Deadliest Animals in the United States

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What do you think of this “Deadliest Animals in the United States” infographic? Pretty interesting, isn’t it? Looks like sharks really aren’t so bad after all. Maybe they should have “Deer Week” on the Discovery Channel instead (ha, ha, ha).

Give your pet a healthy hug!

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More than half of all dogs and cats in the United States are considered to … Continue reading → The post Give your pet a healthy hug! This post and FitBit giveaway is sponsored by Purina.

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Horse Slaughterhouse Proposed in New Mexico

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mexico meat horses horse slaughter Slaughterhouse farm animal welfare united statesThis article reaffirms my belief that it's more humane to slaughter horses in the US than to ship them for slaughter to Canada or Mexico. I don't like it either way, but one is better than the other for sure.

Voluntary recall of Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch treats

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Nestlé Purina PetCare Company announced it is voluntarily withdrawing its Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brand dog treats sold in the United States until further notice.

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Pets Are Family, Not Fighters

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He was rescued by the Humane Society of the United States, and has since earned the nickname “Bulletproof Sam”! The shirts this week benefit the Humane Society of the United States, and feature a message we love!

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FiXiT Aims to Facilitate 25 Spay Neuters This Week

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Every year 3-4 million dogs and cats die in animal shelters in the United States because there aren’t enough homes for them. Sponsors Are Able to Contribute As Little as $10 to Help an Animal Get Spayed/Neutered.

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CHIMPANZEE Challenge Fact #5

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Currently 269 chimpanzees live in 34 United States zoos that are accredited with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

10 Reasons Street Dogs Deserve to be Defended

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But that doesn’t mean the United States doesn’t have any. No dog is happier to be rescued. I remember the first night after I left the streets. My human kept me in an enclosed porch because, let’s face it, I was crawling with fleas and pretty filthy.

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Support Island Dog Inc.

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It's not that different from the rest of Latin America, but Puerto Rico is part of the United States. There's no excuse for them not to be on par with at least the worst US state. I really like this group and donate to them. Puerto Rico's animal welfare is pathetic.

Black rhinoceros, Forest, enjoyed some pumpkins for Halloween

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Black rhinos are considered endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and are found in central and southern Africa. Busch Gardens® Tampa’s black rhinoceros, Forest, enjoyed some pumpkins in preparation for Halloween.

Quebec is the Best Province to be an Animal Abuser

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An animal rights group based in the United States has ranked Quebec “the best province to be an animal abuser” in a report on Canada’s animal welfare record. That sucks. From the Montreal Gazette. The Animal Legal Defence Fund says in its fourth annual report ranking Canada’s 13 provinces and territories on their animal protection laws that only Nunavut ranks worse than Quebec. montreal canada animal abuse quebec legislation

HSUS Offers Reward in Grizzly Poaching Case

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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 The Humane Society is offering a 2500.00 reward for the poaching of a Grizzly in Idaho.

Enter to Win a Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan Pet Travel Product from AutoAnything!

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This Giveaway is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia) who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. AutoAnything has joined forces with 4loveofanimals.com to give away a Dog Whisperer pet travel product.

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Update on National Meat Association vs. Brown

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently heard arguments in National Meat Association v. A coalition of animal protection groups consisting of the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Farm Sanctuary, and the Humane Farming Association (HFA), intervened in the case to ensure that the interests of animals and the public were represented. Did anyone know this was going on?

Legal Efforts to Dismiss the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act

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The defense demanded that the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) be struck down as unconstitutional before Judge Ronald Whyte of the United States District Court, Northern District of California in San Jose. I found this on the Twin Cities Indy Media blog. On July 13th, defense attorneys for Joseph Buddenberg, Maryam Khajavi, Nathan Pope and Adriana Stumpo (the AETA 4) presented oral arguments on their motion to dismiss the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.

How Pets Can Improve Your Health

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Pet Care—the nation’s largest and most trusted franchisor for professional pet sitting, dog walking, and pet fitness/exercise services—serving thousands of pets and pet parents throughout the United States from coast to coast.

