Archive for June, 2013

Domestic, International Progress on Shark Finning

Domestic, International Progress on Shark Finning

Earlier this month, the European Union agreed to tighten an existing ban on shark finning, the practice of cutting off a shark’s fins while the animal is still alive, and then throwing the shark overboard to die. Once the change comes into effect, the ban . . . 

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Dog Training

By on June 7, 2013 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Dog Training

One might look at the whole of American history and see one strand of it as an expanding sphere of ethical concern for others – first, in the 18th century, a legal concern for propertied males; in the 19th century, after the Civil War, the . . . 

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Blood Ivory

By on June 6, 2013 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Blood Ivory

Tomorrow and Saturday, President Barack Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping will meet in California. While the two have a laundry list of issues on their agenda, I truly hope they’ll find time to discuss how the two countries might work together to address the . . . 

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NRC Gets It Right in Panning BLM Wild Horse Program

By on June 5, 2013 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
NRC Gets It Right in Panning BLM Wild Horse Program

For years The HSUS has been pressing the Bureau of Land Management to reform its broken wild horse management program. In March 2011, we’d hoped that the BLM had turned a corner and that long-awaited changes in the agency’s failed management paradigm were imminent when . . . 

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India Bans Dolphinariums, as Global Debate Rages

By on June 4, 2013 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
India Bans Dolphinariums, as Global Debate Rages

During my visit to India last November to announce the launch of our affiliate there, our delegation’s itinerary included a stop at a government-run sanctuary for lions and tigers once living as circus animals. The nation had, more than a decade ago, banned the use . . . 

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Progress for Farm Animals in Canada, Tragedy in China

By on June 3, 2013 in Farm Animals, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Progress for Farm Animals in Canada, Tragedy in China

Our global movement against intensive confinement of animals on factory farms gained major momentum with the release of a proposed new policy in Canada, coming from the National Farm Animal Care Council, which sets farm animal welfare policy in the country. This draft Code of . . . 

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