Humane Society International

A Strong Voice for Saving the Seals

By on July 5, 2011 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Last week we hosted a Chefs for Seals event in New York, recognizing chefs who are boycotting certain seafood products from Canada in solidarity with our effort to end the barbaric seal hunt.

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Concern for Animal Welfare on the Rise in China

Concern for Animal Welfare on the Rise in China

Since The HSUS conducted an investigation in China exposing the killing of dogs and cats for their fur, I’ve had deep concerns about the treatment of animals in the most populous nation in the world. Now, there is a growing network of animal protection organizations there.

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Victories for Creatures Great and Small

Victories for Creatures Great and Small

We’ve achieved victories for creatures great and small these last few days. The HSUS successfully blocked plans to kill up to 85 sea lions each year in Washington and Oregon and scored a big win for chickens and the residents of a rural community in California. Texas lawmakers passed a bill to make it a crime to possess fighting birds or to be a spectator at a cockfight.

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Seal Slaughter Begins off the Coast of Canada

By on April 11, 2011 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The news from Canada is grim. The world’s biggest marine mammal slaughter started again this morning, and the consequences are predictably gruesome and the images unshakeable.

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News from India: A Better Day for Millions of Hens

By on March 11, 2011 in Farm Animals, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
News from India: A Better Day for Millions of Hens

Forced molting through starvation is one of the most unacceptable practices in modern animal agriculture. It involves depriving birds of food for up to two weeks — and water for up to three days — to manipulate the laying cycle to stimulate egg-laying in hens . . . 

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Culture No Defense for Cruelty

By on March 7, 2011 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Culture No Defense for Cruelty

Through the years, I’ve heard many flimsy arguments from the apologists for animal abuse, and among the most persistent has been an appeal to cultural prerogative or tradition—in short, that the conduct in question is an expression of the “culture” of a particular nationality, community, . . . 

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Young Advocates Stand Up for Seals

By on January 24, 2011 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The next generation of animal advocates is finding creative ways to make a difference for animals, including campaigning against one of the world’s worst spectacles of cruelty to wildlife — the Canadian seal slaughter.

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2010 in Review: A Remarkable Year for Animals and The HSUS

2010 in Review: A Remarkable Year for Animals and The HSUS

The HSUS performs exceptionally on the big issues that affect the lives of animals, working in four big arenas: public policy, corporate reforms, education and awareness, and hands-on animal care. In several months, we’ll be releasing our annual report for 2010, and here are some of the accomplishments that we’ll highlight.

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Reading Roundup: Six New Book Recommendations

By on November 16, 2010 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Reading Roundup: Six New Book Recommendations

There has been a remarkable surge in publishing about animals within the last decade. They range from the practical to the awe-inspiring, and I’d like to tell you today about just a few of the books that I’ve scanned or read recently. If you’re looking . . . 

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Standing Up for Street Dogs in Baghdad and Beyond

By on July 23, 2010 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Standing Up for Street Dogs in Baghdad and Beyond

In the United States, persistent euthanasia in shelters is the problem we all struggle to end. In developing countries, it is a different kind of killing — wholesale culling of dogs. The most urgent case comes from Baghdad, where Iraqi authorities have shot or poisoned well over 50,000 canines in a campaign targeting the city’s estimated street dog population of 1.2 million.

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Greetings from Peru: Teen Leaders Doing a Ton of Good

By on June 2, 2010 in Companion Animals, Humane Society International with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Greetings from Peru: Teen Leaders Doing a Ton of Good

Two of the people I was so pleased to see and spend time with at this year’s HSUS Animal Care Expo were Daniella Granda and Fernando Moreno, the leaders of Grupo Caridad: Asociación Protectora de Animales, a humane organization based in Lima, Peru.

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Proposed Whaling Compromise No Deal for Whales

By on May 20, 2010 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Proposed Whaling Compromise No Deal for Whales

The quarter-century-old moratorium on commercial whaling has been a highly successful international conservation measure. But this year we’ve had to face a stealth proposal from a working group of member nations of the International Whaling Commission, including the United States, to appease the whaling nations of Japan, Norway, and Iceland.

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