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Illustration of a geriatric cat and dog in a home

Moving slowly on shaky legs, Chloe, a shepherd mix, padded across the hardwood floor, circled the coffee table and stopped in front of the dog bed in the corner of the living room. She stared at the bed for several long seconds, then turned away and made another circuit of the room. “She did this...

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Ruthanne Johnson

In advance of the release of Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory, animal protection and conservation groups today urged consumers not to buy fish like Dory, a blue tang, or other wild-caught fish as pets for home aquariums. While many freshwater fish can be bred in captivity, most saltwater fish offered for...

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The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International, Center for Biological Diversity, For the Fishes

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama concluded restitution hearings on Friday for individuals who pleaded guilty to dog fighting in the second largest dog fighting raid in U.S. history in August 2013. U.S. District Judge Keith Watkins ordered the defendants...

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The Humane Society of the United States has filed a complaint with Attorney General Luther Strange’s office requesting that he investigate the Alabama Gamefowl Breeders Association, a front group for active cockfighters that is unlawfully masquerading as a “non profit” under Alabama law. In its...

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A Houston County, Alabama, grand jury has indicted Jerome Wesley Hughes of Cottonwood on 91 counts of animal cruelty, and he was arrested. The indictment stems from a January 2015 search of his residence by the Cottonwood Police Department. Officers discovered 65 dogs suffering from serious health...

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A new statewide poll by Remington Research Group shows that Alaska voters strongly support an end to cruel and unsporting practices used to kill bears, wolves and coyotes on the state’s National Wildlife Refuges. On Jan. 8, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed changes to regulations governing...

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The Humane Society of the United States strongly condemned the Alaska Board of Game for its decision to slaughter the wolves who live in a portion of the Kenai Peninsula (Unit 15C, southwest of Kenai National Refuge; map available upon request). The HSUS urges Gov. Bill Walker to reverse this cruel...

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Across the country, entire communities ban or restrict dogs because of their breed or perceived breed. The HSUS opposes such public policies as inhumane and ineffective. There is no evidence that breed-specific laws reduce dog bites or attacks on people and they divert resources from more effective...

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Participants with dog at Spayathon for PR

They started arriving the night before, determined to be among the first in line when the doors opened in the morning. With their dogs by their sides and cats cozied in carriers on their laps, families settled in to wait for the sun to rise on the Spayathon™ for Puerto Rico, the largest known spay...

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By Emily Smith

Alternative testing methods have many advantages over traditional animal tests—including being more humane—but implementing an alternative from idea to acceptance can take years. Learn more about the step-by-step process, then check out our list of examples in action. Step 1: Defining The word...

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SCHAUMBURG—The American Veterinary Medical Association has named Amanda Arrington, founder and director of the Pets for Life program of the Humane Society of the United States, the winner of the 2018 AVMA Humane Award. The award is given annually to a non-veterinarian to recognize achievement in...

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A new national poll shows that the majority of voters oppose the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) proposal to remove grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem from the list of federally threatened and endangered species (55 percent oppose and 26 percent support). Majorities across all...

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Wyoming Wildlife Advocates
Amy Nichols is the Vice President of Companion Animals and Equine Protection.
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The Humane Society of the United States will be providing over $100,000 in grants to equine rescues experiencing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The grants are made possible by donors and funding partners. Additionally, the Humane Society of the United States’ Responsible...

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Based on the novel by W. Bruce Cameron, "A Dog’s Way Home" hits theaters Jan. 11. At its center is a pit bull-type dog named Bella, whose bond with her owner compels her to travel 400 miles to reunite with him. In these edited interviews, actress Bryce Dallas Howard, who voices Bella, and seven-time...

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By Bethany Wynn Adams

WASHINGTON — An undercover investigation last week by the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International exposed exhibitors peddling wild animal products at the Safari Club International convention in Reno, Nevada. Items found for sale include belts and boots made of elephants...

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The Humane Society of the United States has welcomed J. Elizabeth Bradham to its board of directors. A well-known advocate for animals, Bradham’s extensive nonprofit involvement and leadership will be an asset to the Humane Society of the United States and its mission to fight for all animals....

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