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Burger King says no more battery cages and gestation crates in Western Hemisphere

Today’s announcement from Burger King includes a commitment to source only gestation-crate-free pork in Latin America. Photo by iStockphoto Today, Burger King — via its parent company Restaurant Brands International — became the first...Show More Summary

Former U.N. Ambassador Bill Richardson joins fight to save New York Blood Center chimps

The New York Blood Center, a charity with at least $400 million in assets, left the chimpanzees for dead in a habitat without sufficient food and water, during an Ebola crisis. Photo by Carol Guzy/For The HSUS I was so pleased to beShow More Summary

A stay of execution for 31 more dogs from South Korea

The dogs arriving today, including Cody, pictured above, came from an unlicensed and therefore illegal backyard dog meat operation in Jeonju in South Korea. Photo by E.K. Park/Free Korean Dogs Humane Society International’s campaignShow More Summary

So much at stake as 183 nations gather to address wildlife trade

The African elephant population has declined by 30 percent between 2007 and 2014, mostly as a result of poaching for the illegal ivory trade, according to a new study. Photo by Vanessa Mignon Governments play a big part in combating the legal and illegal international trade in wildlife. Show More Summary

The long march to secure a strong legal framework for animal protection

The PACT Act would punish people who do the worst things to animals on federal property or in relation to interstate commerce. Photo by iStockphoto Today, Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., tried to pass the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, S. Show More Summary

Court affirms European ban on cruel cosmetics

The court’s ruling forbids any company from relying on the results of animal tests conducted anywhere in the world after March 11, 2013, to “prove” the safety of cosmetic products or their base ingredients for sale in the European Union. Show More Summary

States, corporations acting to end extreme confinement of animals on industrial farms

Today, our Humane Society International team announced with one of Mexico's leading restaurant operators, CMR, that the company will switch to exclusively cage-free eggs in its entire supply chain. Photo by David Paul Morris/For TheShow More Summary

BLM chief says no mass killing for our American wild horses and burros

BLM's primary strategy has consisted of rounding up and removing wild horses and burros from our public lands -- an effort that has resulted in tens of thousands of these animals being kept in holding facilities at a cost now approaching $50 million a year. Show More Summary

Breaking news: U.S. Senate clears bill to curb wildlife trafficking

The fate of large, iconic species, such as elephants, rhinoceros, and tigers, depends on the ability of our species to place restrictions on the trade in wildlife and wildlife parts, and impose penalties that will choke it. Photo by Vanessa Mignon Last night, the U.S. Show More Summary

The Compass is set for cage-free

Compass will move millions of hens out of battery cages and into cage-free environments, and it’s the latest big development in our move to end cage confinement of farm animals everywhere on the planet. Photo by David Paul Morris/For...Show More Summary

Putting a stake in the ground for animals in Puerto Rico

Our Humane State team recently set up shop in Vieques to train law enforcement officers on identifying and investigating animal neglect and cruelty, equine cruelty investigations, as well as proper equine care, among other topics. Photo...Show More Summary

Feds must dismiss unhinged advice on wild horses

A volunteer advisory board has recommended that the Bureau of Land Management consider euthanizing all 45,000 unadopted wild horses in holding facilities Photo by Galen Clarke/For The HSUS Our nation’s management of wild horses has been a long-running debacle of poor execution layered over questionable intentions and flagging resolve. Show More Summary

Massachusetts voters can clinch the case against farm animal confinement 

Who wouldn’t be disgusted to know that most hens used for eggs are confined in cages too small to even extend their wings? Photo by The HSUS It’s been more than a year since I first wrote here about a proposed farm animal protectionShow More Summary

Reflections on the killing of the Profanity Peak pack in Washington state

The killing of the Profanity Peak wolf pack has deeply saddened us, as these wolves did what comes naturally to them when someone placed cattle right in the center of their range. Photo by Alamy Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife...Show More Summary

Nine lab chimps win lottery, move into new digs in Georgia

I am so pleased to share the latest news in a series of actions taken over the last seven years to help chimps in laboratories – nine chimpanzees from the New Iberia Research Center in Louisiana have safely arrived at the nation’s newest chimp sanctuary, Project Chimps. Show More Summary

Coach Switzer carries the ball in fight against Oklahoma “right to farm”

Coach Barry Switzer warns that if SQ 777 passes in Oklahoma, it will make it easier for puppy mills to exist. Photo by Chuck Cook/AP Images for The HSUS Coach Barry Switzer gets right to the point. “If SQ 777 passes, it will make it easier for puppy mills to exist. Show More Summary

NYBC anything but a champ for Liberian chimps

When workers approached the islands with food and water, the water-averse chimps waded into the ocean and desperately reached for the nourishment and gulped down cups of water. Photo by Carol Guzy/For The HSUS Last week, the insurance...Show More Summary

Breaking news: Latin American food giant goes cage-free

Alsea's new cage-free policy will apply to all 3,000 restaurants it operates in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Spain. Photo by David Paul Morris/For The HSUS The tide in our cage-free campaign has now turned in Latin...Show More Summary

Video exposes cruelty by Tennessee walking horse trainer

The USDA video footage confirms in a dramatic way the cruelty Larry Wheelon and his associates committed against the horses in that barn. Late last year, The HSUS obtained still photographs and reports from USDA inspectors who examined horses trained by Larry Wheelon during the execution of a search warrant. Show More Summary

Mammoth news about elephants and their status

Between 2007 and 2014, the number of elephants in the African savanna dropped by a startling 144,000. Photo by Great Elephant Census The number of elephants in the African savanna is in drastic decline, their population having dwindled...Show More Summary

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