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China Making News on Animal Problems

China Making News on Animal Problems

China has four times as many people as the United States, even though the countries are about the same physical size. China has never had a philanthropic sector devoted to animal protection, so there’s been no long-term warming up of the people on the issue . . . 

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Canadian Seal Slaughter Begins Again

By on April 9, 2013 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Canadian Seal Slaughter Begins Again

I had hoped not to produce a blog like this – one that announces the start of yet another sealing season in Atlantic Canada. But despite the collapse of the sealing economy, it persists, solely because of the wide range of subsidies provided by the Canadian . . . 

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The Politics of Sight

The Politics of Sight

An unauthorized video got millions of views online and through traditional media platforms last week showing the Rutgers University men’s basketball head coach shoving, grabbing, and throwing basketballs at several of the squad’s players in practice and also directing homophobic slurs at them. That video . . . 

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For Real: Sears Says ‘No” to Real Fur

By on March 15, 2013 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
For Real: Sears Says ‘No” to Real Fur

This week, Sears Holdings Corporation, the parent company for Sears and Kmart, agreed to go fur-free on Marketplace at Sears.com, a program that opens the Sears platform to third party sellers. The company took this action after The HSUS agreed to withdraw a shareholder proposal calling . . . 

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HSUS Demands Action on Wide Range of Animal Issues

HSUS Demands Action on Wide Range of Animal Issues

Condor 303 who died from lead poisoning. Photo by Ventana Wildlife Society The HSUS and the animal issues we work on are in the news every day, but there are times when I am especially reminded of the relevance of our animal welfare work to . . . 

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Polar Bears Denied Protection at CITES

By on March 8, 2013 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Polar Bears Denied Protection at CITES

Yesterday, at the United Nations conference on wildlife trade in Bangkok, a proposal from the United States and Russia to crack down on international commercial trade in hides and other polar bear body parts went down to defeat, with 38 nations favoring the proposal and . . . 

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LA School District Embraces Meatless Mondays

By on March 6, 2013 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
LA School District Embraces Meatless Mondays

The second largest school district in the United States has decided, just months after the city of Los Angeles passed a resolution on the topic, to join the Meatless Monday movement. In the wake of discussions with The HSUS, the Los Angeles Unified School District . . . 

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Taiwan Ends Trade in Marine Mammals

By on January 9, 2013 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Taiwan Ends Trade in Marine Mammals

In the first major win for animals of 2013, Taiwan has banned trade in marine mammals and their products. This is a huge victory in the protection of marine mammals of all kinds, but especially for the baby seals who are the targets of the commercial . . . 

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Our Story Through Videos

Our Story Through Videos

There’s no animal welfare group like The HSUS, with program experts and campaigners working in such issue areas as animal research and testing, companion animal welfare, farm animal welfare, equine protection, and wildlife protection, aided by a team of lawyers, undercover investigators, lobbyists, scientists, veterinarians, . . . 

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Creating a Safer World for Wildlife — The HSUS’ Top 10 Accomplishments in 2012

Creating a Safer World for Wildlife — The HSUS’ Top 10 Accomplishments in 2012

Whether by looking at our logo, or our programs, there’s no mistaking that The HSUS and its affiliated entities are about protecting all animals, and that includes wildlife.  We have more than 100 staff who focus on wildlife issues, including helping nearly 20,000 wild animals . . . 

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2012 Achievements Bring Us Closer to Ending Abuse of Pets

2012 Achievements Bring Us Closer to Ending Abuse of Pets

  Watch a funny PSA from the Shelter Pet Project While the Senate passed a bill earlier this month to upgrade the federal law against dogfighting and other forms of animal fighting (to create a new federal crime to attend or bring a child to . . . 

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Celebrating Our 2012 Victories For Animals

Celebrating Our 2012 Victories For Animals

When you invest in HSUS, as a donor, volunteer, or advocate, you want returns. That’s why it’s so important to measure the progress we are making. Through the years, The HSUS has established itself as the most impactful organization protecting animals. I’m pleased to share our . . . 

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