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Phone: 202-452-1100
2100 L Street, NW
Washington
District of Columbia 20037
USA
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Target demographics: mostly women ages 40-50

Geographic areas served: USA and beyond

Mission:
The Mission of The Humane Society of the United States is to create a humane and sustainable world for all animals, including people, through education, advocacy, and the promotion of respect and compassion.
Results:
-We passed a bill in Congress making interstate dogfighting and cockfighting a federal felony
-We worked with law enforcement agencies to bust abusive puppy mill operations
-We continued to investigate and combat Canada’s gruesome hunt of Atlantic harp seals, and our boycott of Canadian seafood now has the support of more than 1,000 restaurants and food businesses and 300,000 individuals
-We persuaded the National Institutes of Health to ban the new breeding of chimpanzees for research
-We provided hands-on care to thousands of animals at our network of sanctuaries and wildlife centers
-We responded to the wildfires in southern California, and helped save more than 1,000 animals—dogs, cats, horses, goats, and others
-We passed the first bill in a state legislature to outlaw cruel confinement of farm animals when Oregon banned gestation crates for breeding pigs
-Food industry leaders like Burger King, Wolfgang Puck, and Compass Group adopted ground-breaking humane reforms advanced by The HSUS
-Our efforts persuaded leaders in the fashion industry such as Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, and Foot Locker to go fur-free, and other designers and retailers such as Burlington Coat Factory to drastically reduce the amount of fur they sell
-We passed two precedent-setting bills in the New York state legislature to require accurate labeling of all fur garments, and ban the electrocution of animals in fur factories
-We passed state legislation in Illinois to ban horse slaughter
-We continued passing laws to ban Internet hunting, with 34 states now prohibiting the practice
-In Congress, we secured language in the Senate Interior Appropriations bill to stop the imports of polar bear trophies killed by sport hunters in the Arctic
-We won court victories to protect endangered right whales from being harmed by fishing longlines, to stop invasive research on Steller sea lions, and to protect wolves and Canada lynx
-Our Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS) program provided more than 30,000 medical treatments to animals in remote areas of the country often underserved by veterinarians
-We helped pass 86 new animal protection laws in state legislatures in 2007, a record year

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04/01/14
According to the dictionary the word humane means “having or showing compassion or benevolence. ‘regulations ensuring the humane treatment of animals.’” There isn’t anything in that definition that has to do with sheltering. Any one that is confused about HSUS mission and goals need only ... more »
03/27/14
If you want to know the truth about HSUS, just download their annual tax returns on Guidestar, then do the math yourself like I did. You don't have to be an accountant to figure out that LESS THAN ONE PERCENT of the money this organization receives each year goes to help shelter animals. You will ... more »
03/10/14
The Humane Society of the United States is not what it seems. **HSUS doesn’t run a single pet shelter** Despite the words “humane society” in its name, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) isn’t affiliated with any community-based humane societies or other pet shelters. , According... more »
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