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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal lawmakers introduced legislation today to permanently ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the United States and end the current export of American horses for slaughter abroad. Introduced by Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), the...

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In animal welfare, we work in a challenging world. We speak for those who have no voices and represent a population whose natural reaction is to befriend and trust. That approach is more than a simple behavior, it’s a charge that compels us to come together when others seek to divide. We were...

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The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, American Humane, The National Animal Care and Control Association

The HSUS, along with a coalition of local and national animal welfare organizations and nearly 2,500 Ohio residents, yesterday filed a ballot initiative petition with the Ohio Attorney General to stop systemic suffering of dogs in puppy mills, defined as inhumane commercial breeding facilities that...

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When voters go to the polls this November, they won’t only be making decisions about which elected officials will represent them. In a number of states, they will vote on measures related to the humane treatment of animals—deciding whether to adopt policies on factory farming, wildlife trafficking...

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How many animals are used each year in U.S. laboratories for biomedical research? What is the most commonly used species of animal in biomedical research? Where do animals in biomedical research laboratories come from? What happens to the animals when an experiment ends? What is the position of the...

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Contents Military What types of training involve animals? What happens to the animals? Which animals are used? What laws and regulations address this? What are the alternatives? Are non-animal alternatives effective? Does the military conduct research experiments on animals? Veterinary schools What...

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Ann Chynoweth is Vice President of the HSUS's Animal Cruelty and Fighting Campaign.
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The Humane Society of the United States has released its annual report revealing 100 problem puppy mills and puppy brokers in the United States. The report uncovers dogs suffering across the country at puppy mills – many of which are still in business despite years of animal care violations...

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The Humane Society of the United States was founded in 1954 to complement the work of local organizations by tackling the root causes of cruelty and suffering. We are dedicated to the principles of rescue, reform and results to bring about a truly humane society. Charity ratings The Humane Society...

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The U.S. House of Representatives tonight passed by voice vote H.R. 2494, the Global Anti-Poaching Act. The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund applaud Reps. Ed Royce, R-Calif., and Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., for their leadership on this important legislation to combat...

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Time and again, undercover investigations and whistleblowers have documented rampant animal cruelty and other abuses in our nation’s factory farms and slaughterhouses. But instead of working to solve those problems, Big Ag is trying to simply cover them up. Whistleblowing employees have long played...

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Today, a citizen initiative that recently qualified for the November ballot to protect 12 of the most magnificent and imperiled animals in the world officially launches the second phase of their campaign as YES on 100! The Save Endangered Animals&dmash;Oregon measure, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Earl...

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Greyhounds are unique animals with specialized needs—many suffer serious injuries while racing, such as broken legs, and they may require extensive veterinary care once their racing careers are over. Shelters and rescues taking in greyhounds may not always have the funds available to pay for this...

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The Humane Society of the United States is assisting the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office in rescuing approximately 140 dogs in a large-scale alleged severe neglect situation on a residential property in Dixie County, Florida. Local authorities served a search and seizure warrant on a five-acre...

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Camp County, Texas—The Humane Society of the United States is assisting the Camp County Sheriff’s Office and Safe Haven Equine Rescue and Retirement Home in removing approximately 150 horses from an alleged large-scale cruelty situation in Camp County, Texas. The Camp County Sheriff’s Office served...

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The Humane Society of the United States is assisting the Washington Area Humane Society in rescuing approximately 200 cats and kittens and several dogs and chickens in a large-scale alleged neglect situation on two residential properties in Washington County and Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania...

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Kingman County, Kansas -- The Humane Society of the United States is assisting the Kingman County Sheriff’s Office in removing approximately 30 dogs, two cats, a horse and two burros from an alleged cruelty situation in Kingman County, Kansas. Beauties and Beasts, Kansas Horse Education Advocacy...

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The concept of overpopulation, or how many deer are too many for a given area, is a subjective one. While it may be true that deer densities are at historic highs, this statement by itself has little meaning. To begin with, the forests of today in no way represent historical conditions in this...

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Pet food and other pet care necessities To locate a pet food pantry or other pet-related community service, explore an interactive resource map provided by Feeding Pets of the Homeless; just choose which resource you’re seeking under the “Get Help” listing on the right. Or contact your local shelter...

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The Pima County Sheriff’s Department and the Humane Society of the United States are hosting training to help law enforcement officers investigate animal abuse and prevent violent crimes on August 23 in Tucson, Arizona. All divisions of law enforcement officers are invited, including humane officers...

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