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Top 10 News Stories for HSUS in 2013

Top 10 News Stories for HSUS in 2013

Today, I round up the top news stories driven by The HSUS. There were certainly other big stories centering on animals, and the publicity surrounding the release of “Blackfish” was perhaps the most notable one, generating massive concern over the plight of captive marine mammals. . . . 

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Our Biggest International Gains in 2013

Our Biggest International Gains in 2013

In recent days, I’ve recounted some of The HSUS’s wide-ranging accomplishments for 2013, achieved with your help and support. We maintain a separate affiliate, Humane Society International, whose work spans the globe. Indeed, in this era of globalization, with the pathways of trade and transport . . . 

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Our Top Achievements for Dogs and Cats, at Home and Abroad

Our Top Achievements for Dogs and Cats, at Home and Abroad

The HSUS’ visionary founders did not want to duplicate the work of the local animal shelters. They wanted to complement and augment that work by professionalizing the field and taking on problems beyond the reach of local organizations. In the early years, when it came . . . 

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Forging Farm Animal Progress in 2013—Top 10 HSUS Advancements

By on December 18, 2013 in Farm Animals, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Forging Farm Animal Progress in 2013—Top 10 HSUS Advancements

The worst thing in politics, it is said, is to be ignored. No risk of that happening with The HSUS, especially on farm animal protection. Feedstuffs noted that The HSUS has “achieved a foothold in the food industry and consumer media.” Meatingplace told its readers . . . 

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Wild Progress for Wildlife in 2013

By on December 13, 2013 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Wild Progress for Wildlife in 2013

Between now and the end of the year, I’ll be providing summaries of the great progress we’ve made for animals in 2013. A week or so ago, I wrote about our top 13 accomplishments for all animals. Today, I focus on wildlife, where The HSUS . . . 

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The Videos That Animal Abusers Don’t Want You to See

The Videos That Animal Abusers Don’t Want You to See

If you don’t think video of animals, and specifically of animal cruelty, has the power to drive social reform and behavior changes, then take note of what happened this year in nearly a dozen state legislatures in 2013. From California to Indiana to Tennessee to . . . 

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Our Top 13 Transformational Achievements in 2013

Our Top <strong>13</strong> Transformational Achievements in 20<strong>13</strong>

The HSUS and its affiliates are the nation’s number-one provider of animal care, through the work of our animal sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers, Animal Rescue Team, Pets for Life program, wildlife response units, veterinary division, international street dog defenders, and other hands-on programs. This year, . . . 

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The Jury is in for Animals at the WTO

By on November 26, 2013 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Jury is in for Animals at the WTO

There has been a seismic shift on the international legal front for animals this week. Unknown to most Americans, the World Trade Organization in Geneva sets the rules of the road on trade matters and regularly renders far-reaching decisions that affect the ability of nations . . . 

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Crushing the Ivory Tower

By on November 14, 2013 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Crushing the Ivory Tower

Elephant poaching is an epidemic. The stragglers are slaughtered, and so are entire family groups. Typically, their faces are hacked off, since that’s the easiest way to run off with the ivory. Poachers are killing upwards of 30,000 African elephants each year, and the future . . . 

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A Step Forward in China on Animal Testing

By on November 13, 2013 in Animal Research and Testing, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Step Forward in China on Animal Testing

Humane Society International’s Be Cruelty-Free campaign, which aims to end animal testing for cosmetics worldwide, has had a run of key victories. The European Union, which had been inching toward an animal testing-free marketplace since 2004, finally implemented a complete marketing ban of animal-tested cosmetics . . . 

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Anthony Bourdain Adds Wrong Ingredients to Seal Hunt Mix in Canada

By on November 7, 2013 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Anthony Bourdain Adds Wrong Ingredients to Seal Hunt Mix in Canada

Earlier this week, I debated Canadian Senator David Wells on Canada’s most popular morning TV show about the nation’s commercial seal slaughter off Canada’s east coast. The debate was prompted by comments made days earlier by celebrity chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain, who criticized . . . 

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The Case of the Terrible Treats

By on October 28, 2013 in Companion Animals, Humane Society International with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Case of the Terrible Treats

Animal advocates have long cast a suspicious eye on the practices of the pet food industry – with talk, over the decades, about horse meat, so-called 4-D meat (dead, downed, dying, and diseased), and even the carcasses of euthanized dogs and cats from shelters as . . . 

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