HSUS is the nationís largest and most powerful animal protection organization, working in the United States and abroad to defend the interests of all animals. We celebrate the human-animal bond, and we fight animal cruelty and abuse in all of its forms.
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The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most powerful animal protection organization. Since 1954 we’ve been fighting to reduce their suffering, and eliminate cruelty and abuse. We celebrate the wonderful bond between humans and animals, and assist when disasters strike.
Our major campaigns are factory farming, animal fighting & cruelty, the fur trade, and inhumane sport hunting practices. We also work on other issues such as puppy mills, the Canadian seal hunt, greyhound racing, private ownership of exotic animals, and animals in research and testing.
This Care2 group is for supporters and friends of the HSUS. Welcome! Please feel free to participate in the discussions or start one of your own. We're here to talk about all things related to the welfare of our furry friends and how we can make the world a better place for them.
Hello, I am a student and writing my thesis about the Humane Society's online efforts. If you have a few moments, I ask you to please take my (very brief!) survey to share your thoughts and experiences about your online interactions with the Humane Society. Your participation would really help in my research, and I really appreciate it!
All survey responses will be confidential and not made public. This survey is not a product of the Humane Society. Thank you!
Iditarod mushers have drowned shot, bludgeoned and dragged dogs to death. Dave Olesen drowned a litter of newborn pups. One musher got rid of newborns by tying them in a bag, tossing it in a creek. Mushers have a saying: “Those who cannot drown should not breed.” Send protest emails to race supporters. Sample letter & email blocks to copy/paste: http://www.helpsleddogs.org/sponsors.htm
Please help the dogs of "SOSCoky" - the Canile of Santa Maria di Castellabate, Campania, Italy - in signing our petition. The area of the Canile is placed at a former rubbish-ground without infrastructure. There is no electricity and water. Many of the dogs are sick - suffering of Leishmaniose, Ehrlichose or other diseases. Already five years ago the municipials have promised a new area for the Canile, but 'till now nothing has happened. It is time for keeping promises now!! Join our petition please! Thank you!!
Please read and note...distribute widely. Thank You! BIG Hugs
ANOTHER STORY!!!! Over the weekend the doting owner of two young lab mixes purchased Cocoa Mulch from Target to use in their garden. They loved the way it smelled and it was advertised to keep cats away from their garden. Their dog Calypso, decided that the mulch smelled good enough to eat and devoured a large helping. She vomited a few times which was typical when she eats something new but wasn't acting lethargic in any way. The next day, Mom woke up and took Calypso out for her morning walk. Half way through the walk, she had a seizure and died instantly. Although the mulch had NO warnings printed on the label, upon further investigation on the companies web site, this product is HIGHLY toxic to dogs.
Cocoa Mulch is manufactured by Hershey's, and they claim that 'It is true that studies have shown that 50% of th e dogs that eat Cocoa Mulch can suffer physical harm to a variety of degrees (depending on each individual dog). However, 98% of all dogs won't eat it.'
True information about the mulch can be found here - http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/cocoa.htm This site gives the following information: Cocoa Mulch, which is sold by Home Depot, Foreman's Garden Supply and other Garden supply stores, contains a lethal ingredient called 'Theo bromine'.
It is lethal to dogs and cats. It smells like chocolate and it really attracts dogs. They will ingest this stuff and die. Several deaths already occurred in the last 2-3 weeks. J ust a word of caution check what you are using in your gardens and be aware of what your gardeners are using in your gardens.
Theo bromine is the ingredient that is used to make all chocolate especially dark or baker's chocolate which is toxic to dogs.
Cocoa bean shells contain potentially toxic quantities of theobromine, a xanthine compound similar in effects to caffeine and theophylline. A dog that ingested a lethal quantity of garden mulch made from cacao bean shells developed severe convulsions and died 17 hours later. Analysis of the stomach contents and the ingested cacao bean shells revealed the presence of lethal amounts of theobromine.