• March 5, 2014

    Cockfighting Bill Passes Utah House Committee

    Legislation to upgrade Utah’s law on cockfighting passed the House Judiciary Committee with a vote of 7-2. SB 112, which now moves on for a full vote in the House, makes it a felony on the second offense to participate in the blood sport where two roosters fight each other to the death while people place bets. A first offense will be prosecuted as a Class A misdemeanor.

  • February 27, 2014

    More than 180 Animals Rescued from Suspected Arkansas Puppy Mill

    The HSUS, local law enforcement, and other groups rescued 121 dogs and more than 60 other animals from a suspected puppy mill in Jefferson, Ark.

  • February 27, 2014

    Reward Offered in Minnesota Stabbing of Dog

    Red Lake Rosie's Rescue

    The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the brutal stabbing of a young male pit bull in Red Lake, Minn.

  • January 29, 2014

    Reward Offered in Kansas Poisoning Deaths of Dogs

    Ellis County Sheriff's Department

    The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the poisoning deaths of three dogs in Ellis County, Kan.

  • January 27, 2014

    Farm Bill Strengthens Animal Fighting Law, Omits Dangerous King Amendment

    Humane Society Legislative Fund

    The Farm Bill conference report released today by the House-Senate conference committee includes two major wins on animal welfare issues, and was applauded by The HSUS and the Humane Society Legislative Fund.

  • January 15, 2014

    Virginia Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Cruel “Fox Penning,” Support Stronger Pet Store Regulation


    Virginia voters overwhelmingly oppose the practice of “fox penning” by a more than 9-to-1 margin – and a large majority support legislation to prohibit the practice. A new poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research surveyed 625 statewide voters on various animal welfare issues. Fox pens are fenced enclosures where dogs are released to chase wild-caught, stocked foxes, often killing them. More than 7,000 foxes were subjected to these unsporting and inhumane events in Virginia in the last six years.

  • January 10, 2014

    Bill Richardson Named Humane Horseman of the Year

    Bill Richardson, former New Mexico governor, U.S. Energy Secretary and Ambassador to the United Nations, has been chosen as the 2013 Humane Horseman of the Year by The Humane Society of the United States. The HSUS recognized Richardson for his leadership in working to block horse slaughter from resuming on U.S. soil and his efforts to protect New Mexico’s wild mustang and burro population. Each year, The HSUS offers the award to an individual who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to protect America’s equines.

  • December 17, 2013

    Mob City Star Fights Cruelty to Animals

    In the starring role in TNT’s new miniseries Mob City, Jon Bernthal's character often finds himself in morally ambiguous situations. But in real life, Bernthal knows that when it comes to animal abuse, the issue is black and white: animal cruelty is a crime. That’s why Bernthal and his two rescued pit bulls, Boss and Venice, star in The Humane Society of the United States’ new campaign – shot by renowned celebrity photographer, Art Streiber – calling on the public to report suspected or witnessed animal abuse.

  • December 12, 2013

    Se busca fugitiva con conexiones a homicidio de niño, maltrato animal

    United States Marshals Service

    La Agencia de los United States Marshals Service junto con la Humane Society of the United States están están ofreciendo recompensa por la captura de la fugitiva Janet Barreto, está vinculada a múltiples operaciones de fábricas de cachorros y con la muerte por homicidio de un niño pequeño.

  • November 19, 2013

    More Than 30 Dogs Rescued From Suspected Alabama Dogfighting Operations

    The New Site Police Department, Alabama State Police, Alexander City Police Department, Tallapoosa County Sheriff Department, Alabama State Troopers Aviation Unit, Alabama Beverage Control Narcotics Unit, District Attorney Office 5th Circuit, Alabama Marine Police, Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force, U.S. Marshalls Service, Montgomery Humane Society, Lake Martin Humane Society

    A joint effort between several Alabama law enforcement agencies, The Humane Society of the United States, Montgomery Humane Society, and Lake Martin Humane Society resulted in the seizure of 31 dogs and puppies from suspected dogfighting operations at three properties in Tallapoosa County, Ala. See the video.

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