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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

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

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