Archive for September, 2016

The Compass is set for cage-free

By on September 15, 2016 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
The Compass is set for cage-free

Today, Compass Group, the world’s largest food service provider, announced it will switch all the eggs it uses – both liquid and shell – to cage-free for all of its global operations in 50 countries. The announcement will move millions of hens out of battery . . . 

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Putting a stake in the ground for animals in Puerto Rico

By on September 14, 2016 in Companion Animals, Equine, Humane Society International with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Putting a stake in the ground for animals in Puerto Rico

In 2015, The HSUS, Humane Society International, and the Government of Puerto Rico announced a comprehensive partnership involving governmental agencies, all 78 provincial mayors, and other stakeholders, to transform animal welfare on the island. The partnership covers specialized training for law enforcement officials, animal control . . . 

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Feds must dismiss unhinged advice on wild horses

By on September 13, 2016 in Equine, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 15 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Feds must dismiss unhinged advice on wild horses

Our nation’s management of wild horses has been a long-running debacle of poor execution layered over questionable intentions and flagging resolve. Those problems have been compounded by violence toward horses by ranchers and other private resource users. The latest incident involves an attack on a . . . 

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Massachusetts voters can clinch the case against farm animal confinement 

By on September 12, 2016 in Farm Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 6 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Massachusetts voters can clinch the case against farm animal confinement 

It’s been more than a year since I first wrote here about a proposed farm animal protection ballot measure in Massachusetts that would prohibit the sale of eggs, pork, and veal from animals raised in extreme, inhumane confinement. Since that blog, thousands of Massachusetts residents . . . 

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Reflections on the killing of the Profanity Peak pack in Washington state

By on September 9, 2016 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 43 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Reflections on the killing of the Profanity Peak pack in Washington state

Editor’s note: A previous version of this blog incorrectly stated that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife asked the U.S. Forest Service to withdraw the grazing permit, but the federal agency rebuffed the request. Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife last week authorized the . . . 

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Nine lab chimps win lottery, move into new digs in Georgia

By on September 8, 2016 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Nine lab chimps win lottery, move into new digs in Georgia

I am so pleased to share the latest news in a series of actions taken over the last seven years to help chimps in laboratories – nine chimpanzees from the New Iberia Research Center in Louisiana have safely arrived at the nation’s newest chimp sanctuary, . . . 

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Coach Switzer carries the ball in fight against Oklahoma ‘right to farm’

By on September 7, 2016 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 10 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Coach Switzer carries the ball in fight against Oklahoma ‘right to farm’

Coach Barry Switzer gets right to the point. “If SQ 777 passes, it will make it easier for puppy mills to exist. Puppy mill operators will be able to classify themselves as farmers and their animals as livestock,” wrote Switzer, the legendary coach of the . . . 

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NYBC anything but a champ for Liberian chimps

By on September 6, 2016 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
NYBC anything but a champ for Liberian 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 » Last week, the insurance giant MetLife said it was ending its support for the New York Blood . . . 

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Breaking news: Latin American food giant goes cage-free

By on September 2, 2016 in Farm Animals, Humane Society International with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking news: Latin American food giant goes cage-free

The tide in our cage-free campaign has now turned in Latin America, with Alsea, a major food retail conglomerate with operations throughout Latin America and Europe, announcing this week that it will switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs. The new policy, which follows several years . . . 

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Video exposes cruelty by Tennessee walking horse trainer

By on September 1, 2016 in Equine, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 69 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Video exposes cruelty by Tennessee walking horse trainer

Late last year, The HSUS obtained still photographs and reports from USDA inspectors who examined horses trained by Larry Wheelon during the execution of a search warrant. Wheelon is a well-known figure in the Tennessee walking horse show world. Those deeply disturbing images revealed that . . . 

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