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Furry Celebs In the Spotlight for National Campaign to Promote Pet Adoption

Fashion icon Toast Meets World, a toothless King Charles puppy mill rescue with 342,000 Instagram followers, is one of the stars of the new Shelter Pet Project PSAs. Photo by Zack Seckler You’ve probably gotten at least a glimpse ofShow More Summary

The Presidential Files: Who Trumps the Field on Animal Issues in Race for White House?

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie last week vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have put a roadblock in place in New Jersey for the next Walter Palmer-wannabee who wanted to slay a lion and bring his head back to the...       Related Stories...Show More Summary

What Did PETA Do in 2015?

Each day, millions of individual animals are forced to endure horrific cruelty. Your gift to PETA will immediately support the vital work that is improving animals' lives. The post What Did PETA Do in 2015? appeared first on PETA.

Essentialism, Intersectionality, and Veganism as a Moral Baseline: Black Vegans Rock and the Humane Society of the United States

I. The Problem of Essentialism Racism and sexism represent moral evil. Racism and sexism involve a societal acceptance of essentialism, or the idea that biology or some other personal characteristic alone determines moral value. A good...Show More Summary

Chimps, Lions, and the Five Freedoms for Farm Animals Take Center Stage: Top 10 Victories of 2015

Our work with Walmart, America’s largest grocery chain, led the company to announce a policy supporting the “Five Freedoms” of animal welfare, which include giving animals the freedom to express natural behaviors. Photo by iStockphoto Looking...Show More Summary

More Dogs Rescued from Butchers in South Korea, Arrive in America

These puppies, Santa, Dancer, Vixen, Blitzen, and Dasher, were among the 26 dogs rescued by HSI from a South Korean dog meat farm. Wayne Pacelle Over the past week, Humane Society International has shepherded the transport of 26 dogs...Show More Summary

Breaking News: Animal Rescue Team Descends on Terrible Neglect Scene in Ohio

Some of the dogs rescued from the Adams County, Ohio, site were emaciated, some had untreated wounds, flea and tick infestations, severe eye and ear infections, and mange. Photo by Meredith Lee/The HSUS This morning, HSUS staff, along...Show More Summary

2015 is Tipping Point in Our Long Battle Against Extreme Confinement of Animals on Factory Farms

Our work led to some of the food industry’s top names, including McDonald’s, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Panera Bread, General Mills, and Kellogg’s, to announce timelines for switching to 100 percent cage-free eggs. Photo by David Paul Morris/For The HSUS The HSUS and Humane Society International are about protecting all animals, including farm animals. Show More Summary

In the War Over Management of Wolves, The HSUS Won’t Shrink from Effort to Protect Them

Wolves are a much beloved wilderness icon valued by the vast majority of Americans, Photo by Alamy In an affront to sound science and a brazen subversion of the judicial process, Republican Senators Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and JohnShow More Summary

An Open Request to PETA, Farm Sanctuary, Viva!, and Others

You all claim to reject “happy exploitation.” But John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, claims that you (and possibly others) were “stakeholders” in the actual creation of the Whole Foods “happy exploitation” standards. You can listen to Mackey speak here. Show More Summary

Panera Inspires, While Costco Lags

An HSUS investigation found heart-wrenching problems at a major Costco egg supplier, including dead birds and rotting, broken, fly-covered eggs. Photo by The HSUS Yesterday, Panera Bread – with nearly 2,000 restaurants – became the latest...Show More Summary

“Sored” Champ Dies Before His Time

Play Something Country, a horse our investigator recorded lying down in his stall groaning in pain 40 minutes after a chemical substance had been applied to his front legs, could potentially suffer the same fate as Roll the Gold and He’s Vida Blue, and die from colic that was likely brought on by the pain of being sored. Show More Summary

The Latest on “He’s Vida Blue”?: He’s Dead

Play Something Country, a horse our investigator recorded lying down in his stall groaning in pain 40 minutes after a chemical substance had been applied to his front legs, could potentially suffer the same fate as Roll the Gold and He’s Vida Blue, and die from colic that was likely brought on by the pain of being sored. Show More Summary

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ANGRY WITH ME–AND THEY ARE RIGHT

They are angry that I am what they call an “absolutist” who maintains that we cannot justify any animal use. They are right. I am an absolutist in this regard–just as I am an “absolutist” with respect to rape, child molestation, and other violations of fundamental human rights. Show More Summary

HSLF TV Ad: David Vitter for Governor

The Humane Society Legislative Fund today began airing a new TV ad in Louisiana, urging voters in the state to support Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter in the competitive gubernatorial race. You can watch the TV ad here. The primary...       

Helping People and Animals in Peril From Fires and Floods

Troy Snell, a field responder for the HSUS Animal Rescue Team, helps Bridget Arrants, manager of the Lee County Animal Shelter in South Carolina, as she puts a collar on Ace, a dog rescued from the flooding. Photo by Bob Leverone/APShow More Summary

Direct Action Everywhere (DxE): Vegan Advocacy is “Harmful to the Animal Rights Movement”

The Modern Animal Movement Rejects Veganism as a Moral Baseline The modern animal movement, which promotes welfare reform and single-issue campaigns, explicitly and uniformly rejects veganism as a moral baseline. There is not a single one of the large “animal advocacy” groups that promotes veganism as a moral imperative. Show More Summary

6 Benefits of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary’s New Home

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary has closed its doors in Willow, NY, and will re-open on September 5, 2015 in its new location in High Falls, NY. This move is exciting, and I’m happy to tell you why The post 6 Benefits of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary’s New Home appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.

West Virginia, Michigan to Shutter Last Gas Chambers

Since The HSUS began its campaign to end the use of gas chambers in shelters across the United States back in 2013, more than two-thirds of the gas chambers in existence at the time have closed. By year’s end, at least 44 states will be chamber-free. Show More Summary

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