Archive for December, 2017

National Park Service plan to kill bison in Grand Canyon unneeded, unwarranted

By on December 11, 2017 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 21 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
National Park Service plan to kill bison in Grand Canyon unneeded, unwarranted

The National Park Service (NPS), with a shameful record of allowing the killing of bison who migrate outside of Yellowstone National Park and onto adjacent federal lands, is now planning on opening up a second front against these great and lumbering beasts, the biggest mammals . . . 

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Nepal’s Supreme Court ends mass killings of street dogs

By on December 8, 2017 in Companion Animals, Humane Society International with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Nepal’s Supreme Court ends mass killings of street dogs

For decades, Nepal hasn’t treated its tens of thousands of homeless, roaming dogs in a way that reflects the kind teachings of Buddhism and Hinduism, the religions predominantly practiced there. The main strategy of national and local authorities has involved public culls as a way . . . 

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Survey of American electorate reveals overwhelming opposition to trophy hunting

By on December 7, 2017 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 4 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Survey of American electorate reveals overwhelming opposition to trophy hunting

We have no better evidence of the non-partisan nature of animal protection than new data from a national poll, released this week by The HSUS, that shows deep and widespread opposition to trophy hunting, including strong disapproval of allowing imports of sport-hunted elephant and lion . . . 

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VA and HSUS announce pact to help Veterans and homeless animals

By on December 6, 2017 in Companion Animals with 11 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
VA and HSUS announce pact to help Veterans and homeless animals

When you think of those who embody the notions of loyalty and faithful service, you need look no farther than the pets in our lives and the military Veterans who’ve served our nation. These faithful friends and defenders of hearth and home deserve every act . . . 

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A giant step backward on the treatment of orcas in captivity

By on December 5, 2017 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A giant step backward on the treatment of orcas in captivity

It was my great hope that SeaWorld’s March 2016 decision to end its orca breeding and theatrical performance shows would be a catalyst prompting all other marine theme parks to get on board and move to the next, better chapter in our relationship with cetaceans. . . . 

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Key legal gains of 2017: Wolves protected in Great Lakes, California farm animal protection laws and local puppy mill rules survive challenges

Key legal gains of 2017: Wolves protected in Great Lakes, California farm animal protection laws and local puppy mill rules survive challenges

As we enter the final month of the year, I’ll blog frequently on the highlights of 2017, beginning today with a pretty extraordinary year in the courts. The HSUS’s cadre of two dozen in-house lawyers has been pushing the cause forward in the courts and . . . 

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Enormous issues hang in the balance for horses, wolves, and grizzlies in Congressional spending bill

By on December 1, 2017 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 9 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Enormous issues hang in the balance for horses, wolves, and grizzlies in Congressional spending bill

As we move into December, one of the most important fights in Congress relates to the massive spending bill to fund the operations of the federal government in 2018 – where the House and Senate try to find agreement between the respective bills in each . . . 

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