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  • Iowa Votes to Criminalize Animal Cruelty

    March 10, 2020
    The Iowa Senate last week voted across party lines to increase the legal consequences for animal cruelty. The bill would make the crime of animal cruelty an aggravated misdemeanor and…
  • Pups4Patriots Grads Spring Forward

    March 5, 2020
    Last month, American Humane celebrated the graduation of two veteran and service dog pairs from the Pups4PatriotsTM program in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mike and Ed spent a week training with…
  • Pets are Blameless in Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

    Thomas M. Edling, DVM, MSpVM, MPH / March 3, 2020
    Coronavirus, now present on every continent except Antarctica, has infected nearly 90,000 people globally and left health officials scrambling to prevent the virus from morphing into a full-blown pandemic, while…
  • PAWS Act Moving Forward

    February 10, 2020
    Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act, H.R. 4305, which would allocate federal funds for the training of service dogs for veterans. American…
  • Animal Actors Shine During Big Game

    February 3, 2020
    Last night, tens of millions of Americans gathered around TV screens to watch the Kansas City Chiefs play the San Francisco 49ers. It was an electric night. In the fourth…
  • Help a Vet. Drive Home a Vette.

    January 31, 2020
    Drive home a Corvette and you will improve the life of a veteran. Owning “America’s Sports Car” will help an American hero suffering from post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injury…
  • Fighting for the Future: The Path Forward

    Author Image Robin R. Ganzert, Ph.D. / January 16, 2020
    We started this series discussing the crucial role that megafauna, our world’s largest animals, play in maintaining their ecosystems. They are essential to preserving biodiversity and wildlife for generations to…
  • Fighting for the Future: Human Conflict and Encroachment

    Author Image Robin R. Ganzert, Ph.D. / January 15, 2020
    Humans threaten African megafauna. Poachers are just one threat – many animals suffer due to human conflict, encroachment and the degradation of their habitats. Lions African lions are beset on…
  • Fighting for the Future: Poaching Our Children’s Heritage

    Author Image Robin R. Ganzert, Ph.D. / January 14, 2020
    Our planet’s largest animals, which are often the keystones of their respective ecosystems, are facing threats on all sides. In addition to an increasingly inhospitable climate and the degradation and…