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In May last year, our Animal Rescue Team was on site to help local law enforcement officials with the largest cockfighting bust in U.S. history, in Val Verde, Los Angeles County. It was a gruesome scene, even for our staff members, most of whom are . . . 

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Greyhound racing is a bleak and sordid enterprise for the animals. The dogs are confined 20-23 hours a day in stacked, warehouse-style metal cages barely large enough for them to turn around in, and death rates on the tracks are high. In Florida alone, one . . . 

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Luxury brand Coach has become the latest fashion brand to adopt a 100 percent fur-free policy, with the company’s chief executive Joshua Schulman declaring, “We’re doing it because we believe it’s the right thing to do.” The Humane Society of the United States has been . . . 

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The National Institutes of Health says it remains committed to retiring nearly 255 federally owned or supported chimpanzees to a sanctuary. This announcement, made late last week, is a favorable development in a long-running, and sometimes rocky, saga that has been unfolding ever since we . . . 

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Bullfighting, even when it masquerades as celebration or tradition, is nothing more that the most egregious cruelty to animals. Frightened bulls are forced into an arena with screaming people, pitted against matadors wielding spears, and then stabbed multiple times before they die a slow, agonizing . . . 

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In a pathbreaking announcement that signals a certain end to the cruel practice of testing cosmetics on animals, the industry giant Unilever – maker of such popular brands as Dove, Degree and TRESemmé — today announced it will support a global ban on such testing, in collaboration with Humane Society International, the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund.

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Diane von Furstenberg’s namesake brand, DVF, has become the latest luxury fashion company to drop fur from its lineup, with CEO Sandra Campos announcing today that it is “time for us to make this change and accept responsibility to ensure that we don’t promote killing animals for the sake of fashion.”

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One of the core issues at stake in the 2018 Farm Bill is the degree to which it favors factory farming operations over independent family farmers committed to more humane and sustainable approaches to animal welfare, environmental stewardship, social cohesion, economic opportunity and healthy communities.

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Over the weekend, a moose, frightened by the noise and the crowds, turned back, re-entered the water, and ultimately drowned of exhaustion. Wild animals need space, not selfies.