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Giveaway: Chef Michaels Party Pack

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You may enter daily, and this giveaway is open to those in the United States only. For all of you who may have missed out on the chance to host a Chef Michael’s Houseparty, you still have the chance to win a fun party pack!

Hamsters Celebrate 70 Years in the US

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Sadly, though, some 200,000 hamsters were used for research in the United States in 2000, third behind rats and mice. Interesting article. Prior to the 1930s, hamsters were pretty much in the wild. Prior to the 1970s, virtually all were descended from one breeding pair. Now, one million hamsters are kept as pets, an increase of 41 percent since 2001. This includes the two sitting on the shelf in our house!)

Activists in Canada Found Not Guilty of Getting to Close to Seal Slaughter

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They are representatives of Humane Society International and Humane Society of the United States. That's good news. A judge has found five animal-rights activists not guilty of getting too close to seal hunters during the 2006 hunt off Canada's east coast. The five were charged with coming within 10 metres of seal hunters on March 26, 2006 while filming the annual slaughter in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, not far from Cape Breton.

Freedom of Speech

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The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the First Amendment protects depictions of animal cruelty. This does not mean that it protects animal cruelty, which is (and ought to be) illegal in every state

Little guy with big heart helping animals!

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Not only has he founded his own dog rescue in honor of his beloved poodle Buddy, but he contributed to and helped raise more than $1,000,000 for The Humane Society of the United States Animal Rescue Team on during The Humane Society’s To the Rescue!

BBS Giveaway – Pet Fire Safety Awareness

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The United States Fire Administration estimates 500,000 pets are affected by house fires each year. Yesterday was Pet Fire Safety Awareness Day. Many people don’t have a set plan for house fires. And sadly, even fewer have plans that include their pets.

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Senator Maria Cantwell Receives Award for Animal Welfare Work

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She is a US Senator from our home state of Washington. My husband worked for her years and years ago, when she was just a State representative. The Humane Society of the United States cited Senator Cantwell’s efforts to improve marine mammal rescue capability, including such challenges as disentangling marine mammals from fishing nets. Tags: State of Washington legislation humane society congress us

US a Hub for Eatin' Them Endangered Species

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The United States is one of the world's largest, if not the largest, consuming nations for wildlife products. And here I've been yelling at China all this time. (Be Be warned there's a horrific picture of a cooked monkey head in this article.) From Alternet.org. This includes wildlife used for food, whether for cultural reasons or luxury markets," says Leigh Henry, a senior policy officer for the World Wildlife Fund and the international wildlife-trade monitoring network TRAFFIC.

From Today's New York Times

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Rather than adopt stringent United States animal care standards, which Ringling Bros. In the United States, 10 million fans a year see a Ringling Bros. To the Editor: Once again people associated with the animal rights group PETA ( letter , June 19) have tried to disparage the commitment circuses have for animal care and conservation. Despite the claims made in the letter, circuses like Ringling Bros.

From the Mailbag

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Keith, Here is an online ethics and animals class I developed for the Humane Society of the United States. Perhaps its content would be useful for your readers. Thanks Nathan Nobis , Ph.D.

Stupid TLC Show Called "My Monkey Baby"

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Monkey business is big business in the United States, where some people pay up to $5,000 to adopt a monkey of their own, often a capuchin monkey, which can grow up to 22 inches and 9 pounds. There are hundreds of videos on the Internet of proud parents enjoying their monkeys, and an estimated 15,000 monkeys live with humans as pets or surrogate children in the United States. Thanks to Chimpanzee Information for pointing this travesty out.

Court Overrules Federal Government on Wolf ESA Decision

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TRAVERSE CITY - State officials say they're not pleased with a federal court's ruling overturning the government's decision to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list for the Great Lakes region. It's in response to a lawsuit filed by several environmental groups, including The Humane Society of the United States. Good news for wolves in the Great Lakes area.

Steven M. Wise on Legal Rights for Animals

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Most agree that the least likely will be through the re-interpretation or amendment of state or federal constitutions, or through international treaties. The European Community and the member states signatory to the treaty are required “to pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals.” Half of the sixteen German states already have some sort of animal rights provisions in their constitutions. 7 in The State of the Animals II , ed.

