Blog Profile / A Humane Nation

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A wild name, and an amazing, vast, new marine sanctuary

Papah?naumoku?kea is home to more than 7,000 marine species, including sharks, whales, turtles, dolphins, monk seals, seabirds, thousands of fish species, and many other animals found nowhere else in the world. Photo by Louiz Rocha Today,...Show More Summary

USDA may give us a different kind of Celebration

A proposed federal rule contains game-changing reforms to end the soring of Tennessee walking horses – where trainers put flesh-burning chemicals on the horse's feet, or place foreign objects between the shoe and the hoof. Photo by The...Show More Summary

Grizzly bears under the gun in Yellowstone region

Grizzly bears are a primary lure for millions of people who come to Yellowstone. Above, a grizzly foraging in Yellowstone. Photo by Thomas D. Mangelsen/ The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the states of Idaho, Montana,...Show More Summary

Oprah says ‘yes’ to Meatless Mondays

Oprah asked what small things people can do to have a big impact for animals. I suggested that one easy, high-impact action would be to join our Meatless Mondays campaign. Photo by Huy Doan/Harpo, Inc. Arguably, no other animal advocate has the platform, the followers, and the influence of Oprah Winfrey. Show More Summary

Merci to France for saying ‘non!’ to wildlife traffickers

Elephants are among the most highly intelligent, empathetic creatures on the planet and they are under siege from poachers and trophy hunters. Photo by Alamy France has become the first European country to ban the domestic trade in ivory and rhino horn. Show More Summary

Breaking news: No spearing, says Under Armour—but an underwhelming response on trophy hunting

Sportswear giant Under Armour has cut ties with the Bowmars saying that they do not condone the use of spears in hunting. But saying that you’re opposed to spearing is a good beginning, but not much more than that. Photo by Megan Sewell “Under Armour and the Bowmars broke up today,” Sarah Bowmar declared in a tweet yesterday. Show More Summary

New York sends lifeline to lab animals

Governor Cuomo's decision is great news for hundreds of dogs and cats in state-funded institutions in New York. These animals can now know love and affection and a human pack that really cares for them. Photo by The HSUS In The Humane...Show More Summary

Preventing all creatures great and small from perishing in Louisiana’s parishes

The HSUS, along with a number of regional and national organizations, is on the ground, helping at this dire time in Louisiana. Photo by Tyler Kaufman/AP Images for The HSUS Right in the middle of the 2016 hurricane season, a slow-moving...Show More Summary

Alberta says it will ban spearing as a hunting method as global furor grows over bear killing

Less than 24 hours after the news broke, the government of Alberta has spoken out against the Ohio man, Josh Bowmar, who killed a bear with a homemade spear at a bait site in this western province of Canada. Photo by iStockphoto Less...Show More Summary

Ohio trophy hunter’s appalling conduct reminds us why the law must speak

Black bears are the world’s most sought after hunting trophy, by far surpassing any other in terms of global trade. A sad fate for these powerful yet typically very gentle creatures. Photo by C MacDonald/iStockphoto I’ve been devoted...Show More Summary

A series of advances for animals—from rescuing animals in crisis to bullhook bans to protecting whales around the world

Elephants are one of the many animals our victories this week will help -- and we couldn't do any of it without your continued support and action on behalf of animals. Photo by iStockphoto I’ve said before that there’s no group likeShow More Summary

NIH announces plans for transfer of chimps from laboratories to sanctuaries

Sabrina, pictured above, is a chimpanzee formerly retired from the NIH to Chimp Haven. With NIH's announcement today, many more chimps will be joining her soon. Photo by Brandon Wade/AP Images for The HSUS The National Institutes ofShow More Summary

Puppy mill dogs rescued in big sky country

The conditions witnessed at the Lincoln County rescue are typical for commercial dog breeding facilities in Montana, since the state does not have any laws to regulate puppy mills. Montana is among just 16 states without specific regulations for puppy mills, such as a requirement to provide basic care. Show More Summary

Breaking news: Fur flies with new HSUS exposé of retailers selling real fur as fake

Tens of millions of rabbits, foxes, raccoon dogs (pictured above), and other animals endure terrible suffering and violent death to produce cheap trim for coats, hats, gloves, and other clothing items sold worldwide by the retailersShow More Summary

Major newspapers report industrial confinement of hens, pigs may be doomed

The humane treatment of farm animals -- once an issue on the margins is now squarely in the mainstream. Photo by David Paul Morris/For The HSUS Yesterday, on its front page, the Washington Post’s Karin Brulliard reported on the animal...Show More Summary

Feds, HSUS shutter one of nation’s biggest cockfighting arenas

The facility raided earlier this week had multiple pits and enough satellite sheds to house more than 1,000 fighting roosters awaiting their turn to slash other birds to death, or to be killed themselves. Photo by Meredith Lee/The HSUS This...Show More Summary

Congressional battle looms over new policy to tamp down ruthless predator control on federal lands in Alaska

There are over 76 million acres of national wildlife refuges in the state of Alaska, and they are home to wolves and other species whose survival has time and again been compromised by reckless killing and management. Photo by Alamy Denali...Show More Summary

Breaking news: Obama administration grounds aerial hunting, other inhumane predator-killing practices on refuges in Alaska

The new protective regulations announced today by USFWS will protect grizzly bears from some of the most wanton and misguided methods of killing them, as well as black bears, wolves, and coyotes on our public lands in Alaska. Photo by...Show More Summary

McDonald’s and the quiet revolution in food and agriculture

McDonald's has been leading the way in adopting more humane animal welfare policies; unleashing competitive pressures that will bring down the curtain on cage confinement in American animal agriculture. Photo by iStockphoto Today, McDonald’s...Show More Summary

Time to get the lead out of federal wildlife management policies

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 It was just a few months ago that America watched Flint unpack boxes of bottled water in the midst of battle against lead contamination in its municipal water supply. Show More Summary

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