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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 08.21.2014 | 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 08.15.2014 | 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 07.21.2014 | 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 07.17.2014 | 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 07.10.2014 | 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 07.03.2014 | 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,...

Answering the Haters of Animal Protection

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 08.06.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

It's still a wonder how anyone, in any era, could be so small-minded, so reactionary, and, because of their pecuniary or personal interests in seeing cruelty continue, so deadened to the suffering and pain of animals.

World Trade Organization Rules for Seals, Says Animal Welfare Counts

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The World Trade Organization today issued a final decision in its ruling to the inhumane global seal trade, and gave a precedent-setting boost to our domestic and international efforts to prevent animal abuse.

Puppy Mills and 101 Damnations

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In January, an inspector from the U.S. Department of Agriculture found a four-week-old shih tzu puppy lying dead -- frozen solid -- in the outdoor portion of an enclosure of a puppy mill in Stover, Missouri -- the state with the notorious distinction of being the hub of the puppy mill industry.

Seal Slaughter Resumes in Canada

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Canada's bloody commercial seal slaughter resumed yesterday, although with many fewer boats and participants than in past years.

Animals Feel Pleasure -- Here's Why One Man Says That Means We Shouldn't Eat Them

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green

Do dogs feel pleasure? How about crocodiles? Jonathan Balcombe says yes, they do. And not just dogs and crocodiles, but also fish, monkeys, pigs an...

Fighting for All Animals, Everywhere

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

There will always be politicians sadly in the pocket of these interests and who use their office as a lever to attack us, or to amplify the voices of the status quo in these industries. But let them all remember that we meet these attacks with even more fierce determination to tackle the problems and the misery they've caused.

The Dangers of King's Farm Bill Amendment

Cathy Kangas | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Cathy Kangas

The disastrous Rep. Steve King (R-IA) amendment to the Farm Bill could affect a wide variety of state and local laws we all depend upon to protect our health and safety, but the provision was first penned to overturn state laws protecting farm animals. This is serious.

A Banner Year for HSUS

Cathy Kangas | Posted 03.02.2014 | Impact
Cathy Kangas

Many powerful lobbies pour money into legislation that harms animals. The HSUS works to defeat harmful legislation while at the same time educating the public about cruelty.

Animal Lovers Need Not Apply

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

Ending the routine and casual killing of animals will not only save the lives of four million animals every year, but it will bring decency and compassion to our nation's shelters where these virtues are in tragically short supply.

HSUS Tells Animal Shelters: Go Ahead and Kill Animals if You Want

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

We now have a proven solution to shelter killing and it is not difficult, expensive nor beyond practical means to achieve. And the large national animal protection groups should be working feverishly to ensure that the model is replicated in every community in the country. But they are not.

Silencing Whistleblowers

Cathy Kangas | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Cathy Kangas

Why would the agribusiness industry want to stop the public from discovering what actually goes on in its plants? What does it have to hide?

Rachel Tepper

Is The Pork Industry Pushing Back Against Gestation Crate Bans?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.21.2013 | Green

When Bon Appétit Management Company's CEO and founder Fedele Bauccio recently read a Pork Network op-ed by food industry and consumer advocate Rick B...

Saving Wolves Through Social Media

Cathy Kangas | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Cathy Kangas

The wolf is a magnificent creature. Rather than hunting it down, we should be looking for more ways to protect it.

Real or Faux Fur: What Consumers Need to Know

Cathy Kangas | Posted 05.08.2013 | Green
Cathy Kangas

How can consumers protect themselves from incorrectly labeled garments that contain fur? The best course of action is urging retailers like Century 21 to go fur-free.

How Many Pets Did PETA Kill in 2012?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-09-03-petabanner1.jpgOne of the year's more depressing rituals is the annual release of PETA's kill statistics. The numbers -- just how many pets Ingrid Newkirk's organization has "euthanized" in the past year -- are never anything less than revolting. They are also never a surprise.

Anti-Whistleblower (AgGag) Laws Threaten Human Health, the Environment and Animals

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

The industry's response to years of evidence of egregious, and often criminal, animal cruelty and of diseased and adulterated meat entering the market is to attempt to outlaw undercover investigations.

9 Reportedly Charged With Animal Cruelty After Undercover Investigation

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 12.24.2012 | Green

After an investigation uncovered abuses at a Wyoming pig farm, nine workers there have reportedly been charged with animal cruelty, according to the H...