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Humane Society of the United States

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  • Agribusiness lies about welfare of pregnant pigs

    When I read the letter in the Saturday edition of The Sun "Pregnant pigs treated humanely" (Sept. 22), I had to laugh out loud when I read the name of the person who wrote the letter. Rick Berman is a well-known hired gun who uses front groups, such as...
  • More hospitals allowing visits from patients' pets

    More hospitals allowing visits from patients' pets
    Ask patients in some area hospitals which caregivers they most look forward to seeing, and they'll say the ones with hairy faces and bad breath. For Sean Harris, they were his dogs Diesel and Wilson. For Michael Friedman, it was the family pooch,...
  • Pit bulls not 'inherently dangerous' just yet

    A controversial court ruling in April that pit bulls are "inherently dangerous" is not yet in effect and must survive an appeal before it can be applied as Maryland law, according to an opinion released this week by the state attorney general's office....
  • Court partly backs off pit bull ruling

    Court partly backs off pit bull ruling
    Maryland's highest court on Tuesday partly backed off its April decision that pit bulls are inherently dangerous, admitting that it went too far when it applied its standard to cross-bred dogs. But the new ruling, which affects only purebred animals, does...
  • On pit bulls, the legislature can set matters right

    On pit bulls, the legislature can set matters right
    As Maryland lawmakers reconvene in a special session in Annapolis on Thursday to grapple with whether to expand gambling, they have an opportunity to address another burning issue: a recent Maryland Court of Appeals ruling that puts dogs and families at...
  • Senate president declares impasse on pit bull bill

    The General Assembly deadlocked Tuesday night over legislation that would have overruled a widely criticized court decision labeling pit bulls as inherently dangerous, apparently killing the bill in this summer's special session. Senate PresidentThomas...
  • Killing wolves and democracy in Michigan

    Killing wolves and democracy in Michigan
    The Michigan state Senate voted the other day to allow hunting of wolves. The vote is a direct threat to these wild creatures, of course. But also in the crosshairs are the voters of Michigan. The bill is a response to a pair of ballot initiatives...
  • Cool it on Ice Bucket Challenge, and keep Gov. Brown's dog out of it

    Cool it on Ice Bucket Challenge, and keep Gov. Brown's dog out of it
    As if the parade of publicity-seeking celebrities, newscasters, tech billionaires and past and present politicians dumping pails of ice water on themselves wasn’t tiresome and annoying enough, now we must watch California’s First Dog subjected...
  • Wayne Pacelle: Pigeon shoots are not a sport and should be banned

    Wayne Pacelle: Pigeon shoots are not a sport and should be banned
    Live animals are not meant to serve as targets or afternoon entertainment. Using these feeling, breathing animals as animated targets is not a right, or even close to a right. It is a medieval wrong. I'm speaking of Pennsylvania's throwback pigeon...
  • Plan targets 2,800 battlefield deer

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service tentatively approved a plan Friday that envisions government sharpshooters killing more than 2,800 white-tailed deer at three Civil War battlefields in Maryland and Virginia over the next five years...
  • Don't buy kids pet turtles because they love the mutant ninja movie, rescue group says

    Don't buy kids pet turtles because they love the mutant ninja movie, rescue group says
    Even if your kid is totally hyped about turtles thanks to the soon-to-be-released Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, don't buy them one, pleads American Tortoise Rescue. Real turtles are boring to most kids, can transmit diseases and too often end up...
  • Pennsylvania may bar use of drones to help or harass hunters

    HARRISBURG — State lawmakers may regulate the use of aerial drones to monitor hunting activities and help hunters pursue game. The Senate weighed in on the emerging national issue last month when it unanimously approved legislation to ban the use...