Archive for November, 2016

A Trump administration and animal protection

A Trump administration and animal protection

In the United States, we fight like cats and dogs during elections. But in their aftermath, we’re not nearly as forgiving as creatures who get into a scrape and then put the tussle behind them. The nation has just gone through a tough battle, with . . . 

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Voters say ‘no’ to factory farming, wildlife trafficking

Voters say ‘no’ to factory farming, wildlife trafficking

On a day when our divisions have been lain bare by the results of the presidential election – where the two candidates evenly split the popular vote in a race characterized by extreme bitterness – we again demonstrated that promoting protections for animals is a . . . 

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Election 2016 live blog – animal issues

Election 2016 live blog – animal issues

Scroll down for live updates » The first polls close in just a few hours, and soon after the results will start pouring, you’ll get first news of the results on animal issues here, at A Humane Nation. As with every general election ballot since . . . 

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Opinion leaders rally behind animal issues on eve of national election

Opinion leaders rally behind animal issues on eve of national election

Momentum is building in the three states where The HSUS and the Humane Society Legislative Fund are actively campaigning for and against animal-related ballot measures – for pro-animal measures in Massachusetts (Yes on Question 3) and Oregon (Yes on Measure 100), and against an Oklahoma . . . 

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America’s own Cecil problem

By on November 4, 2016 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 13 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
America’s own Cecil problem

This past Tuesday marked the resumption of an ugly, archaic chapter in the history of wildlife management in the West: New Mexico resumed a recreational trapping program for cougars, a practice that had been prohibited in the state for the last 40 years. New Mexico . . . 

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Breaking news: World’s largest food service companies make historic animal welfare announcement

By on November 3, 2016 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking news: World’s largest food service companies make historic animal welfare announcement

Compass Group and Aramark—two of the top three largest food service companies, which run dining operations at thousands of colleges, universities, hospitals, and stadiums nationwide—have made trailblazing animal welfare announcements today. Specifically, they’re addressing the four key concerns for chickens in the meat industry: Transitioning . . . 

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Amendment 71 is a stealth attack on Colorado voters, animal welfare

By on November 2, 2016 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 4 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Amendment 71 is a stealth attack on Colorado voters, animal welfare

It’s a sure sign that politicians are on the wrong side of history when they try and thwart the will of the voters. Amendment 71 in Colorado is a pretty transparent example of just such gamesmanship. But let’s not reduce this to a matter of . . . 

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Innovation to solve one of the worst animal cruelty practices

By on November 1, 2016 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Innovation to solve one of the worst animal cruelty practices

There’s been an ugly, long-hidden secret in the egg business: half of all the chicks born into the industry are killed immediately after hatching, often by throwing the live animals into shredders. It’s a horrifying thought and practice, but it’s been routine for decades. It’s . . . 

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