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The HSUS challenges USDA over mass removal of animal welfare records

Seven states bar the sale of puppies from mills with a history of gross violations of the Animal Welfare Act. The USDA's action leaves regulated dog sellers in those states with no practical way to comply with laws, and state and local law enforcement with almost no ability to enforce them. Show More Summary

The HSUS will never back down in face of attacks from animal abuse interests

The HSUS was founded to get to the heart of animal cruelty and develop programs to stop it. It’s a mission we carry out with great care and purpose, every single day. Above, a dog rescued from a puppy mill. Photo by Meredith Lee/The HSUS If you live in the Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

Don’t let ideology trump reason on federal animal welfare rules

Regulations to crack down on animal cruelty, like horse soring, aren’t a cost to business, but a reflection of our deepest values. The only people who despise that kind of rulemaking are the perpetrators of animal abuse. Photo by Lance...Show More Summary

Where the Walter Palmers of the world hatch their plans

At the SCI convention, trophy hunters connect with 2,500 vendors who offer up hunts, particularly in the African nations that possess some of the world’s most remarkable mammals. Photo by The HSUS Safari Club International members have...Show More Summary

BSL is Bad, Senseless Lawmaking

Breed specific laws are very difficult to enforce, given that many dogs are mixed breeds and aren’t readily classed by breed type. In fact, there is no breed known as a pit bull, and many pit-bull type dogs are of mixed ancestry. Photo...Show More Summary

New polls show voters in key Midwest states – Oklahoma, Missouri, and Nebraska – strongly oppose horse slaughter 

Seventy percent of people polled in Missouri, 72 percent in Nebraska, and 62 percent in Oklahoma oppose slaughtering American horses for human consumption. Photo by Jennifer Kunz/The HSUS There was one particularly lucky and apolitical...Show More Summary

South Africa’s canned lion hunting industry cashes in on global trade in lion bones

This week, the South African government essentially blessed the idea of exporting as many as 800 captive-bred lion skeletons to some nations throughout the world Photo by Alamy More than a year ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,...Show More Summary

Mexico says ‘no mas’ to dogfighting

This is a groundbreaking victory for animals and animal advocates in Mexico, and especially for Humane Society International/Mexico, which launched an anti-dogfighting campaign in the country in just July last year. Photo by Larry French/AP...Show More Summary

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it’s time to ban lead ammo, fishing tackle on federal lands

Hunters deposit tens of thousands of tons of lead in our environment, and it is estimated that between 10 and 20 million birds and other animals — including more than 130 species — die each year from lead poisoning. Photo by Alamy The U.S. Show More Summary

Bureaucratic bungling, rules freeze endanger horse soring rule

The stigma of soring has made the walking horse industry the pariah of the horse world, and has had a long-standing, adverse effect on the economic viability of this industry, which suffers from diminished breeding and attendance at its major events. Show More Summary

Unilever delivers on cage-free pledge three years ahead of schedule

Within the last two years, more than 200 companies have committed to go cage-free, and egg producers know that they must move dramatically toward more extensive systems if they want to sell eggs. Photo by David Paul Morris/For The HSUS Today,...Show More Summary

Political shots fired as American lawmakers renew war on wolves

Lawmakers are ignoring the fact that these apex carnivores occupy just a fraction of their original range and number only 5,000 across the entire lower 48 states. Photo by iStockphoto Just days after the newly constituted Congress commenced...Show More Summary

Breaking news: Obama Administration sets sweeping new standard for farm animal welfare

The rule prohibits certain cruel practices like tail docking of cattle, the transportation of sick, injured, or lame animals, and the mulesing of sheep (cutting the skin from the back legs and rump). It clarifies the requirement that animals cannot be tightly confined. Show More Summary

Ringling announcement an indicator of broader shift toward animal protection

The animal-based circus looks and feels archaic. We now know about the endless privation for these creatures living in near constant confinement or tethered to chains. Photo by Alamy It was the second thunderbolt from Ringling Bros.Show More Summary

After years-long anti-soring campaign, USDA bans torture of walking horses

Injuring the feet of horses and then forcing them to walk on four-inch stacks with chains banging against their sores creates the exaggerated gait prized by judges at some of the top horse shows. Photo by The HSUS Pushed to act by aShow More Summary

Former HSUS doc gives lifesaving advice in new doc about food, agriculture, and health

In the first episode of "Prescription: Nutrition," being released today, Dr. Michael Greger (pictured above) discusses how a diet centered on plant-based foods can dramatically improve well-being and longevity. Dr. Michael Greger, former...Show More Summary

Breaking news: A six-month reprieve for Yellowstone’s grizzlies

There are approximately 700 grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone area, and wildlife managers have cataloged more than 100 grizzly deaths during the past two years – most of them human-caused. Photo by Alamy The Obama Administration...Show More Summary

200 more dogs saved from the butcher in South Korea

The dogs, who have spent their lives in filthy, cramped, overcrowded cages, are on their way to the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, where they will be rehabilitated and then placed for adoption. Photo by Jean Chung/For...Show More Summary

More gains in India, including on the trade in exotic animal skins and fur

Globally, tens of thousands of animals suffer in factory farm-like conditions where they are raised for their skins and furs, but producers need markets to sell their wares. Above, a mink in the wild. Photo by Alamy We’ve seen some extraordinary...Show More Summary

While China cracks down on ivory trade, U.S. House sets up attack on Obama-era rules

There are people in the United States more concerned with the resale of ivory antiques – and getting a few hundred or a few thousand dollars here and there -- than with the very survival of the largest land mammals on the planet. Photo...Show More Summary

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