Archive for July, 2014

Burrowing in on Wild Horse and Burro Management

By on July 14, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 4 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Burrowing in on Wild Horse and Burro Management

Burros are among my favorite of the animals residing at our Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, with their long ears and friendly stares. We have a couple hundred of rescued burros there, and visitors seem to have a special fascination with them, too. As with . . . 

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An Exclusive Video Interview with Charla Nash

By on July 11, 2014 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Yesterday, I wrote about my visit to Capitol Hill with Charla Nash, the courageous woman who five years ago suffered an unthinkable mauling by a pet chimp.  She came to Washington, D.C. at my request to lobby in support of the Captive Primate Safety Act, . . . 

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Will Congress Heed Charla Nash’s Message?

By on July 10, 2014 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Will Congress Heed Charla Nash’s Message?

Today, I shared the podium on Capitol Hill with the brave Charla Nash who, five years ago, suffered one of the most extensive and life-changing animal attacks in American history. After being called to help calm her boss’s adult male pet chimpanzee Travis at home, Nash . . . 

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Howling for Wolves and Voting Rights in Michigan

By on July 9, 2014 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Howling for Wolves and Voting Rights in Michigan

Almost three decades ago, I spent a summer as a Student Conservation Association ranger at Isle Royale National Park, in the farthest reaches of northern Michigan. I hiked through the beautiful boreal forests of this World Heritage site, drawn there because of the stories I’d . . . 

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A Bill for the One Percent – of Sport and Trophy Hunters

A Bill for the One Percent – of Sport and Trophy Hunters

Just a few days ago, it was the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act. The act was the goal of the 1963 March on Washington and a year later it was muscled through Congress by President Lyndon Johnson and several key Democrats and . . . 

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Don’t Let Hot Cars, Fireworks and Extreme Weather Ruin July 4th Celebration – for Pets

By on July 3, 2014 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Don’t Let Hot Cars, Fireworks and Extreme Weather Ruin July 4th Celebration – for Pets

A father who left his 22-month-old son in an SUV in Atlanta on a hot day is now under investigation for the boy’s death. The story’s been front page news across the nation, and it's a vivid and tragic reminder that any creature – a . . . 

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New Digs, New Chance for New Iberia Chimps

By on July 2, 2014 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New Digs, New Chance for New Iberia Chimps

I have a fantastic update to share with you today. All of the federally owned chimpanzees from New Iberia Research Center – more than 100 individuals – have officially moved to Chimp Haven, the National Chimpanzee sanctuary in Keithville, Louisiana. This is the largest group . . . 

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Jon Bernthal: ‘Walking Tall’ for Animals

By on July 1, 2014 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Jon Bernthal: ‘Walking Tall’ for Animals

I was a Jon Bernthal fan before he burst onto the screen in the fabulously successfully, award-winning first two seasons of AMC’s The Walking Dead. He played the tightly wound and fiercely protective former law enforcement officer who helps lead a band of people fighting . . . 

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