Archive for September, 2014

My Interview with Louie Psihoyos, Director of ‘The Cove’

By on September 10, 2014 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
My Interview with Louie Psihoyos, Director of ‘The Cove’

This month, dolphin hunters taint the waters of Taiji, Japan, as men launched a gruesome annual ritual: driving hundreds of dolphins ashore so a small number can be sold to entertainment parks and the rest butchered for meat right there in the water. The event was . . . 

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Heinz Makes New, Important Animal Welfare Commitment

By on September 9, 2014 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Heinz Makes New, Important Animal Welfare Commitment

Heinz has announced that it will be switching 20 percent of its eggs to cage-free throughout its North American operations by the end of 2015. Heinz produces an enormous array of food products, including a leading mayonnaise brand.

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Animal Farms: Size Isn’t All That Matters

By on September 8, 2014 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Animal Farms: Size Isn’t All That Matters

I like to say that the work of The HSUS and the Humane Society Legislative Fund rests on four legs of activism: 1.) We provide hands-on care to animals, including those in distress, 2.) We educate and raise consciousness about animals and help people make better . . . 

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Japan Plots New Attacks on Marine Mammals

By on September 5, 2014 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Japan Plots New Attacks on Marine Mammals

Japan is making news on the marine mammal front, not only with the start of the barbaric dolphin drive in Taiji, but also with the launch of its Pacific whaling fleet today, and its announcement that the island nation intends to continue its whaling in . . . 

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Mobile Clinics Deliver Life-Enhancing Services to Pets on U.S. Reservations

By on September 4, 2014 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Mobile Clinics Deliver Life-Enhancing Services to Pets on U.S. Reservations

The day starts early at a makeshift veterinary clinic — conducted by the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association — in rural Grays Harbor County in Washington State. Fifty students, volunteer veterinarians, technicians and staff members wake up at 5.30 a.m. in the community gymnasium where they are . . . 

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Evangelical Leader Advocates for Stewardship, Not Cruelty

By on September 3, 2014 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Evangelical Leader Advocates for Stewardship, Not Cruelty

I had a chance to interview one of the nation’s leading evangelical Christians, Dr. Ed Stetzer, and his daughter Jaclyn, a powerful duo advocating for animal welfare. The discussion is part of our larger Faith Outreach program at The HSUS, which seeks to engage religious . . . 

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Unilever: There Must Be a Better Way for Day-Old Male Chicks

By on September 2, 2014 in Humane Economy, Uncategorized with 4 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Unilever: There Must Be a Better Way for Day-Old Male Chicks

I’m a firm believer in the notion that the marketplace has a major role to play in helping animals. Every commercial enterprise, by making intentional choices, can build humane practices into its business models and provide consumers with choices that improve the lives of animals. . . . 

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