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The HSUS challenges USDA over mass removal of animal welfare records

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 02.06.2017 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

There's an outpouring of anger and mistrust about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's abrupt decision late last week to delete from its website inspe...

Obama signs executive order closing animal cruelty loophole on U.S. military bases

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 10.25.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Even the U.S. military, possessed with so many brave, self-sacrificing individuals, has not been immune from a handful of its recruits perpetrating so...

Rethinking Trapping And Public Lands

Eric Uhlfelder | Posted 10.14.2016 | Green
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Eric Uhlfelder

If the initiative passes, this is a big deal, not only because Montana has a lot of public lands--one third of the state or 50,000 square miles--and a long trapping tradition, but it will punctuate the growing shift to keeping state public lands safer for everybody.

TripAdvisor Says 'No' To Animal Exploitation

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 10.13.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

If people stop going to places and attractions that do terrible things to animals, those places will wither, starved of the cash that motivates their entire operation. Kudos to TripAdvisor for this forward-looking policy and for providing an additional example of the humane economy in practice.

Manby-Pacelle Pact: Hot Air and Hollow Words On Dolphin Drives

Ric O’Barry | Posted 10.04.2016 | Impact
Ric O’Barry

On September 28, SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby, and The Humane Society's CEO Wayne Pacelle coauthored a piece for the 'Tampa Bay Times' calling on the US go...

Feds must dismiss unhinged advice on wild horses

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 09.14.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Our nation's management of wild horses has been a long-running debacle of poor execution layered over questionable intentions and flagging resolve. Th...

Horse Soring Reflects Badly on Tennessee

Cathy Kangas | Posted 08.25.2016 | Green
Cathy Kangas

Courtesy of the Humane Society of the United States As anyone who has visited Tennessee will tell you, it is a beautiful state with many tourist att...

Elephant Memories: A Childhood Lost, And Found - At The Circus

Sandi Bachom | Posted 08.22.2016 | Entertainment
Sandi Bachom

The falsehoods being perpetrated against the animal enterprise industry is unconscionable. This is about animal welfare, people who know everything about animals, defending themselves against those who know nothing.

Donald Trump Jr. May Be Out Of Luck In Killing More Leopards

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

It is time to provide the same level of protection to the African leopard. Donald Trump Jr., Honeywell CEO David Cote, and other over-privileged animal exploiters can use their wealth to entertain themselves in other ways and let these animals be.

No Matter How Fast They Run, Pamplona's Bulls Are Doomed

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 07.11.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

It's cruelty masquerading as celebration. Terrorized animals, thrust into a world of screaming, slick surfaces, physical torment, and, in the end, serial, protracted stabbing.

Breaking News: Perdue Announces Major Reforms For chickens; Progress Spotlights Poultry Problems, Solutions

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 06.28.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

As we begin our launch of a major campaign to improve the lives of chickens raised for meat, I'm happy to report one of the biggest brand names in the world of chicken production is announcing promising reforms.

The Humane Economy

Cathy Kangas | Posted 05.25.2016 | Green
Cathy Kangas

Sea World will no longer breed killer whales; Armani discontinued its use of fur; Petco and PetSmart offer shelter dogs and no longer support puppy mills; Ringling Brothers has ended their use of elephants. The world is becoming a better place for animals.

The Surging Humane Economy

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Embracing animal protection is no longer a burden or a sacrifice. It's an opportunity for us as individuals to grow and to be empowered, and for businesses to grow and to connect with consumers.

Shut Down Puppy Mills

Cathy Kangas | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green
Cathy Kangas

There is nothing more heartbreaking than puppy mills. Around the country, large-scale commercial dog breeding facilities focus on quantity, not qualit...

Oklahoma Bill to Defund Animal Welfare Organizations Dies a Merciful Death

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

I am glad to report that one very bad idea, coming out of Oklahoma, is dead, at least for now. A key Oklahoma Senate committee has chosen not to take up a bill to ban charitable giving by the state's citizens to animal welfare groups.

Breaking News: Walmart, the Nation's Biggest Food Seller, Says No to Cage Confinement for Hens

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 04.05.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Because of the tremendous work of the HSUS team, along with our friends, including Compassion in World Farming, we can mark it down in our calendars, as a matter of historical record: April 5 was a big day indeed.

Commending Walmart's Cage-Free Commitment

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.06.2016 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

This week, Walmart, the largest grocery retailer in the U.S., took a positive step with its announcement to stop carrying shell eggs from hens raised in battery cages by 2025. The ASPCA was proud to work with Walmart on this historic decision.

More Reflections on the SeaWorld Agreement

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 04.02.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby and I sent a letter to President Obama urging him to use a wide range of diplomatic tools to pressure Japan to end its commercial whaling activities and to stop contravening international law by slaughtering hundreds of innocent whales.

Hooray! Giorgio Armani Goes Fur-Free

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.22.2016 | Style

Good news for cuddly animals and the people who love them! Luxury clothing designer Giorgio Armani announced today that his labels will be 100 percent...

Breaking News: SeaWorld to End All Orca Breeding

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 03.17.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The humane economy can move at lightning speed, and hit with full force. The world is waking up to the needs of all animals, and the smartest CEOs don't resist the change. They hitch a ride on it and harness the momentum.

Pres. Obama: Protecting Wildlife And Helping Our Economy Grow Aren't Mutually Exclusive

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 03.03.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

I had the privilege and opportunity to ask President Obama about what he considers some of his top accomplishments in protecting wildlife, and this interview represents one of the fullest expressions of his views that's been published anywhere on his wildlife protection ethic.

There Is a New Normal in the Egg Industry, and It's Cage-Free

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 03.01.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In recent months, more than 60 of the world's largest food retailers, restaurant chains, and others have set timelines for going 100 percent cage-free. I'm confident that within the next month we'll see other retailers come on board.

Here Comes the Humane Economy

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 02.16.2017 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

It's astonishing that the government of Canada is still defending the seal hunt when it's a money loser for the nation and taxpayers foot the bill for something that generates almost no revenue whatsoever.

How To Help The Animals

Ken White | Posted 02.02.2017 | 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 01.29.2017 | 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.