Archive for August, 2021

From “pet” cougars to flooding victims, animal rescue requires preparation

By on August 31, 2021 in Animal Rescue and Care with 4 Comments
From “pet” cougars to flooding victims, animal rescue requires preparation

On Sunday, Hurricane Ida slammed into the Gulf Coast, 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina’s landfall. Our Animal Rescue and Response team moved toward the strike zone, ready to assist animals in need. Bringing together supplies, equipment and personnel to support emergency response . . . 

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Dog meat traders to be prosecuted for the first time in Indonesian history

Dog meat traders to be prosecuted for the first time in Indonesian history

Indonesia’s first-ever prosecution of dog meat traders under animal health and food safety laws represents another milestone in the global campaign to protect dogs from being slaughtered for food. A district attorney on the island of Java recently confirmed plans to prosecute dog traders intercepted . . . 

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As assaults against wolves mount, Biden Administration misses the mark

By on August 23, 2021 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 2 Comments
As assaults against wolves mount, Biden Administration misses the mark

Our nation’s assault on wildlife has been going on for centuries, with a staggering toll of animal loss that dates back to our colonial past. Over those hundreds of years, you’d be hard-pressed to identify a more vilified and persecuted species than the wolf. Today, . . . 

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Termed out Wisconsin board chair plays politics with wolves’ lives in the balance

By on August 20, 2021 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 6 Comments
Termed out Wisconsin board chair plays politics with wolves’ lives in the balance

In every state where we’re working to protect wolves from trophy hunters and trappers, the political nature of the fight is obvious. But the tragic impacts of political gamesmanship involving wolves are especially evident in the controversy surrounding Wisconsin Natural Resources Board chair Frederick Prehn’s . . . 

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Ann Arbor’s ban on fur sales is part of a larger fight to save wildlife

By on August 17, 2021 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 5 Comments
Ann Arbor’s ban on fur sales is part of a larger fight to save wildlife

With yesterday’s passage of an ordinance banning the sale of certain fur products, Ann Arbor, Michigan’s City Council scored a pair of firsts. The 10-member council’s unanimous vote made Ann Arbor not only the first city in the Midwest to prohibit the sale of fur, . . . 

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‘I rescue animals from disaster areas. Climate change is a gamechanger.’

‘I rescue animals from disaster areas. Climate change is a gamechanger.’

Last week, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report, one of the most comprehensive assessments of climate change to date. The report draws clear links between human-caused climate change and extreme regional weather events, concluding that some impacts will be . . . 

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Here’s what the infrastructure bill could mean for animals

By on August 11, 2021 in Equine, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments
Here’s what the infrastructure bill could mean for animals

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate passed the $1 trillion infrastructure package, which includes funding for a vast array of public works. Included in this massive bill are some hugely important steps for animals, as well as some opportunities for us to push to strengthen the . . . 

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A rescued tiger’s first summer at our animal sanctuary

A rescued tiger’s first summer at our animal sanctuary

There are many things we can learn from animals, but one thing that never fails to move me to my core is their resilience. Whether it’s witnessing the dogs learn to play after being saved from dog meat farms in South Korea or seeing my . . . 

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Bears are starting their annual feeding frenzy. Here’s what you should know.

By on August 5, 2021 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 1 Comment
Bears are starting their annual feeding frenzy. Here’s what you should know.

For human beings, the end of summer can mean squeezing in a few last trips to the beach or mountains before school begins and the pace of work picks up. But for bears, the end of summer is a vital life stage; it’s when they . . . 

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What ending the eviction moratorium could mean for families with pets

What ending the eviction moratorium could mean for families with pets

Update 8/27/21: the Supreme Court issued an opinion yesterday ending the CDC order which extended the eviction moratorium in areas of substantial and high transmission of COVID-19 until October 3, 2021. The Humane Society family of organizations remains concerned about what this could mean for . . . 

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Why some veterinarians keep fighting to end one of the worst factory farm practices

By on August 3, 2021 in Farm Animals with 9 Comments
Why some veterinarians keep fighting to end one of the worst factory farm practices

It’s a gruesome topic that no one really likes to talk about but last week the methods for “depopulating”—killing—hundreds of thousands of pigs and chickens during a natural or manmade disaster, such as a pandemic like COVID-19, were front and center at a meeting of . . . 

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