• August 1, 2017

    Top Appeals Court Maintains Federal Protections for Wolves in the Great Lakes Region

    Washington D.C. — The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court ruling that vacated a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule to remove Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region, which includes Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The ruling maintains federal protections for wolves and blocks the states from asserting control and opening up sport hunting and commercial trapping seasons targeting the animals.

  • July 27, 2017

    House approves $5M for equine-assisted therapy to aid veterans

    Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to the defense appropriations bill that would increase funding for the Veterans Affairs’ Adaptive Sports Grant Program for equine-assisted therapy. The amendment increases funding by $5 million for fiscal year 2018.

  • July 26, 2017

    House votes to defund painful dog experiments at VA facilities

    This evening the U.S. House of Representatives by voice vote passed a bipartisan amendment to the defense appropriations bill that will end taxpayer funding for painful experiments on dogs at Veterans Affairs hospitals for fiscal year 2018.

  • July 26, 2017

    Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passes harmful anti-wildlife bill

    The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works passed the misnamed “Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation (HELP) for Wildlife Act,” S. 1514, which strips wolves of their federal protections in three states under the Endangered Species Act, subverting the judicial process and all but guaranteeing that hundreds of wolves are subjected to baiting, hound hunting, and cruel trapping practices. The bill contains other harmful provisions for wildlife, such as preventing limits on toxic lead in aquatic environments, and allowing 41 wealthy trophy hunters to import sport-hunted trophies of polar bears shot in the Arctic even though polar bears are a threatened species.

  • July 25, 2017

    Hidden camera pet store investigation reveals sick puppies, duped consumers at high-end Manhattan store

    The HSUS reveals that a boutique Manhattan puppy store is hiding illnesses among its high-priced puppies and failing to reveal full health information to buyers. An undercover investigator who wore a hidden camera while employed by the store documented these and other findings, which have been shared with law enforcement officials responsible for enforcing city and state laws.

  • July 19, 2017

    Key House Committee doubles down on killing America’s iconic horses

    Marking a reversal in policy and exaggerating the impact of wild horses on our federal lands in the West, a few western lawmakers succeeded in getting the House Appropriations Committee to accept an amendment that could allow the destruction of America’s wild horses. The committee adopted an amendment offered by U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, whose effort weakens long-accepted bipartisan provisions that prevented the killing of healthy wild horses and burros.

  • July 19, 2017

    Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States co-sponsoring ivory crush in New York City on August 3

    On August 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will destroy more than one ton of confiscated illegal elephant ivory in New York City’s Central Park to raise awareness of the poaching crisis and ivory trade. HSI and The HSUS are co-sponsors of the event, which is being organized by the Wildlife Conservation Society and NYS-DEC.

  • July 17, 2017

    Robert Redford, Ed Harris, Elle Fanning and more join animal coalition in urging Congress to oppose wild horse slaughter

    Return to Freedom Wild Horse Conservation, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®)

    Robert Redford, Ed Harris, Elle Fanning, Ian Somerhalder and countless other equine enthusiasts joined The HSUS, HSLF, Return to Freedom and the ASPCA to draw attention to the threat posed to wild horses and burros. (See letter and list of fifty plus signatures from actors, singers, screenwriters and scientists below.)

  • July 13, 2017

    Goats, sheep, pigs rescued from deplorable conditions get second chance at The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

    The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch -- operated by The Fund for Animals, an affiliate of The HSUS – is providing permanent sanctuary to 18 goats, three sheep and three pigs who were among more than 350 animals rescued from deplorable conditions on a Georgia property in April.

  • July 13, 2017

    Kansas law enforcement officers receive free training on animal cruelty and fighting issues

    Kansas City Animal Services, Kansas City Police Department, Kansas animal Control Association, Topeka Police Department, Kansas Sheriff’s Association, Helping Hands Humane Society, Great Plains SPCA.

    Hundreds of Kansas law enforcement officers will receive free comprehensive training and resources regarding police and dog encounters, animal cruelty investigations, the link to human violence and animal fighting investigations. The training, which will be held in five locations throughout the state, are provided by The HSUS in partnership with local organizations.

  • July 11, 2017

    Groups vow to continue efforts to protect Hawaii’s coral reefs despite SB 1240 veto

    The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International, For The Fishes

    In a disappointing outcome for a widely supported bill, Hawaii Governor David Ige vetoed legislation that would have protected Hawaii’s threatened reefs by limiting the capture of reef wildlife for personal aquariums.

  • July 10, 2017

    Reward offered in animal cruelty case in Garrett County, Maryland

    The HSUS 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 apparent abandonment of a kitten in Garrett County, Maryland.

  • July 6, 2017

    International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control to highlight latest scientific solutions to wild animal population conflicts with humans

    Scientists and policy makers are working together to resolve conflicts between humans and wildlife, such as deer, wild horses and elephants, through the development and implementation of wildlife fertility programs. This July, experts from around the nation — and as far away as Australia, India and South Africa — will share their findings during the International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control to be held in Washington.

  • June 27, 2017

    Reward offered in animal cruelty case in Hazard, Kentucky

    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 abuse of a dog in Hazard, Kentucky, that resulted in devastating jaw and tongue injuries.

  • June 27, 2017

    Shocking animal abuse uncovered at country’s second largest chicken producer

    The Humane Society of the United States has released the details of a multi-state undercover investigation into Pilgrim’s Pride—the nation’s second largest chicken producer—which documented inhumane practices and horrific animal abuse.

  • June 24, 2017

    Groups call on Gov. Ige to reconsider position on SB 1240

    Humane Society International, For The Fishes

    The HSUS urged Hawaii Governor David Ige to reconsider his position after announcing that he intends to veto SB 1240, a bill that would protect Hawaii’s threatened reefs through sustainability measures and caps on permits to capture reef wildlife for aquariums.

  • June 21, 2017

    Your best shot: Readers submit their best photos to All Animals magazine

    All Animals magazine, July/August 2017

    Readers share the stories behind these photographs of a friendly dog, a blind cat and a bighorn sheep.

  • June 21, 2017

    New York City passes landmark law prohibiting wild animals in circuses

    Today, the New York City Council, by a vote of 43 to 6 and with the support of Mayor Bill de Blasio, passed Int. No. 1233-A banning the use of wild animals in circuses in New York City. Sponsored and championed for 11 years by City Councilmember Rosie Mendez and supported by Health Committee Chair Corey Johnson, New York City becomes the largest U.S. city to pass such sweeping reform to help wild animals by banning their use in circuses and leading to the day when these animals, including endangered species, will no longer be forced to endure a lifetime of violent training, cages and chains. The bill will take effect in one year.

  • June 21, 2017

    Not here, kitty, kitty

    All Animals magazine, July/August 2017

    With a few practical solutions, you can keep free-roaming cats out of your yard—and out of eyesight of indoor pets.

  • June 21, 2017

    Saving the whales: Why decades later the fight to protect them isn't over

    All Animals magazine, July/August 2017

    Decades ago, the haunting sounds of humpback whales' underwater songs ignited a movement to end commercial whaling. The number of whales the industry kills each year has dropped, but the fight to protect these majestic creatures is every bit as urgent.

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