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When euthanasia goes wrong

My 180 pound Alaskan Malamute was taken to Three Trails Animal Hospital on December 10, 2012, where Dr. Rhodes’ opinion was that Grizz had lymphoma. I left with a prescription for prednisone, and no hope. In the early morning hours of December 21, Grizz could no longer walk, so in a few hours myself, roommate, […]

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HSUS Report on Orca Shows

Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of HSUS reports on OSHA’s investigation of the death of Dawn Brancheau who was killed by the largest Orca at SeaWorld. In February 2010, Dawn Brancheau, a veteran orca trainer at SeaWorld Florida, was killed by Tilikum, SeaWorld’s largest orca. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a federal agency […]

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HSUS-Help Improve Lives of Hens

Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of HSUS asks you to help end cruel treatment of egg-producing hens. Last week, S. 3239, federal legislation to reform the egg industry and ban barren battery cages, was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., with a bipartisan group of original cosponsors. This bill (identical to […]

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Ohio Prohibits Wild Animals as Pets

Thanks to the efforts of the Humane Society of the United States, private citizens are banned from having wild animals as pets. Current owners must microchip their animals and register them. Exotic animal owners who have had their local, state or federal licenses revoked are prohibited from holding such animals. Up till now Ohio was […]

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HSUS Important News

News on Exotic Animals, Horse Soring, and Hounding of Bears and Bobcats Posted: 23 May 2012 01:44 PM PDT – Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO of HSUS There’s major news on three fronts where The HSUS has been demanding reform and new protections for animals. More specifically, in all three cases we are seeing substantial […]

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Canadian Seal Slaughter 2012

The cruel, inhumane slaughter of seals is about to begin in Canada. This year the Canadian government has set the harp seal kill quota at the unconscionable number of 400,000. How can the Canadian government justify the slaughter of seals and allow the killing in such a massive number? With the meltdown of sea ice, […]

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HSUS Investigation of Horse Soring

The practice of horse soring is when the hooves and lower leg areas are intentionally injured in order to cause the horse pain and distress. This cruel treatment is in order to make the horse step higher than natural in shows. This exaggerated gait gives owners and trainers more of an advantage in winning. The […]

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Dumping Gestation Crates

Gestation crates are 2 x 7 feet enclosures which are barely larger than the sows they hold. The animal can’t turn around, lie down comfortably or move in any direction for her entire life. After 2 or 3 years of living through several pregnancies in these crates and when the sow’s body can’t produce any […]

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HSUS-Force-feeding Ducks for Foie Gras

California lawmakers passed a bill in 2004 phasing out force-feeding ducks to produce foie gras – literally, a fatty liver. The law goes into effect June 2012. Guillermo Gonzales of Sonoma Foie Gras, major producer of foie gras, along with some other chefs are proposing an override of the law, backing down on his promise […]

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Feral Horse and Burro Roundups

Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) reminds us that the welfare of the feral (or as they are sometimes known, wild) horses and burros on federal lands is a major concern. These animals are rounded up using helicopters and baiting them with water to lure them into a corral. This […]