Humane Society Articles

Elephants Run Rampant in St. Louis

During a Shriners Circus show Saturday at a multipurpose arena near St. Louis, Missouri, three elephants were spooked by a loud noise, and took off into the parking lot. The three female pachyderms escaped their handlers during the “ride-an-elephant” segment …

Cross-Eyed Cat is the Newest Internet Viral Star

Cats and babies always seem to go viral pretty quickly on the internet. Well the new cat on the block is Jarvis P. Weasley, the cross-eyed cat. Oakland resident Daria Kelly, 51, rescued Jarvis from the city’s animal services shelter …

Betty White To Join Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
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Betty White, the popular television actress, has been chosen to join Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. The museum is located in Washington D.C. and will soon be the home to a wax sculpture of the television icon. The museum is well-known …

USDA to Improve Regulations For Internet Pet Sales USDA to Improve Regulations For Internet Pet Sales

The USDA is proposing changes to current laws that bring internet puppy sellers into the Animal Welfare Act. Before now, dog breeders who sell their animals online were able to get around the 1966 law, which stipulates that a retail …

Michael Vick Speaks Out Against Dog Fighting
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I’m not sure if this is just irony or more rehabilitation activities, but what we have is NFL quarterback Michael Vick doing PSAs designed to combat the disgusting act of dog fighting. Now, as many of you know, an important …

Overstock.com To Stop Selling Fur

Online retailer Overstock.com said today that it will no longer sell fur on its Web site.

The decision to stop selling fur came after the company was contacted by the Humane Society of the United States, which says around 100 retailers and designers have promised not to use fur in their products.