March 31, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States assisted the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, Benton County Sheriff’s Office and Mississippi Bureau of Investigations in the investigation and raid on an active dogfight in Mississippi.
March 26, 2013
Tennessee residents concerned about animal welfare converged on the state capitol for Humane Lobby Day.
February 21, 2013
Maryland citizens concerned about animal welfare converged on the state capitol for Humane Lobby Day 2013 in Annapolis to lobby for animal protection laws.
February 7, 2013
Citizens from across Montana, including members of the Montana Girl Scouts Lone Rock School Cadette Troop #3756, are participating in Humane Lobby Dayto meet with lawmakers and lobby for better animal welfare laws for pets.
February 6, 2013
Citizens from across Arizona converged on the state capitol for Humane Lobby Day in Phoenix on Wednesday to lobby for better animal welfare laws to protect pets and to strengthen penalties for convicted animal fighters. Humane Lobby Day is sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States and the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®).
January 23, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States applauds U.S. Reps. Tom Marino, R-Pa., James McGovern, D-Mass., John Campbell, R-Calif., and Jim Moran, D-Va., for introducing H.R. 366, the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act, a bill that would outlaw spectators’ willful attendance at organized animal fights and impose additional penalties for bringing a minor.
January 15, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization, has released its fourth annual “Humane State Ranking” report, a comprehensive analysis of animal protection laws in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. The HSUS graded states on the strength of a wide range of animal protection laws, including public policies dealing with animal cruelty and fighting, pets, wildlife, equines, animals in research, and farm animals.
December 4, 2012
The HSUS applauded the U.S. Senate for approving S. 1947, the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act, by a voice vote. The bipartisan legislation closes loopholes in the federal animal fighting law related to attendance at dogfights and cockfights.
November 28, 2012
HSI and His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama Call for Kindness to Animals, Marking the Launch of New Affiliate Organization in India
Humane Society International announced the official launch of its office in India at an event in Mumbai featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who spoke movingly about compassion for animals and the responsibility that all of us have to act with intentionality in protecting them from human-caused cruelty.
November 27, 2012
The HSUS and Michigan Humane Society Applaud Michigan House of Representatives for Passage of Three Strong Animal Fighting Laws
The Humane Society of the United States and the Michigan Humane Society praised the Michigan House of Representatives for passing a package of bills that provide a range of solutions for communities plagued by illegal animal fighting.
October 19, 2012
A Frisbee champion dispels the myth of the dangerous pit bull.
October 17, 2012
Animal welfare groups are encouraging the enforcement of a significant animal protection bill that has officially become law in New York State. The bill, S.6774a/ A.9552a, prohibits the possession, use and trafficking of animal fighting paraphernalia with the intention to violate New York’s animal fighting laws.
October 8, 2012
The HSUS Commends U.S. Supreme Court for Denying Cockfighters’ Petition to Review Constitutionality of Animal Fighting Law
The Humane Society of the United States lauded the U.S. Supreme Court for refusing to hear a challenge by cockfighters to critically important animal fighting provisions of the federal Animal Welfare Act.
October 4, 2012
"Wallace," a new book by Jim Gorant, tells the story of a nearly-doomed shelter dog who blossomed into a Frisbee champ after being given a second chance. In this interview, Andrew "Roo" Yori tells us why he adopted Wallace and how his dog is changing hearts and minds about breed discrimination.
September 18, 2012
A collaboration among Kalamazoo County Animal Services and Enforcement, Humane Society University, and The HSUS's Animal Rescue Team saves more than 70 dogs from dogfighting cruelty.
August 23, 2012
The HSUS' Dogfighting Rescue Coalition is dedicated to giving every dog rescued from dogfighting busts a chance at a new life. We depend on shelters and rescue groups who are willing to partner with us and take these dogs into their programs and find proper placements for them.
August 17, 2012
See images highlighting the Animal Rescue Team's recent work.
August 12, 2012
The HSUS, the nation’s largest animal protection organization, called out U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, for his ridiculous reasons for opposing a federal bill to crack down on dogfighting and cockfighting.
August 6, 2012
The HSUS helped Kalamazoo County (Michigan) Animal Services and Enforcement rescue 46 dogs from alleged dogfighters at two locations in Michigan.
July 19, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States and New York State Humane Association Applaud Gov. Cuomo for Signing Animal Protection Bill
The HSUS and the New York Humane Association applaud Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing legislation to strengthen current state laws to combat animal fighting.
July 12, 2012
The HSUS and the Humane Society Legislative Fund applaud Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., and other members of the House Agriculture Committee who voted in favor of his amendment to the Farm Bill last night to bar attending or bringing a child to a dogfight or cockfight.
June 14, 2012
The HSUS, on behalf of its more than 800,000 supporters in New York, and the New York State Humane Association commend the New York Legislature for passing S.6774a/ A.9552a to strengthen current state laws to combat animal fighting.
April 25, 2012
Humane Society University, an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, in collaboration with the Danville Area Humane Society, held a course for law enforcement officers in animal cruelty and fighting investigations.
April 20, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Commends Court of Appeals Decision Upholding Federal Animal Fighting Ban
The Humane Society of the United States hails a decision today by the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upholding critically important animal fighting provisions of the federal Animal Welfare Act.
April 18, 2012
During the 2012 New York State Humane Lobby Day, more than 150 citizens from across New York met with lawmakers at the Capitol and urged them to pass legislation to protect animals.