The San Francisco SPCA, a proud Emergency Placement Partner for Humane Society International (HSI), has once again opened its doors to 60+ dogs recently rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea that has been permanently closed with the help of animal advocates.
Blog Archive: Advocacy
The largely unmonitored and widespread practice of shark finning has devastated shark populations and the stability of marine ecosystems. Many shark populations have declined by 90% in the last 20 years, and experts estimate that most shark species could go extinct within the next decade.
In a big step forward in the battle against animal cruelty, the Federal Bureau of Investigation began tracking animal abuse in their national crime database this month.
Previously, the FBI aggregated animal abuse crimes with other mostly minor offenses in a generic “other” category in its reporting system, rendering them difficult to track and analyze.
Looking to welcome a new pet to your home this holiday season? Lucky you! Hardly anything is more exciting than finding a forever friend who will add so much joy to your life year round.
Chances are that you’ll turn to the Internet to help find your perfect pet. With lots of helpful resources online, the Internet can be a great place to start – just make sure it’s not where your search ends.
This past Saturday, famous racehorse American Pharoah completed horse racing’s first-ever Grand Slam at Breeders’ Cup. On June 6th of this year, when he won the Triple Crown, the Internet went crazy. The horse’s name was even trending on Facebook, a testament to the popularity of the sport. Not surprisingly, Americans love to admire the beauty, grace, and athleticism of these powerful animals.
The people have spoken. Yesterday, the California Coastal Commission unanimously voted to ban captive whale breeding and drastically restrict the movement of whales in and out of SeaWorld San Diego. The ban was a last-minute amendment to a 100 million dollar expansion to the orca tanks at SeaWorld. The expansion was approved, along with the stipulation that breeding of captive orcas must end.
Each year during the summer solstice, thousands of dogs are rounded up off the streets or stolen from their homes, crammed into tiny wire cages, stacked on trucks, and make their way to a grim and brutal death at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival.
Kangaroos—iconic animals, loved around the world, and sadly, the targets of brutal slaughter. Luckily, Californians have the power to help.
The story begins four decades ago, when California banned the import of kangaroo parts in 1971. In 2007, at the urging of the Australian government and kangaroo skin exporters, the state put a moratorium on the ban, allowing the sale of kangaroo-skin products.
Just over three years ago in California after two weeks of abandonment, thousands of animals were found cramped in tiny cages with no space to move, and left to perish without food or water. The owner had simply decided it just wasn’t worth the expense to continue to feed them.