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As Yulin dog meat festival starts, poll shows overwhelming Chinese opposition to dog-meat-eating spectacle

As Yulin dog meat festival starts, poll shows overwhelming Chinese opposition to dog-meat-eating spectacle

With a gruesome dog-killing spectacle about to play out in Yulin, China, in just hours, a new poll of Chinese citizens shows no appetite for the spectacle or the idea of dog eating at all. That poll, commissioned by Humane Society International and the group Avaaz, . . . 

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Dogs, cats rescued from Yulin – as fight to end the spectacle gathers momentum

Dogs, cats rescued from Yulin – as fight to end the spectacle gathers momentum

This week, Humane Society International’s Peter Li, working with Chinese activists, helped save 29 dogs and five cats from the butcher’s block in Yulin, China, where preparations are on for an annual dog meat festival that begins June 21. “It was a great sense of . . . 

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Dog butchering raising howls in Congress and throughout the world

Dog butchering raising howls in Congress and throughout the world

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., introduced a congressional resolution today condemning China’s dog meat trade and the festival in Yulin, China, where thousands of dogs and cats are slaughtered each year. The resolution, which has 27 original cosponsors, doesn’t have the force of law, but it’s an opportunity for the United States to urge . . . 

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Confronting Dog Meat Horrors and Other Cruelties on the International Stage

Confronting Dog Meat Horrors and Other Cruelties on the International Stage

Today’s New York Times reports on Humane Society International’s major campaign to end the dog meat trade in South Korea, the only nation that eats dog meat and raises dogs on farms for the plate. There, in the run-up to the 2018 Winter Olympics, we’ve . . . 

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Carving Up the Ivory Trade – One Trinket and One State at a Time

Carving Up the Ivory Trade – One Trinket and One State at a Time

This week, Hawaii – the nation’s third largest market for ivory – joined the war against global ivory trafficking when its senate unanimously passed legislation to ban all sales of elephant ivory, rhino horns, and other endangered species products. With laws against ivory trafficking enacted in New Jersey . . . 

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Ringling’s Last Elephant Show on Earth

By on April 29, 2016 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 22 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Ringling’s Last Elephant Show on Earth

On Sunday, the elephants of Ringling Bros. will perform for the last time at shows in Providence, R.I. and Wilkes Barre, Penn., signaling a turning point in the history of our society’s tolerance of wild animal acts. When Ringling announced its decision last year to end its traveling elephant . . . 

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Campaign to Spare Korean Dogs Comes Again to U.S. 

Campaign to Spare Korean Dogs Comes Again to U.S. 

This week, 171 dogs raised for the butcher block in Wonju, South Korea, have received a stay of execution and have been flown into the United States. We worked with the farmer in February to permanently shut down his farm and rescue all 250 dogs on . . . 

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Partnering in Puerto Rico to Turn Around the Fortunes of Animals

Partnering in Puerto Rico to Turn Around the Fortunes of Animals

Last year, The HSUS and Humane Society International supercharged animal protection in Puerto Rico – putting unprecedented resources on the ground to turn around the sad and overwhelming plight of animals on the island. Mired in crushing debt that’s made headlines across the United States, . . . 

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Cost of Cruelty Too Often Borne by Animal Protection Advocates, Rather Than Animal Abusers

Cost of Cruelty Too Often Borne by Animal Protection Advocates, Rather Than Animal Abusers

EDITOR’S NOTE: GOOD NEWS! The HSUS and the New York Blood Center have announced an agreement to provide long-term sanctuary for the Liberian chimpanzees. READ THE UPDATE » In The Humane Economy, I look at the question of animal protection partly through an economic lens. . . . 

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A Year After New York Blood Center Abandoned Them, Liberian Chimps Are Thriving Under Humane Care

By on April 22, 2016 in Animal Research and Testing, Humane Society International with 9 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Year After New York Blood Center Abandoned Them, Liberian Chimps Are Thriving Under Humane Care

EDITOR’S NOTE: GOOD NEWS! The HSUS and the New York Blood Center have announced an agreement to provide long-term sanctuary for the Liberian chimpanzees. READ THE UPDATE » After the New York Blood Center abandoned more than 60 chimpanzees on a series of islands in . . . 

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Fiestas Without the Cruelty

By on April 20, 2016 in Companion Animals, Humane Society International with 10 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Fiestas Without the Cruelty

From the bull fiestas of Spain to the Yulin dog meat festival, there are many events and enterprises across the world that, while cast by enthusiasts as a celebration of tradition, culture, and religion, can be more accurately described as cruel and anachronistic. For years . . . 

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Why Is Canada Desperately Holding on to Its Bloody, Money-Losing Seal Hunt?

By on April 15, 2016 in Humane Society International with 28 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Why Is Canada Desperately Holding on to Its Bloody, Money-Losing Seal Hunt?

Canada’s baby seal hunt has resumed.  That’s despite the government of Canada spending far more to monitor and defend the hunt than the sealers gain from selling the pelts they peel from the animals’ bodies. The whole spectacle is cruel and archaic, it’s a financial boondoggle, . . . 

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