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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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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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ANNAPOLIS, Md.—As the Maryland legislative session comes to an end, animal advocates celebrate the passage of critical reforms. Most notably, during this session Maryland became the fifth state to prohibit the use of animals in cosmetics testing, the eighth state to ban cruel wildlife killing...

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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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The shocking number of animal cruelty cases reported every day is just the tip of the iceberg—most cases are never reported. Unlike violent crimes against people, cases of animal abuse are not compiled by state or federal agencies, making it difficult to calculate just how common they are. However...

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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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WASHINGTON—A lawsuit filed today in the federal District Court in Maryland charges the National Institutes of Health with violating federal law when it decided not to send to sanctuary 44 federally owned chimpanzees held at the Alamogordo Primate Facility in New Mexico. “Every day that goes by is...

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WASHINGTON—Humane Society International and the Humane Society of United States have supported a fast-track research grant for non-animal approaches to investigate mechanisms, medicines and vaccines for the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to...

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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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