Sep 30, 2013:
A long-awaited change to the rules grants federal agencies greater oversight over puppy mills long accustomed to exploiting legal loopholes to traffic in their unethical trade.
Apr 22, 2013:
Arkansas joined a growing number of states restricting private ownership of chimpanzees and other apes.
Mar 13, 2013:
Be Cruelty-Free Week launched on March 11 in celebration of a European Union ban on the marketing and sale of cosmetics newly tested on animals.
Jan 31, 2013:
Starting in March, all cosmetics including toiletries and beauty products from soap to toothpaste must be certified cruelty free.
Dec 20, 2012:
More than 60 airlines worldwide refuse shipments of primates — and in some cases all animals — destined for laboratory experiments.
Dec 17, 2012:
A bitterant is being added to antifreeze in all 50 states to save countless cats and dogs attracted by the sweet smell.
Aug 2, 2012:
New laws enacted in the State of New York will better protect animals from the grisly animal fighting industry.
Jul 11, 2012:
Academy Award-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg, the voice of a macaw in“Rio” and its upcoming sequel “Rio 2,” speaks out for the birds. Watch the video!
Jun 14, 2012:
Humane Society International intends to use the international Rio+20 conference on sustainable development to champion "Meatless Monday."
Jun 7, 2012:
The new one-hour film, SEAL WARS, follows Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's 2011 mission in Namibia to save seal pups from slaughter. It airs June 8 on The Animal Planet. Watch a preview here.
Jun 6, 2012:
Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed the state's Dangerous Wild Animal Act into law this month. Introduced by state Sen. Troy Balderson, R-Zanesville, the bill was passed by the Ohio State Senate in April and by the Ohio House of Representatives on May 22.
Jun 6, 2012:
Encounters between civilians and "exotic pets" have become such a problem in the United Arab Emirates that the authorities are considering how to end the wildlife trade.
May 24, 2012:
Living at a truck stop is no life for a tiger, says Gina Miller, International Fund for Animal Welfare’s legal policy analyst.
May 22, 2012:
The Humane Society of the United States' first puppy mills-themed video contest, “Why Puppy Mills Stink," created a number of new online responses to the problem of irresponsible breeding.
Apr 5, 2012:
With help from IFAW, Nikita and Tasha, two privately owned "big cats," moved from a 300 square-foot cage to an expansive 8,000 square-foot free roaming habitat filled with perches, caves, and water features.