Animals and Pets
Around the world, animals used for meat, eggs, and dairy often suffer on factory farms where they are treated as units of production rather than sentient creatures. Our farm animal protection team works to reduce the suffering of animals of these animals. Farm animal protection is just one of many important campaigns at the HSUS.
Cruelty-free beauty bloggers including Pirouette Makeup, tyrannosauruslexxx, Vegan Beauty Review, My Beauty Bunny, Phyrra Nyx and Logical Harmony ALL love make-up, but they hate animal suffering. Please join them to end animal testing in cosmetics. More info: http://www.hsi.org/bcfbloggers
African elephants make a specific alarm call in response to the danger of humans, according to a new study of wild elephants in Kenya. Researchers from Oxford University, Save the Elephants, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom carried out a series of audio experiments in which recordings of the voices of the Samburu, a local tribe from North Kenya, were played to resting elephants. The elephants quickly reacted, becoming more vigilant and running away from the sound whilst emitting a distinctive low rumble.
Killer whale Lolita has been wowing crowds at Miami Seaquarium for over 40 years. But now the ‘Blackfish effect’ has a growing protest movement calling for her freedom. Have aquarium shows had their day? Every week thousands come to Miami Seaquarium for a spectacular show; one that orca Lolita has repeated 3 times a day for 43 years. “It tells you nothing about Orcas in the wild. It’s a circus”, says one leader of the protest movement campaigning for her release. Blackfish, a controversial documentary about orcas in SeaWorld, has inspired a new awareness of the plight of “the most social animal on the planet”. Director Gabriela Coperthwaite explains, “SeaWorld has for decades been running unchecked”. As experts argue Lolita’s “cement prison” has driven her “psychotic”, the safety and ethics of such aquarium shows are finally coming under question.
If everyone in the UK committed to just one meat-free day a week, this would result in greater carbon savings than taking five million cars off the road. Reducing the amount of animal products in our diets will also help to boost our health and, of course, help to end animal suffering. What more incentive do you need? So start with Meat-Free Monday and then try Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And dont forget to tell your friends and family!
A new study suggests the household pets can see things that are invisible to humans. A house cat’s bizarre antics may be more than just feline folly. The kitty may be seeing things that human eyes can’t. Unlike humans, many animals see in ultraviolet, and a study now suggests that cats, dogs and other mammals can, too. Knowing these animals see things invisible to humans could shed some light on the animals’ behavior, the researchers say. Read more: Cats and Dogs May See in Ultraviolet
A chimp named Wounda, one of the more than 160 chimpanzees living at the Jane Goodall Institute in the Republic of Congo, overcame illness and regained her strength. Now she has been relocated to Tchindzoulou Island. Dr. Jane Goodall was on hand to witness Wounda’s emotional release and received an affectionate hug.
HSUS: Forty one dogs were removed from a Berry, Ala., property after authorities charged four people with 80 counts of animal cruelty. The 24th Circuit Drug Task Force called in The Humane Society of the United States to assist in the rescue and removal the animals.
Watch this heartwarming video by the Humane Society showing some of the biggest victories for animals during 2013 – a year in which The Humane Society of the United States, with the help of millions of animal advocates worldwide, achieved amazing things for animals.
Watch Cecil Williams’ emotional and touching tribute to his seeing eye dog, a black lab named Orlando, who heroically saved Cecil’s life. When Cecil, age 61 and blind, fainted, Orlando tried to keep him from falling onto the subway tracks, but was unable to hold him. So, both Cecil and Orlando fell onto the tracks. Orlando barked to get others passengers attention, then kept licking Cecil’s face in an attempt to wake him.
The holidays are the season of giving and many families will add a new family member, a four legged fur baby. This article will help you better understand your commitment (both financial and emotional) and includes a change of life style, before you take the plunge into becoming the guardian of a dog, cat, rabbit, hamster and the list goes on, especially if this is your first venture into adopting a pet.
Arden, a four year-old chimpanzee, spent the first years of her life in a research laboratory, where painful tests were performed on animals. Now in sanctuary at Chimp Haven, Arden spends her days with her family – finally without bars between them.
Miley, a homeless dog with mange and living in trash pile is rescued and cared for. Miley then pays it forward, caring for another rescued do named Frankie
The Nonhuman Rights Project, an advocacy group led by Steven M. Wise, filed writs of habeas corpus in New York last week on behalf of four captive chimpanzees. Mr. Wise argued that chimps are enough like humans that they should have some legal rights; not the right to vote or freedom of religion, but a limited right to bodily liberty. The suits asked that the chimps be freed to go to sanctuaries where they would have more freedom