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HSUS undercover investigator documents sickness, mistreatment of puppies at New York City pet store

A Pomeranian puppy suffered from what appeared to be a very painful eye infection for several days before being taken to a veterinarian. The store’s owner tried to treat the puppy with medications on hand, allowing the condition to worsen and causing unnecessary suffering. Show More Summary

Zinke’s Department of the Interior mounting unprecedented attack on wildlife

Secretary Zinke got an assist last week from the House Appropriations Committee, which adopted an amendment to lift the long-term prohibition on the destruction of healthy wild horses and burros. This bill creates a pathway for the killing of animals currently in holding facilities and on the range. Show More Summary

Trophy hunter slays son of Cecil

Xanda, pictured above, was four years old when Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer killed his father, Cecil, with an arrow. Xanda survived the loss and grew into a mature male who mated and had cubs of his own. Photo by Fish Eagle Safaris USA This week, Vietnam agreed to the rescue and relocation of 1,000 bears who live on bear farms. Show More Summary

Breaking news: Key Senate committee says ‘neigh’ to reopening U.S. horse slaughter plants

The HSUS works to actively promote the welfare and protection of horses and other equines. We provide care and homes to horses in need, advance the highest operating standards for equine rescue and retirement homes, and promote responsible horse ownership. Show More Summary

Humane Society International saves 149 more dogs destined for butcher in South Korea

The dogs rescued, including new-born puppies, passed their days in small, elevated cages or on chains. Photo by Jean Chung/For HSI As South Koreans get ready for the Bok Nal days of summer, which trigger a sharp increase in dog meatShow More Summary

Breaking news: Perdue Farms doubles down on changing its business model for the better

Modest changes in the way broiler birds are raised are likely to have consequences for nine billion birds a year. In the work that The HSUS does to relieve animal suffering, there’s no category with as many lives at stake. Photo by iStockphoto Maryland-based...Show More Summary

State and federal lawmakers sniffing out checkoff cronyism

Federal checkoff programs have been in place for decades, and you’ve undoubtedly heard the slogans and seen the advertising that’s come from them, such as “Pork: The Other White Meat.” Photo by the USDA To its credit, the CaliforniaShow More Summary

Congressional attacks on wolves ramp up

The collusion between Republican politicians, state fish and wildlife agencies, trophy hunters, and mining interests is murder on America’s small, remaining populations of beloved native carnivores. Photo by iStockphoto It wasn’t enough...Show More Summary

Breaking news: Key House committee votes to reopen horse slaughter plants in U.S.

The same lawmakers who voted today to reopen U.S. horse slaughter plants are blocking a different bill backed by The HSUS that would forbid the transport of horses for slaughter for human consumption to other countries. Photo by Kathy Milani/The HSUS Today, the Appropriations Committee of the U.S. Show More Summary

EPA gives thumbs up on vaccine to manage deer populations humanely

When used properly, PZP reduces fawning rates by 85 to 90 percent. Photo by Richard Ellis/For The HSUS For years, when community residents became agitated about the presence of deer in their neighborhoods, government leaders and residents often defaulted to shooting or even killing the animals with arrows as a way to reduce their densities. Show More Summary

California dairy cows perish, while the state’s almond growers see opportunities for disrupted milk market

It was the dairy industry’s own inattention to good animal husbandry that annually produced tens of thousands of downer cows – animals too sick or injured or battered to walk, and dragged into slaughterhouses to make ground beef. Photo...Show More Summary

Doping scandal adds to reputational issues for greyhound racing industry 

When it comes to greyhound racing, government should be part of the solution rather than the enabler of a problematic industry. Photo by iStockphoto In Florida, the hub of a withering U.S. greyhound racing industry, regulators identified...Show More Summary

A revolution in animal welfare in Puerto Rico

Over the past two years our work in Puerto Rico has touched virtually every aspect of animal protection, from humane education to law enforcement training to spay and neuter programs to shelter/rescue support. Photo by Brandywine Valley SPCA In 2015, The HSUS planted a stake in the ground in Puerto Rico. Show More Summary

Never an excuse for malicious cruelty to domesticated or wild animals

At the Ka'ena Point Natural Area Reserve in Hawaii, 15 Laysan albatrosses, like the one pictured above, were slaughtered using a bat, a machete, and a pellet gun. The perpetrators also smashed the eggs of the large, rare, and federally protected birds. Show More Summary

Animals hate fireworks, and we should pay attention

My dog Lily reacts badly to loud, concussive noises at any time of the year, but when the Fourth of July comes around, she thinks it’s the apocalypse. Photo by Wayne Pacelle Independence Day is the worst holiday of the year for Lily, my eight-year-old beagle mix. Show More Summary

“See you in court,” HSUS tells feds on grizzly bear plans

The HSUS, along with its affiliate the Fund for Animals, has filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its removal of federal protections for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Photo by John E. Show More Summary

Consumers, farmers deluge USDA in support of Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule

The public has shown overwhelming support for this rule, which prohibits certain cruel practices like tail docking of cattle, the transportation of sick, injured, or lame animals, and the mulesing of sheep (cutting the skin from the back legs and rump). Show More Summary

Wounded warriors, heroic dogs, working together

Therapy dogs play an important role in helping our soldiers and veterans treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We are happy to see Members of Congress are working to make sure more veterans have access to this essential therapy. Show More Summary

Breaking news: HSUS undercover video reveals Pilgrim’s Pride has much to hide

The chickens discovered in our investigation were bred to grow extremely large extremely fast, causing them to suffer crippling leg deformities and injuries (like the two chickens shown above) that prevented some from even being able to walk to their food and water. Show More Summary

Industry attempts to revive horse slaughter in the U.S.

Horses destined for slaughter are dragged and whipped into trucks and endure long journeys without food, water, or rest. Many die or sustain injuries during transport. We should ban this practice once and for all in the U.S. Photo by...Show More Summary

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