Archive for January, 2017

BSL is Bad, Senseless Lawmaking

By on January 31, 2017 in Companion Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 45 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
BSL is Bad, Senseless Lawmaking

Our fight against discriminatory, breed-specific legislation (BSL) is likely to gain momentum with a raft of states considering legislation to remove and prevent restrictions on pet owners keeping certain breeds and types of dogs. Dog experts and researchers – along with just about every reputable . . . 

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New polls show voters in key Midwest states – Oklahoma, Missouri, and Nebraska – strongly oppose horse slaughter 

By on January 30, 2017 in Equine, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 4 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New polls show voters in key Midwest states – Oklahoma, Missouri, and Nebraska – strongly oppose horse slaughter 

There was one particularly lucky and apolitical participant in the Trump inauguration – a horse named Jakar, once destined for slaughter, rescued by an animal advocate, and eventually taken on by the Cleveland Police Department for law enforcement work. Jakar, along with other members of . . . 

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South Africa’s canned lion hunting industry cashes in on global trade in lion bones

By on January 27, 2017 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 9 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
South Africa’s canned lion hunting industry cashes in on global trade in lion bones

More than a year ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, reacting to a legal petition from The HSUS, HSI, and other animal welfare and conservation groups, announced that the United States was placing African lions on the list of threatened and endangered species. One . . . 

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Mexico says ‘no mas’ to dogfighting

Mexico says ‘no mas’ to dogfighting

There’s a lot in the news about Mexico and our border with that populous nation to our south. While that discussion swirls, we continue to make steady progress on animal welfare in Mexico, even though our Humane Society International office there is still in its . . . 

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it’s time to ban lead ammo, fishing tackle on federal lands

By on January 25, 2017 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it’s time to ban lead ammo, fishing tackle on federal lands

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last week announced a far-reaching, conservation-minded, and science-based action on the eve of the presidential inauguration – establishing a new policy to phase out the use of lead ammunition and fishing tackle by January 2022 on more than 150 . . . 

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Bureaucratic bungling, rules freeze endanger horse soring rule

By on January 24, 2017 in Equine, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 37 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Bureaucratic bungling, rules freeze endanger horse soring rule

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s anti-horse-soring rule – put in motion after a damning 2010 Inspector General’s report identified deficiencies in the execution of the federal law against horse soring – is in peril despite the agency announcing final, favorable action on the issue just . . . 

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Unilever delivers on cage-free pledge three years ahead of schedule

By on January 23, 2017 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 6 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Unilever delivers on cage-free pledge three years ahead of schedule

Today, Unilever – one of the world’s largest food conglomerates – announced that it has fulfilled its pledge to go exclusively cage-free for eggs in all Hellmann’s and Best Foods mayonnaise products, three years ahead of schedule. The acceleration of its previously-stated cage-free timeline – . . . 

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Political shots fired as American lawmakers renew war on wolves

By on January 19, 2017 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 11 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Political shots fired as American lawmakers renew war on wolves

Just days after the newly constituted Congress commenced its work in the new year, some legislators from the West and the Great Lakes region showed that they have their fangs out for wolves and other animals. They are threatening not just to enable a massive . . . 

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Breaking news: Obama Administration sets sweeping new standard for farm animal welfare

By on January 18, 2017 in Farm Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 43 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking news: Obama Administration sets sweeping new standard for farm animal welfare

In its final major action for animals – this one perhaps promising to improve the treatment for millions and millions of animals in the coming years — the Obama Administration today finalized a rule that clarifies and updates the requirements of the “organic” label, establishing . . . 

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Ringling announcement an indicator of broader shift toward animal protection

By on January 16, 2017 in Humane Economy, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 445 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Ringling announcement an indicator of broader shift toward animal protection

It was the second thunderbolt from Ringling Bros. in the span of two years – a little more than a flash of time in the company’s 146-year history, but as dramatic and sensational as one could imagine. On Saturday night, during a long holiday weekend . . . 

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After years-long anti-soring campaign, USDA bans torture of walking horses

By on January 13, 2017 in Equine, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 180 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
After years-long anti-soring campaign, USDA bans torture of walking horses

Pushed to act by a series of HSUS undercover investigations and a national campaign that attracted the support of more than 300 members of the U.S. House and Senate across the political spectrum, the U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced strict new rules to crack . . . 

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Former HSUS doc gives lifesaving advice in new doc about food, agriculture, and health

By on January 12, 2017 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Former HSUS doc gives lifesaving advice in new doc about food, agriculture, and health

Dr. Michael Greger, former director of public health and animal agriculture at The HSUS and author of the runaway New York Times bestseller How Not to Die, is an extraordinary fount of knowledge about health and diet, and his work and science-based thinking are on . . . 

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