Prior to the formation of the Humane Society of the United States, there was actually seen such a high degree of injustice and unkindness that animals were subjected to in slaughterhouses, puppy mills and even laboratories. In an effort to reduce on the brutalities to which the animals faced in such places as mentioned above, the birth of the Humane Society of the United States came by. The key objective of the Humane Society of the United States is to study animal legislation, lobbying and always is on its guard to change those laws that permit for brutal treatments of animals when in for lab tests, fashion design and the other industries. 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. Like we have already touched on above, it advocates for animal protection and passing of laws touching on animal welfare. The Humane Society, is basically the entity that is responsible for the monitoring of the enforcement of laws that have been passed and in force regarding the protection of animals. 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.
Acts such as abandonment and neglect of pets will be addressed effectively all to the advocacy and education done by the Humane Society.