Archive for 2022

With respect to potential bear conflicts, the responsibility is ours

By on March 8, 2022 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 2 Comments
With respect to potential bear conflicts, the responsibility is ours

The black bear affectionately known as Hank the Tank, whom authorities once thought responsible for 28 home invasions and 152 reports of conflict behavior in South Lake Tahoe, will be spared. DNA analysis of the scenes showed that at least two other bears had broken . . . 

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Here’s how we’re taking action for Ukraine and its animals—and how you can help

Here’s how we’re taking action for Ukraine and its animals—and how you can help

With the weight of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine heavy in our hearts, we are thinking of the Ukrainian people and their animals and identifying ways to help them now and over the longer term. How could we do otherwise with a torrent of images and . . . 

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As President Biden addresses the state of the union, we continue to push for progress for animals

As President Biden addresses the state of the union, we continue to push for progress for animals

During his years in the Senate, now-President Joe Biden supported dozens of animal welfare measures, including legislation to require dolphin-safe labeling on tuna, stop canned hunts, annually prohibit the use of taxpayer dollars to fund federal inspection and approval of meat at horse slaughterhouses (effectively . . . 

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When it comes to fur and foie gras, cruelty should not be a choice

When it comes to fur and foie gras, cruelty should not be a choice

Disturbing as it was to learn last week that the British government is wavering on proposed bans on imports of fur and foie gras, it was heartening to see the reaction of a caring public outraged by this news and the firm resistance of politicians . . . 

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Kentucky Derby winner’s disqualification highlights ongoing need for horse racing reform

Kentucky Derby winner’s disqualification highlights ongoing need for horse racing reform

The regulatory system in horse racing has been broken for years, and public confidence in the sport continues to wane. This week’s news that Medina Spirit is being stripped of his 2021 Kentucky Derby win is yet another blow. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on . . . 

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Our campaign to end the puppy mill-to-pet store pipeline heats up in Florida and Texas 

By on February 18, 2022 in Companion Animals with 4 Comments
Our campaign to end the puppy mill-to-pet store pipeline heats up in Florida and Texas 

Our fight to stop the sale of puppy mill puppies in pet stores is one of our biggest, one we’re waging against fierce industry opposition across the country. The pet store and puppy mill interests are out in force right now, and we’re taking them . . . 

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Fresh ideas and expanded choice are reshaping the food service sector

By on February 17, 2022 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments
Fresh ideas and expanded choice are reshaping the food service sector

The marketplace is central to the humane world we are working to create. When we push for improvements in the food, fashion, entertainment, household goods and industrial sectors, we are doing it to help animals. But we are also doing our best to empower consumers . . . 

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An inside look at what it takes to go undercover for the animals

By on February 15, 2022 in Investigations with 32 Comments
An inside look at what it takes to go undercover for the animals

Imagine having to work in a roadside zoo, a pet store selling puppy mill puppies, a slaughter plant or a factory farm without ever being able to show your true feelings. Would you ever be able to walk alone among hundreds of dead animals at . . . 

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Federal judge restores critical protections for many gray wolves, ending states’ cruel and irresponsible management

Federal judge restores critical protections for many gray wolves, ending states’ cruel and irresponsible management

Wolves across most of the continental United States must have Endangered Species Act protections restored, a federal judge ruled yesterday, effectively prohibiting trophy hunting of the species across most of the country. This tremendous victory is the result of a lawsuit filed by the Humane . . . 

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During New York Fashion Week, look out for the innovative materials that have knocked fur off the runway

During New York Fashion Week, look out for the innovative materials that have knocked fur off the runway

As fashion week begins tomorrow in New York City, and then in London, Milan and Paris, I’m reminded that not so long ago these weeks were a time of worry for our fur-free team and fellow advocates around the world. Not knowing how many models . . . 

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Iceland signals it will stop commercial whaling by 2024, suggesting an end to a decades-long fight

By on February 8, 2022 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 7 Comments
Iceland signals it will stop commercial whaling by 2024, suggesting an end to a decades-long fight

Last Friday’s indication by Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Svandis Svavarsdottir that Iceland will likely end its commercial whaling by 2024 struck a deep chord. I have been involved in the global campaign to end commercial whaling for a long time, and there was a . . . 

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Key wildlife priorities advance in the House

Key wildlife priorities advance in the House

It is the dream of a better world for animals that inspires our work, but it is action that will get us there, and that’s what made Friday’s events on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives momentous. All at once, in a single . . . 

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