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The Arc of Progress in Animal Protection

We are in the midst of a massive cultural, economic, and political shift when it comes to our dealings with animals. Photo by iStockphoto We are just past the mid-point of 2015, and while there have been  a few setbacks or battles lost, there are also a far larger number of gains for animals. Show More Summary

General Mills Will Go 100 Percent Cage-Free

General Mills joins some of the biggest names in the food business to announce their commitment to stop selling eggs from caged hens, including Aramark, Compass Group, Dunkin Brands, Hilton, Kellogg, Nestle, Sodexo, Starbucks, and Walmart. Show More Summary

Hugo Boss Goes Fur-Free

Hugo Boss is making it clear that fur has no place in a sustainable business strategy. Above, a raccoon dog. Photo by Alamy Today we’re thrilled to announce that Hugo Boss, one of the world’s leading luxury brands, is adopting a 100 percent fur-free policy that will spare thousands of animals from needless suffering. Show More Summary

The Propaganda Machine and `the Backfire Effect’

Millions of Americans support the work of The HSUS and our agenda to pull out animal cruelty by its roots. Photo by iStockphoto In 2006, scholars Brendan Nyhan and Jason Reifler presented a paper to the American Political Science Association...Show More Summary

On the Road in Colorado, and a Reminder That Every Life Counts

My wife, Lisa, holds the baby squirrel we found lying motionless on the ground on a searing, 95-degree day in western Colorado. Photo by Wayne Pacelle I’m at a conference in western Colorado, called Curiosity Retreats, which brings in luminaries on a wide array of subject areas to explore big ideas. Show More Summary

Brazil Steps Forward on Animal Welfare

Brazil is on the way to phasing out cruel gestation crates for pigs. Photo by iStockphoto Sao Paolo, the largest city in Brazil and in all of the western hemisphere, and a financial and cultural center of South America, has banned the...Show More Summary

Will Humanity Rise to the Defense of Elephants?

HSI has inaugurated an innovative project in Kenya that engages the Chinese community to halt its participation in elephant poaching and trafficking of ivory through education. Photo by Vanessa Mignon Yesterday, The New York Times published...Show More Summary

Let Your Workplace Go to the Dogs

My dog Lily is exceptionally good at the office. She sleeps in a bed, begs for treats like any self-respecting, food-obsessed beagle, and, at various intervals throughout the day, she takes walks. Photo by Pete Marovich When I’m notShow More Summary

Animal Rescue Raids in West Virginia Demonstrate Reach of HSUS Programs

Our Animal Rescue Team today helped save this dog and 20 others from a suspected dogfighting ring in Jefferson County, West Virginia. Photo by Larry French/AP Images for The HSUS Today, our Animal Rescue Team was on the ground in Jefferson County, West Virginia, to help local law enforcement officials rescue 21 dogs from a suspected dogfighting ring. Show More Summary

Celebrities as Partners in Our Quest to Shed Light on Animal Abuse Throughout the World

This week, a host of celebrities shared their shock and disgust at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China where dogs are bludgeoned and then butchered by the thousands to be eaten. Photo by AP Images for HSI Animal issues are in the headlines...Show More Summary

Protecting Elephants a Matter of National Security

Poachers are killing approximately 35,000 elephants a year, and with every giant beast who falls, so do the hopes of the African people. Photo by Vanessa Mignon Lawmakers across the country are dawdling as elephants die. In several states,...Show More Summary

Yulin Dog Meat Festival Provokes Global Fury

Many of the dogs and cats slaughtered in Yulin are stolen pets who are transported to the event site over several days, often without food and water for days on end. They watch in shock as their cage mates are ruthlessly butchered, before that same fate befalls them. Show More Summary

Congressional Committee Hits the Mark on U.S. MARC

Among the hideous experiments documented at the U.S. MARC were pigs locked in steam chambers until they died, calves born with “deformed vaginas” and tangled legs, and sheep bred to produce lambs without any human assistance. Photo by...Show More Summary

Pope Francis’s Unreserved Embrace of Animal Protection

The Pope calls on us all to be better stewards of all creation, noting that each organism, as a creature of God, "is good and admirable in itself.” Photo by iStockphoto This morning, the Vatican released Pope Francis’s new encyclical on the environment, and it is truly historic. Show More Summary

European Commission Deals Another Blow to North American Horsemeat Trade

Canada, like Mexico, each year accepts tens of thousands of American horses who are sold to kill buyers at auction and shipped over the border for slaughter. Photo by Kathy Milani/The HSUS A European Commission audit released this week warns that horsemeat imported from Canada does not fully meet European food safety standards. Show More Summary

Animal Protection: A Domestic and Foreign Affair

The markers of dramatic change for animals and moral progress are all around us. We are winning far more battles for animals than we are losing. Photo by iStockphoto In the July-August issue of Foreign Affairs, I wrote a long-form essay,...Show More Summary

Prehistoric Logic: the Illinois Legislature’s Attack on Bobcats

Call on Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to protect bobcats and veto harmful HB 352! JP Bonnelly for The HSUS Two weeks ago, the Illinois House of Representatives voted by the narrowest of margins to approve a bill to reverse the state’s 42-year...Show More Summary

At Long Last, All Chimpanzees, Including Captive Animals, to Get Strongest Protections Under the Endangered Species Act 

Though wild chimpanzees were listed as “endangered” in 1990 amid concerns of dwindling populations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made a controversial decision to “split-list” the species by depriving captive chimpanzees of the endangered status. Show More Summary

Congressional Spending Bill Contains Trove of Anti-Elephant, Anti-Wolf, and Other Anti-Animal Riders

The Interior Department spending bill would remove federal protections for wolves, after our long struggle to restore protections for them in the courts and in the court of public opinion. Photo by Alamy It’s hard to know where to begin...Show More Summary

Cockfighting Bust in Maryland Just the Latest of HSUS On-the-Ground Interventions for Animals

At the breeding operation for cockfighting roosters, rescuers found a yard full of birds, including battle-ready roosters tethered to the ground, their legs tied with rope, Photo by Meredith Lee/The HSUS You have to wonder what the perpetrators...Show More Summary

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