• February 16, 2017

    10 ways to volunteer and help animals

    All Animals magazine, March/April 2017

    Regardless of how much time you have or where you live, we have suggestions for how you can do little things to make big changes for animals—in your community and around the world.

  • February 15, 2017

    A day with Dave Pauli, an HSUS wildlife expert and field responder

    All Animals magazine, March/April 2017

    Author and HSUS Maine state council chair Jennifer Skiff spent a busy day with Dave Pauli, HSUS senior advisor for wildlife response and policy. At the end, she was wrapping up—but he was just getting started.

  • February 14, 2017

    Congress seeking to unwind decision by professional wildlife managers and restart inhumane and unethical hunting practices on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska

    The Humane Society of the United States 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.

  • February 10, 2017

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

    All Animals magazine, March/April 2017

    Readers share the stories behind these photographs of a chilly mallard duck, a happy-go-lucky Cairn terrier and a zebra longwing butterfly

  • February 8, 2017

    Investigation finds products of imperiled wild animals for sale in Maryland

    An investigation by The HSUS uncovered products of imperiled species, notably elephant ivory jewelry and collectibles, for sale throughout Maryland. The Maryland General Assembly is expected to review H.B. 686/S.B. 560, legislation designed to save vulnerable species and combat wildlife crime, in committee hearings on Feb. 15 and Feb. 21.

  • February 7, 2017

    Criminal charges brought against California hen factory farm for violating Prop 2

    San Bernardino County law enforcement authorities today charged Hohberg Poultry Ranch in Ontario, California, with 39 counts of violating the state’s Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, along with 16 other criminal counts of violating the state’s cruelty code. This is the first time charges have been brought against an egg farm for violating the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, also known as Proposition 2, the ballot measure which passed in 2008 with 63.5 percent support. In 2008, in one of the most famous farm animal welfare cases ever, the San Bernardino District Attorney, Michael Ramos, also conducted a landmark prosecution of a slaughter plant that was mishandling and slaughtering downer cows whose meat was distributed to school kids in 50 states.

  • February 6, 2017

    The Humane Society of the United States solicits nominations for the 2017 Russell and Burch Award

    The HSUS welcomes nominations of scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of alternative methods in the areas of research, testing, or higher education for the Russell and Burch Award. Alternative methods—also known as the Three Rs—are methods that can replace or reduce the use of animals, or refine procedures so that animals experience less pain or suffering.

  • February 2, 2017

    Wildlife protection and conservation groups call on Oregon lawmakers to oppose cruel cougar trophy hunting bills

    A coalition of animal welfare, wildlife protection and conservation groups are calling on Oregon lawmakers to oppose four bills relating to cruel cougar trophy hunts recently introduced in the House and Senate.

  • February 1, 2017

    Humane Backyard: Tangled Tale

    Kind News magazine, Feb/Mar 2017

    Trash carelessly thrown on the ground or in the water can be hazardous for wildlife.

  • February 1, 2017

    Humane heroes: Friends of ferals

    Kind News magazine, Feb/Mar 2017

    Two young girls from northern British Columbia recognized feral cat problem in their community and set out to solve it.

  • February 1, 2017

    Feral felines: Caring for community cats

    Kind News magazine, Feb/Mar 2017

    Hundreds of thousands of puppies are born in puppy mills each year. Help put an end to cruel puppy mills by pledging to adopt your next pet from a shelter or rescue instead.

  • January 24, 2017

    Family farmers applauding President Donald Trump’s executive order to withdraw the U.S. from Trans-Pacific Partnership

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement posed a host of challenges to American farmers, particularly those who provide better treatment of farm animals and practice responsible stewardship of the land. As it relates to farm animals, The Humane Society of the United States applauds President Donald Trump’s order to withdraw the U.S. from these negotiations. The HSUS was much more favorable to the wildlife protection standards built into the agreement, and previously expressed support for those portions of the agreement.

  • January 24, 2017

    USDA withdraws horse soring regulations supported by bipartisan members of Congress

    Bureaucratic bungling has stalled a critical animal welfare rulemaking action aimed at cracking down on the barbaric practice of horse soring – with the U.S. Department of Agriculture withdrawing new regulations today that had been broadly supported by hundreds of lawmakers in Congress, the veterinary community, a wide range of horse industry organizations, The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund.

  • January 22, 2017

    Humane Generation Los Angeles

    Founded in 2017, the Humane Generation LA committee is a group of young leaders dedicated to reducing the suffering of animals raised for meat, eggs and dairy.

  • January 18, 2017

    Former U.S. Senator Joseph Tydings recognized as Humane Horseman of the Year

    After working for nearly half a century to protect Tennessee walking horses and other American equines, former U.S. Sen. Joseph Tydings earned special recognition from The HSUS as the 2016 Humane Horseman of the Year. The award is presented on the heels of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s finalization of a long-sought rule to strengthen protections for Tennessee walking horses.

  • January 14, 2017

    Ringling Bros. brings the curtain down on the circus and its animal acts

    The Humane Society of the United States, long a bitter adversary of Feld Entertainment and Ringling Bros., applauded the company for its decision to shut down the circus in May, ending 146 years of coercive, inhumane wild animal acts that were at the center of the show.

  • January 13, 2017

    Medical Interns, The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center

    Help and learn about wildlife in California. Apply to intern with The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center.

  • January 13, 2017

    Obama administration finalizes rule to protect Tennessee walking horses

    In a move that should largely spell the end of the barbaric and gratuitous practice of horse soring, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the release of its final rule to upgrade Horse Protection Act regulations. The rule bans the use of medieval stacks, chains and other cruel devices and eliminates a corrupt inspection program that places the very people abusing horses in charge of enforcing the law. The Humane Society of the United States credits President Barack Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for taking this important anti-cruelty action.

  • January 12, 2017

    U.S. House leaders introduce legislation to prohibit slaughter of American horses

    The HSUS, ASPCA, AWI, HSLF

    Federal lawmakers have introduced legislation to prevent the establishment of horse slaughter operations within the U.S., end the current export of American horses for slaughter abroad, and protect the public from consuming toxic horse meat. The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, H.R. 113, was introduced by Reps. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Ed Royce (R-Calif.), and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.). The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Legislative Fund announced their enthusiastic support for the legislation.

  • January 12, 2017

    Federal judge rules challenge to cougar trapping may proceed

    A federal magistrate judge is allowing a lawsuit that asserts a state wildlife agency’s decision to open a cougar trapping season on public lands violates the Endangered Species Act to proceed. The cougar trapping season, which began Nov. 1, 2016 and ends March 31, 2017, is the first in nearly 50 years and will almost certainly kill and injure endangered Mexican wolves in violation of the Endangered Species Act.