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7 Truly Incredible Animal Rescues (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.11.2012 | Good News

From the Canadian teacher who rescued stray dogs from Afghanistan to the Australian hospital workers who nursed nearly 100 baby fruit bats, poignant s...

Canary in a Coal Mine? A Day to Save the Birds....

Will Travers | Posted 03.04.2012 | Green
Will Travers

Let us take one day out of the year -- January 5 -- to consider the birds in our backyards and their cousins flying free from Anguilla (whose national bird, by the way, is the Turtle Dove) to Zimbabwe (whose national bird is the African Fish Eagle).

The Extinction List: Who's Up Next in 2012?

Ian Somerhalder | Posted 02.13.2012 | Green
Ian Somerhalder

As most of us already know, 2011 marked the devastating announcement that the Western Black Rhino -- one of Africa's most treasured species -- is now extinct. This new member of Club Extinction begs the question, "who will join the extinction list in 2012?"

Key Committee to Decide on Footing the Bill for Horse Slaughter

Michael Markarian | Posted 01.14.2012 | Green
Michael Markarian

Adding millions of dollars to the federal budget to inspect foreign-owned horse slaughter plants would be a step backwards for America's iconic horses and a waste of tax dollars.

Creativity in Animal Rescue

Soren Petersen | Posted 12.18.2011 | Impact
Soren Petersen

Using social-media, our design research team reached out to animal lovers for creative ideas in dealing with the growing issue of animals being abandoned to shelters. Here are the top five ideas we gleaned.

The Future of Animal Welfare Depends on Keeping Our Kids' Eyes Wide Open

Fred O'Regan | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green
Fred O'Regan

If we don't make sure that today's young people enter adulthood with their eyes wide open to the importance of protecting our living planet, then we are all -- elephants, animals, ecosystems, people -- in deep trouble.

Animal Minds and the Foible of Human Exceptionalism

Marc Bekoff | Posted 10.05.2011 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Nonhuman animals (animals) are magnificent and amazing beings. Surely we have no right to intrude wantonly into the lives of other animals or to judge them or blame them for our evil ways.

Facebook Founder Faces Food

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

We owe Mark Zuckerberg some plaudits, not only for reminding people that eating meat involves the killing of animals, but also for recognizing that it's morally dubious to pass the "dirty work" off to a slaughter plant worker.

Subverting Democracy, Abusing the Process

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 06.14.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

House and Senate leaders allowed a provision tucked into the bowels of the massive federal spending bill, which will remove wolves in the Northern Rockies from the list of endangered species.

Fat Monkeys and Fat Lies: Animal Abuse in Studies of Obesity

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marc Bekoff

Neither research facilities nor zoos can come close to providing what sentient beings need to have meaningful lives and to thrive and surely they are stressed.

Ending Animal Abuse Is Merely a Click Away

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

I'm always surprised when I read about how we treat nonhuman animal beings. But it's incredibly easy to contribute to ending the abuse.

Victory Declared for Missouri's Dogs and Arizona Wildlife

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Missouri is the number one puppy mill state in America. We now have a pathway to turn this terrible situation around. Thank you everyone for your support. This was an incredible victory.

Arizona, California, Missouri and North Dakota Voters: Animals Need You

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

The next few hours are critical for the future welfare of countless hundreds of thousands of animals -- from dogs to wildlife. Please join me in the w...

Four Votes for Animals, Four Final Days to Spread the Word

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

With just four days until the election, we're in a last push with coalition partners to spread our critical message to voters in Arizona, California, ...

Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa Hits A Home Run Helping Animals

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Tony La Russa has just concluded a new one-year deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, so he'll be back next spring for his sixteenth year as manager of o...

A Thanks to Readers: Chance to Win $400 in Humane Domain Gift Certificates

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

For more than three years now I've been writing a blog every weekday, sharing information about the depth and breadth of Humane Society of the United ...

A Dozen More Reasons for Supporting Missouri's Prop B

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

I stepped down from a platform a couple of hours ago at the Humane Society of Missouri headquarters in St. Louis to announce the results of The Humane...

Holding Up Animal Protection Reforms, At What Price?

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

The Humane Society of the United States neither gets nor expects strict adherence to its policy recommendations among all lawmakers -- in local govern...

DIY Animal Shelter: Man Volunteers To Care For Strays Out Of His House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

An Ohio animal lover is trying to care for all the strays in need in his county, WDTN reports. Because Shelby County did not have the funding to run...

55 Actions for Animals

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

A list of potential action items for those who want to become more involved in animal protection and the work of The Humane Society of the United States.

Replacing the "Guinea Pig:" Safer, Humane Chemical Tests

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Animal tests are expensive and time consuming, and their relevance is often questioned by stakeholders on one side or the other, leading to disputes over which chemicals represent a real threat.

Editorializing for Animal Protection, Agricultural Progress

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The general answer for agriculture is that it cannot stand in place. It also cannot hope to gain the trust of consumers when it defends outright cruelty and abuse that the law should forbid.

To the Tune of Saving Animals: New Ad with Sheryl Crow

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

This week we were so excited to launch a new T.V. ad featuring Sheryl Crow, speaking about The Humane Society of the United States' work confronting animal cruelty and asking people to get involved.

Fish Suffer and Feel Pain According to the Latest Science

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

A strong case can be made for protecting fish and other aquatic animals from harm.

Using Hamsters to Save Ferrets: The Need for Compassionate Conservation

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

It is in the best traditions of science to ask questions about ethics. Why do people who get upset at the abuse of other animals permit the use of hamsters?