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REACHing Beyond Animal Testing

By on November 7, 2014 in Animal Research and Testing, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
REACHing Beyond Animal Testing

Our global #BeCrueltyFree campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics grows each day. Last month we celebrated a landmark move by India to close its borders to newly animal-tested cosmetics, becoming the first cruelty-free cosmetics market in South Asia. And our #BeCrueltyFree teams are on . . . 

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Victory: India Becomes a Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Nation

Victory: India Becomes a Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Nation

India will ban the import of cosmetics that have been tested on animals anywhere in the world after November 13th. Coming just months after India heeded our call to ban domestic animal testing for cosmetics, this latest move assures that cosmetics sold in the country will no . . . 

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Enduring Challenges, Quantum Progress Through First Three Quarters

Enduring Challenges, Quantum Progress Through First Three Quarters

The HSUS and its affiliates drive transformational change for animals. We don’t measure our success based on how many press releases we issue, bills we sponsor, or policy papers we write. We measure our success based on animals rescued from distress, corporations that change their policies . . . 

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Canada Stops Mounties From Pulling Muskrat Out of the Hat

By on October 2, 2014 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Canada Stops Mounties From Pulling Muskrat Out of the Hat

Earlier this week, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police made the smart and progressive decision to stop using fur for regular cold-weather use in their uniform hats. The famed Mounties noted that they had "listened to the views and concerns of the public and employees in regards . . . 

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The Price of Progress – How Our Victories Breed Enemies

The Price of Progress – How Our Victories Breed Enemies

Precisely because The HSUS is so effective, we are the target of disinformation campaigns from our political adversaries. The king of disinformation is Rick Berman, the guy “60 Minutes” dubbed “Dr. Evil” for his work attacking public interest groups on behalf of anonymous corporations.   . . . 

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Acting Like Hammer Heads When It Comes to Sharks

Acting Like Hammer Heads When It Comes to Sharks

This week, Shark Week returned to Discovery Channel as it has every summer since 1988. Shark Week’s programs tend to portray the shark as aggressive predators, mainly to titillate viewers – though not nearly as sensationally as the 1970s movie Jaws, which did deep and . . . 

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Dog Meat Transport Trucks in China Intercepted, Evacuated

Dog Meat Transport Trucks in China Intercepted, Evacuated

I’ve got a dog rescue story out of China that will warm your heart – and also demonstrate that the cause of animal protection is gaining traction in the biggest nation in the world.  Volunteers and activists in China pulled over five trucks and rescued . . . 

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No Ivory Auctions at Christie’s

No Ivory Auctions at Christie’s

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation today to forbid his state from participating in the international trade in elephant ivory and rhino horns. This is the first law in the country to prohibit any imports or intrastate sale of such items, and it comes . . . 

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Updates on Urgent Battles for Animals

Updates on Urgent Battles for Animals

Today, some updates on important issues in our orbit. Ag-gag legislation Our investigations like this one at a California slaughter plant have unearthed shocking animal abuse. Photo: The HSUS Last night, former HSUS undercover investigator Cody Carlson and I appeared on PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton . . . 

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Every Field of Humane Work – Everywhere

Every Field of Humane Work – Everywhere

*An earlier version of this post incorrectly said that nearly 50 counties and cities have laws against puppy mills. This version has been corrected. Nearly 50 counties and cities have outlawed the sale of puppies in pet stores. Given that it’s our 60th year, and . . . 

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Unreasonable Delay, Unthinkable Abuse

By on June 23, 2014 in Companion Animals, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Unreasonable Delay, Unthinkable Abuse

The GlobalPost, an award-winning news site that covers international issues, reports that there may be more than 3,000 puppy mills in South Korea that are churning out dogs not only for sale in that country, but also for export to the United States. This, despite . . . 

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Not Standing Idly for Elephants in Peril

By on June 17, 2014 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Not Standing Idly for Elephants in Peril

Poachers recently killed Satao, one of Kenya’s best known elephants, whose tusks weighed more than 100 pounds each and reached all the way to the ground. A poison arrow felled Satao in Tsavo National Park, and his death was announced last Friday by the Tsavo . . . 

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