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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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From factory farming to wildlife trafficking, ballot measures to affect the lives of millions of animals

From factory farming to wildlife trafficking, ballot measures to affect the lives of millions of animals

When voters cast their ballots in this general election, they won’t only be making critical decisions about who will represent them in the White House, Congress, and state and local offices. In a number of states, citizens will also vote on ballot initiatives concerning the . . . 

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Agribusiness titans hide behind phony campaign rhetoric in Massachusetts ballot fight

By on October 28, 2016 in Farm Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Agribusiness titans hide behind phony campaign rhetoric in Massachusetts ballot fight

The political campaign against Question 3 – an HSUS-backed measure to combat extreme confinement of animals on factory farms — is struggling with a crisis of credibility. First, the opponents are arguing that a measure to give animals raised for food a little room to . . . 

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Take out Pizza 

By on October 27, 2016 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 17 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Take out Pizza 

Inside a glass-fronted enclosure at a bustling mall in China, a polar bear named “Pizza” paces around restlessly, swinging his head in frustration over and over. He finds neither comfort nor companionship; only throngs of gawking people, mainly kids, running back and forth, banging on . . . 

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On whaling, Japan continues to swim against the tide

By on October 26, 2016 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
On whaling, Japan continues to swim against the tide

Our fight to save whales from commercial whaling continues after a proposal to establish a South Atlantic sanctuary for whales failed this week at the International Whaling Conference, which is still in progress in Portorož, Slovenia. A host of nations far from the South Atlantic . . . 

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Breaking news: Taiwan votes to end cosmetics animal testing

Breaking news: Taiwan votes to end cosmetics animal testing

Taiwan has become the second major market in Southeast Asia to take a stand against cosmetics cruelty with a vote last week to ban animal testing in the beauty industry. With this new policy, more than 1.7 billion consumers in 34 global markets have directly . . . 

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Obama signs executive order closing animal cruelty loophole on U.S. military bases

By on October 24, 2016 in Companion Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 20 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Obama signs executive order closing animal cruelty loophole on U.S. military bases

Even the U.S. military, possessed with so many brave, self-sacrificing individuals, has not been immune from a handful of its recruits perpetrating some very awful cases of cruelty. In recent years, authorities charged a U.S. Marine couple living at Camp Pendleton in California with shattering . . . 

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