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Putting Trophy Hunters’ Bogus Claims Out to Sea

By on October 18, 2011 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Putting Trophy Hunters’ Bogus Claims Out to Sea

Soon after the polar bear was listed as a threatened species in 2008, trophy hunting groups filed a federal lawsuit aiming to reopen American borders to the import of sport-hunted polar bear trophies. In a ruling issued yesterday, a federal court soundly rejected this argument and refused to allow U.S.-based sport hunters to import dead bears they killed in Canada as trophies.

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Bullfighting Comes to an End in Catalonia

By on September 26, 2011 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Bullfighting Comes to an End in Catalonia

The New York Times reported this weekend on the final day of bullfighting in the province of Catalonia in Spain. This reform is also a reminder that the animal protection movement is not limited to the United States.

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O-pining for Fur-Free Fashion

By on September 20, 2011 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
O-pining for Fur-Free Fashion

Fur is not only cruel, it’s also unnecessary when we have so many other clothing options. In the October issue of O: The Oprah Magazine, editor-in-chief Susan Casey explains why the magazine associates itself with the fur-free cause.

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Saving More than 500 Suffering Dogs in Canada

Saving More than 500 Suffering Dogs in Canada

On Friday, Humane Society International-Canada worked with local officials to rescue more than 500 suffering dogs in Quebec. Our Canadian director, Rebecca Aldworth, provides a first-hand account of the deployment.

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A World of Change for the Better for Animals

A World of Change for the Better for Animals

From The Humane Society of the United States’ founding in 1954 to our work today, we’ve always been about protecting all animals–not just dogs, cats, and horses, but all animals who are victims of human greed or cruelty.

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Chain Reaction: Two Rescues in One Day Save Dogs from Fighting

By on August 5, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Chain Reaction: Two Rescues in One Day Save Dogs from Fighting

Yesterday, our Animal Rescue Team helped remove 50 dogs from two alleged dogfighting operations in rural North Carolina. Now the animals are receiving care and enrichment at our emergency shelter, with help from the pit bull rescue group Hello Bully.

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One Step Closer to Ending Canada’s Seal Slaughter

By on August 4, 2011 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
One Step Closer to Ending Canada’s Seal Slaughter

On the book tour, so many people have asked me whether we’ll ever succeed in ending the commercial seal hunt in Canada. We’ve made remarkable progress in the last few years, but we cannot relent until the slaughter is ended once and for all.

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Animals in Crisis Need Your Help Today

Animals in Crisis Need Your Help Today

Our Animal Rescue Team has been crisscrossing the country, coming to the aid of animals in need from North Carolina to California and from North Dakota to Alabama. Today, we need your help to continue this lifesaving work.

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Talk Back: Good News for Hens, Shelter for Displaced Pets

Talk Back: Good News for Hens, Shelter for Displaced Pets

Yesterday, I announced a landmark agreement between The HSUS and the United Egg Producers to improve the welfare of laying hens in America. Here are some of your comments on this news and on our work helping pets in flooded North Dakota.

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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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