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Archived Since:April 6, 2008

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Lead in Water – and on Land, in Forests, and in Streams

An estimated 10 to 20 million birds and other animals die after feeding off of lead-laced animal carcasses left in the field by hunters. Above, a golden eagle. Photo by Alamy Organ failure, paralysis of the tongue and talons, respiratory...Show More Summary

Crouching Tiger, Hidden, Draggin’ Federal Rule?

This tiger cub, Sarabi, was only three weeks old when she arrived at Tiger Safari infected with ringworm. She died 14 months later. According to a USDA inspection report, Sarabi had been sick since July 2015 but had received little veterinary care. Show More Summary

Time for the United States to Enact a Federal Anti-Cruelty Statute

A federal law is needed because the Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010, although valuable, is limited in scope. It bans the trade in video depictions of cruelty, but it does not prohibit the underlying conduct of the cruelty itself. Show More Summary

Federal Lands Belong to All of Us – Whether In Oregon, Alaska, or Elsewhere

An element of the rule proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would not allow hunters to spot bears from an airplane, land close-by, and shoot them. Instead, the hunter would have to wait 24 hours. Photo by Alamy Something very anti-American has been happening in our nation. Show More Summary

How Has Ohio Become a Cockfighting Capital?

Ending cruel practices like cockfighting is not just about putting a stop to animal abuse; there is plenty of evidence that shows these kinds of operations often serve as fronts for hardened and even organized criminals. Photo by Alex...Show More Summary

Slaying of Cecil Haunts Safari Club, as Group Gathers in Vegas

Today, The HSUS and HSI released a report documenting that trophy hunters have killed approximately 29,000 American mountain lions within the last decade in western states, with almost all of the kills achieved by chasing the cats with packs of dogs and shooting the quarry out of trees. Show More Summary

USDA Lab Results Show Horse Soring Crowd Looks More Than Ever Like Organized Criminals

Of the 200 random samples taken by the USDA at the 2015 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, 175 tested positive for illegal foreign substances used to “sore” horses or temporarily numb them to mask their pain during inspection. Show More Summary

Super Sonic Progress on Animal Welfare, Even as Trade Groups Dig In

Since last September, our cage-free campaign has made more than 30 announcements from the biggest food retailers who are pledging to improve the treatment of animals in their supply chain. Photo by David Paul Morris/For The HSUS Today,...Show More Summary

Breaking news: Captive Orcas, Dolphins to Get New Federal Protections

In the wild, orcas live in family groups and swim dozens of miles a day, diving and feeding. An aquarium or marine park cannot provide even a faint approximation of what are normal living circumstances for these animals. Photo by Alastair Balderstone Today, after a two-decade wait, we celebrate the release of a proposed federal rule from the U.S. Show More Summary

Furry Celebs In the Spotlight for National Campaign to Promote Pet Adoption

Fashion icon Toast Meets World, a toothless King Charles puppy mill rescue with 342,000 Instagram followers, is one of the stars of the new Shelter Pet Project PSAs. Photo by Zack Seckler You’ve probably gotten at least a glimpse ofShow More Summary

‘Judge Me by the Enemies I Have Made’

· We are working to end the euthanasia of healthy, treatable, and adoptable dogs and cats, by promoting shelter pets and working to shutter puppy mills. Photo by iStockphoto More than anything, The HSUS is about one purpose: making tangible progress to stop animal cruelty. Our determined work for all animals wins us millions of supporters. Show More Summary

Breaking News: Bob Evans, a Family Dining Fixture, Joins the Cage-Free Movement

You’ve lately heard, through this blog, about a cascade of new policies from America’s biggest food corporations to go 100 percent cage-free. Photo by David Paul Morris/For The HSUS Today, Bob Evans—one of the country’s largest family...Show More Summary

Breaking News: Feds Adopt the Right Policy for Right Whales

Only about 450 critically endangered North Atlantic right whales exist. Despite their being federally protected since 1970, the whales have still not rebounded and have faced continuing human-caused threats. Photo by Georgia Department...Show More Summary

A Blizzard of Activity to Help Animals

Many staff members at the Emergency Placement Partners, including the Cashiers-Highland Humane Society in Sapphire, N.C., pictured above, camped out in the shelters overnight so the animals wouldn’t be afraid as the winds howled and the snow piled high outside. Show More Summary

Cecil’s Revenge

The barbaric killing of Cecil the lion (above) generated a hue and cry among so many Americans who had been long unaware of the globe-trotting expeditions of American trophy hunters, in search of slaying the biggest and rarest African animals. Show More Summary

Trophy Hunting Provisions Lard Up Trojan Horse Bill in Congress

U.S. Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyoming., won passage of an amendment to strip federal protection for endangered gray wolves in Wyoming and the Great Lakes states. Photo by Alamy The so-called Sportsmen’s Act in Congress was always a misnomer. Show More Summary

Target Hits the Mark with Transition to 100 Percent Cage-Free Eggs

During 2015’s final four months, we worked with 20 major companies to announce 100 percent cage-free egg policies. Just three weeks into 2016, nearly half that number of companies have already announced cage-free shifts. Photo by David...Show More Summary

From Cecil to Sandy to Cecil: Trophy Hunters and the Slaying of Lions Abroad and at Home

Trophy hunters kill more than 2,500 mountain lions each year in the American West. Only in California do these animals enjoy special protection from trophy hunting. Photo by Alamy The killing of Cecil the lion shocked people throughout...Show More Summary

India’s Courts Breathe Life Into HSI’s Lifesaving Campaigns

During Jallikattu, an event celebrated during the harvest festival, men hang by the humps of bulls, traumatizing the animals by pushing and pulling at them. Photo by Djoemanoj via Wikimedia Commons This week, the state of Tamil NaduShow More Summary

Breaking News: Denny’s Going Cage-Free

Denny's uses roughly half a billion eggs a year, so once the policy is fully implemented, it will get millions of laying hens out of cages each year. Photo by David Paul Morris/For The HSUS One of the nation’s best-known family dining brands, Denny’s, just announced plans to  switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs throughout all its U.S. Show More Summary

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