Delisting a disaster for grizzlies

By on November 18, 2016 with 6 Comments
Delisting a disaster for grizzlies

The Obama Administration has done a lot of things right, but it’s not been good to grizzly bears. It’s worked to delist these big bruins from the Endangered Species Act, even though the time is not ripe to do so. Special interest groups – including the ranching, hard-rock mining, oil and gas, timber, and ski . . . 

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Federal appeals court tosses challenge to landmark California farm animal protection law

By on November 17, 2016 with 3 Comments
Federal appeals court tosses challenge to landmark California farm animal protection law

On the heels of the resounding affirmation of Question 3 by voters in Massachusetts – which stops not just extreme confinement of farm animals but also the sale of animal products from factory farms that employ those methods – the nation’s biggest federal appellate court rejected an effort by six ag-state attorneys general and governors . . . 

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Puppy mill cruelty rears its head in Iowa

By on November 16, 2016 with 12 Comments
Puppy mill cruelty rears its head in Iowa

A photo this week of George W. and Laura Bush’s new puppy, adopted from the SPCA of Texas, reminds us that our previous Republican president and his wife are avowed animal lovers. Their compassion also reminds us that so many tens of millions of us love animals and want to be their protectors and not . . . 

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Obama should put a ribbon on anti-soring rule before Inauguration Day

By on November 15, 2016 with 18 Comments
Obama should put a ribbon on anti-soring rule before Inauguration Day

The incoming Trump team, along with leaders from the Republican majorities in the House and Senate, have signaled to the Obama team that they want to see new rulemaking actions frozen. This is a bit of a ritual during any transfer of partisan power in the nation’s capital, but this year the rhetoric is at . . . 

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Some important, diverse international
gains for us

By on November 14, 2016 with 5 Comments
Some important, diverse international <br>gains for us

Humane Society International, which works around the world on issues ranging from fighting wildlife trafficking to ending the dog meat trade and abuse of farm animals, is celebrating a number of victories in recent days: Vietnam destroys two tons of ivory and rhino horn Vietnam sounded a clarion call against elephant and rhino poaching this . . . 

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Battling for bobcats in Illinois and throughout the nation

By on November 11, 2016 with 17 Comments
Battling for bobcats in Illinois and throughout the nation

This week, Illinois reopened its first bobcat hunt in more than 40 years. In the days to come, many of these small but beautiful creatures – only slightly larger than the average housecat – will be chased down by packs of dogs, shot with guns or bows and arrows, and violently clasped and placed in . . . 

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A Trump Administration and animal protection

By on November 10, 2016 with 29 Comments
A Trump Administration and animal protection

In the United States, we fight like cats and dogs during elections. But in their aftermath, we’re not nearly as forgiving as creatures who get into a scrape and then put the tussle behind them. The nation has just gone through a tough battle, with half the country supporting one candidate and half backing the . . . 

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Voters say ‘no’ to factory farming, wildlife trafficking

By on November 9, 2016 with 40 Comments
Voters say ‘no’ to factory farming, wildlife trafficking

On a day when our divisions have been lain bare by the results of the presidential election – where the two candidates evenly split the popular vote in a race characterized by extreme bitterness – we again demonstrated that promoting protections for animals is a cause that can unite our nation. In the three major . . . 

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Election 2016 live blog – animal issues

By on November 8, 2016 with 11 Comments
Election 2016 live blog – animal issues

Scroll down for live updates » The first polls close in just a few hours, and soon after the results will start pouring, you’ll get first news of the results on animal issues here, at A Humane Nation. As with every general election ballot since 1990 – when The HSUS and The Fund for Animals . . . 

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Opinion leaders rally behind animal issues on eve of national election

By on November 7, 2016 with 1 Comment
Opinion leaders rally behind animal issues on eve of national election

Momentum is building in the three states where The HSUS and the Humane Society Legislative Fund are actively campaigning for and against animal-related ballot measures – for pro-animal measures in Massachusetts (Yes on Question 3) and Oregon (Yes on Measure 100), and against an Oklahoma referendum (No on 777) that seeks to give unjustifiable special . . . 

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