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The #BeCrueltyFree campaign has issued a public call urging L’Oréal to support legislative efforts to ban cosmetic animal testing and sales worldwide. Despite more than 200 companies in the cosmetics industry having already thrown their weight behind the campaign and legislation, L’Oréal — one of...

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The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International and the Humane Society Legislative Fund praise the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for issuing its draft policy that encourages the use of non-animal testing methods. The policy’s recommendations apply to methods used in...

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Contents What is animal cruelty? Why is it a concern? Why would anyone be cruel to animals? Is there any evidence of a connection between animal cruelty and human violence? What happens when authorities prosecute an animal cruelty case? Can reports be made anonymously? How many animals are victims...

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Facts, statistics and trends of animals abused in the U.S. Categories of animals abused, relationship to domestic violence and legislative trends.

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Contents Is there a connection between animal abuse and criminal violence? How does animal abuse relate to domestic abuse? Can animal neglect indicate abuse toward people? Is animal abuse in children normal? How can stopping animal abuse affect other issues? Are there any laws or policies addressing...

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Thank you, Chairman Leahy and Senator Kyl, for your leadership in addressing the problem of animal crush videos and for the opportunity to testify on this important topic. My name is Nancy Perry and I am Vice President for Government Affairs at The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s...

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Nancy Perry, vice president for governmental affairs, the HSUS

Often law enforcement and animal control agencies are unable to pursue animal fighting cases because of the daunting cost of housing and caring for the seized animals. To assist with the cost of seizing animals from animal fighting operations, the Humane Society of the United States has created the...

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The Humane Society of the United States provided much-needed help for a ranch owner in Chappell, Nebraska, whose property was used by neighboring communities to dump unwanted cats. This week, staff and volunteers, including the Colorado Animal Welfare League, helped spay/neuter the majority of the...

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WASHINGTON—Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced legislation today to permanently end the slaughter of American horses for human consumption in the United States and abroad. The John Stringer Rainey Safeguard American...

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TAMPA—The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Legislative Fund and Doris Day Animal League are celebrating a tremendous victory in the campaign to end greyhound racing in Florida with the passage of Amendment 13. “Because of the decisions of millions of Florida voters, thousands of...

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The Humane Society of the United States and The Fund for Animals filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for its decision to prematurely eliminate Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears living in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

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BOSTON - On the heels of last month’s tragic death of Beulah, an elephant forced to perform at The Big E Fair in West Springfield, the Humane Society of the United States and other animal protection groups are urging the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development to pass...

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The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Legislative Fund and Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association are calling on state and federal leaders to classify goods and services that are needed to provide for animals as essential when making emergency declarations to suspend...

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What is the Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team? How/when does the ART get called in to help? What sort of situations are you typically called in for? If you hear about a situation where animals need help, can you just go? Can I call you if I know of animals who need help? How do...

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For years, dogs at 11 Puerto Rico animal shelters have been sleeping on hard, concrete floors. Next week — that and much more is about to change as The Humane Society of the United States, along with Kuranda and Bubba’s Beds for Shelter Friends, give the gift of comfort to homeless pets.

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Washington, D.C.—Today, the Animal Welfare Institute, Big Cat Rescue, Born Free USA, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Legislative Fund and Performing Animal Welfare Society celebrate the reintroduction of the Big Cat Public Safety Act...

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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...

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