Archive for August, 2017

Fighting factory farming from Indiana to Indonesia

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 out a similarly intense and high-impact campaign across the world. . . . 

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HSUS rescuers wade through Texas floods to save, evacuate animals

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 animal welfare. In the early stages of the response, some . . . 

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

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 by our affiliate The Fund for Animals, The HSUS filed . . . 

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

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 mid-day Sunday, the combination of Hurricane Harvey and the tropical . . . 

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

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 management offices, while our state director and other colleagues are . . . 

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Walking horse trainers expected to put injured, tortured horses on display at major event in Tennessee this weekend

Walking horse trainers expected to put injured, tortured horses on display at major event in Tennessee this weekend

As in previous years, the annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration will be tainted with organized criminal activity – animal cruelty, to be specific – as the major event for this industry heads into its first weekend in Shelbyville, Tennessee. After a long show season of torture and abuse, many Tennessee walking horse trainers double . . . 

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Interior Department, key House Republicans maneuver to open National Park Service lands to killing grizzly bears, wolves

Interior Department, key House Republicans maneuver to open National Park Service lands to killing grizzly bears, wolves

In April, President Trump signed a resolution, enabled by the Congressional Review Act and passed by Congress on a near party-line vote, that repealed a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) rule restricting particularly cruel and unsporting methods of killing grizzly bears, wolves, and other predators on national wildlife refuges in Alaska. There are now . . . 

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Court says pet parents can sue major online puppy mill broker

Court says pet parents can sue major online puppy mill broker

An Arizona court has cleared the way for 10 pet parents, who purchased sick animals from notorious puppy mill sellers despite assurances to the contrary, to continue their battle against online dog marketplace PuppyFind. This is just the latest in our offensive against deceptive online puppy mill sellers, which promise healthy, humanely treated dogs to . . . 

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USDA continues near-total eclipse of puppy mill and horse soring reports

USDA continues near-total eclipse of puppy mill and horse soring reports

When animal advocates received a bulletin from the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week claiming that it had restored additional animal welfare inspection data to its website, it was clear that the agency intended to give the impression to lawmakers and others concerned about its massive information take-down that it had remedied the problem. Nothing . . . 

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New Hampshire says ‘never again’ on puppy mill abuse

New Hampshire says ‘never again’ on puppy mill abuse

Yesterday, in the company of three adorable puppies whose mother had endured the misery of a Wolfeboro mansion that doubled as the nation’s most unusual puppy mill, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu announced his support for comprehensive reforms to strengthen the state’s animal cruelty laws and update its commercial breeder regulations. At the Wolfeboro property, . . . 

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