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 the part of the HSUS’s work is to support the local animal shelters, the work it does encompasses 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. 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. Racing, rodeos, Zoos, circuses, hunting, fashion, aquariums and research are some of the activities that rescued animals have been involved in. 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. There are instances when disasters occur, such as the Hurricane Katrina or the Tsunami which hit South East Asia. In order to rescue animals in disaster cases, the HSUS is always prepared with a team that can travel to the affected areas whether locally or internationally. HSU also has a program of educating backyard owners of how to coexist with backyard animals such as the squirrels, mice, and raccoons.
The Humane Society of the United States was not the first to be involved in the work of helping animals. The first organization to be founded was the society for the prevention of cruelty of animals and was founded in 1886. Prior to this organization, there had not been another such organization in the U.S. Subsequently, more organizations came up. In 1887, delegates from these organizations agreed to collapse and form the American Humane Association. In the AHA, there were disagreements among the members and this led to a split with those who left forming the current Humane society of the United States.
HSUS works to ensure that all cruelty against animals has been eliminated in the whole world. The first legislation which it pushed was the removal of the law that required shelters to turn over animals to be used in research work. Many laws in the U.S have passed. The wide variety of legislation range from those that protect species which are endangered to those that condemn inhuman treatment of animals.