Work Of The Humane Society Of The United States.
Contrary to what many people might be thinking, the Humane Society of the United States does not only keep animals 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. To bring out the complex work the organization carries out using simple words, the organization’s motto is ‘Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty’.
Thousnds of species exist today in the world today. Part of the work that HSUS gets involved in is to protect, save, and rescue these animals. The organization works globally not just in the United States and has been involved in work to save animals found deep in the Ocean. The animals rescued by the organization 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.
The HSUS also works with animals which have been domesticated in homes and also provides support to the local shelters and animal control professionals. HSUS has been a leading organization in lobbying for laws related to animals both locally and internally. The laws that the organization has been lobbying are meant to ensure that animal cruelty has been eliminated. When disasters such as the Katrina have occurred, animals are always affected. When such incidences happen, the HSUS is always ready to send a team which will be involved in the rescue of animals. The HSUS has programs that ensures that home owners are educated about the backyard animals such as squirrels.
The Humane Society of the United States was not the first to be involved in the work of helping animals. The first one was the society for the prevention of cruelty of animals which was founded in 1886. This was the first organization to advocate for animal rights. There are however many other organizations that came up. In 1887, delegates from these organizations agreed to collapse and form the American Humane Association. The disagreements among some members led to some of the leaving and forming HSUS.
The main goal of the HSUS was to ensure that all types of animal cruelty are 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. Due to the campaign which have been carried out by the organization, the U.S government has passed legislation that are meant to protect animals. The laws range from those protecting endangered species to those that make it illegal to mistreat research animals inhumanly.