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Animals in Crisis Need Your Help Today

Animals in Crisis Need Your Help Today

Our Animal Rescue Team has been crisscrossing the country, coming to the aid of animals in need from North Carolina to California and from North Dakota to Alabama. Today, we need your help to continue this lifesaving work.

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Talk Back: Good News for Hens, Shelter for Displaced Pets

Talk Back: Good News for Hens, Shelter for Displaced Pets

Yesterday, I announced a landmark agreement between The HSUS and the United Egg Producers to improve the welfare of laying hens in America. Here are some of your comments on this news and on our work helping pets in flooded North Dakota.

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A Strong Voice for Saving the Seals

By on July 5, 2011 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Last week we hosted a Chefs for Seals event in New York, recognizing chefs who are boycotting certain seafood products from Canada in solidarity with our effort to end the barbaric seal hunt.

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Concern for Animal Welfare on the Rise in China

Concern for Animal Welfare on the Rise in China

Since The HSUS conducted an investigation in China exposing the killing of dogs and cats for their fur, I’ve had deep concerns about the treatment of animals in the most populous nation in the world. Now, there is a growing network of animal protection organizations there.

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Victories for Creatures Great and Small

Victories for Creatures Great and Small

We’ve achieved victories for creatures great and small these last few days. The HSUS successfully blocked plans to kill up to 85 sea lions each year in Washington and Oregon and scored a big win for chickens and the residents of a rural community in California. Texas lawmakers passed a bill to make it a crime to possess fighting birds or to be a spectator at a cockfight.

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Seal Slaughter Begins off the Coast of Canada

By on April 11, 2011 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The news from Canada is grim. The world’s biggest marine mammal slaughter started again this morning, and the consequences are predictably gruesome and the images unshakeable.

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News from India: A Better Day for Millions of Hens

By on March 11, 2011 in Farm Animals, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
News from India: A Better Day for Millions of Hens

Forced molting through starvation is one of the most unacceptable practices in modern animal agriculture. It involves depriving birds of food for up to two weeks — and water for up to three days — to manipulate the laying cycle to stimulate egg-laying in hens . . . 

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Culture No Defense for Cruelty

By on March 7, 2011 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Culture No Defense for Cruelty

Through the years, I’ve heard many flimsy arguments from the apologists for animal abuse, and among the most persistent has been an appeal to cultural prerogative or tradition—in short, that the conduct in question is an expression of the “culture” of a particular nationality, community, . . . 

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Young Advocates Stand Up for Seals

By on January 24, 2011 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The next generation of animal advocates is finding creative ways to make a difference for animals, including campaigning against one of the world’s worst spectacles of cruelty to wildlife — the Canadian seal slaughter.

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2010 in Review: A Remarkable Year for Animals and The HSUS

2010 in Review: A Remarkable Year for Animals and The HSUS

The HSUS performs exceptionally on the big issues that affect the lives of animals, working in four big arenas: public policy, corporate reforms, education and awareness, and hands-on animal care. In several months, we’ll be releasing our annual report for 2010, and here are some of the accomplishments that we’ll highlight.

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Reading Roundup: Six New Book Recommendations

By on November 16, 2010 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Reading Roundup: Six New Book Recommendations

There has been a remarkable surge in publishing about animals within the last decade. They range from the practical to the awe-inspiring, and I’d like to tell you today about just a few of the books that I’ve scanned or read recently. If you’re looking . . . 

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Standing Up for Street Dogs in Baghdad and Beyond

By on July 23, 2010 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Standing Up for Street Dogs in Baghdad and Beyond

In the United States, persistent euthanasia in shelters is the problem we all struggle to end. In developing countries, it is a different kind of killing — wholesale culling of dogs. The most urgent case comes from Baghdad, where Iraqi authorities have shot or poisoned well over 50,000 canines in a campaign targeting the city’s estimated street dog population of 1.2 million.

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