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2011-03-24 16:21:00

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Humane Association, the nation's voice for the protection of children and animals, today provided $10,000 in cash, along with a shipment of critically needed animal sheltering supplies, to support local animal relief efforts in Japan. This assistance to the Japan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (JSPCA) and the Japan Animal Welfare Society (JAWS) will help provide shelter to the thousands of animals that were...

2011-03-01 09:08:00

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, a coalition of wildlife groups--International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Humane Society International (HSI), Born Free USA, Born Free Foundation and Defenders of Wildlife--filed a petition with the Department of Interior to list African lions as Endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA). The population and range of the African lion are in alarming decline. Over the...

2011-01-12 09:36:00

MIAMI, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A former employee of Miami-Dade Animal Services has come forward to testify to the killing of dozens of animals by a brutal method known as "heart-stick" in an incident at the shelter on October 22, 2010. More formally known as intracardial injection or IC, the procedure is widely held to be grossly inhumane and its use is in fact constrained by Miami-Dade's own policies. Their published Standard Operating Procedure manual specifies "an intracardiac...

2010-12-23 00:00:54

Agency announces new measures that will better ensure humane treatment of cattle presented for processing Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) December 22, 2010 The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced several measures that will better ensure the humane treatment and slaughter of all cattle presented for processing at FSIS-inspected facilities. "Under this Administration, we have significantly strengthened our ability to enforce the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, but...

2010-12-15 12:41:00

Renowned Animal Expert to Advise the World's Largest Humane Farming Certification Program DENVER, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Humane Association announced that Candace Croney, Ph. D., has been named to the Scientific Advisory Committee of the American Humane Certified program. Dr. Croney is a renowned expert in applied animal behavior, with an emphasis on animal learning and welfare. She works as an associate professor of animal behavior and bioethics in the...

2010-12-14 13:58:00

DENVER, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of staff and volunteers from American Humane Association's Red Star Animal Emergency Services are working in Arkansas at the request of the Fulton County Sheriff's office to assist with the rescue of 117 neglected horses. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101108/DC97343LOGO) On site to assist their partners from the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), and in conjunction with the Humane...

2010-11-15 16:02:00

In the news release, Winning Students Announced in The Humane Society of the United States and The Art Institutes' Nationwide Fur-Free Fashion Competition, issued 15-Nov-2010 by The Art Institutes over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the source should be listed as The Art Institutes and The Humane Society of the United States rather than The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Winning Students...

2010-11-15 13:05:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Humane Society of the United States and The Art Institutes are pleased to announce Valeria Krasavina from Miami International University of Art & Design as the Grand Prize winner of the sixth annual Cool vs. Cruel Fur-Free Fashion Design Competition. Cynthia Xie from The Art Institute of Vancouver placed second, Monique Araujo from The Art Institute of Charleston placed third, and Isaiah Whitmore from The Art Institute of Seattle received an...

2010-09-17 07:52:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan, True Blood star Michelle Forbes, Mad TV's Debra Wilson, Los Angeles Postmaster Mark Anderson, West Hollywood City Council Member Jeffrey Prang, Los Angeles Animal Services General Manager Brenda WHO: Barnett, and celebrity friends on the green carpet. Puppy Mill Awareness Day festival hosted by Last Chance...

2010-09-15 12:52:00

Corporate support helps save animal lives through North Shore Animal League America's humane relocation and shelter adoption programs PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Shore Animal League America - the world's largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization - will transport 40 dogs rescued from a raid on an inhumane commercial breeding facility in Missouri to its pet adoption headquarters in Port Washington thanks to generous support from News Corp....


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