Archive for September, 2015

California to Impose Prohibitions Against Trade in Kangaroo, Elephant, and Rhino Parts

California to Impose Prohibitions Against Trade in Kangaroo, Elephant, and Rhino Parts

California lawmakers adjourned for the year with a bang when it comes to animal welfare, sending a raft of major pro-animal bills to Governor Jerry Brown and blocking several maneuvers to backtrack on animal welfare issues. The state cemented its place as the friendliest one . . . 

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Chimps Deserve Better – and Things Are Getting Better for Them

By on September 14, 2015 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 16 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Chimps Deserve Better – and Things Are Getting Better for Them

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 » As of today, September 14th, all chimps are listed as endangered under U.S. law – both wild . . . 

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Dissecting the Attack on Chipotle

By on September 11, 2015 in Farm Animals, Opposition with 9 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Dissecting the Attack on Chipotle

PR operative Rick Berman now includes Chipotle among his dozens of targets. He and one of his many front groups, the Center for Consumer Freedom — operating from his office in Washington, D.C. — have placed a couple of ads in the New York Post attacking . . . 

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Slush Fund Finances Big Ag Lobbying Schemes

By on September 10, 2015 in Farm Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 9 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Slush Fund Finances Big Ag Lobbying Schemes

When you shop for new clothes, you choose which stores and brands provide the value you prefer. When you allocate philanthropic donations, you choose which charities and what kind of work you want to support. The same is true in buying a car. You decide . . . 

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Breaking News: McDonald’s Announces Cage-Free Commitment for Laying Hens

By on September 9, 2015 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 73 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking News: McDonald’s Announces Cage-Free Commitment for Laying Hens

Following years of dialogue with The HSUS and extensive research, McDonald’s has announced a firm timeline for eliminating the cage confinement of egg-laying chickens from its U.S. and Canadian supply chains, by switching to 100 percent cage-free eggs. The company announced this policy just moments . . . 

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Killing of Cecil a Shot Heard Round the World to End Trophy Hunting Madness of Rare, Majestic Animals

By on September 8, 2015 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 12 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Killing of Cecil a Shot Heard Round the World to End Trophy Hunting Madness of Rare, Majestic Animals

Walter Palmer tries to get back on his feet, professionally at least, by reopening his dental practice in Eden Prairie, Minn., today, according to a joint interview he conducted with the Associated Press and Minneapolis Star Tribune. With Zimbabwe not having formally charged him or requested . . . 

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At Long Last, Testing on Chimps to End in the United States – and the World

By on September 4, 2015 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 52 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
At Long Last, Testing on Chimps to End in the United States – and the World

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 » A century of invasive experiments on chimpanzees in the United States will come to a halt in . . . 

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Six Months After Ringling, California Bans the Bullhook

By on September 3, 2015 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Six Months After Ringling, California Bans the Bullhook

It’s truly developing as yet another landmark year for animal protection in California, with the state legislature this week giving final approval to separate bills banning the use of bullhooks and also banning any commercial trade in ivory. The ivory bill, AB 96, championed by . . . 

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California Lawmakers Should Stop Legislature From Becoming Kangaroo Court

By on September 2, 2015 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 8 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
California Lawmakers Should Stop Legislature From Becoming Kangaroo Court

In California, a handful of lobbyists and lawmakers – working for hire on behalf of the government of Australia and commercial interests in that country – are attempting an end run around the state’s legislative process to pass a controversial bill that would allow their . . . 

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Wildfires a Threat to Communities, Including the Animal Inhabitants

By on September 1, 2015 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Wildfires a Threat to Communities, Including the Animal Inhabitants

Thousands of animals have found themselves in the hot zones of some of the most intense wildfires in the West in recent memory, and your HSUS is there to try to help them and the people who care about them. To date over eight million acres . . . 

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