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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

After 30+ Years, Morrissey Goes Vegan But Calls Veganism “Purist”

Morrissey has finally recognized–after three decades of collecting royalties from Meat is Murder–that all animal products are murder. Morrissey made this announcement on the Larry King Show. And he made very sure to reinforce the idea that being vegan is anything but a moral imperative. Show More Summary

Horse Soring Exposed: Results Show 100 percent of Samples at Major Stable Test Positive for Illegal Substances

ThorSport's denial that there is any soring going on at its barns is like a crack dealer denying possession or sale of cocaine when there are 75 pieces of evidence at his home. Wayne Pacelle Two days ago I announced on A Humane Nation...Show More Summary

New HSUS Investigation Exposes Soring, Abuse of Walking Horses at Top Tennessee Stable

In one instance recorded by our investigator, a horse named Play Something Country (above) lay down in his stall groaning in pain, 40 minutes after a chemical substance had been applied to his front legs, which were then wrapped tightly with materials to enhance the pain and to sear the animal’s skin. Show More Summary

In the Wake of Katrina

In New Orleans and surrounding areas, many pet owners heeded evacuation orders, leaving heaps of food and big bowls of water behind. Others attempted to take their animals with them, only to be forced – sometimes at gunpoint -- to abandon them in the streets before boarding evacuation buses. Show More Summary

Cuckoo for Von Cocopuff

Gremlin Von Cocopuff, pictured above during the dogfighting rescue operation in 2011, was among 50 dogs rescued from two properties in North Carolina. Watch the video below to see him now, in his new forever home. Photo by Michelle Riley/The...Show More Summary

Korea Dog Meat Trade Survivors Settle Down in Forever Homes

Snowball, one of 23 dogs rescued from a Korean dog meat farm in January, is among the three dogs featured in our new video. Photo by Kathy Milani In January, I shared the story of 23 dogs who managed to make it out of a dog meat farm...Show More Summary

Caring for the Least Among Us in Puerto Rico

HSUS Staffer Tara Loller and Dr. Osmar Rivera, president of the Puerto Rican Veterinary Association, rescuing Demi and Delores in Playa Los Machos in Ceiba. Photo by Ricardo Arduengo/AP Images for The HSUS Puerto Rico is in the newsShow More Summary

I Am a Vegan Hypocrite

I'm angry at all of us and I'm not harnessing that anger for a better use. Some would say that karmically, I'm harming the universe. And that means that I'm a vegan hypocrite. The post I Am a Vegan Hypocrite appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.

The High Cost of Costco Cruelty

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 Today, the New York Times posted online—and it will run in tomorrow’sShow More Summary

Let Your Workplace Go to the Dogs

My dog Lily is exceptionally good at the office. She sleeps in a bed, begs for treats like any self-respecting, food-obsessed beagle, and, at various intervals throughout the day, she takes walks. Photo by Pete Marovich When I’m notShow More Summary

Celebrities as Partners in Our Quest to Shed Light on Animal Abuse Throughout the World

This week, a host of celebrities shared their shock and disgust at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China where dogs are bludgeoned and then butchered by the thousands to be eaten. Photo by AP Images for HSI Animal issues are in the headlines...Show More Summary

Prehistoric Logic: the Illinois Legislature’s Attack on Bobcats

Call on Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to protect bobcats and veto harmful HB 352! JP Bonnelly for The HSUS Two weeks ago, the Illinois House of Representatives voted by the narrowest of margins to approve a bill to reverse the state’s 42-year...Show More Summary

Breaking News: HSUS Investigation Exposes Cruelty and Filth at Costco Egg Supplier

The eggs from Hillandale are sold at some Costco stores under the brand name “Nearby Eggs,” in packages depicting a cartoon image of hens roaming free in a pasture outside a picturesque red barn—a visual that couldn’t be further removed from reality. Show More Summary

Ag-Gag Vetoed!

The groups have safely transported the dogs to a temporary emergency animal shelter where they will be thoroughly examined by a team of veterinarians and receive any necessary immediate medical treatment. PetSmart Charities is providing the necessary food, supplies and enrichment items for the dogs. Show More Summary

Is India Ground Zero for Animal Protection?

India is home to some of the most animal friendly people in the world. Since we opened an office there three years ago, we have helped to drive a cascade of reforms, including banning cages and crates for laying hens and breeding sows, ending shark finning, and halting cosmetics testing on animals. Show More Summary

Gag Reflex in North Carolina on Ag-Gag

Thousands of North Carolinians have called and emailed Gov. Pat McCrory, tweeted at him, and commented on his Facebook page, urging a veto of the bill that would punish whistleblowers who expose cruelty, whether at senior centers, child...Show More Summary

Soaring Spaniels, Whirring Whippets, and High-Flying Westland Terriers

The HSUS is launching a multimedia campaign, in partnership with Maddie’s Fund, to intercept potential puppy buyers, educate them about the horrors of puppy mills, and direct them instead to better sources. Our new video, showing puppies being delivered right to your home, compliments of high-flying drones, is causing people to skip a breath. Show More Summary

A Big Bang to Stop Horse Slaughter

A bipartisan team of lawmakers today introduced federal legislation to stop the butchering of America’s companion horses and the peddling of their doped up meat to foreign consumers. The HSUS For the past two fiscal years, Congress has rightly stopped...       

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

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