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

Geographic areas served: USA and beyond

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.
-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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Powerful lobbyist for animals, strong voice for those who cannot speak... more »
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I volunteered for HSUS efforts in an eastern state after the hurricane. Problem was, they were more interested in getting photo ops than helping animals... more »
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Im an EX-Donor after I read about this recently: Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Exposed: Stripped of Charity Rating After $15 Million Payout http://www.hfa.org/pdf/Corruption-RICO_Lawsuit-HSUS.pdf... more »
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