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Paul Wesley is calling for an end to cruel pig gestation, the extreme confinement of breeding pigs in cages that are so small they're unable to even turn around./Photo Credit:

General Mills To Pork Industry: No More Gestation Crates

(ANIMAL WELFARE) Following in the footsteps of companies like Oscar Meyer, The Cheesecake Factory, McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Costco, and many more, Minneapolis-based General Mills has announced that it will be eliminating gestation crates from its pork supply chains. As one of America’s leading food companies, the decision comes in response to the public’s deep […]

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Currently, 11 elephants remain on tour with Ringing Bros. circus.

ASPCA Makes Shocking Decision In Ringling Bros. Lawsuit

(POLITICS) In a move that shocked many, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has decided to pay Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus a huge $9.3 million settlement to end charges of litigation abuse. The lawsuit revolves around the circus’ unethical treatment of Asian elephants and was originally filed in […]

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US States Animal Cruelty Map

Best & Worst States For Animal Cruelty

(ANIMAL WELFARE) The Humane Society of the United States and The Animal Legal Defense Fund have ranked the each state in order from most humane to least humane in accordance with their animal cruelty laws. These laws vary on a wide range of animal protection issues from farmed animals to animal companions to wildlife. The HSUS […]

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Man Vs. Wildlife: Hunters Outnumber Wolves

(ANIMAL CONSERVATION) After wolves were removed from the endangered list just a year ago—despite the fact that only 4,000 exist in the wild—wolf hunting has since been legalized in the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Unfortunately, the new regulations allow such a large number of licenses to be distributed that activists are worrying the population […]

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Pigs, Gestation Crates, Animal Cruelty, Factory Farms, Walmart

Meatless Monday Goes Global

(VEGETARIAN) After the UK’s Telegraph recently reported that China now consumes twice as much meat as America, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has decided to promote Meatless Monday in an effort to protect the environment, animals, and people. To participate in this international campaign, people should just take one day of the week off […]

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The Cheesecake Factory Goes Crate-Free

(HUMANE FARMING) Last week, the upscale casual restaurant, The Cheesecake Factory, announced plans to switch to a gestation crate-free pork supply. The restuarant—which operates more than 170 full-service restaurants—has been added to the HSUS list of 30 major food companies that plan to eliminate controversial gestation crates from their pork suppliers. According to The Cheesecake […]

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<p>The Humane Society of The United States rescued 18 gopher tortoises from a construction site. Photo Credit: montuschi via flickr</p>

Tortoises Saved From Construction Tomb

(ANIMAL RESCUE) FLORIDA — The Humane Society of the United States’ Wildlife Innovations and Response Team dispatched to Tarpon Springs, Florida in order to rescue 18 gopher tortoises from being buried alive at a construction site. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ruled in 2007 that tortoises must be removed from construction sites before building […]

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<p>The Humane Society of the United States now welcomes used vehicles as donations. 80% of the proceeds go to the Pets For Life Program. Photocredit: e_walk via flickr</p>

Old Clunkers To Benefit Pets For Life

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM) UNITED STATES — The Humane Society of the United States is now accepting donations in the form of used vehicles. By donating an old car, boat, motorcycle or RV to the HSUS, an average of 80% of the proceeds will be given to the Pets For Life (PFL) program which helps underprivileged communities improve […]

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