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Together, we can end the cruel blood sport of animal fighting.

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Together, we can reduce needless cruelty to animals.

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Because beauty should be kind.

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Today a bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduced legislation to upgrade the federal law against dogfighting and cockfighting to clarify that the territories of the United States are not exempt from a series of legal prohibitions against animal fighting.

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If you're like most parents planning a weekend outing for your family, you might take your children camping, to an amusement park, or a baseball game. Not so for many parents in rural Louisiana. Or Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Florida, and a handful of other states where feral pigs roam. A weekend...

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Together, we can make sure there’s a family for every pet—and help keep pets in the loving homes they have.

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To stop the brutal trade in our best friends.

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If you've ever had to put a beloved pet to sleep, then you know how heartbreaking it can be to lose a member of your family. Yet at the end of a cat or dog's life, the peace of a quiet room, the soft embrace of someone who cares and a gentle, painless sleep induced by a trained technician is one of...

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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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By overwhelming majorities, the Tennessee General Assembly has sent legislation to Gov. Bill Haslam that significantly strengthens penalties for attending an animal fight or bringing a child to an animal fight. Tonight's 90-2 vote in the House follows a 24-1 Senate vote last month, marking the end...

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In a dramatic shift that signals an eventual end to the practice of keeping captive orcas for public exhibition,SeaWorld announced it would cease all of its orca breeding programs for the company’s nearly 30 whales. This action will make the current group the last generation of SeaWorld’s orcas. The...

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UPDATE: After this story first published, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed legislation that includes some of the most comprehensive anti-puppy mill protections in the country. The law increases standards of care for breeding dogs, such as requiring veterinary visits and clean food and water, and bans...

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Puppy mill rewards The Humane Society of the United States offers a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a puppy mill operator for illegal animal cruelty. Those wishing to phone in a tip are encouraged to call 1-877-MILL-TIP. Your information will be kept...

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Horses in the U.S. are not raised for food. They are bred for transportation, farm work, sport and companionship—not for meat. But some groups are eager to bring horse slaughter plants back to the U.S.—despite the terrible cruelty of horse slaughter, the risks to human health associated with tainted...

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WASHINGTON –In a consolidated case before a federal judge, the U.S. Department of Justice this week filed a brief defending Congress’ constitutional authority to strengthen federal animal fighting law as it did in the 2018 Farm Bill. “Animal fighting is cruel, no matter where in the world it occurs...

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The U.S. Sentencing Commission announced new guidelines to significantly increase the penalties for both dogfighting and cockfighting, bringing the penalties more in line with the 2014 Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act. The commission also established a new sentencing guideline for anyone...

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