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  • November 1, 2008

    Creature Feature: Macaws for Alarm

    A case in Virginia highlights the need for responsible avian sanctuaries'and for better standards of care for the birds caught up in the pet trade.

  • November 1, 2008

    Field Trip: Red Lake Rosie's Rescue

    A few years ago, Karen Good was picking up every stray that crossed her path on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Northwestern Minnesota. It didn't take long, however, for her and a couple of kindred spirits to realize that it wasn't enough.

  • November 1, 2008

    Still Not Making the Grade

    The decades-old battle continues against Class B dealers, the for-profit middlemen who sell shelter animals to research'and are notorious for treating them inhumanely.

  • September 1, 2008

    The Ties That Bond

    The American Humane Association has published a new booklet that explores the link between animal abuse and children's well-being.

  • July 1, 2008

    Creature Feature: Sore Trick Pony

    The Tennessee walking horse has been a victim of cruel performance enhancers for decades, but big money gives unscrupulous trainers incentive to flout the law and keep the abuse under wraps.

  • May 1, 2008

    Off Leash: Lions and Tigers and Cars, Oh My!

    Lambert the lion surprised motorists on Ohio's Route 23 last fall after breaking out of his cage. Another zoo refugee? Not exactly. Ohio and a handful of other states allow private citizens to keep the big cats.

  • May 1, 2008

    To the Rescue: Rapunzel, Rapunzel—Let Down Your Fur!

    A humane officer scales an apartment building to the balcony of a yellow-haired damsel in distress.

  • March 1, 2008

    Creature Feature: A Losing Bet: Greyhound Racing's Impact On Shelters

    Raced like machines and not even considered "dogs" by some states, racing greyhounds fall in a grey area between what is ethical and what keeps crowds betting. And when the dogs retire, shelters and rescues shoulder the burden.

  • March 1, 2008

    Kit Happens

    The HSUS recently released "A Dog's Life: Chaining and Your Community," a free kit that provides a wealth of information to help get an anti-chaining ordinance passed in your community.

  • January 1, 2008

    What is a Good Death?

    While communities across the country work to reduce euthanasia rates, some shelters struggle with a more fundamental issue: ending the use of the carbon monoxide chamber.

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