Archive for November, 2014

Federal Court Leaves Puppy Millers Out in the Cold

By on November 10, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals, Investigations with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Federal Court Leaves Puppy Millers Out in the Cold

On Friday, a federal judge threw out a lawsuit filed by 42 plaintiffs, including dozens of dog-breeding clubs, that aimed to neuter a U. S. Department of Agriculture rule to crack down on Internet sellers of puppy mill dogs who don’t meet basic care standards. . . . 

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REACHing Beyond Animal Testing

By on November 7, 2014 in Animal Research and Testing, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
REACHing Beyond Animal Testing

Our global #BeCrueltyFree campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics grows each day. Last month we celebrated a landmark move by India to close its borders to newly animal-tested cosmetics, becoming the first cruelty-free cosmetics market in South Asia. And our #BeCrueltyFree teams are on . . . 

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Black Rhinos and African Lions in the Crosshairs

By on November 6, 2014 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Black Rhinos and African Lions in the Crosshairs

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published notice that it has received import permit applications for two individuals who want to shoot critically endangered black rhinos in Namibia and then import the trophies into the United States. One of the permits was auctioned for . . . 

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Staying the Course, No Matter the Obstacles

By on November 5, 2014 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Staying the Course, No Matter the Obstacles

National, state, and local elections are obvious pivot points in the task of governing, with changes that voters usher in signaling small or large course corrections. With the Republicans’ second wave election in four years – interrupted by the reelection of a Democratic president two . . . 

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Wolves Gain, Bears Suffer a Loss

By on November 5, 2014 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 6 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Wolves Gain, Bears Suffer a Loss

It was a very mixed night for ballot measures on animal issues – with voters repealing two pro-wolf hunting measures, Proposals 1 and 2, by wide margins, but apparently rejecting bear hunting reforms in Maine by a narrow margin. In a landslide vote, Florida voters backed . . . 

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Ballot Measures and the Heavy Hand of the State

By on November 3, 2014 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Ballot Measures and the Heavy Hand of the State

Tomorrow, voters in Maine and Michigan will decide ballot measures with life-and-death significance for black bears and gray wolves. We are urging a “yes” vote on Question 1 to ban bear baiting, hounding, and trapping in Maine – the only state in the nation to . . . 

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