Archive for September, 2013

USDA Announces Landmark Rule to Crack Down on Online Puppy Mills

USDA Announces Landmark Rule to Crack Down on Online Puppy Mills

Tens of thousands of dogs suffering in substandard, filthy, and overcrowded cages for years on end will finally get the protection they deserve as a result of a rule the U.S. Department of Agriculture will formally adopt today. This change, a long-held aspiration for The . . . 

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USDA Moving at Full Speed…Backward

By on September 9, 2013 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
USDA Moving at Full Speed…Backward

“Not small bits, but chunks.” That’s the amount of fecal matter that ends up on carcasses from a New Zealand slaughter plant that exports to the United States, according to the head of the inspectors’ union. The company that owns the plant is responsible for . . . 

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A Blueprint for Ending Euthanasia of Healthy Companion Animals

By on September 6, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Blueprint for Ending Euthanasia of Healthy Companion Animals

At The HSUS, we are working to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats. Only about five million of the eight million dogs and cats who enter shelters today make it out alive. Though these are better ratios than in years prior, . . . 

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Locking Horns with Poachers and Their Foreign Customers

By on September 5, 2013 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Locking Horns with Poachers and Their Foreign Customers

Last week, Humane Society International and the government of Vietnam announced the launch of a joint project over the next three years to educate the public in Vietnam – the main rhino horn-consuming country, according to international authorities – about the need to protect rhinos . . . 

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Our Lawyers Are (for) Sharks

Our Lawyers Are (for) Sharks

The most compelling social movements, as they develop and mature, move steadily away from protest and more toward policy-making, as their core ideas go through some amount of skepticism and even ridicule, and then on to serious discussion, emotional acceptance, and then adoption.

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