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Little Green Lies

By on August 19, 2008 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Little Green Lies

What do the fur industry’s recent attempts to cast itself as a “green industry” have in common with the 29th Summer Olympics in Beijing? More than you would think, it turns out. Devotees of the Olympics are aware of the vigorous efforts by Chinese officials . . . 

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Grabbing Tiger Trade by the Tail

By on August 13, 2008 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Grabbing Tiger Trade by the Tail

China has a staggering 1.3 billion people. But throughout all of Asia, there are fewer than 4,000 tigers remaining in the wild. Even with a small percentage of Chinese citizens coveting tiger products in traditional Chinese medicine, there is enormous pressure on the declining species . . . 

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Ivory Irony

By on August 12, 2008 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Ivory Irony

China and the United States are two Olympic powerhouses, and they’ll be competing for the highest medal count over the next two weeks.  Athletics aside, the two countries are also in dubious competition for the dishonor of being known as consumers of vast amounts of . . . 

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Treading Water

By on August 8, 2008 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Treading Water

At one time, millions of sea turtles migrated along America’s coasts and laid their eggs.  Today, all six species found in U.S. waters are listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  Sea turtles may face extinction during our lifetimes—primarily due to . . . 

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Take Home the Gold, Not Ivory

By on August 5, 2008 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Take Home the Gold, Not Ivory

The 29th Summer Olympics are set to open this week in Beijing, and millions of non-nationals are trekking there to watch the games. It is a nation known notoriously to animal advocates for its harsh and exploitative treatment of wild and domesticated animals, and it . . . 

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Sharks Through a Different Lens

By on July 22, 2008 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Sharks Through a Different Lens

The remarkable Nigel Barker is exhibiting his photographs of seals this week at a studio in New York. But his compassion for animals extends to all animals, including sharks, and he’s a man willing to confront cruelty wherever it occurs. Last weekend, Nigel Barker joined . . . 

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700 Happy Endings

700 Happy Endings

At some level, our work at The HSUS is about transformation. We are pushing a transformation in thought in our society. We want people to recognize animals as individual beings deserving respect and protection. They are not just things, or resources, or commodities, or targets, . . . 

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Our Report Card

Our Report Card

This week we released The HSUS Annual Report for 2007—a summary of the organization’s performance and effective action over the past year. I open the report with an overview of our forward movement, and I invite you to read that letter below. Then, browse the . . . 

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Animal Ambassadors

Animal Ambassadors

Animal cruelty knows no national boundaries. Almost all of the industries we confront are global in nature—animal fighting and puppy mills (see yesterday’s blog), trophy hunting and the fur trade, the exotic animal trade and factory farming, just to name a few. As a matter . . . 

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Cultivating Animal Protection

Cultivating Animal Protection

The eyes glaze over, and it sounds very boring to the average American. But the Farm Bill—a massive multibillion-dollar hodgepodge of provisions that relate to agriculture and that the Congress takes up every five years or so—is the bread-and-butter bill for anyone interested in food . . . 

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Talk Back: Critical Review

By on May 2, 2008 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers had mixed reactions to last week’s blog about the exhibit by Costa Rican artist Guillermo Vargas, which centered around a starving street dog. Among the comments we received: Actually, it sounds to me like this is exactly the kind of reaction Vargas was looking . . . 

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Talk Back: Save Our Seals

By on April 21, 2008 in Companion Animals, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers have responded full force to Canada’s slaughter of baby seals and to Rebecca Aldworth’s dispatches from the ice with calls for the killing to come to an end. Since the hunt began, messages of outrage, sympathy, encouragement and despair have poured in. Among those . . . 

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