THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES-HSUS

The Humane Society Of The United States was established in 1954.       Image

This organization ultimately seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people. They are America’s mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond.

Their mission statement: Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty.

The Humane Society works to reduce suffering and to create meaningful social change for animals by advocating for sensible public policies, investigating cruelty and working to enforce existing laws, educating the public about animal issues, joining with corporations on behalf of animal-friendly policies, and conducting hands-on programs that make ours a more humane world.

They are a leading disaster relief agency for animals, and provide direct care for thousands of animals at our sanctuaries and rescue facilities, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and mobile veterinary clinics.

The Humane Society of the United States celebrate pets, as well as wildlife and habitat protection. They are the nation’s most important advocate for local humane societies, providing shelter standards and evaluations, training programs, a national advertising campaign to promote pet adoption, direct support, and national conferences. They operate a Humane Wildlife Services program in the D.C. metro area to provide homeowners and businesses with humane and effective solutions to conflicts with our wild neighbors.

They also promote scientific innovation by driving the development of humane alternatives to replace harmful animal experiments.

The HSUS publishes All Animals, a membership magazine, and Animal Sheltering, a bi-monthly magazine for animal sheltering professionals.

Most importantly they confront national and global cruelties through major campaigns targeting the barbaric practices of dogfighting and cockfighting. Putting an end to abusive puppy mills where dogs are treated not like family but like production machines; the worst cruelties of factory farming in modern agribusiness such as confinement of animals in crates and cages; inhumane and unsporting hunting practices such as “canned hunts” of captive exotic animals; the suffering of animals in experimentation, including chimpanzees and pets; the slaughter of American horses for export to foreign countries where horsemeat is considered a delicacy; and the clubbing of baby seals and other animals for the commercial fur trade. The Humane Society has a track record of effectiveness that has led to meaningful victories for animals in Congress, state legislatures, courtrooms and corporate boardrooms.

They are directly affiliated with the following groups:

Humane Society Legislative Fund

Humane Society International

Doris Day Animal League

Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association

Humane Society University

The Fund for Animals

Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust

Humane Wildlife Services

They publish Kind News, a magazine designed for children in grades K-6, and offer Mission: Humane, an award-winning service learning program.Sign up school classrooms for Kind News or to receive further information on Mission: Humane,  visit humanesociety.org/youth. For educational resources for middle and high school students, visit humanesociety.org/students.

In 2012, The Humane Society of the United States has made important strides for animal protection. Take a look at the highlights of what they’ve accomplished so far this year, including rescuing dogs from puppy mills (video below).This rescue group understands  that each animal saved is it’s own  miracle ,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QO9uxK4JXIA

Always adopt your cats and dogs rather than buying them from breeders or pet stores, and encourage your friends and family to do the same.Shelter and rescue animals make the best companions and remember that you’re saving a life and reducing overcrowding at most shelters.Do your best to foster another animal if you can or donate your time to a rescue.Go that extra mile and do what you can as an animal lover to help strengthen animal welfare legislation and worldwide humane organizations.Use your Facebook and Twitter accounts to inform others of animals looking for their ‘forever homes’.

Claudia Bensimoun

©Copyright 2012

 

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