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A stay of execution for 31 more dogs from South Korea

A stay of execution for 31 more dogs from South Korea

Humane Society International’s campaign to stop the slaughter of dogs for meat is unremitting, and today we are announcing that 31 dogs on the verge of being butchered after living on a South Korean dog meat farm are bound for the United States. The dogs . . . 

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Court affirms European ban on cruel cosmetics

Court affirms European ban on cruel cosmetics

Blinding, poisoning, and killing animals in the name of beauty has never stood a chance in the court of public opinion. But it’s survived for too long as a legal enterprise because industry has thwarted reform with pretenses about the lack of alternatives, and politicians . . . 

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States, corporations acting to end extreme confinement of animals on industrial farms

By on September 20, 2016 in Farm Animals, Humane Society International with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
States, corporations acting to end extreme confinement of animals on industrial farms

Today, my colleague Paul Shapiro participated in a debate sponsored by WBUR, The Boston Globe, and UMass Boston about Question 3 – the statewide ballot measure in the Commonwealth that bans cage confinement of veal calves, breeding sows, and laying hens, and also stipulates that . . . 

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Putting a stake in the ground for animals in Puerto Rico

By on September 14, 2016 in Companion Animals, Equine, Humane Society International with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Putting a stake in the ground for animals in Puerto Rico

In 2015, The HSUS, Humane Society International, and the Government of Puerto Rico announced a comprehensive partnership involving governmental agencies, all 78 provincial mayors, and other stakeholders, to transform animal welfare on the island. The partnership covers specialized training for law enforcement officials, animal control . . . 

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Breaking news: Latin American food giant goes cage-free

By on September 2, 2016 in Farm Animals, Humane Society International with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking news: Latin American food giant goes cage-free

The tide in our cage-free campaign has now turned in Latin America, with Alsea, a major food retail conglomerate with operations throughout Latin America and Europe, announcing this week that it will switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs. The new policy, which follows several years . . . 

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Mammoth news about elephants and their status

By on August 31, 2016 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Mammoth news about elephants and their status

The number of elephants in the African savanna is in drastic decline, their population having dwindled by 30 percent between 2007 and 2014, according to the Great Elephant Census, the first-ever pan-African survey of savanna elephants. The report, released today, was funded by philanthropist (and . . . 

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Merci to France for saying ‘non!’ to wildlife traffickers

By on August 22, 2016 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Merci to France for saying ‘non!’ to wildlife traffickers

France has become the first European country to ban the domestic trade in ivory and rhino horn. This lifesaving policy, announced by Environment Minister Ségolène Royal, goes far beyond the European Union’s current wildlife trade regulations and follows a series of progressive steps that Royal . . . 

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Hundreds of dogs saved from slaughter in China

Hundreds of dogs saved from slaughter in China

China is at the center of the dog meat industry, with as many as 10 million dogs slaughtered each year for human consumption. We are committed to abolishing the whole cruel, unscrupulous practice and enterprise, and last weekend, we put yet another dent in that . . . 

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Donald Trump Jr. may be out of luck in killing more leopards

Donald Trump Jr. may be out of luck in killing more leopards

The son of the Republican nominee for president – the son who favors killing elephants and leopards over golfing and says he wants to become secretary of the Interior Department (which oversees trophy imports) if his father is elected president – might have to set . . . 

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Mounting an attack on dogfighting in Mexico

By on July 20, 2016 in Companion Animals, Humane Society International with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Mounting an attack on dogfighting in Mexico

It’s time to ban dogfighting in Mexico – everywhere in the country. It’s already banned in several states there, but the law is silent in others, and there’s no national law against what is perhaps the most widely reviled animal crime in the world. This . . . 

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No matter how fast they run, Pamplona’s bulls are doomed

By on July 8, 2016 in Humane Society International with 13 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
No matter how fast they run, Pamplona’s bulls are doomed

It’s cruelty masquerading as celebration. Terrorized animals, thrust into a world of screaming, slick surfaces, physical torment, and, in the end, serial, protracted stabbing. It’s the annual eight-day running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, as four dozen animals are chased down narrow cobblestone streets . . . 

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U.S. needs to join Europe in actively condemning Japan’s whaling masquerade

By on July 7, 2016 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
U.S. needs to join Europe in actively condemning Japan’s whaling masquerade

It was a shot heard round the world when, in March 2014, the International Court of Justice ruled that Japan’s program of whaling in Antarctica was not in accord with the provisions of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling. Japan cancelled the program, . . . 

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