Archive for August, 2018

That’s not cool: Farm groups petition USDA on country of origin labeling

By on August 13, 2018 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 10 Comments
That’s not cool: Farm groups petition USDA on country of origin labeling

It’s no secret, and it’s no surprise. Americans want to know what they’re eating. A 2016 Consumer Reports survey found that a majority of American consumers want labels on the meat, poultry, fish, and produce they buy to reflect country of origin (87 percent) and . . . 

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Lion snuggle scam in South Africa cons tourists, harms wildlife

Lion snuggle scam in South Africa cons tourists, harms wildlife

Today is World Lion Day, a global celebration of one of the most majestic of big cats, the African lion. Travelers flock from all over the world to Africa to realize their dream of seeing “the king of the jungle” in the wild and South . . . 

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Outrage grows over killing of a mother bear and her cubs even as federal government moves to make such action legal

By on August 9, 2018 in Uncategorized with 66 Comments
Outrage grows over killing of a mother bear and her cubs even as federal government moves to make such action legal

There isn’t sufficient outrage in the world to cover the depravity of the father and son who were charged with breaking Alaska state law in mid-April when they killed a mother bear and her shrieking cubs on Esther Island in Prince William Sound. The details . . . 

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Every whale counts

Every whale counts

The images of the orca Tahlequah keeping her dead calf afloat in Puget Sound while trying to keep pace with the other members of her pod have moved millions worldwide. The calf died on July 24 just half an hour after being born, raising not . . . 

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Massachusetts passes historic comprehensive anti-cruelty law

Massachusetts passes historic comprehensive anti-cruelty law

As a Massachusetts native, I’m excited about my home state’s latest positive action for animal protection, the passage of a comprehensive omnibus anti-cruelty bill, “PAWS II,” a few days ago by both chambers of the state legislature. PAWS II, which awaits the signature of Governor . . . 

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Government says Indonesia will ban dog meat trade

Government says Indonesia will ban dog meat trade

We received exciting news this weekend regarding our fight against the global trade in dog meat. At a meeting on veterinary public health held by Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture, officials confirmed their intention to support a ban on the trade in dog meat and to . . . 

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Pets for Life reaches 100,000 spay/neuter surgery milestone

Pets for Life reaches 100,000 spay/neuter surgery milestone

Last week, the HSUS Pets for Life program provided its 100,000 spay/neuter surgery at no cost to pet owners. Since early 2012, PFL has provided over 400,000 essential veterinary services, supplies, and medications to people and pets in need. PFL is a trailblazing program based . . . 

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Lawsuit seeks to evict foxes from Interior’s henhouse

Lawsuit seeks to evict foxes from Interior’s henhouse

Americans expect their government to conduct its affairs with transparency and fairness, and certainly not in the manner of the proverbial smoke-filled backroom. That’s certainly our view, and that’s why we’ve consistently challenged attempts by the USDA and other federal agencies to withhold data and . . . 

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