Archive for May, 2016

New York Mayor Supports a Very Different Kind of Birth Control Program

By on May 12, 2016 in Humane Economy, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 6 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New York Mayor Supports a Very Different Kind of Birth Control Program

This week, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced an innovative and humane deer management program for the borough of Staten Island. It’s a humane response to the conflicts that some citizens on the island are having with more than 700 deer, and Mayor . . . 

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Wolf Hunting and Culling Give Psychological Green Light to Poachers, New Study Concludes

By on May 11, 2016 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 4 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Wolf Hunting and Culling Give Psychological Green Light to Poachers, New Study Concludes

A new, peer-reviewed study by two leading wildlife researchers, Dr. Adrian Treves of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Carnivore Coexistence Lab, and Guillaume Chapron, a quantitative ecologist at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, is threatening to turn conventional thinking about wolves and wildlife management on its . . . 

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Animal Testing Debates Amount to a Test of Conscience

Animal Testing Debates Amount to a Test of Conscience

Before manufacturers can sell pesticides in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency must evaluate their safety to protect human health and the environment. As part of this process, the EPA currently requires pesticide manufacturers to perform dozens of tests on rabbits, rats, mice, and guinea pigs, . . . 

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The Multi-Pronged Fight Against Factory Farming – With Family Farmers Grabbing Their Pitchforks

By on May 9, 2016 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Multi-Pronged Fight Against Factory Farming – With Family Farmers Grabbing Their Pitchforks

In The Humane Economy, I describe two revolutions at work in the food industry: first, how so many of the biggest food retailers are adopting policies to cleanse their supply chains of animal products that come from extreme confinement systems on factory farms; and second, . . . 

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Carving Up the Ivory Trade – One Trinket and One State at a Time

Carving Up the Ivory Trade – One Trinket and One State at a Time

This week, Hawaii – the nation’s third largest market for ivory – joined the war against global ivory trafficking when its senate unanimously passed legislation to ban all sales of elephant ivory, rhino horns, and other endangered species products. With laws against ivory trafficking enacted in New Jersey . . . 

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States Have a Grisly Plan for Grizzly Bears

States Have a Grisly Plan for Grizzly Bears

Last night, I participated in a two-on-two debate about trophy hunting on the popular program “Intelligence Squared,” with the live audience rejecting the resolution that hunting promotes conservation. So much of the discussion turned on the escapades of globe-trotting trophy hunters who slay the world’s rarest . . . 

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Private Lab to Retire More Than 200 Chimps and Hand Them Over to New Sanctuary

By on May 4, 2016 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Private Lab to Retire More Than 200 Chimps and Hand Them Over to New Sanctuary

Our movement is taking on one of its biggest projects ever – absorbing the duties of care for hundreds of chimpanzees once used in laboratory experiments and transferring them to private sanctuaries. These facilities, with the help of the public, the government, and animal welfare groups, will take on . . . 

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Rallying the Nation to Create a Humane Economy

By on May 3, 2016 in Humane Economy with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Rallying the Nation to Create a Humane Economy

As I travel around the United States on a national book tour to promote The Humane Economy, I am able to have a conversation with and engage the broader public on the work of The HSUS and the emerging humane economy taking shape all around us. On . . . 

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Puppy Mills and the Horrible Hundred of 2016

By on May 2, 2016 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals, Investigations with 20 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Puppy Mills and the Horrible Hundred of 2016

In December 2015, a U. S. Department of Agriculture inspector came upon a macabre scene in a cluttered shed at C & L Puppies, a puppy mill in Weldon, Iowa. A large, plastic table was sitting on blocks in the center of the room – . . . 

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