Archive for September, 2017

Breaking news: Campbell Soup announces major reforms for broiler chickens

By on September 28, 2017 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking news: Campbell Soup announces major reforms for broiler chickens

I come from a working-class family – my father was a winning and hard-charging high school football coach and my mother a part-time secretary when she wasn’t managing a household of six (eight, if you include the dogs). Even though I loved animals, I had . . . 

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The federal government must reject mass killing of America’s wild horses and burros

By on September 28, 2017 in Equine, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 14 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The federal government must reject mass killing of America’s wild horses and burros

Today, we face the most severe political threat to wild horses since the enactment of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, which Congress passed in response to the random and methodical killing of horses and burros on our western lands by ranchers . . . 

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Japan deserves worldwide condemnation for commercial whaling masquerading as ‘science’

By on September 27, 2017 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 6 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Japan deserves worldwide condemnation for commercial whaling masquerading as ‘science’

In a flouting of international conservation values, Japan just announced that its latest hunt, which concluded Tuesday, has claimed the lives of 177 minke and sei whales – adding to the toll of thousands that its whalers have claimed in an era when just about . . . 

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NYC pet store investigated by HSUS shuttered, but larger policy reforms needed

By on September 26, 2017 in Companion Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 158 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
NYC pet store investigated by HSUS shuttered, but larger policy reforms needed

The Chelsea Kennel Club – a boutique Manhattan pet store that was the focus of an HSUS undercover investigation released just two months ago – appears to be shuttered. In July, we posted a heartbreaking video of sick puppies and deficient care there, which attracted . . . 

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Puerto Rico’s governor to sign executive order for massive on-the-ground plan to save animals

Puerto Rico’s governor to sign executive order for massive on-the-ground plan to save animals

The situation in Puerto Rico is so dire that Commonwealth and federal authorities have still been unable to do a thorough damage assessment, even though it’s been five days since the hurricane enveloped the island and flooded or flattened so much of it. Cell phone . . . 

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Series of federal court rulings – the latest upholding a Chicago anti-puppy-mill law – affirm state, local efforts against animal cruelty

Series of federal court rulings – the latest upholding a Chicago anti-puppy-mill law – affirm state, local efforts against animal cruelty

In an important ruling for dogs and for the legal principle that states and local governments have a critical role in protecting animals from cruelty and mistreatment, a federal appeals court today upheld Chicago’s law requiring pet stores that sell dogs, cats, and rabbits to . . . 

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HSI helps more than 1,300 animals in Mexico after first earthquake, while Hurricane Maria scours Caribbean islands

HSI helps more than 1,300 animals in Mexico after first earthquake, while Hurricane Maria scours Caribbean islands

Today, we are consumed with thoughts of anguish and sorrow for the people and animals in a half-dozen nations – for 3.5 million Americans in Puerto Rico; for the already battered people in the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, and other island inhabitants of Caribbean countries; . . . 

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HSUS calls on L’Oréal to embrace a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics

By on September 19, 2017 in Animal Research and Testing, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 11 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
HSUS calls on L’Oréal to embrace a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics

Some years ago, a handful of companies rejected animal testing as a research and development practice and chose to only market products known to be safe to consumers. As a nod to the growing ranks of consumers concerned about animal cruelty, they affixed a symbol . . . 

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California leads again – this time, in fighting puppy mills

By on September 18, 2017 in Companion Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 4 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
California leads again – this time, in fighting puppy mills

California is set to enact a statewide law that would ban the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores and require that stores instead source dogs, cats, and rabbits from shelters and rescues. The Senate recently passed the measure with not a single legislator . . . 

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Breaking news: Court reinstates California law banning foie gras, affirms states’ rights

By on September 15, 2017 in Farm Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 10 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking news: Court reinstates California law banning foie gras, affirms states’ rights

In a major ruling with significant implications for the principle of the right of states to crack down on animal cruelty in agriculture, a unanimous panel of judges from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated California’s law banning the sale of foie gras. . . . 

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House and Senate should reject radical anti-wildlife bill passed by key committee

By on September 14, 2017 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 9 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
House and Senate should reject radical anti-wildlife bill passed by key committee

This week, the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources passed the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act, with votes coming only from Republican members of the committee. Democrats recognized that this bill has little to do with rank-and-file sportsmen’s issues, and saw it for . . . 

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HSUS, HSI rescue teams rush into Florida, British Virgin Islands

HSUS, HSI rescue teams rush into Florida, British Virgin Islands

The endangered key deer used extraordinary swimming and other survival skills to weather Irma’s assault on the Florida Keys. Greyhound owners gambled by hunkering down with thousands of the dogs in kennels at or near their racetracks, and apparently made it through. The HSUS affiliate, . . . 

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