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How To Help The Animals

Ken White | Posted 02.02.2016 | San Francisco
Ken White

What would you do if your kitten was kidnapped and abused? What if your dog was tortured by teenagers in a gang ritual? What if you knew of a trailer where dogs and cats had been abandoned, living without food, fresh air, or someone to take care of them?

Furry Celebs in the Spotlight for National Campaign to Promote Pet Adoption

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 01.29.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

They are serving as ambassadors for us in our quest to connect people with homeless animals and to save millions of lives.

Cecil The Lion Gets His Revenge

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 01.22.2016 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

Cecil may be roaring from heaven that other lions throughout Africa, including members of his former pride, may not experience his horrible fate, thanks to a federal rule that goes into effect today.

Target Hits the Mark With Transition to 100 Percent Cage-Free Eggs

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 01.21.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

This is an enormously consequential shift in food and agriculture, and it is a clear signal to everyone concerned that gestation crates and battery cages are soon to be agricultural artifacts like the reaper and the threshing machine.

Breaking News: Retirement to Come Sooner for Ringling's Beleaguered Elephants

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 01.11.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Performing elephants are typically struck to instill fear in them, in order to control them. It's time to finally end the era of wild animal acts in circuses, and the accelerated timeline for Ringling's retirement of its elephant acts is a hopeful sign.

The Brewing Battle Over Grizzly Delisting and Trophy Hunting in the Yellowstone Ecosystem

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 01.06.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In recent years, the HSUS and other animal welfare and conservation organizations have struggled in one arena after another to prevent the government and trophy hunting lobbies from enabling or conducting mass and inhumane killings of these still-recovering predators.

US Provides Endangered Species Act Protections for African Lions -- Seeks to Avoid Sequel to Cecil Killing

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In a move sure to be jarring to the worldwide trophy hunting industry, and that could gut South Africa's canned hunting industry, the United States signaled that it will classify the African lion as threatened or endangered across its entire range in Africa.

Breaking News: Omnibus Bill Bars US-Based Horse Slaughter, Tosses Out Language to Remove Federal Protections for Wolves and Elephants

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.16.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

We are grateful to so many of our advocates who weighed in with lawmakers. And we are especially grateful to our champions on Capitol Hill, to the White House, and to Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland and Rep. Nita Lowey of New York, the two top Democrats on the appropriations committees, who were key in the fight to protect animals in this bill.

Should We TNR Dogs?

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

If a pound is going to kill community dogs, if rescuers are not going to find them homes, if robust transfer programs are not in place to get those dogs to a community where they could find homes, they, like the dogs in the Dominican Republic and cats in the U.S., should realize all the other benefits that would come of sterilization.

2015 Is The Tipping Point in Our Battle Against Extreme Confinement On Factory Farms

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Ag-gag bills seeking to gag whistleblowers who expose cruelty and abuse on factory farms were introduced in several states, including Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Washington. We helped stop them all.

Top 10 Victories for Animals in 2015

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.02.2015 | Good News
Wayne Pacelle

This year you had the highest impact for animals EVER! 1. When Ringling announced it was ending the use of elephants in its circus acts. 2...

Top 10 Victories For Animals In 2015

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.02.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

This year you had the highest impact for animals EVER!

More Progress Toward a Cage-Free Future

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.02.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Today, Post Holdings and its subsidiary Michael Foods--one of the world's largest egg companies, and perhaps the largest egg supplier for America's r...

For #GivingTuesday, Help Us Help Pets in Poverty

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.01.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

An estimated 23 million pets in the United States are in homes where their caretakers live at or below the poverty level, and that typically leaves the animals without access to veterinary care. The goal of Pets for Life is to take veterinary care and services to these homes.

How Oregon's Retreat From Wolf Protection Could Mean A Setup For Trophy Hunting

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Wolves and cougars are not only an ecological boon because of the top spot they occupy in their habitats, but they are also an economic boon. When you take wolves' net effect, they are profit centers to the states that are lucky enough to claim free-roaming wild wolves.

Don't For a Minute Excuse Eating Dog Meat As a Cultural Prerogative

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 11.10.2015 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

We'd be wrong to think the vast majority of the people in these countries participate as suppliers or consumers: dog meat is considered something of a delicacy, and is not a staple food for the poor.

Pets for Life

Cathy Kangas | Posted 10.22.2015 | Green
Cathy Kangas

Community outreach events are frequently held in neighborhoods across the country and hundreds of pet owners arrive early to line up in parks or down city blocks for free vaccinations and spay/neuter services. Families that are struggling financially are given free pet food.

Damning Documents Expose Extreme Walking Horse Cruelty

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 10.21.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The law must be strong enough to stop remorseless people who inflict this kind of misery on these gentle, beautiful horses as a way to cheat and get a step ahead of their competition.

Whole Foods Deserves Whole Praise for Anti-Factory Farming Leadership

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

For any vegan, Whole Foods gives more options than any other major outlet. For any meat eater, it also gives more options -- offering up as many as five varieties of products, all meeting a baseline standard and then allowing consumers to reach for higher standards.

In the Wake of Katrina

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

Just days into the crisis, the American public realized that the human and animal tragedies were bound together, and they were rooting for all to survive and get back on their feet.

HSUS and ASPCA Are Not Your Local Animal Shelter (and Likely Not Helping the Animals in Your Local Animal Shelter)

Ken White | Posted 07.28.2015 | San Francisco
Ken White

I won't and I don't criticize the work done by these national organizations. You should take the time to form your own opinions about the programs and services of any charitable organization you are thinking about supporting. What I do take exception to is those organizations making statements about their work designed to lead to questionable conclusions.

Nepalese Organizers Announce an End to the World's Bloodiest Animal Sacrifice Spectacle

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Today, I have extraordinary and unexpected news: Humane Society International/India and Animal Welfare Network Nepal announce that all animal sacrifice has been banned indefinitely at Gadhimai. This is yet another amazing development for animals this year.

Toxic Substances, Nontoxic Policy

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Each year, tens of thousands of animals are killed to test industrial chemicals. These animals suffer terribly, as harsh chemicals are rubbed into their skin, forced down their throats, and even dropped in their eyes.

Beagles Need Our Help

Cathy Kangas | Posted 06.25.2015 | Green
Cathy Kangas

Life for a beagle in a lab is barren and monotonous; the cages are small with artificial light and ventilation. These animals never feel the sunshine, breathe fresh air or run through the grass. The boredom they experience can lead to stress-induced behaviors.

Breaking News: HSUS Investigation Exposes Cruelty and Filth at Costco Egg Supplier

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Take action now -- call Costco and urge them to stop selling eggs from caged hens. Good intentions matter, but they must be given life, and in this case, stocked on the shelf.