Archive for October, 2013

Keeping Bear Baying at Bay

By on October 14, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Keeping Bear Baying at Bay

The Department of Natural Resources in South Carolina has put an end to the archaic and barbaric practice of bear “baying,” three years after The HSUS released the results of an undercover investigation that showed dogs attacking a tethered, often declawed and defanged bear, with . . . 

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Lead-ing the Way in California

Lead-ing the Way in California

Bullets should not keep killing long after they’ve left the barrel of a firearm. Soon, in California, they won’t. In an act that will have major national reverberations for hunting and ammunitions manufacturing in the United States, Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation to make . . . 

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Navajos Say Hold Your Horses on Slaughter

By on October 10, 2013 in Equine, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Navajos Say Hold Your Horses on Slaughter

The horse slaughter industry is a global enterprise, with the bunchers, sellers, transporters, and slaughterers and packers often clandestinely going about their work of moving horses from stable to table. In the United States, which has the world’s largest horse population, there is broad opposition . . . 

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Not a Sparrow Falls

By on October 8, 2013 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Not a Sparrow Falls

When Lisa and I got married earlier this year, we asked our friends, in lieu of gifts to us, to donate to a new fund we created at The HSUS called the Sparrow Fund. There is a story in the Bible (Matthew 10:29) that not . . . 

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You Can’t Hold a Tiger by the Tail

By on October 7, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
You Can’t Hold a Tiger by the Tail

A woman who stuck her arm into a tiger enclosure this past weekend at G.W. Exotic Animal Park, a notorious roadside zoo in Oklahoma run by Joe Schreibvogel, had to be airlifted to a hospital to try to save what remained of her limb.    . . . 

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Always Essential for Animals

Always Essential for Animals

Three days into the government shutdown, there is no clear signal that the political impasse will be broken imminently. Meanwhile, many public services are unavailable – including inspections at laboratories, puppy mills and other regulated facilities – and nearly a million federal employees are furloughed. . . . 

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Roaring for Bobcats

By on October 2, 2013 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Roaring for Bobcats

For decades, The HSUS has campaigned vigorously to stop abusive trophy hunting and commercial trapping practices. This year, we are leading the charge to stop the trophy hunting of wolves in Michigan and end the unsporting and inhumane practices of bear baiting, hounding and trapping . . . 

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A Humane Society Starts With You

By on October 1, 2013 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Humane Society Starts With You

Today, we unveiled a very eye-catching, prominent banner – 40 feet by 40 feet – on an outside wall of our headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C.  As always, it conveys the notion that we work for all animals, by including images of multiple species and . . . 

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