Work Of The Humane Society Of The United States.
The Humane Society of the United States is involved in more than keeping animals which have been rescued for people to come and adopt. While part of the work conducted by the organization is to help the local organizations in their work, HSUS’s work is usually more than that. The simple words that are used to illustrate the complex work of the organization is ‘Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty’.
Thousnds of species exist today in the world today. The main objective of the HSUS is to protect, save, and rescue these animals. HSUS does not only work in the U.S but has extended globally with some of its missions being to rescue sea animals. Some of the animals the organization has participated in rescuing have been involved in racing, rodeos, Zoos, circuses, hunting, fashion, aquariums and research. The activities that the animals are involved are many and these are some of them.
It is the work of HSUS to work with pet owners in ensuring their safety and security and also providing the support to the other local animal shelters HSUS has also been in the forefront in pushing for pushing for pieces of legislation both locally and internationally. It is the aim of the organization that through the legislation animal cruelty will be dealt with. Animals are also victims when a disaster such as when the Tsunami hit the South East Asia in 2004. When such incidences happen, the HSUS is always ready to send a team which will be involved in the rescue of animals. The organization also thinks about the welfare of backyard animals such as the squirrels, mice and raccoons by educating homeowners of how to peacefully coexist with them.
The history of animal welfare organizations has a long history and started way before HSUS was founded. The Society for the prevention of cruelty of animals is the first known organization know to advocate for animal rights in the U.S. It was the first organization of its kind in the U.S. There are however many other organizations that came up. Follwing a delegates which was carried out in 1887, the delegates agreed the organizations to come together and form the American Humane Association. In 1954 however, there was rift between members and some of those split formed what is now known as HSUS.
HSUS works to ensure that all cruelty against animals has been eliminated in the whole world. The first work of HSUS was to push for the de legislation of law that required animal shelters to turn over animals to be used for research work. The organization has led to passing of many laws that protect animals. The wide variety of legislation range from those that protect species which are endangered to those that condemn inhuman treatment of animals.
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