Long in the days, prior to the founding of the Humane Society of the United States, there was actually seen such an unbelievable cruelty to which animals were subjected to in slaughterhouses, laboratories and puppy mills. To prevent such kinds of unkind acts on animals, the Humane Society of the United States was born. One of the key objects that the Humane Society of the United States seeks to achieve is to protect animals in the fashion industry, those for laboratory testing and the other industries by studying laws, lobbying and championing for changes to the legislations that tend to allow for inhuman treatment of animals in the sectors. There has as well been established an international arm of Humane Society of the United States, known as the HSI, Humane Society International. This as well seeks to address the issues of inhumane practices that affect the pet and the farm animals, the threats that the endangered species face, the slaughter of marine animals and as well checking on the use of animals in research and testing.
Taking a look back at what was in the HSUS Annual Report of 2001, it was lucidly reiterated that the core mission of the society ever since it was founded in the year 1954 was to create a humane and sustainable world for all animals and persons via education, advocacy and the championing of respect and compassion. It has a strong commitment to protecting all animals using a wide array of means falling under the HSUS Major Initiatives.
The Humane Society has a diverse range of programs that see them support responsible pet ownership and encourage the doing away with the brutality in trapping and hunting. Just as we have seen mentioned above, the Humane Society essentially has their focus on the protection of animals in advocacy and as well laws that are relating to animals and their wellbeing. This is the body that can be said to police and track the enforcement of the laws that are there already that tend to advance animal protection. In case there happens to be any kind of inhumane treatment of animals in places and acts such as in films, racing and those used for research purposes, the Humane Society will be the body to reveal and talk on these issues affecting animals. Looking at these facts, the Humane Society comes in to make such a mark of effect in the lives and well-being of animals the world over.
Due to the activities undertaken by the Humane Society, there has been seen such a reduction in the cases of abandonment and neglect of pets.