The Humane Society Of The United States

Rating: 3.06 stars   357 reviews

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2100 L Street, NW Washington DC 20037 USA


Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty


-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

Target demographics:

mostly women ages 40-50

Geographic areas served:

USA and beyond

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Rating: 4 stars  

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I created an Animal Kinship Ministry at my church with the help of the HSUS Faith Outreach Program information and literature available through their website. I find this information very helpful and informative, particularly the contemporary statements indicated from Spiritual leaders. I believe the program is another "avenue" to use to increase compassion for animals and educate the public.

I have also participated in the National Spay Day campaign and found the literature provided by HSUS very helpful to our local campaigns and getting the word out.

I recognize the power anti animal lobbyists have in Congress and state legislation and so I very glad the HSUS in turn has lobbyists who stand up for animals.

Please don't be fooled by the negative publicity about the HSUS perpetrated by the organization called "Center for Consumer Freedom" because this organization lobbies on behalf of the fast food, meat, alcohol and tobacco industries.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Reduce the amount of marketing mail.

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