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Largest US Food Service Company Embraces Game-Changing Rules on Animal Welfare

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 04.30.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Aramark, the largest U.S.-based food service company, is tackling three key areas where industrial agriculture has been badly failing in its production model. The collaboration of Aramark and the HSUS may be one of the best examples to date of how a for-profit and non-profit can work cohesively to build a more humane society.

We've Come a Long Way, Baby -- Cat Protection Protocol 10 Years Post-Katrina

Becky Robinson | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Becky Robinson

In a city known for boisterous celebrations, there is new reason for optimism in New Orleans this week. More than 2,000 animal protection advocates have descended upon The Big Easy for the Humane Society of the United States' annual Animal Care Expo.

A Berlin Wall Moment for Animal Protection

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 03.05.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

It's surely one of the biggest announcements of the modern era in animal protection: Ringling Bros. has announced that it will cease its use of elephants in its traveling circus. Get the confetti and streamers. Grab the kids and the dog. Put on the party hat. Head over to the parade. Jump on what remains of the fallen wall and raise your arms.

Breaking News: Bill In Congress Proposes End To Farm Animal Torture At Federal Labs

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 04.08.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The USDA is the agency tasked with enforcing the AWA at facilities that conduct biomedical research; therefore, if these same animals were used in a laboratory for human health research they would be protected under this federal law.

HSUS Undercover Investigations at Roadside Zoos in Virginia, Oklahoma Reveal Severe Abuse

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Today, The HSUS released results of its investigations into two shoddy roadside zoos - the Natural Bridge Zoo in Natural Bridge, Virginia, and Tiger Safari in Tuttle, Oklahoma, both of which breed tigers for two-bit photo shoots with paying customers.

Arin Greenwood

These Dogs Were Rescued From A Massive Fighting Ring. They Are Loving Their Freedom.

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green

They're called the 367 dogs, because that's how many of them were taken in on August 23, 2013 -- the first day of what would turn out to be the countr...

Brazil Adds Its Might to the Movement to End Gestation Crates

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Brazil struck a body blow to inhumane sow gestation crates this week with two major announcements. Under the agreements, pork producers will be provided with training to facilitate their successful transition to more humane group housing systems.

Steep Drop in Rhino Horn Use in Vietnam

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.17.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The Nielsen poll found that a small number of Vietnamese -- 2.6 percent -- continue to buy and use rhino horn. We'll be working to continue to build awareness and to cause the whole of society to shame the people who persist in driving the consumption of this product.

N.C. Puppy Mill Rescue Highlights Deception, Dangers of Internet Sales of Dogs, Cats

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.08.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

As our animal rescue team entered a trash- and feces-filled house last Friday to rescue more than 50 dogs and cats from an Internet pet seller in Rutherford County, N.C., they nearly stumbled over a kitten.

Centerplate Says Farm Animals Deserve to Be Center of Attention

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.06.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Violence toward pets is an all-too-common form of violence in our society, and one that also deserves no tolerance.

Breaking News: Critical Courtroom Victory to Benefit Millions of Egg-Laying Hens

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

A federal judge in California yesterday dismissed a challenge to California's pioneering farm animal welfare law, brought by a group of attorneys general with substantial factory farming industries in their states.

NIH Terminates Funding for Research Using Randomly Sourced Dogs

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

As of October 1, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest funder of biomedical research in the world, will no longer fund research that involves dogs from random source Class B dealers. A similar policy regarding cats was adopted in 2012.

Maine Wildlife Officials Abuse Public Trust and Office in Ballot Campaign

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

What if there were a ballot initiative in Maine to ban the death penalty, and staff from the Maine Department of Corrections joined with private citiz...

This Adorable Pit Bull Was Nearly Beaten To Death, But Nothing Will Smash His Spirit

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green

It is something of a miracle that Odin the pit bull survived a beating that broke his skull in three places and left him blind. His rescuers almost...

Undercover Investigation Reveals Primate Injuries, Death at Texas Biomed

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Over five weeks, the investigator documented a pattern of mistreatment of the animals, including primates who suffered unnecessary injuries and even death.

Big News: FBI to Start Tracking Animal Cruelty Cases

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

No longer will extremely violent cases be included in the "other offense" category simply because the victims were animals. Just as the FBI tracks hate crimes and other important categories, we will now have critical data on animal cruelty.

Heinz Makes New, Important Animal Welfare Commitment

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

While the company still has a ways to go before getting cage confinement entirely out of its egg supply, this is a decisive step forward to reduce the suffering of tens of thousands of animals.

Hannah The Pygmy Hippo Was Rescued From A Backyard, And Now She Lives A Life Of Playful Bliss

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green

It's hard to predict what will catch Hannah the pygmy hippo's fancy. "She gets offered new items, like a traffic cone, a barrel, hay bales and natu...

Nestlé to Overhaul Farm Animal Treatment Across the Globe

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The world's largest food company has spoken: Cruelty on factory farms has got to go.

United States Moves to End Puppy Mill Imports

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Dogs and their puppies are not breeding machines, nor cash crops. Our laws should reflect that sensibility, and with today's announcement, we've taken a major step as a nation to protect dogs from cruelty at home and abroad.

Ag-Gag Laws Are Un-American and Unconstitutional

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

Ag-gag laws violate the will of the American people, and they contradict American values as enshrined in our Constitution. Animal agriculture should be working to eliminate cruelty to animals, not the investigations that expose it.

Testing Our Humanity and Ingenuity on Animal Testing

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Every year, 20 million animals -- a number so big it's hard to wrap your mind around it -- are used worldwide in chemical studies, causing immense suffering and pain.

Stray Dogs Impact on Tourism in the Caribbean

Cathy Kangas | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
Cathy Kangas

It is impossible to measure the economic impact stray dogs have on the tourism industry, but I maintain that Caribbean islands have probably lost millions in first-time or even more important return visitors because of the prevalence of stray dogs.

New Digs, New Chance for New Iberia Chimps

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 09.02.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

We couldn't be more thrilled for the chimpanzees who will now get to live out the remainder of their lives climbing trees, relaxing in the sun, and living in larger social groups.

Dog Fighting Is Still A Huge National Problem, But You Might Be Able To Help

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.19.2014 | Green

How do you stop a dog fight? No really: how do you stop a dog fight? Earlier this year, Congress made it a federal crime to attend an animal fight,...