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

The most exciting thing to me about Expo is seeing how much value there is for attendees inspired to apply what they learn in their own communities. Photo by Jesus Aranguren/AP Images for The HSUS One of the many ways in which The HSUS...Show More Summary

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

The HSUS regularly used the records to document cruelty and suffering, such as our annual Horrible Hundred reports that warn consumers about puppy mills with welfare concerns. Photo by Amie Chou/The HSUS In February 2017, shortly after the new administration took office, the U.S. Show More Summary

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

With the vote, San Francisco has sent out a clear message to fashion retailers and designers: fur is not fashionable. Photo by iStockphoto 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. Show More Summary

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

Trophy hunting is opposed by most Americans, and President Trump expressed his disdain for it by calling it a “horror show.” Notwithstanding, FWS admits that it has allowed dozens of lion trophies to be imported in recent months. Photo by Adam Peyman/HSI The HSUS, Humane Society International, and our partners today filed a lawsuit to stop the U.S. Show More Summary

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

The HSUS recommends that pets travel in the cabin of the plane with their families, and they never be placed in areas where airflow is restricted or temperatures become too warm or cold. Photo by iStockphoto It’s heartbreaking. A family...Show More Summary

Something’s rotten at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A new book by an Oxford University wildlife biologist lays bare the circumstances of Cecil the lion's death at the hands of the wealthy Minnesota dentist, Walter Palmer. Palmer and his guides used a slaughtered elephant as bait, let Cecil suffer for hours in agony, and then took steps to cover up their seemingly illegal actions. Show More Summary

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

The most gratifying moment came when Gus Kenworthy was reunited with Beemo, the dog he adopted from a South Korean dog meat farm HSI recently closed down. Photo by Dario Ayala/AP Images for HSI The 2018 Winter Olympics may be over, but for some of us the celebration of success continues. Show More Summary

Breaking news: Jury finds New Hampshire Great Dane breeder guilty of animal cruelty

Today's verdict is a fitting end to a horror story that began to unfold in June 2017, when The HSUS assisted in an extraordinary rescue of 84 Great Danes from a New Hampshire mansion belonging to a wealthy breeder. Photo by Lindsay Hamrick/The...Show More Summary

Federal court says HSUS lawsuit to protect grizzlies can proceed

At immediate risk from a trophy hunting season in Wyoming would be celebrity bears, like female 399 (pictured above), who is often seen in areas just outside of Grand Teton National Park. She is more than 20 years old and has been a successful mother. Show More Summary

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

In Zimbabwe, the country from which most elephant trophies imported to the United States originate, wildlife management is so poor that the country has lost six percent of its elephants since 2001. Photo by iStockphoto Had the Department...Show More Summary

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

The rule prohibited cruel practices like “tail docking” of cattle and transporting animals too sick or injured to endure the journey. Photo by iStockphoto Despite strong public support for the measure, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...Show More Summary

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

The California initiative would go further than any farm animal protection measure ever considered, banning the sale of veal, eggs, and pork from facilities that force animals to spend their entire lives inside cruel and inhumane cages and crates. Show More Summary

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

This latest move by the FWS will undermine efforts to protect elephants and lions in Africa, whose populations are already under threat due to poaching and unsustainable levels of recreational trophy hunting. Photo by Cathy Smith InShow More Summary

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

The House Interior Appropriations bill contains an amendment to allow the Bureau of Land Management to kill thousands of healthy wild horses and burros. Photo by Jennifer Kunz/The HSUS As Congress works to finalize its FY18 spending bill to fund the federal government, key protections for animals are under attack. Show More Summary

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

Here in the United States and around the world we have programs that partner with some of the largest institutions, including schools, hospitals., and universities, to help them add more plant-based options to menus and reduce their overall meat purchases. Show More Summary

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

The primary concern is that the USDA will be working with third-party groups that are partly funded by the regulated industries themselves. Photo by David Sokol/For The HSUS Last month, we told you about a disastrous plan by the U.S....Show More Summary

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

M-44s do not discriminate between “target” animals, like coyotes and foxes, and “non-target” victims, like people, family pets, wolves, bears, cattle, and bald eagles. Photo by iStockphoto The HSUS has long opposed the war on wildlife waged by the U.S. Show More Summary

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

American Olympic freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy (pictured above) said it was “so upsetting to see these dogs in such appalling conditions, many of them crammed four or five to a tiny cage with absolutely no room to move.” Still, he noted,...Show More Summary

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

Buddy, one of the beagles rescued by the Wyandot County Sheriff's Office, is being rehabilitated at the Wyandot County Humane Society in Ohio. He had a really bad kennel cough and was very noticeably scared of people, but he also clearly wanted attention. Show More Summary

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

Pangolins, poached to meet a demand for their scales and meat in Asia, are a protected species and are considered the most trafficked mammals in the world. Photo by Tikki Hywood Trust In December, Humane Society International’s Africa...Show More Summary

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