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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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HSUS Drives Historic Progress for Farm Animals — Top 10 Accomplishments in 2012

HSUS Drives Historic Progress for Farm Animals — Top 10 Accomplishments in 2012

Last week, The Humane Society of the United States announced the wrapping of municipal buses in the District of Columbia and Des Moines, Iowa, in images of pigs held in gestation-crate facilities, leaving riders, drivers and pedestrians with a startling picture and a simple message: . . . 

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World’s Major Religions Call for Compassion for Animals

By on December 11, 2012 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
World’s Major Religions Call for Compassion for Animals

There’s a widely articulated concern among many of the world’s leading religious authorities that human beings have definite and very meaningful responsibilities to animals and that all animals should be protected from cruelty.  Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict the XVI, spoke out against factory farming, . . . 

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Launch of HSI India Draws Big Names and Big Goals for Animals

Launch of HSI India Draws Big Names and Big Goals for Animals

I have enduring recollections of my guest appearances on Oprah and Ellen, partly because their very public affirmations of animal protection made me feel our cause was ascendant. I had that same feeling today in Mumbai, as Humane Society International launched its India office at . . . 

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Protecting Animals in India No Small Task

Protecting Animals in India No Small Task

As I’ve traveled throughout India over the last week or so, I’ve seen that the lives of people and animals are as intertwined as you’ll find anywhere in the world. Dogs live, in enormous numbers, on streets and sidewalks choked with people. Stray cats roam in great . . . 

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More Work Ahead for China and Animal Welfare

More Work Ahead for China and Animal Welfare

Animal protection is a global cause, and the needs are urgent everywhere.  But we have a longer, tougher road to travel in China than perhaps anywhere else, as Peter J. Li, Ph.D., and Michael Tobias make plain in their exchange posted recently on Forbes.com. Peter . . . 

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55 Actions to Help Animals and The HSUS

55 Actions to Help Animals and The HSUS

Perhaps the number-one question I get in my travels and meeting with our supporters is, “How can I get more involved with The HSUS and with the cause of animal protection?” Today, here’s an updated and expanded guide to help you or people you know get involved.

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Rising Meat Consumption Threatens Animals and Our Environment

By on October 22, 2012 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Rising Meat Consumption Threatens Animals and Our Environment

We know that China is the biggest consumer of wild animals and their parts in the world—driving the killing of wildlife by buying up rhino horn, ivory, and tiger parts, just to name a few products—but it’s now also the undisputed top consumer of domesticated . . . 

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