Archive for 2011

Urgent Calls for Stronger Rules on Exotic Animals

By on October 20, 2011 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Urgent Calls for Stronger Rules on Exotic Animals

It’s time to demand that state officials take action to crack down on the problem of dangerous exotic animals being kept in basements and backyards. Learn how you can take action in support of stronger rules in Ohio.

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Dangerous, Exotic Animals Let Loose in Ohio

By on October 19, 2011 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Dangerous, Exotic Animals Let Loose in Ohio

Today, authorities hunted down and shot many exotic animals kept by an Ohio resident, including 18 Bengal tigers as well as lions, bears, and other animals. We need a sane policy on private ownership of dangerous wild animals.

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Putting Trophy Hunters’ Bogus Claims Out to Sea

By on October 18, 2011 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Putting Trophy Hunters’ Bogus Claims Out to Sea

Soon after the polar bear was listed as a threatened species in 2008, trophy hunting groups filed a federal lawsuit aiming to reopen American borders to the import of sport-hunted polar bear trophies. In a ruling issued yesterday, a federal court soundly rejected this argument and refused to allow U.S.-based sport hunters to import dead bears they killed in Canada as trophies.

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Rhapsody’s Story and the Ugly Truth about Horse Slaughter

By on October 17, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Rhapsody’s Story and the Ugly Truth about Horse Slaughter

Today’s apologists for cruelty are sophisticated and deceptive, now laying claim to the argument that they are the best defenders of animals. But if you know the details of the horse slaughter industry, there’s an inescapable conclusion that it’s disreputable and predatory, gathering up horses from all sorts of sources and turning them into meat exports for profit.

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Montana Malamutes: More than 160 Dogs Rescued

By on October 14, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

This week, we joined the Lewis and Clark Humane Society and local law enforcement to rescue more than 160 Malamutes from a Montana puppy mill. Please sign our petition urging the Obama administration to close a loophole that allows online puppy sellers to escape federal oversight.

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The City of Brotherly Love Shows its Love for Pets

By on October 13, 2011 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The City of Brotherly Love Shows its Love for Pets

We’ve been expanding our Pets For Life community outreach programs in Chicago, Baton Rouge, Atlanta, New York, and Philadelphia. We recently held our first pet wellness event in north Philadelphia, and you can see in our latest video how excited people and their pets were on the day of the free clinic.

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Third-Quarter Blog Favorites

Third-Quarter Blog Favorites

At the end of each quarter, I look back and rank-order the blogs that generated the most interest from readers. Here are the top 10 from the third quarter, including posts on three major HSUS rescues and our campaigns to end the use of chimpanzees in invasive research and to phase out barren battery cages for laying hens.

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Talk Back: Victories for Sharks and Bulls

By on October 11, 2011 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Victories for Sharks and Bulls

Recently, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation banning the sale and possession of shark fins in the state, and the Spanish province of Catalonia outlawed bullfighting. Compassion for animals is a universal value, and here are a few of your responses.

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Video: Singing and Dancing for Shelter Pets

By on October 10, 2011 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Video: Singing and Dancing for Shelter Pets

The folks at the SPCA of Wake County in North Carolina recently debuted a fun and uplifting video. Have a look and share it with friends, to tell a story of a forward-thinking shelter and its work to save pets.

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Alleged Cockfighting Ring Busted in Rural New York

By on October 7, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Alleged Cockfighting Ring Busted in Rural New York

This week, we hosted the “To the Rescue Gala” in New York to raise awareness and critical funds for our field rescue operations. Just last week, our Animal Rescue Team assisted New York law enforcement in a raid on a major suspected cockfighting operation.

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HSUS Shelter for Rescued Cats Celebrates 2-Year Anniversary

HSUS Shelter for Rescued Cats Celebrates 2-Year Anniversary

Our Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in California is also home to a group of feral cats rescued from San Nicolas Island. In 2009, The HSUS stepped in to fly more than 50 cats to the mainland.

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Supreme Court to Consider Protections for Sick, Injured Farm Animals

By on October 5, 2011 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Supreme Court to Consider Protections for Sick, Injured Farm Animals

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a major animal protection case. The National Meat Association, a meat industry trade group, has asked the Supreme Court to overturn an HSUS-backed 2008 California law that bans the sale, transport, or purchase of sick and disabled livestock who are unable to walk.

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