Archive for March, 2013

Join Us For The 2013 Genesis Awards Benefit Gala

By on March 13, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Join Us For The 2013 Genesis Awards Benefit Gala

As I’ve mentioned before on A Humane Nation, our greatest charge at The HSUS must be to prevent cruelty before it occurs. While animal rescue is vital, it is not enough. We cannot rescue our way out of the many problems animals face. Indeed, the very . . . 

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HSUS Demands Action on Wide Range of Animal Issues

HSUS Demands Action on Wide Range of Animal Issues

Condor 303 who died from lead poisoning. Photo by Ventana Wildlife Society The HSUS and the animal issues we work on are in the news every day, but there are times when I am especially reminded of the relevance of our animal welfare work to . . . 

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Wolves In Peril

By on March 11, 2013 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Wolves In Peril

Wolf reintroduction in the Northern Rockies, from inception to the present, can only be considered a colossal failure. The wolves did their part – after they were trapped and relocated to Yellowstone National Park, they reproduced, built their packs, and expanded their range to a . . . 

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Polar Bears Denied Protection at CITES

By on March 8, 2013 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Polar Bears Denied Protection at CITES

Yesterday, at the United Nations conference on wildlife trade in Bangkok, a proposal from the United States and Russia to crack down on international commercial trade in hides and other polar bear body parts went down to defeat, with 38 nations favoring the proposal and . . . 

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LA School District Embraces Meatless Mondays

By on March 6, 2013 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
LA School District Embraces Meatless Mondays

The second largest school district in the United States has decided, just months after the city of Los Angeles passed a resolution on the topic, to join the Meatless Monday movement. In the wake of discussions with The HSUS, the Los Angeles Unified School District . . . 

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Lab Chimps Taste Freedom

By on March 5, 2013 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Lab Chimps Taste Freedom

Chad Sisneros/The HSUS We’ve made remarkable strides in recent months toward our goal of ending invasive chimpanzee research and retiring chimps to appropriate sanctuaries. In January, a National Institutes of Health working group tasked with examining the use of chimpanzees in NIH-funded research made sweeping . . . 

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Past Due to Deal with Puppy Mills Selling Over Internet

By on March 4, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Past Due to Deal with Puppy Mills Selling Over Internet

I’ve published a number of moving rescue stories on this blog, including last week’s account of our North Carolina puppy mill rescue of 58 dogs, who were in terrible shape. But I want to leaven the images of suffering dogs by featuring a few dogs . . . 

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Horse Meat Talk Back: Daily Deception and Callous Cruelty

By on March 1, 2013 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Horse Meat Talk Back: Daily Deception and Callous Cruelty

Today, Taco Bell became the latest European food retailer to be linked to the horse meat scandal. It has now affected some of the biggest brand names in food, and touched a dozen countries. With Europe still roiled by the controversy, I did not expect to . . . 

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