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Full-Court Press in the Courts

With 24 litigators on staff—aided by a network of over 1,000 pro bono lawyers from the nation’s top law firms—The HSUS' legal team is working like never before to help all animals, on both the domestic and international stages, and to...Show More Summary

Incredible Scam to Kill Inedible Wolves

There is more fallout from the Michigan wolf hunt scandal, in which state legislators relied on and trafficked in exaggerated and even fabricated stories about wolf incidents as they went about authorizing a hunt on the state’s small...Show More Summary

A Better Basket: Break Tradition, Not Egg Shells this Easter

How do we keep our baskets full of spring treats and avoid the egg and dairy industries’s vicious practices?

Full Court Press in the Courts

With 24 litigators on staff—aided by a network of over 1,000 pro bono lawyers from the nation’s top law firms—The HSUS' legal team is working like never before to help all animals, on both the domestic and international stages, and to bring new levels of firepower to protecting animals.         

Seal Slaughter Resumes in Canada

Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, speaks about Canada's 2014 seal slaughter, and the work being done by The HSUS' Protect Seals team to shut down the commercial sealing industry.        Related...Show More Summary

Why Cows Are Owed the Courtesy of Critical Thinking

It's up to all of us to step away from the magazine, the billboard, and the television and explore what it is we're buying and why.

Even More Winds of Change Blowing for Whales

Whalers in St. Vincent and the Grenadines have decided to stop hunting whales and instead join the whale watching industry as an alternative. This is the latest in a cascade of decisions and actions that are bringing us considerablyShow More Summary

Keeping Up with the Vegans: Episode One

As much as I'd like to promote every vegan thing I can, it simply is not practical or fair as I'd never really be able to promote them all. Enter Keeping Up with the Vegans, a weekly post about all the vegan tidbits that are shared with me.

Beyond Kale: A Leafy Greens Primer

Nutritionally-speaking, kale is awesome...but let's not forget about all the other leafy greens that are available. Why let it have all the glory? Variety is the spice of life anyway, so let's explore a little.

Vegan Asshole: On Defending Cockroaches

I wrote an article in 2009 titled Four Years and 1 Million Little Slaves and it was about an exhibit at The New York American Museum of Natural History- a silk tapestry made from the silk spun by golden orb spiders.  I don’t want to spoil anything (because if you […]

One More Big Whack Against Gestation Crates, With Progress Throughout Latin America

Arcos Dorados--the largest operator of McDonald’s restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee—has demonstrated its commitment to improving animal welfare by introducing a new requirement...Show More Summary

Hedgehog Popularity: Rise of the Meme-Pet

Can we prevent ourselves from placing another species on a temporary internet pedestal before they, too, require rescue?

This Isn’t ‘Chicken Little’ Talk About USDA’s Poultry Slaughter Rules

More than half a century since The HSUS and other groups successfully made the case for a humane slaughter law, the USDA's failure to include birds under its protective aegis remains a true scandal, and one of the greatest sources of...Show More Summary

Key Senators Step Up to Pass PAST Act

A horse at the National Celebration in Shelbyville in 2013, one of many wearing chains and stacks. Contact your member of Congress today and ask them to pass the PAST act today. The Senate Commerce Committee today approved, by a...       Related Stories Sore Losers: A Bill for the Horse Soring Crowd Kentucky’s Bevin Courts Cockfighting Vote A Humane Makeover for Makeup  

Charles Dickens, Deepak Chopra and the Zen of Raising a Little Hell

How do we teach kids to not become passive when there is injustice to be found pretty much everywhere?

The Movie Noah: Animals are Innocent; Humans Not So Much

Noah as through the vegan lens, but is there even any other lens to look at it through?

Cleveland Vegan Scene: Townhall Ohio City

There's a lot to like about TownHall- from it's locally sourced food to sustainable business practices. Here's how TownHall is taking Ohio City by storm.

Veganism and Co-Existing Health Issues

It’s a tough place from which to advocate when I myself don’t have to balance my animal-rights convictions with other serious health-related restrictions.

Oh, Poop: Why You Need to Clean Up After Your Dog

I cannot begin to explain the amount of poop that lies in the grass around my neighborhood. It would never occur to me to leave my house, dog at my side, and not have a poop bag or two in my pocket. Alas, at least some of my neighbors do not share this sentiment.

Make Mine (Vegan) Chocolate this Easter: Rabbits Are Not Toys!

Do rabbits a favor this Easter and encourage friends and family to fill their baskets with (vegan) chocolate bunnies and to leave rabbit rescuing to those ready to give it a 10+ year commitment.

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