Archive for 2013

Horse Slaughter Controversy Won’t Quit

By on March 26, 2013 in Equine, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Horse Slaughter Controversy Won’t Quit

The issue of horse slaughter is playing out at the highest levels of government – both as a matter of policy and the actual mechanics of overseeing the industry and its effects. Presented with a half dozen applications for horse slaughter plants his agency will . . . 

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Another HSUS Front of Action: Protecting Land for Wildlife

By on March 25, 2013 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Another HSUS Front of Action: Protecting Land for Wildlife

We campaign hard against baiting and hounding of predators, contest kills, captive hunts, trophy hunts, poaching, the trade in wildlife parts, and so many other human-caused problems for wildlife. But arguably the greatest anthropogenic threat to wildlife is destruction of habitat. That’s one reason why the . . . 

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Rash of Human Attacks on Sharks Must End

Rash of Human Attacks on Sharks Must End

Texas is now the nation’s second largest state, and it’s a vital one for animal protection. In the last few years, we’ve seen the state adopt a law to set up a framework to regulate puppy mills; crack down on cockfighting by prohibiting spectators of . . . 

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The New Pope: What’s in a Name?

By on March 21, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The New Pope: What’s in a Name?

The election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to lead the more than 1 billion member Roman Catholic Church was met with widespread praise, and many have found much to admire in the new pope’s humility and initial focus. At The HSUS, we were heartened to learn . . . 

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HSUS Fur Investigations Produce Sanction of Neiman Marcus

By on March 20, 2013 in Investigations with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
HSUS Fur Investigations Produce Sanction of Neiman Marcus

Yesterday, The Federal Trade Commission announced an enforcement action against Neiman Marcus and two other retailers for misrepresenting animal fur to consumers by advertising it as “faux fur” on their websites. We applaud the FTC for this action and for its continued attention to fur . . . 

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Lions On The Brink

By on March 19, 2013 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Lions On The Brink

When it comes to sharks, big cats, bears and wolves, we humans are conflicted. We admire their physical prowess and power, but we also fear those attributes. Scientists have documented the essential role they play in ecosystem health, but ranchers, and even commercial fisherman, fear the . . . 

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Assault On American Values

By on March 18, 2013 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Assault On American Values

Starting in the 1990s, The HSUS and a range of organizational partners launched statewide ballot initiatives to halt inhumane and unpopular practices – like cockfighting, bear baiting, extreme confinement of farm animals, puppy mills and the use of steel-jawed leghold traps – and lawmakers aligned . . . 

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For Real: Sears Says ‘No” to Real Fur

By on March 15, 2013 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
For Real: Sears Says ‘No” to Real Fur

This week, Sears Holdings Corporation, the parent company for Sears and Kmart, agreed to go fur-free on Marketplace at Sears.com, a program that opens the Sears platform to third party sellers. The company took this action after The HSUS agreed to withdraw a shareholder proposal calling . . . 

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HSUS Rescues 100+ Animals In Ohio Hoarding Case

By on March 14, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
HSUS Rescues 100+ Animals In Ohio Hoarding Case

The HSUS is well known for its ongoing operations devoted to shuttering dogfighting rings and abusive puppy mills. But we also take on many animal hoarding cases, and our Animal Rescue Team handled one such deeply disturbing case in eastern Ohio this week. Mike McFarland/The HSUSAs . . . 

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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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