Missouri moves to shut down Horrible Hundred puppy mill for keeping dogs in filthy conditions

Vigilance by state authorities is more important now than ever before because in recent years the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which licenses about 2,900 puppy mills nationwide, including about 800 in Missouri, has abandoned its responsibility to enforce the Animal Welfare Act. Photo by Michelle Riley/The HSUS

Just days after the release of our annual Horrible Hundred report, Missouri’s attorney general has sued to shut down one of the puppy mills named in it. The owners of Little Bit Ranch in Unionville, Missouri, failed to provide adequate veterinary care for their dogs . . . 

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Nomadic State of Mind Partners With PETA for Special-Edition Vegan Sandal

Just in time for summer, all-vegan footwear company Nomadic State of Mind—whose celebrity following includes Lili Reinhart, Jennifer Aniston, and Selma Blair—has partnered with PETA to create the special-edition Sailor’s Dream sandal, an exquisite handwoven slip-on made of rope. In honor of the collaboration, a percentage of sales from the collection will go toward PETA’s… Read more »

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U.S. will allow cruel trophy hunting practices to kill hibernating bears and wolf pups on Alaska’s federal lands

The text of the final NPS rule is expected to closely mirror a previously released proposal that would have overturned a 2015 rule prohibiting practices, including killing hibernating mother black bears and their cubs in the den with the aid of artificial lights and shooting wolf and coyote pups and mothers at their dens. Photo by Anton Sorokin/Alamy Stock Photo

The Trump administration has just delivered a one-two punch to Alaska’s wildlife: it has announced that it will release a final National Park Service rule allowing some of the cruelest practices for killing black bears, wolves and other wildlife on national preserve lands in Alaska; . . . 

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HSUS, HSLF and partners urge Congress to end higher killing speeds at slaughterhouses

A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes slower speeds are needed, recommending that facilities reduce their rates of animal processing to allow for critical social distancing measures. Photo by t-lorien/iStock.com

In recent weeks, even as slaughterhouses have emerged as hotspots for the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration has been quietly issuing record numbers of waivers for them to kill animals at higher speeds. Now, a coalition of animal welfare groups, workers groups and consumer organizations . . . 

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COVID-19, Violations Prompt PETA Call for UC-Davis to Shut Down Animal Labs

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the University of California–Davis is telling experimenters to “ramp down all noncritical on-campus research activities,” which will likely involve killing many animals. PETA fired off a letter today to the university’s chancellor, Gary S. May, demanding to know why the school conducts noncritical animal experiments. The group is also asking… Read more »

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PETA Latino to Donate Vegan Meals to Local Hospital Workers

To help fuel workers at Scripps Mercy Hospital—which is caring for dozens of patients from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border who are afflicted with COVID-19—PETA Latino will deliver delicious, healthy vegan burritos from Chipotle as well as scrumptious vegan ice cream generously donated by Baskin-Robbins to doctors, nurses, and support staff in the hard-hit… Read more »

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HSI closes 16th dog meat farm in Korea; rescues 70 dogs bound for slaughter

With fewer South Koreans eating dog meat than ever before, and with more people seeing dogs as companions rather than food, the demand for dog meat has been dropping in Korea. Photo by Jean Chung/For HSI

This week, Humane Society International staff is on the ground in South Korea, closing down the 16th dog meat farm in our campaign there and rescuing 70 dogs destined for a grim future on the butcher’s block. Among the dogs we found on site are . . . 

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