Archive for November, 2017

HSI closes 10th dog meat farm in Korea, rescuing 170 dogs

By on November 30, 2017 in Companion Animals, Humane Society International with 22 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
HSI closes 10th dog meat farm in Korea, rescuing 170 dogs

We’re back at it in South Korea, saving dogs from the worst imaginable circumstances on meat farms and starting them on a journey that will turn their lives in the most dramatic ways. It’s the 10th dog meat farm we’ve cleaned out since we started . . . 

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U.S. should change its spots on trophy hunting of leopards

By on November 29, 2017 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
U.S. should change its spots on trophy hunting of leopards

While we eagerly await President Trump’s follow-up on his decision to suspend imports of elephant and lion trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia, we hope he takes a broad look at the trophy hunting of other threatened and endangered species and stops all imports of the . . . 

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Giving Tuesday a good time to give animals in distress a chance

By on November 28, 2017 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Giving Tuesday a good time to give animals in distress a chance

Public education, laws, and corporate policies – invaluable and essential to our cause, and able in the end to prevent cruelty to millions of animals – can take years to enact and still longer to achieve their full effect. There are times when other forms . . . 

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American horror show: Trophies from canned lion hunts continue to flow into the U.S. despite ESA protection

By on November 27, 2017 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 13 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
American horror show: Trophies from canned lion hunts continue to flow into the U.S. despite ESA protection

Our federal government illegally allowed U.S. trophy hunters to import at least 280 lion trophies from South Africa’s cruel captive lion breeding and killing facilities. It allowed body parts to come into the country in spite of a policy implemented at the beginning of last . . . 

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Federal appeals court upholds California ban on killing mountain lions for trophies

By on November 21, 2017 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 18 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Federal appeals court upholds California ban on killing mountain lions for trophies

Trophy hunting has been on the front page and the opinion page and on television in the past week, after news broke that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made regulatory moves to overturn restrictions on the import of African elephants and African lions. There . . . 

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President Trump stakes out a bold position on trophy hunting

By on November 20, 2017 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 6 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
President Trump stakes out a bold position on trophy hunting

President Trump’s declaration that the trophy hunting of elephants and other animals is “a horror show” is, to say the least, a bold and provocative statement from a U.S. leader. Never before has an American official taken such a forthright stand on the issue of . . . 

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Trump intervenes on elephant trophy hunting issue

By on November 17, 2017 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 30 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Trump intervenes on elephant trophy hunting issue

In a tweet to more than 40 million followers, President Trump announced this evening that he’s “put big game trophy decision on hold,” signaling discomfort with the trajectory of public discussion concerning the Interior Department’s enormously controversial announcement on Thursday to allow imports of elephant . . . 

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Burlington goes fur-free

By on November 17, 2017 in Humane Economy, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 99 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Burlington goes fur-free

Today I’m pleased to announce that Burlington Stores (formerly Burlington Coat Factory), after discussions with The HSUS, has gone 100 percent fur-free – no full-length furs, no fur trim, no fur at all in the company’s vast offerings of coats and other garments. Burlington has . . . 

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After targeting elephants, Interior Department puts African lions in the crosshairs

By on November 16, 2017 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 22 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
After targeting elephants, Interior Department puts African lions in the crosshairs

Yesterday, on this blog, I reacted in real time to the Safari Club International’s announcement that the U.S. Department of the Interior plans to lift a ban on the import of sport-hunted trophies of rare and beleaguered African elephants. In short, our government is essentially . . . 

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Interior Department to allow imports of elephant and lion trophies from Africa, reversing Obama policies

Interior Department to allow imports of elephant and lion trophies from Africa, reversing Obama policies

With barely contained enthusiasm, Safari Club International (SCI) announced on its own initiative today that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has reversed critical elephant protections established during the Obama administration, allowing imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. For decades, Zimbabwe has . . . 

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