Humane Society Puts Pressure on South Carolina's Bear Baying

Critter News

Ugh, this is barbaric and right out of the dark ages. From the AP. A declawed, defanged bear is chained to a stake as hunting dogs bark and snap, trying to force the bear to stand on its hind legs. The training exercise called bear baying is intended to make the bears easier to shoot in the wild and it's only allowed in South Carolina. State law on the issue is murky.

HSUS Offers Reward in Grizzly Poaching Case

Critter News

The Humane Society is offering a 2500.00 reward for the poaching of a Grizzly in Idaho. The Humane Society of the United States and The HSUS Wildlife Land Trust are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the illegal killing of a grizzly bear found dead in Ashton Reservoir near Ashton, Idaho

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Are You Wearing Man's Best Friend? That Trim on the Hood of Your Jacket Might Be Dog Fur!

Animal Ethics

They belong to the canine species Nyctereutes procyonoides. As reported in the AP story, two styles of Sean John jackets—one a hooded snorkel style, the other a classic version—were originally advertised as faux fur, but an investigation by the Humane Society of the United States [ HSUS ] found that the jackets were made from dog fur. The jackets were being sold by Macy's, both in its brick and mortar stores and in its online store.

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