Hannah The Pygmy Hippo Was Rescued From A Backyard

July 22, 2017

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 natural items like bamboo and palm fronds to enrich her environment,” says Ali Crumpacker, director of the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center. That’s the Humane Society’s California sanctuary, where this rare girl has lived in a 13,000 square foot paddock after being rescued from…

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New York City Bans Use Of Wild Animals In Circuses

June 23, 2017

Following the lead of Los Angeles – which took the same action two months ago – the New York City Council, the lawmaking body for the City of New York’s eight million residents, voted today to ban wild animal acts in circuses (after a one-year phase-in). The New York City Council embraced the policy in a commanding vote of 43 to 6, and Mayor Bill de Blasio, a staunch animal…

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Breaking News ~ HSUS Intervenes To Stop Puppy Mill

June 18, 2017

Yesterday, The HSUS assisted the Wolfeboro Police Department with a puppy mill intervention not on a farm in Arkansas or a shack in North Carolina (two states where we’ve done major actions to help dogs), but rather in a mansion in northern New England. It is one of the most unexpected puppy mill operations our Animal Rescue Team has helped uncover – with 84 Great Danes caged inside a cavernous…

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Petitioners to USDA: Make animal welfare records public again

June 11, 2017

Emmy-nominated actress Kate Mara (“House of Cards,” “Megan Leavey”) and two key Congressional lawmakers joined The Humane Society of the United States, Care2 and Humane Society Legislative Fund in delivering close to 200,000 petition signatures to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, urging the agency to restore online records of inspections and violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act. Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally, R-Ariz., and Democrat Congressman…

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