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Humane Hurricane Hits Puerto Rico

This dog with skin disease was hiding inside a barrel and was rescued by HSUS staff during a visit to Playa Los Machos in Ceiba, Puerto Rico. Photo by Ricardo Arduengo/AP Images for The HSUS If you knew that there were tens of thousands...Show More Summary

Breaking News: State Revokes Permit for Notorious Roadside Zoo

Our investigator and the USDA documented severe problems at the Natural Bridge Zoo, including a dead giraffe, a dead Mandrill, a baby camel who accidentally hanged herself, a dead capuchin monkey, and terrible injuries to other animals. Show More Summary

Animal Fighting Suffers a Knockdown

It’s been a big week in our major campaign to crack down on the brutal bloodsport of animal fighting.       Related Stories Arizonans Rally to Keep Cruelty Code Intact Big Ag’s Power Grab in the Grand Canyon State The 113th Congress in Review for Animals  

New Orleans Convention to Show How Katrina Changed Disaster Planning for the Nation

At this year's Expo, as in past years, I will interact with attendees and answer questions during the town hall. Photo by Harrison McClary/For The HSUS On March 31, nearly 2,500 animal welfare experts and other enthusiasts from around...Show More Summary

Big Ag Getting Its Hen House in Order – Cages and All

The report appeared to provide very little emphasis on hens’ behavioral freedoms, and how attention to such needs improves their welfare. Photo: Greg Latza/For The HSUS Soon, a group composed of many conventional thinkers in the food...Show More Summary

Vivisectors Stick Together, Like Poo

I was asked by a friend to comment on UCLA Chancellor Gene Block's email in which he defended and promoted David Jentsch's own promotion of anything-goes animal experimentation. November 3, 2014 To the Campus Community: Last week, the...Show More Summary

Feeding Garbage to Bears and Voters in Maine

I’ve been involved in dozens of political campaigns around the country over two decades, and the brazen lies and scare tactics used by state officials working in collusion with the bear baiting, hounding, and trapping crowd in MaineShow More Summary

Countdown to Election Day

We’re just days from the November 4th election, and there are critical races for humane candidates and animal protection issues all over the country. I want to provide a rundown of several key updates as we enter the final stretch....      ...Show More Summary

NIH Terminates Funding for Research Using Randomly Sourced Dogs

Many readers know that the issue of random source “Class B” dog and cat dealers is one that our founders confronted in the earliest days of The HSUS. We’ve consistently worked through the years to put an end to the...        RelatedShow More Summary

The Many Costs of Cruelty

It was a year ago that The HSUS assisted in the rescue of 367 dogs from a network of dogfighting operations in Alabama, Georgia, and other states in the South. It was a major unraveling of a major dogfighting syndicate,...        Related...Show More Summary

Robert Golden: "... the opinion of the top leaders..."

I am writing here mostly about one claim that was made in various forms by Dr. Robert Golden, dean of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Medicine and Public Health in his comments to the Dane County Executive Committee (which...Show More Summary

A New UW-Madison Vivisection Spokesperson

You may have read this by now: Motherless monkeys: UW-Madison to revive controversial primate experimentsResearchers will deprive infants of maternal contact to study anxiety and depressionNoah Phillips. Isthmus 07/31/2014. I've debunked Kalin's claims here: A Response to Ned Kalin. Show More Summary

‘Right to Farm’ or Right to Funnel Illegal Money Into Missouri Campaign?

Today, the Missouri Farmers Union sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture calling for a formal investigation into the potentially illegal use of federal pork check-off funds for a last-minute lobbying blitz in favor of Missouri’s...Show More Summary

Updates on Urgent Battles for Animals

Today, some updates on important issues in our orbit. Ag-gag legislation HSUS undercover investigations like this one at a California slaughter plant have unearthed shocking animal abuse. Photo: The HSUS Last night, former HSUS undercover...Show More Summary

New Digs, New Chance for New Iberia Chimps

I have a fantastic update to share with you today. All of the federally owned chimpanzees from New Iberia Research Center – more than 100 individuals – have officially moved to Chimp Haven, the National Chimpanzee sanctuary in Keithville,...Show More Summary

Jon Bernthal: 'Walking Tall' for Animals

I was a Jon Bernthal fan before he burst onto the screen in the fabulously successfully, award-winning first two seasons of AMC’s The Walking Dead. He played the tightly wound and fiercely protective former law enforcement officer who...Show More Summary

Coyote Ugly – the Violent Sequel

On a frigid winter day in Michigan, a hunter shoots a coyote three or four times, gravely wounding the animal. Gasping for life, the poor creature lays prone, bleeding in the snow. The hunting ethic calls for an additional shot...        Related Stories URGENT ACTION: Need Your Help to Prevent Horse Slaughter in the U.S. Show More Summary

The Politics of Cockfighting and Horse Slaughter

Tonight, WAVE 3 News in Louisville is airing an exclusive story, for which reporter John Boel went undercover with a hidden camera at a recent pro-cockfighting rally. The investigative report asks the question, “What did Kentucky politicians...Show 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.

The Disreputable Trade in Horse Meat

In 2013, there were three horse slaughter plants set to open in the United States, and it took determined efforts in the federal courts and in the Congress to prevent them from opening. They’re shuttered at least through the fall,...        Related Stories Spring Forward -- for Wildlife Right to Farm or Right to Harm Sounding the Alarm on Horse Soring  

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