Blog Profile / A Humane Nation

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Breaking news: Fashion icon Michael Kors goes fur-free

This year has been transformative for the fur-free movement with some of the biggest names in fashion pledging to go 100 percent fur-free. Photo by Alamy In the latest seismic shift in the industry, leading luxury fashion group Michael...Show More Summary

Breaking news: U.S. Senate unanimously passes PACT Act to crack down on animal cruelty crimes

Action now shifts to the House, where an identical companion bill has an eye-popping 262 cosponsors and broad bipartisan support, and is ready for final action. Photo by iStockphoto The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, S. Show More Summary

Big broiler reforms, anti-confinement policies across the world top 2017 farm animal victories

The HSUS and HSI are succeeding in moving food companies to shun the worst factory farmed products and to incorporate more plant-based foods into their offerings, thereby giving consumers real-world options to act on their principles,...Show More Summary

Breaking news: Guilty verdict for New Hampshire breeder who kept Great Danes in deplorable conditions

The HSUS worked with the Wolfeboro Police Department on the intervention to bring relief to the dogs, and has led the effort to care for the animals at an emergency animal shelter we constructed for their care. Photo by Lindsay Hamrick/The...Show More Summary

National Park Service plan to kill bison in Grand Canyon unneeded, unwarranted

The Department of Interior estimates that there were once 30 to 50 million bison roaming North America, but today it is believed there are only about 13,000 free-roaming bison. Photo by The HSUS The National Park Service (NPS), withShow More Summary

Nepal’s Supreme Court ends mass killings of street dogs

HSI/India has been carrying out humane population management control for street dogs for many years in Asia but it expanded its work in 2011, with programs like anti-rabies drives across South Asia and the Philippines Photo by RahulShow More Summary

Survey of American electorate reveals overwhelming opposition to trophy hunting

The survey showed that voters, by a margin of more than five to one, oppose allowing American trophy hunters to import into the United States the parts of elephants and lions they kill in Africa. Photo by Alamy We have no better evidence...Show More Summary

VA and HSUS announce pact to help veterans and homeless animals

We'll work with the VA to promote and expand pet keeping for Veterans, encourage their engagement with local animal shelters and other humane organizations as adopters, patrons, and volunteers, and communicate the many benefits that companion animals bring to the lives of Veterans. Show More Summary

A giant step backward on the treatment of orcas in captivity

It's one thing to take in a stranded orca in trouble and provide lifesaving care, but it’s another matter to impregnate the animal in a captive setting, knowing that her newborn will never find a pod and will probably never swim even a mile in a day. Show More Summary

Key legal gains of 2017: Wolves protected in Great Lakes, California farm animal protection laws and local puppy mill rules survive challenges

The Courts of Appeals for the Second and Seventh Circuits upheld laws restricting retail sales of companion animals from puppy mills and other unscrupulous breeders where animals are often raised in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions. Show More Summary

Enormous issues hang in the balance for horses, wolves, and grizzlies in Congressional spending bill

The House Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bill, as well as the Senate draft Interior appropriations bill, include a rider directing Fish and Wildlife Service to reissue final rules delisting wolves in the Western Great Lakes and Wyoming. Show More Summary

HSI closes 10th dog meat farm in Korea, rescuing 170 dogs

Mia, a beautiful golden retriever who will soon be in the United States, jumped up and gave our team members what has since become her signature “dog hug,” when she was first allowed out of her cage. Pictured above, Mia with HSI Senior Director of Companion Animals and Engagement Kelly O'Meara. Show More Summary

U.S. should change its spots on trophy hunting of leopards

Americans imported the equivalent of at least 5,575 leopards between 2005 and 2014, nearly half of the global trade in leopard trophies during that period. Photo by Alamy While we eagerly await President Trump’s follow-up on his decision...Show More Summary

Giving Tuesday a good time to give animals in distress a chance

This is work that crushes the heart but lifts the spirit. It is painful to see any animal in distress, but it is also empowering to be able to turn the lives of these souls around. Photo by Meredith Lee/The HSUS Public education, laws,...Show More Summary

American horror show: Trophies from canned lion hunts continue to flow into the U.S. despite ESA protection

In South Africa, private operators hold about 6,000 captive African lions in approximately 200 facilities where canned lion hunts sell for up to $20,000 each. Photo by Adam Peyman/HSI Our federal government illegally allowed U.S. trophy...Show More Summary

Federal appeals court upholds California ban on killing mountain lions for trophies

States that still allow trophy hunting of mountain lions frequently utilize cruel and unsporting hunting methods, such as trapping and hounding—practices that even many hunters oppose as antithetical to the principle of fair chase. Photo...Show More Summary

President Trump stakes out a bold position on trophy hunting

It strikes me as a poorly constructed rationalization to argue that a handful of privileged men traveling halfway around the world to kill elephants provides a service to the animals. They are there for reasons other than conservation. Show More Summary

Trump intervenes on elephant trophy hunting issue

We hope that after consulting with Interior Secretary Zinke, the president will direct the department to maintain a strict ban on any imports of sport-hunted African elephant and lion trophies. Photo by iStockphoto In a tweet to more...Show More Summary

Burlington goes fur-free

Burlington is the latest in a string of companies that are responding to consumers’ changing attitudes about animals and cleansing their supply chains of animal fur. Photo by iStockphoto Today I’m pleased to announce that BurlingtonShow More Summary

After targeting elephants, Interior Department puts African lions in the crosshairs

Before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service classified all African lions and threatened or endangered last year, U.S. trophy hunters had been killing as many as 600 lions in Africa each year and bringing their parts home. Photo by Alamy Yesterday, on this blog, I reacted in real time to the Safari Club International’s announcement that the U.S. Show More Summary

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