Archive for August, 2015

More Airlines Commit to Keeping Africa Big Five on the Ground, Not in Cargo Hold

By on August 13, 2015 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 15 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
More Airlines Commit to Keeping Africa Big Five on the Ground, Not in Cargo Hold

The flock of airlines moving to implement or strengthen policies against the transportation of hunting trophies continues to grow, since Safari Club member Walter Palmer killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. Most recently, Swiss International Air Lines, Aer Lingus, and Finnair have confirmed their recent . . . 

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Cuckoo for Von Cocopuff

By on August 12, 2015 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cuckoo for Von Cocopuff

Today I want to share a heartwarming follow-up story concerning Gremlin Von Cocopuff, a dogfighting survivor from one of our many animal rescue operations. Four years ago, The HSUS assisted local law enforcement in breaking up a dogfighting ring and rescuing 50 dogs from two . . . 

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New York Blood Center Offers More Lame Excuses for Abandoning Chimps

New York Blood Center Offers More Lame Excuses for Abandoning Chimps

EDITOR’S NOTE: GOOD NEWS! The HSUS and the New York Blood Center have announced an agreement to provide long-term sanctuary for the Liberian chimpanzees. READ THE UPDATE » The New York Blood Center has posted a dreadful Q and A justification on its website, defending . . . 

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Partnering to Save Companion Animal Lives

By on August 10, 2015 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Partnering to Save Companion Animal Lives

With our immense task of helping animals at risk in so many different sectors, it’s critical to foster strong collaboration among like-minded people and organizations. There’s strength in numbers, and so many important gains and defensive maneuvers require coordinated, collaborative efforts, whether we’re fending off ag-gag . . . 

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First-Class Move By Airlines to Protect African Wildlife

First-Class Move By Airlines to Protect African Wildlife

Breaking News: More airlines are coming on board in the wake of the savage and senseless killing of Cecil the lion, with JetBlue and CargoJet pledging within the last 24 hours to ban shipments of trophies of the Africa Big Five. They join Air Canada, . . . 

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We Are All Cecil

By on August 6, 2015 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 4 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
We Are All Cecil

Yesterday’s action by the California Fish and Game Commission to ban trapping of bobcats in the state is yet another big advance for animal protection. The commission, led by its two newest appointees, grounded its action not on concerns about scarcity, but around the very notion . . . 

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Progress on Ag-Gag and Puppy Mill Fronts

Progress on Ag-Gag and Puppy Mill Fronts

With public opinion continuing to turn sharply against the safari hunting escapades of American trophy hunters and a cascade of major airlines announcing they won’t transport trophies from the African Big Five, there was other big news on other fronts – in particular, on factory . . . 

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Compass Sets Coordinates to Achieve 5 Freedoms

By on August 4, 2015 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Compass Sets Coordinates to Achieve 5 Freedoms

The latest thunderbolt on the farm animal protection front comes from Compass Group, the world’s largest food service company. Compass Group USA is embracing the Five Freedoms for Animal Welfare for its procurement practices, building on similar declarations made earlier this year by Walmart, Aramark, and . . . 

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Time for Major Airlines to Stop Shipping Africa Big Five Trophies

Time for Major Airlines to Stop Shipping Africa Big Five Trophies

Breaking News: Today, both Delta and United – the biggest U.S. based carriers to Africa – announced new policies that ban transport of trophies from lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and buffalo – the “Africa Big Five.” These announcements come in response to the global furor of . . . 

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