States act to protect animals left outside in cold weather

As temperature dip punishingly low – accompanied by ice, snow and wind – the body count of animals left to freeze outside by owners begins to mount. Photo by iStockphoto

Late last year, Pennsylvania investigators found a dog named Cam dead and frozen solid on a heavy chain, wedged between a small dog house and a fence. He appeared to have been digging for warmth when he died. As heartbreaking as this story is, unfortunately, . . . 

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Pets in the workplace: Why we let the HSUS go to the dogs

Participants in our Pets in the Workplace program reflect the companion animal issues we work on. My dog Lilly was a street dog rescue from Trinidad and Tobago where HSI worked locally with a shelter partner. Photo by Corine Weiler/The HSUS

One of the great benefits of working at the Humane Society of the United States is that staff members can bring their pets to our offices. For me, that means Lilly, my sidekick, can come to work with me. She loves nothing more than visiting . . . 

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Historic win in California caps a year of major progress for farm animals

2018 was a historic one for farm animals, with California passing the strongest law against farm animal confinement in the world. And you can rest assured that in the coming year, the HSUS and HSI will continue to push progress for farm animals, in campaigns designed and carried out with purpose, passion, and vision. Photo by iStockphoto

The year 2018 was a historic one for farm animals, with California passing the strongest law against farm animal confinement in the world. We successfully campaigned to protect chickens in the meat industry—moving major US companies to adopt comprehensive welfare reforms and spotlighting those lagging . . . 

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A trophy hunter kills a beloved Yellowstone wolf, even as attacks on wolves in Congress intensify

Killing wolves has consequences, not just for the animals but also for a majority of Americans and wildlife watchers who would rather enjoy the beauty of a living wolf than a dead trophy on the wall. Photo by Alamy

The disturbing trophy killing of an iconic wolf from Yellowstone National Park is a grim reminder that American carnivores are under serious threat, with the states they live in doing precious little to protect them and the U.S. House voting just this month to strip . . . 

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HSUS, HSI and partners sue U.S. over failure to protect giraffes

The United States is the largest importer of giraffe trophies, and American trophy hunters import an average of more than one giraffe per day. Photo by Michelle Riley/The HSUS

Giraffes are in desperate need of protection. There are fewer giraffes than elephants now in the wild, and if we are to protect these gentle and beautiful animals from going extinct, we need to act fast to keep them out of the sights of trophy . . . 

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U.S. should impose trade sanctions against China for lifting ban on tiger and rhino parts trade

China’s retrogressive move to allow the sale of tiger and rhino parts for “medicinal use” opens up a legal market for the sale of these products, at a time when both tigers and rhinos are hovering on the brink of extinction. Photo by Alamy

China has sent out conflicting messages over the past few weeks over its decision to lift a 1993 ban on the sale of tiger bones and rhino horns for medicinal use. Last month, its government formally rescinded the ban, and then earlier this week, a . . . 

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Alex the chimpanzee makes a long journey home

Alex, who our caregivers describe as calm and stoic, is now the oldest resident at the sanctuary. He is old enough to have seen and experienced things that we want to help him forget. Photo by Crystal Alba/Project Chimps

The Humane Society of the United States led a decades-long fight to end the use of chimpanzees in research. After the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted on our petition to declare all chimpanzees as endangered in 2015, effectively ending such use, we supported the . . . 

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Historic wins for farm animals in California, greyhounds in Florida

The passage of Proposition 12 in California creates a bright-line legal standard that prohibits the confinement of egg-laying hens, pigs used for breeding, and calves raised for veal in cages or crates so small that they are essentially immobilized for their whole lives. Photo by iStockphoto

The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund take on the big fights: the ones that have the greatest long-term impact for the most animals. On Election Day, we prevailed once again with two decisive and historic victories, one for . . . 

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Breaking news: Iconic fashion brand Coach drops fur

The fur trade kills more than 100 million animals each year, and the announcement today from a brand as iconic as Coach is the latest indication that fur is not fashionable. Photo by Alamy

Luxury brand Coach has become the latest fashion brand to adopt a 100 percent fur-free policy, with the company’s chief executive Joshua Schulman declaring, “We’re doing it because we believe it’s the right thing to do.” The Humane Society of the United States has been . . . 

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As crucial Florida greyhound vote looms, Ellen DeGeneres, Pierce Brosnan and Owen Wilson support Amendment 13

Racing dogs are muzzled 95 percent of the time and kept inside stacked cages for 20-23 hours every day. Photo by Alamy

Greyhound racing is a bleak and sordid enterprise for the animals. The dogs are confined 20-23 hours a day in stacked, warehouse-style metal cages barely large enough for them to turn around in, and death rates on the tracks are high. In Florida alone, one . . . 

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