Archive for October, 2016

Updates from South Carolina, Haiti on disaster response

Updates from South Carolina, Haiti on disaster response

Our disaster response work in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew continues in South Carolina, after our transfer of nearly 100 dogs from shelters there ahead of the storm. We’ve been on the ground in that state since last week, assisting in rescue and relief, which . . . 

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TripAdvisor says ‘no’ to animal exploitation

TripAdvisor says ‘no’ to animal exploitation

We vote for or against cruelty with our dollars, and that includes travel spending. So it was with great excitement that we learned that TripAdvisor, an online travel company that guides millions of tourist decisions, has launched a “no touching of wild animals” policy, whereby . . . 

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Beyond amazing news about Beyond Meat

By on October 11, 2016 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 8 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Beyond amazing news about Beyond Meat

In what may be one of the most surprising investment announcements of any type — a man-bites-dog scenario in the business world — Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest meat companies, has now become a significant investor in Beyond Meat (The HSUS has made . . . 

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The HSUS responds in wake of destruction wrought by Hurricane Matthew

The HSUS responds in wake of destruction wrought by Hurricane Matthew

Partly because of the enormous interest in the Presidential race, Hurricane Matthew – a massive storm that affected an enormous area of Florida and contributed to immense flooding in the Carolinas – has not gotten the focus it would have otherwise attracted in the national . . . 

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Judge stays Montreal’s reckless and ineffective breed ban ordinance

Judge stays Montreal’s reckless and ineffective breed ban ordinance

In a judicial act that counts as both a reprieve for pet owners and a stay of execution for dogs, Quebec’s Superior Court has temporarily suspended Montreal’s widely condemned pit bull ban, in response to a request for injunction filed by our friends at the . . . 

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Voters in six states to make crucial decisions for animals on November ballot

Voters in six states to make crucial decisions for animals on November ballot

Our cause has made some of its most tangible gains by qualifying and passing ballot initiatives in the last quarter century, bringing issues directly to voters when lawmakers won’t take action on common-sense reforms. Since The HSUS and The Fund for Animals put their shoulders . . . 

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Romania bans hunting of brown bears, wolves, while governments here push for more killing

By on October 5, 2016 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 8 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Romania bans hunting of brown bears, wolves, while governments here push for more killing

With the largest populations for these species in all of Europe, Romania has shocked (in the very best of ways) the animal welfare and conservation communities by outlawing all trophy hunting of brown bears, wolves, and other carnivores. It’s especially remarkable given the stories of . . . 

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Canadian on trial for giving a suffering animal a drink

By on October 4, 2016 in Farm Animals with 22 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Canadian on trial for giving a suffering animal a drink

As I write this, a woman in Canada named Anita Krajnc is standing trial for an act of pure compassion. Her alleged crime? In June of last year, the Toronto resident let pigs crowded into a trailer on a scorching summer day, obviously parched and . . . 

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Pangolins and other imperiled species win big protections at United Nations wildlife gathering

By on October 3, 2016 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Pangolins and other imperiled species win big protections at United Nations wildlife gathering

There’s mostly good news, but also some disappointing outcomes, coming from Johannesburg and the meeting of delegates from 183 nations at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). In a marker of continuing momentum for our anti-ivory-trade campaign, . . . 

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