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Obama Administration Seeks to Nullify Critical State Animal Cruelty Laws

Obama Administration Seeks to Nullify Critical State Animal Cruelty Laws

Yesterday, in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, a panel of three federal judges heard argument from a Chinese-American business association and from other shark-finning interests that a California law to ban the sale and possession of shark fins – which passed the state legislature . . . 

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Not Giving Up the Fight for Wolves

By on August 12, 2013 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Not Giving Up the Fight for Wolves

I’m in Lansing today—with leaders of Native American tribes, environmentalist, and local humane organizations—to announce a new referendum in Michigan to protect wolves and other wildlife. This weekend, we barnstormed the state and talked to HSUS supporters, Audubon society members, hunters, and other concerned citizens . . . 

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Fur Better, Fur Worse

By on August 8, 2013 in Humane Society International, Investigations with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Fur Better, Fur Worse

Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission handed down a final decision on a false advertising and labeling petition filed by The HSUS: for the next 20 years Neiman Marcus and two smaller retailers (DrJays.com and RevolveClothing.com) will be on a short leash when it . . . 

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Evaluating The HSUS

Evaluating The HSUS

I am pleased to report to you that Charity Navigator, one of the most recognized charity watchdog organizations, just posted its annual rating of The HSUS (specifically its finances and governance), and again gave us the highest rating of four stars. While we certainly do . . . 

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India Makes Move on Cruelty-Free Cosmetics

India Makes Move on Cruelty-Free Cosmetics

At The HSUS and HSI, we are pushing for the application of 21st century science in support of a vision in which cell cultures, “organs on a chip,” and other methods substitute for the use of animals in harmful and often deadly tests. In addition . . . 

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Domestic, International Progress on Shark Finning

Domestic, International Progress on Shark Finning

Earlier this month, the European Union agreed to tighten an existing ban on shark finning, the practice of cutting off a shark’s fins while the animal is still alive, and then throwing the shark overboard to die. Once the change comes into effect, the ban . . . 

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Blood Ivory

By on June 6, 2013 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Blood Ivory

Tomorrow and Saturday, President Barack Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping will meet in California. While the two have a laundry list of issues on their agenda, I truly hope they’ll find time to discuss how the two countries might work together to address the . . . 

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India Bans Dolphinariums, as Global Debate Rages

By on June 4, 2013 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
India Bans Dolphinariums, as Global Debate Rages

During my visit to India last November to announce the launch of our affiliate there, our delegation’s itinerary included a stop at a government-run sanctuary for lions and tigers once living as circus animals. The nation had, more than a decade ago, banned the use . . . 

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Progress for Farm Animals in Canada, Tragedy in China

By on June 3, 2013 in Farm Animals, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Progress for Farm Animals in Canada, Tragedy in China

Our global movement against intensive confinement of animals on factory farms gained major momentum with the release of a proposed new policy in Canada, coming from the National Farm Animal Care Council, which sets farm animal welfare policy in the country. This draft Code of . . . 

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Hope for Hens in India

By on May 20, 2013 in Farm Animals, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Hope for Hens in India

India is known throughout the world as a nation of vegetarians, and vegetarianism is indeed very common there. In recent years, however, this growing economic power, even with its strong, animal-friendly religious and cultural traditions, has seen meat eating on the rise, and the worst . . . 

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Rick Berman’s Debut in Canada Flops

By on May 3, 2013 in Farm Animals, Humane Society International, Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Rick Berman’s Debut in Canada Flops

When Rick Berman of the front group Center for Consumer Freedom isn’t shilling for liquor interests, junk food peddlers, or the tanning bed industry, he’s cuddling up to a wide variety of sectors causing harm to animals. He’s got a big following among cockfighters, seal clubbers, . . . 

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Sochi Announces It Will Scuttle Stray Extermination Plan

By on April 18, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Sochi Announces It Will Scuttle Stray Extermination Plan

One comment I often hear from HSUS supporters who have traveled abroad is about the sadness and helplessness they feel when confronted with homeless dogs scavenging for food, or simply pleading for a warm caress. The handling of free-roaming populations of street dogs and cats . . . 

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