• April 17, 2017

    Reward offered in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, fatal dog beating

    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 beating and death of a dog who was leashed in his yard in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.

  • April 13, 2017

    Reward offered in Charleston County animal cruelty case for dog who was chained, burned alive

    The HSUS is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of those individuals responsible for the gruesome torture and death of a dog who was killed earlier this week in Awendaw, South Carolina. Pet Helpers Adoption Shelter has offered an additional $1,000 reward, bringing the total to $6,000.

  • April 13, 2017

    Rescue of more than 350 animals from a Habersham County, Georgia property in progress

    The HSUS and several Georgia-based organizations were called in by the Habersham County Department of Animal Care and Control to assist in the rescue of more than 350 animals from a Habersham County, Georgia, property.

  • April 11, 2017

    Industrial Animal Facilities Ordered to Report Hazardous Pollution

    Today, the DC Circuit Court ordered the EPA to close a loophole that has allowed hazardous substances released into the environment by concentrated animal feeding operations, known as CAFOs, to go unreported.

  • April 11, 2017

    Four individuals indicted, arrested on federal cockfighting charges

    A Southern District of Alabama grand jury indicted four individuals on federal charges in connection with the investigation of a major cockfighting pit in Citronelle, Alabama. The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested the suspects, three of whom are from Alabama and one from Florida. In August 2016, The Humane Society of the United States assisted the FBI with searching the Citronelle property where they uncovered a huge arena with bleacher seating, concession stands, trophies, cockfighting paraphernalia and rental holding spaces for participants’ birds with room for more than 1,000 animals.

  • April 11, 2017

    Lush shampoo bar re-launches in the United States to support global #BeCrueltyFree campaign

    Cruelty-free beauty company Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics is re-launching its global best-selling New Shampoo Bar to encourage consumers to get behind The HSUS, HSLF, and HSI's global campaign to ban cosmetic animal testing and trade by signing their petition at www.endanimaltesting.org. The revamped bar is now adorned with the charity’s #BeCrueltyFree message in both English and simplified Chinese, the two most commonly used languages on social media, and will roll out in the United States from April 11th.

  • April 6, 2017

    The HSUS announces 31st annual Genesis Award winners

    Netflix's “The Ivory Game,” Rolling Stone’s “The Dog Factory,” and Chicago Tribune’s “The Price of Pork” head the line-up of 18 winners of the 31st Annual Genesis Awards, presented by The HSUS.

  • March 31, 2017

    Animal welfare coalition applauds reintroduction of “Big Cat Public Safety Act” to prohibit private ownership of dangerous big cats

    Big Cat Rescue, Born Free USA, The Humane Society Legislative Fund,The Humane Society of the United States, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)

    Big Cat Rescue, Born Free USA, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, The HSUS and the HSLF applaud U.S. Representatives Jeff Denham (R-CA), Walter Jones (R-NC), and Niki Tsongas (D-MA) for introducing the Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 1818). The bill would advance animal welfare and protect public safety by prohibiting possession and breeding of tigers, lions, leopards and other big cat species by private individuals and unqualified exhibitors

  • March 30, 2017

    Manatees lose protection as USFWS removes endangered status for species

    Humane Society Legislative Fund

    The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund are expressing disappointment that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that manatees in the United States and South America will no longer be listed as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act and will instead be considered threatened.

  • March 28, 2017

    Stars and civic leaders unite on Earth Day for annual Farm Animal Protection gala

    The Humane Society of the United States will host its annual To the Rescue! Los Angeles Gala on April 22 to benefit the organization’s Farm Animal Protection campaign.

  • March 28, 2017

    Lawmakers call on Congress to stop massive waste, fraud and abuse in beef, pork and egg “check off” programs

    Members of the House and Senate called on the Congress to prevent USDA and agribusiness trade groups – including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Pork Producer’s Council – from diverting tens of millions of dollars a year to salaries, lobbying and other inappropriate and impermissible activities through the national check-off programs. Taxes imposed on farmers and collected by the federal government are supposed to be spent to help farmers and promote their commodities, but vast sums instead go to allow NCBA and others to engage in advocacy or anticompetitive activities that hurt small farmers. This legislation is backed by leading conservatives, animal welfare and farming organizations, and fits in with President Trump’s promise to stop waste, fraud and abuse in the federal government.

  • March 21, 2017

    Senate overturns rule from professional wildlife management agency and sanctions killing wolf pups at their dens and hibernating bears

    Humane Society Legislative Fund

    The U.S. Senate overturned a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule that stopped a set of appalling and unsporting hunting methods on national wildlife refuges in Alaska.

  • March 20, 2017

    Reward offered in Granite County animal cruelty case

    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 death of a family dog who was killed last year in Phillipsburg, Montana.

  • March 13, 2017

    Act would empower FBI to prosecute animal abuse cases that cross state lines

    A group of senior Republican and Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee reintroduced the nation’s first-ever general federal animal cruelty bill – the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, H.R. 1494. Sponsored by Reps. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, and Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the PACT Act would empower the FBI and U.S. Attorneys to prosecute animal abuse cases that cross state lines, affect interstate commerce, or occur on federal property. The bill was introduced with 11 other original cosponsors: Reps. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, Tom Marino, R-Pa., Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, Trent Franks, R-Ariz., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., Ted Lieu, D-Calif., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Steve Cohen, D-Tenn.

  • March 8, 2017

    Reward offered in Lafayette County cruelty case

    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 fatal poisoning of three dogs in Lafayette County, Wisconsin.

  • March 8, 2017

    Rhino killed in Paris zoo reveals urgency of legislation to end U.S.’ role in wildlife trafficking and remove financial incentive to kill rhinos

    The killing of a white rhinoceros named Vince in a zoo near Paris underscores the deplorable state of the global rhino poaching crisis. In an effort to cut off the demand for rhino horn, which drives poachers to kill rhinoceros at an alarming rate, legislation to ban the trade in rhino horn is pending in states including Arizona, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Vermont. California, Hawai’i, New York, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington have already adopted measures to ban trade in rhino horn, as well as elephant ivory.

  • March 6, 2017

    Congress seeks to reverse decision by wildlife managers, restart inhumane hunting practices on Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuges

    The HSUS launched a hard-hitting television advertising campaign to stop a movement in Congress to allow egregious killing methods targeting grizzly bears and wolves in Alaska on National Wildlife Refuges – the one category of federal lands specifically set aside for the benefit of wildlife.

  • March 2, 2017

    Palm Beach County pet stores found allegedly violating puppy mill ordinance

    A new investigation by The Humane Society of the United States reveals that several pet stores in Palm Beach County, Florida, violated local laws designed to prevent their buying from breeders with animal welfare violations, while other stores were apparently violating laws that require the disclosure of certain information to potential buyers.

  • February 28, 2017

    Nevada voters support broad reforms to state’s trapping laws

    A new statewide poll shows that Nevada voters strongly support broad reforms to the state’s inadequate trapping laws, which pose a serious threat to wildlife, family pets and public safety.

  • February 17, 2017

    Statement on USDA’s first step to restore public data

    After an outpouring of anger and expressions of mistrust about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s abrupt decision to delete from its website inspection reports on some 9,000 licensed and registered facilities that use animals -- including commercial dog breeding operators, roadside zoos, animal research labs, and other operations regulated under the federal Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act, such as Tennessee walking horse show participants -- today the USDA reposted a batch of documents.

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