Archive for April, 2013

China Making News on Animal Problems

China Making News on Animal Problems

China has four times as many people as the United States, even though the countries are about the same physical size. China has never had a philanthropic sector devoted to animal protection, so there’s been no long-term warming up of the people on the issue . . . 

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Obama Budget Seeks to Give Animals a Helping Hand

Obama Budget Seeks to Give Animals a Helping Hand

Yesterday, President Obama released his 2014 budget, the latest proposal in the back-and-forth between Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill on federal spending. Amid all of the items in the $3 trillion-plus budget there were more than a few kernels of good news for animal . . . 

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Doves, Wolves Under Attack in Michigan

By on April 10, 2013 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Doves, Wolves Under Attack in Michigan

I’ve written multiple times about the efforts of agribusiness interests to make it a crime to take photos or video footage of animals on factory farms, puppy mills, or even a horse stable—the so-called “ag-gag” bills, introduced in 12 states this year. Now, coming out . . . 

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Canadian Seal Slaughter Begins Again

By on April 9, 2013 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Canadian Seal Slaughter Begins Again

I had hoped not to produce a blog like this – one that announces the start of yet another sealing season in Atlantic Canada. But despite the collapse of the sealing economy, it persists, solely because of the wide range of subsidies provided by the Canadian . . . 

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The Politics of Sight

The Politics of Sight

An unauthorized video got millions of views online and through traditional media platforms last week showing the Rutgers University men’s basketball head coach shoving, grabbing, and throwing basketballs at several of the squad’s players in practice and also directing homophobic slurs at them. That video . . . 

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Spring Means Baby Wildlife

By on April 5, 2013 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Spring Means Baby Wildlife

  It is taking winter a long time to release its grip here in Washington, D.C., but this unusually cold spring has not slowed down the local wildlife. Our Humane Wildlife Services team has been out in full force—climbing through attics and peering down chimneys . . . 

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Mississippi to Seal Last Shelter Gas Chamber

By on April 4, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Mississippi to Seal Last Shelter Gas Chamber

As a movement, we are getting closer to the day when no healthy or treatable animals are euthanized in public and private shelters for lack of homes. We are making tremendous progress – with spay/neuter rates now close to 80 percent for owned pets, with . . . 

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Putting a Permanent Close to the Era of Whaling

By on April 3, 2013 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Putting a Permanent Close to the Era of Whaling

If there were peaceful beasts as large as dinosaurs still roaming the Earth, would we marvel at them and go to extraordinary lengths to protect these creatures – treating them as living monuments and biological treasures? Or would we kill them for commerce or mere territorialism?  . . . 

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Time to End Extremist Hunting Practices

By on April 2, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Time to End Extremist Hunting Practices

Gun control is in the news every day, it seems, and so is the National Rifle Association. The group doesn’t, however, get much attention on its extremist positions on hunting issues. I wrote an op-ed for Bloomberg News on this very topic, which was posted . . . 

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Shots Fired as Law Enforcement, HSUS Raid Massive Dogfight in Mississippi

By on April 1, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Shots Fired as Law Enforcement, HSUS Raid Massive Dogfight in Mississippi

Shots were fired as Mississippi law enforcement authorities and The HSUS raided a dogfight in progress on Easter Sunday, with 200 people present, including some from far reaches of the country. No law enforcement personnel or HSUS staff were wounded, but one dog in a . . . 

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