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Animal Protection

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?

Ohio Landmark: Behind the Animal Welfare Agreement

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In an agreement forged Wednesday, we were able to come to an agreement where all three parties have committed to recommend the enactment of a series of eight landmark reforms on animal welfare.

Agreement Reached on Ohio Animal Welfare Reforms

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

I just stepped away from a press conference in the Cabinet Room of Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland where he, Ohio Farm Bureau official Jack Fisher and I announced a historic agreement on animal welfare in the state.

Remembering Robert Byrd, Lifelong Leader for Animals

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Byrd made his mark on animal welfare, his love nourished by his relationships with his dogs. He worked to increase funding for animal protection laws and to reform industrialized agriculture.

Who Lives and Who Dies: We All Care About Animals, Right?

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Should humans keep other animals in cages, eradicate them for human development, eat or wear them, feed them to one another, or move them from one habitat to another?

Animal Ovations: 24th Genesis Awards Winners

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wayne Pacelle

At The Humane Society, our mission statement is "Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty," but a corollary principle is celebrating people who do remarkable things for animals. The Genesis Awards is built around that idea.

CBS Highlights Agribusiness' Abuse of Antibiotics

Gene Baur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gene Baur

A two-part series investigating the use of antbiotics in agribusinesses showed that drug-resistant bacteria -- which killed more than 70,000 Americans last year -- flourish in factory farms.

The Truth Behind So-Called "Humane" Food Labels

Gene Baur | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gene Baur

Increasingly, large scale, industrialized animal farms are promoting themselves as humane and sustainable, and misleading consumers.

Leonardo DiCaprio: Actor And Animal Advocate

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Diamond

On October 4, 2009, International Fund for Animal Welfare and Leonardo announced a program that will protect animals and their habitats around around the globe.

GPS-fitted Marine Animals Help "Write" Atlas

Mother Nature Network | Bryan Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In putting together an atlas for one of Earth's least understood marine ecosystems, the Patagonian Sea, scientists had a novel idea: What if it could ...

Women Lawmakers are Top Dogs on Animal Welfare

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

You might say that female legislators are more likely to stand up for the underdogs, so it's no surprise that there's a gender gap on animal protection, with women more likely to be involved in animal advocacy.

Uganda Unveils Online Gorilla Tracking

nytimes.com | Pete Browne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"The project aims to bring attention to the plight of gorillas," said Lillian Nsubuga, a spokeswoman for the Uganda Wildlife Authority, "and any money...

After 36,000 Dogs Killed, A New Animal Rights Law (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In China, after problems with rabies in stray dogs, dog beating teams patrolled the streets, killing an estimated 36,000 dogs -- including some pets. ...

Scoring our Lawmakers on their Support for Animal Protection

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

The scorecard, which is published annually, provides the records of U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives on major animal welfare policies.