• November 12, 2013

    Undercover Investigation of Texas Puppy Sellers Finds Tall Tales, Poor Conditions

    Dogs in the sweltering Texas heat in open-air flea markets, employees refusing to tell consumers information on the source of the dogs, and unhealthy and underage puppies pouring in from out-of-state puppy mills and brokers were among the findings of a multi-faceted undercover investigation. Conducted by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the investigation touched 34 pet stores and flea markets across Texas and hundreds of shipping records as part of the examination of how dogs are treated by the pet industry in the state.

  • November 11, 2013

    Tampa Area Dog Owners Urged to Take Precautions during Flu-like Virus Outbreak

    Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association

    After confirmation of two new flu-like canine viruses in the Tampa Bay region, The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association cautions dog owners in the area to avoid places where dogs socialize or congregate.

  • November 11, 2013

    Preparing to Help Animals and People Following Typhoon Haiyan

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Humane Society International and The HSUS are gearing up to help animals and people in the devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan.

  • November 11, 2013

    Compton Unified School District Joins Meatless Monday Movement

    Compton Unified School District

    Compton Unified School District recently joined the international Meatless Monday movement and is participating by offering exclusively meat-free meals every Monday to students at its 35 schools. The new program earned praise from The Humane Society of the United States.

  • November 8, 2013

    Ahold USA Pledges to Eliminate Controversial Pig Cages from Pork Supply Chain

    Ahold USA, the parent company of Stop & Shop New England, Stop & Shop New York Metro, Giant Carlisle and Giant Landover with nearly 770 supermarkets in 13 states, along with Peapod, the nation’s leading online grocery shopping and delivery service, announced it is eliminating the lifelong confinement of pigs in cages from its supply chain.

  • November 7, 2013

    China Plans to Phase Out Mandatory Cosmetics Animal Testing

    Humane Society International

    Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States’ Be Cruelty-Free campaign welcomes the announcement by China's Food & Drug Administration that from June 2014, China plans to remove its mandatory animal test requirements for domestically manufactured cosmetic products.

  • November 7, 2013

    To The Rescue! Florida to Benefit The Humane Society of the United States’ Life-Saving Stop Puppy Mills Campaign

    The Humane Society of the United States presents To the Rescue! Florida on Jan. 23, 2014, to benefit and celebrate the life-saving work of its Stop Puppy Mills Campaign. Responsible for saving thousands of dogs and puppies, The HSUS travels across the country to help animals in need from deplorable conditions at puppy mills.

  • November 5, 2013

    Biao Skincare Joins The HSUS Be Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Campaign

    Biao (Beautiful Inside And Out) Skincare

    BIAO Skincare, Beautiful Inside and Out has joined the effort to end unnecessary animal testing for cosmetics in the U.S. The Humane Society of the United States’ Be Cruelty-Free campaign welcomes the support of BIAO Skincare, which was launched in 2010 by U.S. Army soldier Nicole Baldwin.

  • November 5, 2013

    Reward Offered in Two Red Wolf Shootings in North Carolina

    Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust

    The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of up to $5,000 per case for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for illegally shooting two endangered red wolves. The HSUS and HSWLT offer adds to an existing total reward of $2,500 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

  • November 4, 2013

    Reward Offered in Kansas Cat Decapitation

    The Great Bend Police 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 killing and decapitation of a cat in Great Bend, Kan.

  • November 4, 2013

    Horse Advocates File Emergency Appeal to Block Horse Slaughter

    A coalition of advocates has appealed a federal court ruling clearing the way for horse slaughter to resume on U.S. soil. Plaintiffs in the case are The Humane Society of the United States and Front Range Equine Rescue, the state of New Mexico and other individuals. The groups also asked the Federal Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to block all horse slaughter inspections until the appeal is resolved.

  • November 1, 2013

    Reward Offered in Texas Sheep Mutilations

    Calhoun 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 series of cruel sheep mutilations in Port Lavaca, Texas.

  • November 1, 2013

    Migratory Birds Get Back on Track

    South Florida Wildlife Center

    The South Florida Wildlife Center celebrated the release of three migratory birds who were rescued and rehabilitated after suffering injuries from flying into windows.

  • November 1, 2013

    Efforts to Block Horse Slaughter in the U.S. Will Continue

    Front Range Equine Rescue

    A federal judge in the court case regarding horse slaughter in the U.S. has reversed course from her initial ruling and cleared the way for U.S. Department of Agriculture inspections of horse slaughter plants in several states. The Humane Society of the United States will not only appeal the decision, but also work with the states to block the plants from opening in Iowa, Missouri and New Mexico and step up its efforts in Congress to stop the slaughter of American horses -- in the states and also in Canada and Mexico.

  • November 1, 2013

    Celebrate National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week Nov. 3-9

    In celebration of National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week from Nov. 3-9, The HSUS encourages pet lovers to support their local shelters and rescues. Try one of our ten ways to say thank you!

  • November 1, 2013

    Oregon Animal Sanctuary Seeks Funds to Keep Wildlife Hydrated

    Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust

    Greenwood Preserve, a sanctuary for native wildlife in central Oregon, hopes to install a new device to provide water to its animal residents. The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, which protects the sanctuary, is seeking funds to support the installation and monitoring of a naturally maintained water collector, called a guzzler. The preserve lacks natural water sources that are available year-round, so the guzzler is needed to save the lives of animals when water is scarce. The project is estimated to cost $12,200, and the group is raising money through a crowd-sourcing website.

  • October 31, 2013

    New Pet-friendly Housing Provision Effective Nov. 1

    Effective Nov. 1, property owners and tenants will be able to negotiate their contracts to allow a household pet to reside on the premises. This provision will allow more Hawaii residents to adopt companion animals and bring them into their homes, and also decrease the number of pets surrendered to shelters in the future due to housing issues.

  • October 31, 2013

    Pennsylvania Voters Show Statewide Support for Banning Live Pigeon Shoots

    Mason-Dixon Polling & Research

    A statewide survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research reveals that Pennsylvania voters, by more than a four-to-one margin, strongly support legislation to ban live pigeon shoots. Sen. Pat Browne, along with 22 co-sponsors, introduced SB 510, which would end contests where live pigeons are launched into the air and shot. A handful of gun clubs continue to use live pigeons in these contests, despite the widespread availability of clay pigeons.

  • October 31, 2013

    Coalition Asks Court to Protect Consumers, Uphold Meat Labeling Rule

    Organization for Competitive Markets, United Farm Workers of America, American Grassfed Association

    A coalition of advocates for family farmers, farm workers and animal welfare has joined with independent producers to defend the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s country-of-origin labeling regulations by filing an amicus curiae brief in support of the law. The regulations tell consumers the national origin of meat, seafood and other agricultural products for sale.

  • October 30, 2013

    Bipartisan Chimpanzee Retirement Legislation Unanimously Passes Senate

    The United States Senate has voted to give the National Institutes of Health the flexibility within its budget to retire government-owned chimpanzees from laboratories to sanctuaries, and continue to support those already in sanctuary.

 

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