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Moral Schizophrenia–Again, and Again, and Again

Gavin Dingman, an 11-year old from Michigan, killed an albino deer. Many people are upset about this, with some even making death threats to Gavin. It is tragic sad when any healthy animal is killed for “sport” or any other purpose.Show More Summary

Maine State Agency Pushes Ideology, Not Biology, In Quest to Defend Reckless Bear Killing Practices

We don’t expect everyone to agree with us in our fight to pass Question 1 in Maine to stop the cruel and unsporting practices of bear baiting, hounding and trapping. But we do expect a fair election and a government...        Related...Show More Summary

Ebola and Animals – at Home and West Africa

Bentley waits patiently for the ball from one of his caretakers while in quarantine. Photo by Dr. Catherine McManus, Dallas Animal Services It was heartening to learn that Bentley, the dog of Dallas nurse Nina Pham, has tested negative...Show More Summary

A Tale of Two Attorneys General

We rely on all sorts of law enforcement personnel to defend against legal challenges and ensure that a new law is properly enforced. But often a key second-half player is the state’s chief law enforcement officer—the attorney general.      ...Show More Summary

Another Rescue in Tennessee: 50 Dogs Freed From Suspected Dogfighting Operation

As the sun came up over Kodak, Tennessee, yesterday morning, our HSUS Animal Rescue Team drove with U.S. Marshals and the Sevier County's Special Operations Response Team down a long, rural road. As they approached the house at the end...       ...Show More Summary

Newspapers Urge YES on Maine's Question 1 to Protect Bears

When politicians are unresponsive to the public, it’s time for the public to weigh in. Mainers can do that in two weeks—and can end cruel and unsporting bear baiting, hounding, and trapping—by voting “YES” on Question 1.       Related...Show More Summary

An Epidemic of Unprovoked Human Attacks on Wolves

If you want to understand why The HSUS and HSLF are working so hard to prevent the trophy hunting, commercial trapping, and hounding of wolves in Michigan, look no farther than the other states in the Great Lakes region and...       ...Show More Summary

Who Should Shoulder the Financial Burden when Animals are Abused?

Cost of animal care laws are a sensible solution for the animals, as well as taxpayers and the broader animal welfare infrastructure.       Related Stories Missouri’s Right-to-Harm Amendment Are Your Lawmakers Making the Grade? Deer at the County Fair? Missouri Vote Keeps the Wild in Wildlife  

Bill Maher, Danny DeVito Tell Chris Christie That Pigs Matter

Comedian Bill Maher made a special appeal to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie – asking him, on the opinion pages of Saturday’s New York Times, to sign a bill banning gestation crates. Noting that polling shows that a rather astonishing...        Related Stories Victory: India Becomes a Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Nation N.C. Show More Summary

Tremendous News From Southeast Asia: Steep Drop in Rhino Horn Use in Vietnam

A new poll reveals that demand for rhino horn in Vietnam has declined, just within the last year, by a startling 38.1 percent, mainly as a result of a multi-faceted marketing campaign by Humane Society International and the government...Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Senate Takes Aim at Live Pigeon Shoots

Last night, the Pennsylvania Senate took a legislative action we’ve been pining to see for two decades: it passed a provision to ban live pigeon shoots as part of a larger anti-cruelty bill, which also includes a ban on the...       ...Show More Summary

Victory: India Becomes a Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Nation

India will ban the import of cosmetics that have been tested on animals anywhere in the world after November 13th. Coming just months after India heeded our call to ban domestic animal testing for cosmetics, this latest move assures that...        Related Stories N.C. Show More Summary

Cruelty and Ideology Masquerading as Science

Last week, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission rejected a recommendation from its agency’s biologists to authorize a spring bear hunting season in the southern part of the state. Cubs orphaned during spring hunts have no hope ofShow More Summary

Enduring Challenges, Quantum Progress Through First Three Quarters

The HSUS and its affiliates drive transformational change for animals. We don’t measure our success based on how many press releases we issue, bills we sponsor, or policy papers we write. We measure our success based on animals rescued...Show More Summary

More on Andre Robinson, Kicking Cats, and Consuming Animal Products

Here is an essay I wrote on the Andre Robinson that was published on October 10, 2014 in the New York Daily News. If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other sentient beings. Show More Summary

Cast Your Ballot for Animals

The animals are counting on us to participate in this election. See our voter guide for a list of HSLF-endorsed candidates in your state, and vote!       Related Stories Super PAC Forms to Promote Animal Abuse 100 Years of Solitude: Extinction Story Calls for Action Today The Movement for Hens to Move  

Talking to Main Street Mainers About Bear Baiting

On Tuesday, I was canvassing with Question 1 supporters in Augusta, Maine, and today I am door-knocking in Waterville, another central Maine community. Last night I was with our state director, Katie Hansberry, in Caribou and Presque Isle, small towns...        Related Stories N.C. Show More Summary

N.C. Puppy Mill Rescue Highlights Deception, Dangers of Internet Sales of Dogs, Cats

As our animal rescue team entered a trash- and feces-filled house last Friday to rescue more than 50 dogs and cats from an Internet pet seller in Rutherford County, N.C., they nearly stumbled over a kitten. The tiny Himalayan was...       ...Show More Summary

Cowspiracy: Environmentalists Don’t Eat Animals

Cowspiracy tries to answer the question: why is animal agriculture something environmental groups don't want to talk about? The post Cowspiracy: Environmentalists Don’t Eat Animals appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.

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