Animal Cruelty at Texas Horse Farm

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The Humane Society of the United States, SPCA of East Texas and Humane Society of North Texas worked with the Smith County District Attorney's Office to rescue 50 horses from a Lindale property. 50 surviving horses were rescued. For the full story, go here to KLTV.com. The District Attorney's office served a seizure warrant to the owner of the horses Tuesday, opening the door for the rescue team to begin removal on Wednesday.

Unexpected Farm Animal Deal in Ohio

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Animal welfare groups led by the Humane Society of the United States have agreed to abandon a fall ballot issue against animal cruelty as part of a deal with state farm groups brokered by Gov. To me, it's another example of the Humane Society's growing savvy and clout in the US. I know many will disagree with me and say it's a cop-out, but I'll take what I can get. From the Associated Press.

British-Funded Lab Under Investigation in Malaysia

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If animal testing cannot be conducted in the United States or Europe, I see no reason why they should be allowed here," Abdul Aziz was quoted as saying. Malaysia, under pressure from animal rights activists, is going to investigate Progenix Labs. Malaysia is considering shutting down a controversial British-funded animal testing lab if there is evidence of cruelty there, the goverment's top veterinary official said on Sunday.

University of Utah Cited by Dept. of Agriculture

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A kitten died from dehydration as a result of too much medication, individual primates were neglected for days at a time, mice and Guinea pig cages were found to be overcrowded, and calves may have been exposed to painful situations for too long, but University of Utah officials maintain that none of the most recent animal-testing violations, released Wednesday by the United States Department of Agriculture, were intentional.

At What Point Are American Tea Baggers Labeled "Terrorists?"

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According to our government, the animal rights and environmental movements are the number one domestic terrorism threat in the United States. That's BS. What about militias? White supremacists? Was Tim McVeigh who blew up the Oklahoma Federal Building an animal rights/environmental activist? What about the nut who flew his plane into the IRS building in Texas?

Settlement Forces Animal Research Facilities to Disclose More

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Animal research facilities will be required to disclosee more information online about their experiments under a court settlement signed Wednesday by the Humane Society of the United States and the Agriculture Department. This would be awesome. Now, I know it doesn't solve everything, but it's another chink in the armor. I worry it won't pass the DC district court for some wacky reason. I don't like to celebrate until I'm sure of something. From the LA Times.

Clemson Researcher Investigates Impacts of Cages on Laying Hens

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Nearly 95 percent of the 90 billion table eggs produced in the United States come from high-density cage systems. It's a study funded by the US Department of Agriculture. One would think it would be elementary. Crowded and filthy conditions mean suffering for hens. But it's not just about the hens.it's s about the money. How much suffering can and should they endure without significantly affecting the human pocketbook. Or corporate net income. From the Clemson press release.

Dogs Seized at Kennewick Puppy Mill

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The Humane Society of the United States assisted the Benton County Sheriff's Office today with the seizure of hundreds of dogs from a puppy mill here. Dogs were seized at a Kennewick puppy mill with the help of the HSUS. H/t to HelpAnimals on Twitter. From the HSUS press release: KENNEWICK, Wash. -

Amazing Holiday Giveaway (for the humans)

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It is open to United States Residents only.

USDA Issues Warning Letter to Oregon National Primate Research Center

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In December, the United States Department of Agriculture issued a warning letter to the primate center for violations of the Animal Welfare Act, which regulates treatment of many commercial animals from pet kittens to laboratory guinea pigs. PETA has filed complaints about this place for years, but it's the first warning they've actually generated.

Arkansas Out of the Dark Ages with Cruelty Law

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Arkansas becomes the 46th state to make cruelty to animals a felony, according to the Humane Society of the United States. In exchange for the stiffer penalties, animal welfare groups made several concessions, including a change in state law so only certified law enforcement officers can arrest someone for animal cruelty. It's not perfect, but it's progress in one of the more animal welfare-challenged parts of the US.