Archive for January, 2013

Haiti and Animal Welfare

By on January 11, 2013 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Haiti and Animal Welfare

Before Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in the United States, they did the same to Haiti, setting back the hapless nation in dramatic ways after the devastation delivered by the earthquake of January 2010. Kathy Milani/HSUSA Haitian veterinarian gets trained on equine . . . 

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Woody Harrelson on Fur

By on January 10, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

You don’t have to show blood and guts to make an emphatic anti-fur statement.  That’s the principle behind our exciting new anti-fur video with actor and animal advocate Woody Harrelson.  You can watch every second of it without seeing animals in steel-jawed leghold traps or . . . 

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Taiwan Ends Trade in Marine Mammals

By on January 9, 2013 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Taiwan Ends Trade in Marine Mammals

In the first major win for animals of 2013, Taiwan has banned trade in marine mammals and their products. This is a huge victory in the protection of marine mammals of all kinds, but especially for the baby seals who are the targets of the commercial . . . 

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Pivotal Declaration in Debate Over Animal Consciousness

By on January 8, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Pivotal Declaration in Debate Over Animal Consciousness

If you’ve ever rubbed a dog’s belly, met a parrot, or even sprinkled food on the water’s surface in a fish tank, you probably don’t need convincing that animals are conscious beings. Common sense demands recognition of these characteristics. Rescued Macaws at Project Perry in . . . 

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Shark Fin ‘Shingles’ Reminder of California’s Humane Reforms

Shark Fin ‘Shingles’ Reminder of California’s Humane Reforms

Last week, I came across a disturbing video and still photos of neatly arranged shark fins on a rooftop in Hong Kong. It almost looked like some symmetrical art and architectural concept – with fins in place of shingles. But it was no green or LEED . . . 

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Working Together Brings Positive Change for Animals

Working Together Brings Positive Change for Animals

Editor’s note: This entry originally appeared on January 3, 2013, and has been re-posted due to technical difficulties. In my blog yesterday, I lamented the general inaction by our Congress on beneficial animal welfare policies during the lame-duck session. But the 112th Congress’ tendency to leave . . . 

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Congress Comes Up Lame on Animal Issues

Congress Comes Up Lame on Animal Issues

Numerous news outlets have reported that the 112th Congress was the least productive — as measured by fewest bills passed and signature achievements — since 1947, when such statistics were first kept. Since our Congress has been dysfunctional for so long, that’s really saying something.  . . . 

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