Blog Profile / A Humane Nation

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Worse than having a tiger by the tail

The U.S. tiger breeding industry exists solely to offer the public an opportunity to pet, hold, feed, play with, and even swim with tigers. Photo by The HSUS The Thai authorities had seen enough. The discovery of 60 dead tiger cubs—frozen...Show More Summary

Turning off the gas on last gas chamber in California

The HSUS has been working very actively since 2013 to close asphyxiant gas chambers around the country. So far, we’ve had a hand in shuttering more than 70 of them, and the number of states with gas chambers has dropped from 16 at the beginning of 2013 to just four. Show More Summary

Breaking news: U.S. restricts commercial ivory trade, with China expected to follow

The final rule announced today will bar the sale of ivory from African elephants across state lines and further restrict commercial exports. Photo by Alamy The United States today announced a near-complete ban on the commercial ivory trade, marking a historic step forward in ending the global elephant poaching crisis. Show More Summary

Breaking news: Feds, The HSUS rescue 66 dogs from dogfighting operations in several states

The federal Animal Welfare Act makes it a felony punishable by up to five years in prison to fight dogs or to possess, train, sell, buy, deliver, receive, or transport dogs intended for use in dogfighting, and The HSUS played the leading...Show More Summary

A different kind of remembrance for Harambe

In past situations where children have fallen into gorilla exhibits, these immensely powerful animals chose to be the rescuers of the children. Photo by Martin Shields/Alamy No matter whom you judge culpable, if anyone, we are all grieving...Show More Summary

Factory farms spawn immense suffering, and also immensely dangerous superbugs?

More than 70 percent of medically important antibiotics are sold each year for use in animal agriculture. Photo by iStockphoto America is facing a real crisis in regard to antibiotics resistant infections, and factory farming is one of the main reasons. Show More Summary

Some states step up to prevent dog deaths in hot cars

It's dangerous to leave a dog in an unattended car. On an 80-degree day, it takes just 10 minutes for the interior of a car to heat up to 99 degrees. Photo by iStockphoto Hundreds of dogs each year perish from searing heat in unattended cars, left there by individuals who don’t understand what a risk to the animal’s life it is. Show More Summary

Dog butchering raising howls in Congress and throughout the world

Little Ricky, a dog rescued from Yulin, and his mom, Chauntell Hawkins, visit with Rep. Alcee Hastings who introduced a resolution today condemning the dog meat festival. Photo by Kevin Wolf/AP Images for HSI Rep. Alcee L. Hastings,Show More Summary

Supremely good news for the campaign against shark finning

Shark finning is an abhorrent practice. The shark’s fins are sliced off and the live animal is dumped back into the sea to drown or bleed to death. Photo by iStockphoto The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday refused to consider an appeal to...Show More Summary

Horse racing deaths at Pimlico remind us of hazards of largely deregulated sport

Doping is typically utilized on race day to enhance the horses’ performance or to mask injuries and to get unsound horses on the track. Photo by iStockphoto With American Pharoah in 2015 becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed...Show More Summary

USDA Shuts Down Major Animal Testing Enterprise, While Other Reforms Loom

The biggest change for animals used in testing is likely to come next week if Congress approves the reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act, the federal statute that governs hazard assessment for more than 80,000 chemicals in commercial use in our society. Show More Summary

Breaking News: Key Committee Acts to Sustain Horse Slaughter Ban in the U.S.; Senators Also Decide Not to Subvert Organics Rule

We don’t round up dogs and cats, butcher them, and ship them to foreign markets, and it should be unthinkable to do that to horses who helped us settle the nation. Photo by Kayla Grams/The HSUS Today the Senate Appropriations Committee...Show More Summary

Confronting Dog Meat Horrors and Other Cruelties on the International Stage

In the run-up to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, we’ve been converting dog farmers to humane alternatives, we’ve been rescuing dogs and bringing them back to the United States for an extraordinary second chance, and we’re ratcheting up public awareness to phase out this appalling industry. Show More Summary

Finding Evidence of the Humane Economy in All Sorts of Surprising Places

Many universities recognize the social and financial benefits of a more humane dining hall, including Stanford University, Arizona State University, and Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Above, a felafel pita served at Ithaca College in New York. Show More Summary

Nothing Organic or Natural About Effort in Congress to Block Organic Farm Animal Care Standards

The rule covers a whole array of housing, husbandry, and management topics, including the prohibition of certain painful practices, like tail docking of cattle. Photo by iStockphoto Yesterday, Nicholas Kristof wrote an extraordinaryShow More Summary

Millions of Animal Lives Hang in the Balance as TSCA Reform Bill Goes Down to the Wire

So many lawmakers and advocacy groups recognize that animal tests are not only outdated and cruel, but they are also retarding progress in doing efficient and reliable risk assessment. Photo by iStockphoto In a very unlikely and surprising circumstance for animals, Rep. Show More Summary

New York Mayor Supports a Very Different Kind of Birth Control Program

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s non-lethal deer management plan for Staten Island provides an active, workable approach that can save the deer and not court any public safety problems associated with public hunting or sharpshooting. Photo byShow More Summary

Wolf Hunting and Culling Give Psychological Green Light to Poachers, New Study Concludes

A new study casts serious doubt on the claim that hunting or culling wolves releases pressure from locals to kill wolves and reduces poaching. Photo by Alamy A new, peer-reviewed study by two leading wildlife researchers, Dr. AdrianShow More Summary

Animal Testing Debates Amount to a Test of Conscience

The EPA currently requires pesticide manufacturers to perform dozens of tests on rabbits, rats, mice, and guinea pigs, including six tests – called the toxicity “six-pack” -- to measure the potential for a pesticide to cause harm. Photo...Show More Summary

The Multi-Pronged Fight Against Factory Farming – With Family Farmers Grabbing Their Pitchforks

Members of the HSUS National Agriculture Advisory Council are farmers and ranchers who reject factory farming practices and honor long-standing traditions of animal husbandry and proper care. Photo by Alamy In The Humane Economy, I describe...Show More Summary

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