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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed the southern white rhinoceros as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, a major volley in its high profile campaign to crack down on rapacious, cruel, and unsustainable poaching aimed...Show More Summary
A New York area animal control officer, under investigation for workers’ compensation fraud, attracted headlines on Thursday after law enforcement discovered that he had 850 snakes, including Burmese pythons, in his garage. Richard Parrinello...Show More Summary
In a blog I posted earlier this year, I wrote that: The work of The HSUS is grounded on a couple of core principles: animals have the capacity to suffer, and we humans have the capacity to help them. We... Related Stories Putting the Override Effort in Overdrive Helping Animals Weather the Rain and Political Storms Are We Herding and Hurting Cats?
It’s been a remarkable 18-month period when it comes to the movement to combat the intensive confinement of animals on factory farms. The public, major food retailers, numerous producers, and so many lawmakers have turned against the...Show More Summary
The HSUS responds to natural disasters and human-caused crises for animals – whether hurricanes, tornadoes, puppy mills or hoarding cases – to help dogs, cats, horses and other animals at risk. But our range of motion is wider than you... ...Show More Summary
Earlier this year, The HSUS and local authorities removed 58 dogs from Royal Acres Kennel in North Carolina. The animals we found there included blind and paralyzed dogs; dogs with dental decay so severe that several of their jaws were...
Every now and then our movement has an “aha” moment – when new information emerges or new thinking causes us to question long-held assumptions, or even how we approach the complex challenges facing animals in our society. We had one... ...Show More Summary
In recent days, decision-makers in two of our largest states gave the thumbs-up to critical policies designed to prevent the incidental death and destruction of wildlife – one, in California, to stop the random, mass poisoning of wildlife...Show More Summary
Tens of thousands of dogs suffering in substandard, filthy, and overcrowded cages for years on end will finally get the protection they deserve as a result of a rule the U.S. Department of Agriculture will formally adopt today. ThisShow More Summary
“Not small bits, but chunks.” That’s the amount of fecal matter that ends up on carcasses from a New Zealand slaughter plant that exports to the United States, according to the head of the inspectors’ union. The company that owns... ...Show More Summary
At The HSUS, we are working to end the tragedy of pet homelessness and the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats. Only about five of the eight million dogs and cats who enter shelters today make it out... Related Stories Our Lawyers Are (for) Sharks Crying Wolf, and Pocketing the Cash Vets, Quill, Sioux
Last week, Humane Society International and the government of Vietnam announced the launch of a joint project over the next three years to educate the public in Vietnam – the main rhino horn-consuming country, according to international...Show More Summary
The most compelling social movements, as they develop and mature, move steadily away from protest and more toward policy-making, as their core ideas go through some amount of skepticism and even ridicule, and then on to serious discussion, emotional acceptance,... Related Stories Crying Wolf, and Pocketing the Cash Vets, Quill, Sioux "Walking" of the Bulls
There’s something rotten in Michigan – and the stench is coming from one rogue farm in the western portion of the Upper Peninsula. Based on state documents obtained through Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and an analysis of those... Related Stories Vets, Quill, Sioux "Walking" of the Bulls Leading on Lead
Yesterday, in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, a panel of three federal judges heard argument from a Chinese-American business association and from other shark-finning interests that a California law to ban the sale and possession of shark fins –... Related Stories From Monet and Picasso to Brent and Cheetah "Walking" of the Bulls Leading on Lead
We do a lot of serious business at this organization, taking all kinds of cruelty head-on. But we also celebrate animals, taking stock of the diversity of life and the incredible attributes of the other creatures on the planet. You....
Yesterday, a federal appellate court rejected arguments from business groups that are challenging California’s ban on shark fins as discriminatory and at odds with federal fisheries laws. Surprisingly, the Obama administration had filed a brief in support of the shark...
There are 367 dogs whose lives turned around so fast they may have whiplash. On Thursday night, in small hamlets in Alabama and Georgia, these animals who were staked to heavy chains, had passed another sweltering day - many without...
In my role as president and CEO of The HSUS, I regularly see the best and worst of humanity. That was never more true than on Friday, as I participated in a rescue of dogs from an alleged dogfighter in...
The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration held the first evening classes of its 75th anniversary event on Thursday night. This spectacle has become synonymous with the exhibition of stacked, chained Walking horses, and, unfortunately, a showcase for the cruel practice...