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Remarkable gains for farm animals in 2016

We stifled “Right to Farm” constitutional amendments across the country. If passed, these measures would’ve made it nearly impossible to enact restrictions on what factory farming corporations can do to animals, workers, and the environment. Show More Summary

Advancing the cause through many channels, including the courts

Yesterday the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a positive finding on a legal petition to list all leopards as “endangered.” This would eliminate a 1982 loophole that has allowed American trophy hunters to import thousands of leopard trophies in the last decade from sub-Saharan Africa without appropriate scientific scrutiny. Show More Summary

Daniel in the lying den

When we found Daniel, he was so malnourished he couldn't use his front legs. Now, thanks to the wonderful care he received from staff members at our Emergency Placement Partner shelter he is happy and healthy and in a wonderful forever home. Show More Summary

If you dig tortoises, this program is for you

Wayne Pacelle and Lisa Fletcher remove a gopher tortoise from property slated for development. The tortoise will be relocated to safety. Photo credit: Carissa Kent A year ago, I would not have imagined I’d spend this Thanksgiving holiday...Show More Summary

Happy Thanksgiving to all and happy birthday to The HSUS

By professionalizing our field, normalizing and promoting spay/neuter and the adoption of homeless animals, partnering with local humane organizations,, and putting our own boots on the ground, our partners and we have helped drive down the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats by 80 percent. Show More Summary

Wolf-killing plans stir in lame-duck session of Congress

Hateful attitudes toward wolves should be overcome by clear-headed thinking about the role they play in ecology and also their value in rural communities. Photo by Alamy Nobody eats wolves. If you’re a meat eater, it’s one thing to hunt deer or some other wild animals and consume them. Show More Summary

Silver State comes in last place on exotic pet ownership

Wild animals in private hands are frequently subjected to grossly substandard conditions, including the lack of basic necessities and companionship of their own species. Photo by Kathy Milani/The HSUS Earlier this month, a woman on the...Show More Summary

Delisting a disaster for grizzlies

Some special interest groups are clamoring to remove grizzlies from the list of federally protected species so that legal safeguards against the exploitation of these bears and their habitats will be stripped as well. Photo by iStockphoto The Obama Administration has done a lot of things right, but it’s not been good to grizzly bears. Show More Summary

Federal appeals court tosses challenge to landmark California farm animal protection law

The court found that Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and five other state attorneys general and governors who brought the case do not have standing to sue because they were really acting on behalf of a handful of egg corporations rather than the citizens of their states. Show More Summary

Puppy mill cruelty rears its head in Iowa

The Trump Administration can help reduce the suffering of dogs in puppy mills by ensuring that the USDA's Animal Care program is vigorously enforced, and by upgrading insufficient dog care standards. Photo by Meredith Lee/The HSUS A photo this week of George W. Show More Summary

Obama should put a ribbon on anti-soring rule before Inauguration Day

It’s time to pass this much-needed rule and deal with people who are abusing horses in the name of entertainment and profit. Above, a rescued Tennessee walking horse at the Doris Day Equine Center. Photo by JP Bonnelly The incoming Trump...Show More Summary

Some important, diverse international gains for us

Pizza, the “world’s saddest polar bear,” will move from a small glass cage in a Chinese mall to an ocean park in North China where he was born, reuniting him with his parents. Photo by Maizi/VShine This week, Humane Society International,...Show More Summary

Battling for bobcats in Illinois and throughout the nation

The beauty of bobcats is their greatest vulnerability – trappers and trophy hunters target them to make money from the sale of their speckled fur, often resorting to horrific killing methods, including bludgeoning, drowning, or strangling trapped bobcats. Show More Summary

A Trump Administration and animal protection

The Obama Administration banned the trade in ivory, among other key federal rules. Some of the poachers who kill elephants finance terrorist activities by selling ivory. Photo by iStockphoto In the United States, we fight like cats and dogs during elections. Show More Summary

Voters say ‘no’ to factory farming, wildlife trafficking

In Massachusetts, voters approved Question 3, an anti-factory-farming ballot, by an astonishing "yes" vote of 78 to 22 percent. Photo by iStockphoto On a day when our divisions have been lain bare by the results of the presidential election...Show More Summary

Election 2016 live blog – animal issues

At today's elections, The HSUS is watching several measures with consequences for animals Photo by iStockphoto The first polls close in just a few hours, and soon after the results will start pouring, you’ll get first news of the results on animal issues here, at A Humane Nation. Show More Summary

Opinion leaders rally behind animal issues on eve of national election

Measure 100 in Oregon will help save endangered sea turtles, elephants, rhinos, and other wild animals threatened with cruel poaching and extinction. Photo by iStockphoto Momentum is building in the three states where The HSUS and the...Show More Summary

America’s own Cecil problem

A 2015 statewide poll found New Mexicans opposed cougar trapping and snaring by a three-to-one margin. This past Tuesday marked the resumption of an ugly, archaic chapter in the history of wildlife management in the West: New MexicoShow More Summary

Breaking news: World’s largest food service companies make historic animal welfare announcement

Aramark and Compass have previously tackled issues like gestation crates, battery cages, and veal crates, but today’s announcement is their most impactful yet. Photo by iStockphoto Compass Group and Aramark—two of the top three largest...Show More Summary

Amendment 71 is a stealth attack on Colorado voters, animal welfare

Amendment 71 seeks to throw a pair of roadblocks in the path of Colorado citizens, including the majority who voted to protect fur-bearing animals from trappers’ cruel devices like steel-jawed and body-gripping animal traps. Photo by...Show More Summary

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