Blog Profile / A Humane Nation

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Street Sense Isn’t Enough for Street Dogs

In the first year of a pioneering National Rabies Control Program in the Hisar Division of Haryana, India, Humane Society International sterilized, vaccinated, and provided medical treatment to more than 92,000 community dogs. PhotoShow More Summary

Breaking News: Walmart, the Nation’s Biggest Food Seller, Says No to Cage Confinement for Hens

With today's announcement by Walmart, the world’s largest retailer and the biggest U.S. food seller, the era of confining hens in cages is officially sunsetting. Photo by David Paul Morris/For The HSUS After working with The HSUS, Walmart,...Show More Summary

USDA Plans Its Own Big Step — To Strengthen Horse Protection Act and Crack Down on Soring

It’s been a federal crime since 1970 to show horses who have been sored, but unscrupulous trainers exploit regulatory loopholes, and the corrupt industry self-regulation system allows the perpetuation of what amounts to organized crime, all for the sake of show ribbons. Show More Summary

More Reflections on the SeaWorld Agreement

SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby and I sent a letter to President Obama urging him to pressure Japan to end its commercial whaling activities. Japan’s whaling fleet recently returned from the Antarctic with a take of 333 minke whales, like the one pictured above. Show More Summary

On Day of Giving, Let’s Boost our Pets for Life Program

Millions of Americans and their pets live in animal-service deserts, and Pets for Life is tackling that problem head-on by providing direct care to thousands of pets. Above, participants at a Philadelphia Pets for Life event. Photo by...Show More Summary

New York Blood Center Arguments Are a House of Cards

Sisters and actresses Rooney and Kate Mara visited Liberia to see more than 60 chimpanzees left for dead by the New York Blood Center. Above, Rooney (left) and Kate with John Zeonyuway, a manager for HSUS ground efforts in Liberia. Photo...Show More Summary

SUPERNEWS for Hens: SUPERVALU Going Cage-Free

SUPERVALU is the latest in a string of top grocers who are working with The HSUS to help end the cruel practice of confining hens in cages so tightly that they can’t even spread their wings. Above, chickens at a cage-free facility. Photo...Show More Summary

A 50-State Strategy for Animal Protection

Last year, we launched Humane Puerto Rico to reshape the laws of the commonwealth, train law enforcement officials, and upgrade the work of local animal organizations. We've just launched a similar campaign in Oklahoma. Photo by Dennis M. Show More Summary

Japan Acts as Outlaw Nation

Nearly two-thirds of the 333 whales slaughtered by Japan were pregnant. Photo by Alamy The Japanese government confirmed yesterday that its whaling fleet had arrived home in Shimonoseki, having killed 100 percent of its self-awardedShow More Summary

Kansas Lawmakers Shouldn’t Make the Wrong Bet on Greyhound Racing

In the last six-month season of racing in Kansas, 80 dogs suffered broken legs and backs and other injures. A total of 19 dogs were killed. Photo by iStockphoto Kansas legislators are considering a bill that would reintroduce greyhound racing eight years after the last tracks closed in the state. Show More Summary

A Right to Farm, But No Right to Free Speech for Opponents of Animal Abuse?

HSUS law enforcement training helped Creek County, Oklahoma, Deputy Sherriff Dru Davis identify signs of abuse and neglect at a property with 28 dogs. Photo by Gina Gardner/Humane Society of Tulsa I’ve written recently about two outrageous...Show More Summary

Breaking News: Armani Goes Fur-Free

Increasingly, we are beginning to see fashion brands and designers disassociating themselves from animal cruelty and switching to cruelty-free alternatives that are indistinguishable from the real thing. Photo by iStockphoto Luxury designer...Show More Summary

Bon Appétit, Long a Leader on Issues of Food and Agriculture, Announces New Animal Welfare Reforms

Among other animal welfare reforms announced today, Bon Appétit will eliminate tail docking of dairy cows within its supply chain immediately. Photo by Mary Beth Sweetland/The HSUS While we take pride in forging unexpected alliancesShow More Summary

More Impressions on ‘Massive‘ SeaWorld-HSUS Announcement, Including From ‘Blackfish‘ Director

Gabriela Cowperthwaite at The HSUS's 60th anniversary gala. Her documentary, “Blackfish,” had a big impact on public discussions surrounding the use of orcas in theatrical shows. Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images The announcement I...Show More Summary

Breaking News: SeaWorld to End All Orca Breeding

The SeaWorld announcement on orcas comes almost exactly a year after Ringling Bros. agreed to phase out its performing elephant acts in traveling circuses. Photo by cmeder/iStockphoto In a sign that the humane economy is an unyielding...Show More Summary

To Eradicate Animal Fighting, You Must Finish the Sentence

Guidelines judges currently use when handing down sentences to those found guilty of animal fighting fall way short of adequately dealing with these criminals. Photo by Larry French/AP Images for The HSUS During my tenure at The HSUS...Show More Summary

Federal Government Says Added Protections for Elephants, Pangolins May Be Warranted

It is estimated that more than one million pangolins were taken illegally from the wild in the past decade by poachers, to satisfy a demand for their meat and scales in Asia. Photo by Tikki Hywood Trust The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...Show More Summary

West Virginia Lawmakers Get the Job Done for Animals, As Session Closes With Two Big Wins

The bill strengthening animal fighting penalties passed in West Virginia despite the fact that cockfighters protested in large numbers, flooding lawmakers with calls and emails. Photo by Meredith Lee/The HSUS West Virginia’s legislative...Show More Summary

Building a Bridge, Not a Wall, to Mexico on Animal Welfare

There is an acute street dog problem in Mexico, with an estimated 12 million free roaming dogs, and state governments resort to cruel and ineffective means of population control, like poisoning. Photo by iStockphoto Those running for President of the United States sure talk about Mexico a lot. Show More Summary

So Many Individuals, Corporations Stepping Up in Support of Animal Protection

Pets Plus Natural, one of the 2015 Spira Award honorees, has been working with The HSUS since 2013 to offer adoptable shelter dogs in their stores instead of selling commercially raised puppies who are often sourced from puppy mills....Show More Summary

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