Archive for 2013

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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Crying Wolf, and Pocketing the Cash

By on August 30, 2013 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Crying Wolf, and Pocketing the Cash

There’s something rotten in Michigan – and the stench is coming from one rogue farm in the western portion of the Upper Peninsula. Based on state documents obtained through Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and an analysis of those documents conducted by the National . . . 

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From Monet and Picasso to Brent and Cheetah

By on August 29, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
From Monet and Picasso to Brent and Cheetah

We do a lot of serious business at this organization, taking all kinds of cruelty head-on. But we also celebrate animals, taking stock of the diversity of life and the incredible attributes of the other creatures on the planet. You may have received an e-mail . . . 

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“Fintastic” Outcomes for Sharks

By on August 28, 2013 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
“Fintastic” Outcomes for Sharks

Yesterday, a federal appellate court rejected arguments from business groups that are challenging California’s ban on shark fins as discriminatory and at odds with federal fisheries laws. Surprisingly, the Obama administration had filed a brief in support of the shark fin dealers and their bid . . . 

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Dogfighting Bust a Marker of Transformational Change

By on August 27, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Investigations with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Dogfighting Bust a Marker of Transformational Change

There are 367 dogs whose lives turned around so fast they may have whiplash. On Thursday night, in small hamlets in Alabama and Georgia, these animals who were staked to heavy chains, had passed another sweltering day – many without protection from the sun, without . . . 

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HSUS Helps Lead 2nd Largest Ever Dogfighting Raid

By on August 26, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Investigations with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
HSUS Helps Lead 2nd Largest Ever Dogfighting Raid

In my role as president and CEO of The HSUS, I regularly see the best and worst of humanity. That was never more true than on Friday, as I participated in a rescue of dogs from an alleged dogfighter in southern Alabama. Federal and state . . . 

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Cruelty Nothing to Celebrate

By on August 23, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cruelty Nothing to Celebrate

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration held the first evening classes of its 75th anniversary event on Thursday night. This spectacle has become synonymous with the exhibition of stacked, chained Walking horses, and, unfortunately, a showcase for the cruel practice of soring, in which trainers . . . 

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Leading on Lead

By on August 21, 2013 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Leading on Lead

While The HSUS provides an extraordinary amount of direct-care to animals, our biggest impact is felt through our cruelty-prevention programs—whether that’s done by cracking down on puppy mills, factory farms, or Canada’s seal hunt, or other initiatives that take aim at institutionalized or systemic forms . . . 

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Sun(ny) Should Shine Light on Federal Dog Policies

By on August 20, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Sun(ny) Should Shine Light on Federal Dog Policies

Let us add our congratulations and best wishes to the newest First Dog, Sunny. Cheers all around. As the keeper of a new rescue—a six-year-old beagle mix named Lily—I know the joys of having a new pet in one’s life. Lily has doubled the number . . . 

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“Walking” of the Bulls

By on August 19, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
“Walking” of the Bulls

A decade ago, I was on site as an observer for the first American “Running of the Bulls” in a small town outside of Las Vegas.  Despite the hype from the huckster promoter – who said he’d be recreating the drama and danger of the . . . 

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