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Series of federal court rulings – the latest upholding a Chicago anti-puppy-mill law – affirm state, local efforts against animal cruelty

A federal appeals court today upheld Chicago’s law requiring pet stores that sell dogs, cats, and rabbits to obtain them from an animal shelter or rescue only. Photo by iStockphoto In an important ruling for dogs and for the legal principle...Show More Summary

HSI helps more than 1,300 animals in Mexico after first earthquake, while Hurricane Maria scours Caribbean islands

In Juchitán, Mexico, the HSI team has set up an emergency clinic, and provided treatment for 1,350 animals, mainly cats and dogs, and one parrot. Photo by Felipe Marquez/HSI Today, we are consumed with thoughts of anguish and sorrowShow More Summary

HSUS calls on L’Oreal to embrace a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics

It’s no longer mainstream to apply or drop chemical substances onto the skin or into the eyes of rabbits or other animals. Photo by iStockphoto Some years ago, a handful of companies rejected animal testing as a research and development practice and chose to only market products known to be safe to consumers. Show More Summary

California leads again – this time, on puppy mills

By closing the markets for the sale of dogs from puppy mills, the California law would redirect consumers to shelters and rescues. Photo by Amie Chou/The HSUS California is set to enact a statewide law that would ban the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores and require that stores instead source dogs, cats, and rabbits from shelters and rescues. Show More Summary

Breaking news: Court reinstates California law banning foie gras, affirms states’ rights

California had made it clear that the cruelty of foie gras is just too extreme to swallow, and the court affirmed California’s right to ban such abuse. Photo by In a major ruling with significant implications for...Show More Summary

House and Senate should reject radical anti-wildlife bill passed by key committee

The bill is a grab bag of shameful provisions aimed at opening National Park Service lands to grizzly bear killing, poisoning wildlife with the use of lead tackle and ammunition, and enabling the killing of threatened species like wolves and bears. Show More Summary

HSUS, HSI rescue teams rush into Florida, British Virgin Islands

The South Florida Wildlife Center, with limited power and water, officially reopened today in a temporary “mash unit” and has already received more than 70 storm-battered animals. Photo by Carlos Aristizabal/The HSUS The endangered key deer used extraordinary swimming and other survival skills to weather Irma’s assault on the Florida Keys. Show More Summary

Trainer of winning horse at national Tennessee walking horse show suspended from competition for illegal activity

The body of proof of the widespread and rampant abuse of big lick walking horses is unassailable. It’s high time for Congress to step up and recognize that this racket is rotten to the core, with no intention of ever reforming. Photo...Show More Summary

HSUS, top zoos can together be a force for good

In contrast to the AZA’s very meaningful accreditation program, a group called the Zoological Association of America (ZAA) “accredits” facilities that don’t meet the established group’s strict standards. The ZAA works to block legislation to ban private ownership of dangerous wild animals, and even to weaken the Endangered Species Act. Show More Summary

HSUS deploying in Florida even as we deliver new services on the ground in Texas

The HSUS Animal Rescue Team has conducted a number of transports of animals from communities in the path of the storm. Above, dogs await transport at the Houston Executive Airport in Brookshire, Texas. Photo by Scott Dalton/AP Images...Show More Summary

Compass, Aramark work with The HSUS to introduce plant-based options at universities, hospitals

The HSUS’s Forward Food Culinary Experience offers full-day trainings and will teach Compass and Aramark chefs to create delicious plant-based options. Above, HSUS Chef Wanda White serves samples of meringue made with aquafaba during a Food Forward cooking program at the University of Colorado. Show More Summary

Two massive, exceedingly dangerous storms threaten the people and animals of the U.S.

We still have teams doing search and rescue in Texas, and we are working on continuing transports of homeless animals out of the state to our Emergency Placement Partners throughout the nation. We’ll be caring for animals for a while,...Show More Summary

Putting the costs on animal abusers, not animal protectors

Our Animal Rescue Team has engineered a remarkable turnaround in the lives of the 84 Great Danes rescued from Wolfeboro, N.H. These big, beautiful dogs have been getting better every day. Photo by Lindsay Hamrick/The HSUS In June, The...Show More Summary

Alaska lawmaker plots yet another assault on wolves, grizzlies on federal lands

It's bad enough that Congress has cleared the path for trophy hunters and others to kill predators on national wildlife refuges. But to do it on National Park Service lands is even more unconscionable. Photo by Alamy He’s back. Alaska Congressman Don Young, that’s who. Show More Summary

Walking horse industry hemorrhaging, as scant crowd turns out for Celebration

Gone are the days when spectators sat shoulder-to-shoulder in the nearly 30,000-seat arena in Shelbyville, providing a boost to the local economy in middle Tennessee. Photo by Keith Dane/The HSUS The 79th Tennessee Walking Horse National...Show More Summary

A tribute to the great Cleveland Amory on his centenary birthday

Cleveland Amory was a trailblazing advocate for animals from the 1950s until his death in 1998. His wit and gift for the spoken word were his sharpest weapons. Photo by The HSUS It’s hard to believe that Cleveland Amory, who was without question one of the most important and influential animal advocates of the 20th century, would be 100 today. Show More Summary

HSUS disaster response expanding with rescues and transports

Our teams on the ground are assisting with assessments of damage and need, and with rescue efforts. Photo by Anthony Rathbun/AP Images for The HSUS The broadcast images are telling. A hovering Coast Guard helicopter lifts a family from a rooftop, 150 feet into the air, and then safely out of danger. Show More Summary

Fighting factory farming from Indiana to Indonesia

HSI organizes corporate roundtables that bring together food companies and egg and pig producers in different regions, creating a platform for companies to share ideas and leverage their collective influence to improve farm animal welfare. Show More Summary

HSUS rescuers wade through Texas floods to save, evacuate animals

Today, our teams are doing rescue and response in Dickinson and League City, both in Galveston County. We’ve already been to Corpus Christi, Rockport, and Texas City. Above, The HSUS Animal Rescue Team returns with two cats who wereShow More Summary

The HSUS goes to federal court on behalf of Yellowstone’s grizzly bears

Grizzlies are more valuable alive than dead. They are responsible for bringing in tens of millions of dollars into local economies in and around the Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. Photo by Ray Rafiti Sixty days ago, TheShow More Summary

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