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Urgent: Help Baby Seals Today

By on March 23, 2012 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Urgent: Help Baby Seals Today

Frank Loftus/The HSUS Though the commercial slaughter of young harp seals for their fur isn’t officially slated to begin in Canada for a few more weeks, our team this week has distressing news to report. Earlier than expected, Canadian sealers began killing adult and baby . . . 

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Protecting Seals, Whales, Dolphins, and Sharks

By on March 16, 2012 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Protecting Seals, Whales, Dolphins, and Sharks

Both the Amazon.com website and its Japanese version have banned the sale of products from whales and dolphins. Meanwhile, in our ongoing campaign to protect seals, take a look at our latest video of baby harp seals with their mothers.

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Where and When Disasters Strike, The HSUS and HSI Respond

Where and When Disasters Strike, The HSUS and HSI Respond

In taking stock of the disasters of the last decade―whether it’s the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast in 2005, the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, or the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and radiation release―The HSUS and Humane Society International . . . 

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A Positive Step to Address the Trade in Large Constrictor Snakes

A Positive Step to Address the Trade in Large Constrictor Snakes

Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee approved a bill to ban the trade in nine species of large, constricting snakes, a bill strongly backed by The HSUS.

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Ringing in a New Year for Sharks

By on February 7, 2012 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Ringing in a New Year for Sharks

Yesterday, Chinese families around the world wrapped up 15 days of Chinese New Year celebrations for Year 4709, the Year of the Dragon. Among the traditional revelry such as elaborate dragon dancing, loud firecrackers, and colorful lanterns, a small minority serve shark fin soup as . . . 

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Talk Back: Taking Action to Help Seals

By on January 11, 2012 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Taking Action to Help Seals

I wrote last week about the growing momentum to end the Canadian seal slaughter, and it’s no surprise that there’s so much passion on this issue among our supporters. Today I’m sharing some of your comments.

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Helping Animals in Haiti, Two Years after Devastating Earthquake

By on January 9, 2012 in Companion Animals, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Helping Animals in Haiti, Two Years after Devastating Earthquake

It’s been two years since a massive earthquake demolished so much of Haiti, and the impoverished nation has been struggling to rebuild. When it comes to animals, there’s been a very meaningful impact, thanks to the kindness of our supporters, the strategy behind our response, and our partner organizations.

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Seals on Thin Ice: Canada’s Slaughter Must Stop

By on January 5, 2012 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Seals on Thin Ice: Canada’s Slaughter Must Stop

For years, The Humane Society of the United States has been at the forefront of a global movement to end Canada's commercial seal slaughter. A new study featured in the New York Times’ environment blog today highlights the devastating impacts of climate change on harp . . . 

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The HSUS’s Top 10 Victories for the Year

In 2011, The HSUS was named the number-one organization by Philanthropedia (part of GuideStar) in the latest rankings of national animal protection groups, based on the highest impact for animals. The rankings were compiled by outside experts throughout the field of animal protection—including shelter directors, . . . 

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Changing the World for Animals in 2012

Changing the World for Animals in 2012

A moral concern for animals is not a far-off, abstract, or ethereal concern. It’s as tangible as it gets—intersecting with so many aspects of our daily lives. We may see stray or homeless animals in our community, or learn of a case of malicious cruelty . . . 

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Ten Accomplishments for Pets in 2011

Ten Accomplishments for Pets in 2011

While deeply valuing the essential work of local animal-care organizations, The HSUS’s founders saw that the nation needed an organization that had the power to fight for all animals—one that could change the dynamics of animal protection and strike at the root causes of cruelty. . . . 

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Be a Hero for Animals like Honey

Be a Hero for Animals like Honey

The HSUS recently paid out our 100th reward for information leading to a conviction in an animal fighting case. Watch the video of one of the many animals we’ve rescued from illegal fighting, Honey, a wounded pit bull found tied to a heavy chain during a dogfighting raid this summer.

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