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Humane Society of the US

Legislation Update: Greyhound racing, puppy mills and animal cruelty

There has been some positive movement around the map of late, on greyhound racing to animal-cruelty laws. South Dakota finally joined the ranks of the states with felony animal cruelty laws, becoming the 50th state to enact more serious punishment for severe acts of cruelty to animals. Thanks to the recent passage of SB 46, […]

HSUS Video: Tennessee walking horse rescue

This video is from last April, but it is certainly worth sharing now. The HSUS took park in the rescue of about 19 Tennessee walking horses who had been abused by the horrible practice of “soring.” For those not familiar with this phrase, it involves putting a burning chemical on the horse’s lower legs, so […]

Breaking News: King Amendment removed from Farm Bill

This is BIG news. The horrible King Amendment has been removed from the Farm Bill. The amendment is named for the single biggest supporter of animal cruelty in the US government – Rep. Steve King. The mission for King and his amendment, was to gut animal cruelty laws across the nation and to prevent states […]

Breaking News: Gov. Cuomo signs New York puppy mill bill

New York has new regulations to combat puppy mills, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law on Friday. The primary factors in the law are the ability for local municipalities to regulate breeders and enact stronger regulations. A Capital Confidential blog post on the Times Union website includes a statement from the ASPCA. […]

Video: A look into online puppy sales

A reader, Twitter friend and fellow animal-welfare advocate has requested that I post information about the organization, Purebred Breeders. It took a few seconds to find the following video from HSUS – from December of 2011. Back on December 7, 2011, the Today Show featured a segment about Purebred Breeders, which reportedly covers almost 800 […]

HSUS board member reviews 2013

A view of the year 2013 for the Humane Society of the US, written by board member Cathy Kangas, was publish Tuesday on the Huffington Post website. While the list Kangas features contains a number of important facts, some of the information really deserves highlights. The public also became aware of the American Kennel Club’s […]

Video: HSUS rescues dogs at NC puppy mill

A team from the Humane Society of the US took part last month in a rescue at a puppy mill in Gates County, NC. PACK MENTALITY BLOG: Compassion – teamed with Science and Logic

HSUS Video: Chimps rescued from lab now live in sancuary

Thankfully, the chimpanzees featured here gone from a life of abuses to the safe haven of a special sanctuary. PACK MENTALITY BLOG: Compassion – teamed with Science and Logic

HSUS: Rescued from NC puppy mill, Stella is finally home

Stella was rescued during a raid on a puppy mill in Sampson County, North Carolina. The video is touching and also offers more evidence – on top of the mounting evidence – on why we need strong national and state regulations against puppy mills. PACK MENTALITY BLOG: Compassion – teamed with Science and Logic

USDA announces crackdown on online puppy mill sales

Finally, we might be seeing a move at the federal level to go after puppy mills. The USDA has announced new regulations to bring dog breeders who sell puppies online or through the mail or by phone under the same guidelines imposed on wholesale breeders. This will be the case for breeders who breed four […]