Archive for October, 2017

Nestlé, the world’s biggest food company, expands animal welfare commitment to broiler chickens

By on October 12, 2017 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Nestlé, the world’s biggest food company, expands animal welfare commitment to broiler chickens

Today marks another milestone in our global campaign to improve the lives of animals in agriculture, with Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, demanding changes in the way chickens are raised for their meat. Nestlé will require a specific set of important reforms from all . . . 

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Ballot measure launched to ban trophy hunting of America’s lions

By on October 12, 2017 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 57 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Ballot measure launched to ban trophy hunting of America’s lions

Two summers ago, a color photograph of Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer and his hunting guide kneeling over Cecil, an African lion they’d slain, found its way onto social media platforms and ricocheted across the planet. In response, 45 of the world’s biggest airlines – including . . . 

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Breaking news: Gucci goes fur-free

By on October 11, 2017 in Humane Economy, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 35 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking news: Gucci goes fur-free

In what is perhaps the most meaningful fur-free announcement worldwide to date, luxury fashion brand Gucci has proclaimed that its future is fur-free. After working with The HSUS and the Italian-based animal welfare group LAV (a member, with The HSUS, of the Fur Free Alliance), . . . 

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HSI’s lifesaving work for street dogs, in the Philippines and around the world

HSI’s lifesaving work for street dogs, in the Philippines and around the world

One of Humane Society International’s most high-impact programs, Street Dog Defender, has the ambitious goal of improving the lives of 300 million street dogs around the world. These are animals who typically survive outside of homes or commercial locations and often live on the edge, . . . 

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Global movement against the ivory trade gains more momentum

Global movement against the ivory trade gains more momentum

“On animal welfare we will take the tough action necessary to deal with those whose callousness or greed inflicts pain and suffering on innocent creatures. At the moment the maximum sentence for animal cruelty is just six months. I believe that when we face deliberate, . . . 

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Congress should ban malicious animal cruelty and bestiality

By on October 5, 2017 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 21 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Congress should ban malicious animal cruelty and bestiality

Last week, the Kansas City Star reported that an elementary school worker in Springfield was being investigated by federal authorities for pornography involving sexual acts between that individual, a four-year-old child, and a dog. The facts in this case as we understand them are deeply . . . 

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Extremist package of hunting, gun policies should be permanently nixed

By on October 4, 2017 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 4 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Extremist package of hunting, gun policies should be permanently nixed

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., announced yesterday that the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act is not going to come up for consideration on the House floor anytime soon. That’s a relief. But let’s be clear: this disgraceful bill should never be revived or . . . 

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Lawmakers, Indian tribes, HSUS call for national ban on trophy hunting of grizzly bears in lower 48 states

By on October 3, 2017 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 6 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Lawmakers, Indian tribes, HSUS call for national ban on trophy hunting of grizzly bears in lower 48 states

Today, I stood shoulder to shoulder with leaders from some of the best known Native American tribes in the West – the Shoshone Bannock, Hopi, and the Crow Creek Sioux, among others – to support the introduction of federal legislation that will establish special protections . . . 

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National tragedies in Las Vegas, Puerto Rico command our attention

National tragedies in Las Vegas, Puerto Rico command our attention

A note about Las Vegas and gun violence: Our hearts at The HSUS are heavy in the wake of the unfathomable killing and wounding of more than 500 people in the nation’s biggest-ever mass shooting. This latest slaughter of our fellow citizens, enabled by a . . . 

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