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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.

Typhoon Rips Roof Off Island's Only Animal Shelter, Doesn't Stop Volunteers

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.14.2015 | Good News

It's been a little over a month since a devastating typhoon wrecked the island of Saipan, knocking out power and water, washing out roads an...

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Seals Shot, Brutally Beaten During Annual Canadian Hunt

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green

WARNING: This post contains graphic content that may upset some readers. The Canadian government in early March announced this year's quota for its...

57 Canines Rescued From Dog Meat Farm Are Brought To US To Be 'Treasured' In Forever Homes

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.25.2015 | Good News

Dozens of dogs who were destined for a sad fate are now getting a new beginning. Animal rights group Humane Society International (HSI), along wit...

Canines Bred To Be Eaten Are Rescued From Dog Meat Farm, Given New Lives in US

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.08.2015 | Good News

These lucky pups just escaped a sad fate. Twenty-three canines from a dog meat farm outside of Seoul, South Korea, who spent most of their lives i...

Ebola and Animals -- at Home and West Africa

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

As the public health community seeks to halt Ebola's spread, we are continuing to look for ways to support the work of animal protection in the affected areas.

Will New Zealand Ban the Ivory Trade? Jane Goodall and Helen Clark Speak Out

Jamie Joseph | Posted 09.19.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

Prominent New Zealand business leaders have teamed up with many of the most respected international conservation agencies and spokespeople to urge the New Zealand Government to consider a complete ban on all ivory trading.

Olympian Hero Brings Home More Than a Medal

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Humane Society International's Masha Kalinina, Gus Kenworthy and Robin Macdonald with two of the rescued puppies. View more photos here. Photo by Chr...

Factory Farms Of The Future: Part II

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 12.17.2013 | Home
Sonia Faruqi

Extreme genetic selection, accelerated by artificial insemination, leads farm animals today to yield far more meat, milk, and eggs -- while eating far less -- than they ever have.

Tackling the Commercial Dog Meat Trade

Cathy Kangas | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green
Cathy Kangas

Culture and tradition at one time played a role in the consumption of these animals, but today it has little to do with it. The dog meat trade is a profit-driven, commercialized industry, with cruelty and public health concerns at its core.

Committed: An Update on Humane Society International's Help for Haiti

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wayne Pacelle

The catastrophic human toll of the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti--an estimated 230,000 dead, 300,000 injured, and one million homeless--was the harshest...

Standing Up for Street Dogs in Baghdad and Beyond

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wayne Pacelle

In the United States, persistent euthanasia in shelters is the problem we all struggle to end. In developing countries, it is a different kind of kill...