Humane Society International

Defiant Slaughter at Sea

By on November 20, 2007 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Defiant Slaughter at Sea

In 1992, presidential candidate Ross Perot spoke of a giant sucking sound—referring to the North American Free Trade Agreement and how its adoption was going to take away American jobs. Well, the giant sucking sound today is coming from Japan and China, whose governments and . . . 

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You Asked: Save the Seals

By on November 15, 2007 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

As I write this, animal advocates are gathered at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., for a "Rally for Seals." With their efforts in mind, today I thought it timely to answer the following question from Kathleen. Q. I would like to know why we . . . 

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Dogs to Slaughter

Dogs to Slaughter

Cruelty to animals knows no political or cultural boundaries. We cannot and must not avert our gaze from their suffering, wherever we find it. That’s precisely why The HSUS created its global arm, Humane Society International. Today, our staff goes to far-flung places to stem . . . 

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Helping Animals, Step by Step

As I travel around the country, I have the privilege of meeting so many people of conscience who want to take action for animals. One of the most frequently asked questions is, "How can I be involved and what can I do to help The . . . 

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Going Global for Farm Animals

By on September 12, 2007 in Farm Animals, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Going Global for Farm Animals

I often talk about our activities and progress in the United States. But animal abuse knows no geographic boundaries, and I am committed to expanding our programs worldwide. That happens through the work of Humane Society International, our global affiliate. Chetana Mirle is part of . . . 

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Talk Back: Dogfighting Not Part of My Culture

By on September 11, 2007 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Last Tuesday on "The View," when the discussion turned to Michael Vick’s dogfighting crimes, co-host Whoopi Goldberg seemed to defend Vick, saying that dogfighting was "part of his cultural upbringing." The next day she clarified her remarks and said she condemned dogfighting. But before she . . . 

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Shark on the Menu Puts Species in Peril

By on August 9, 2007 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Shark on the Menu Puts Species in Peril

I’ll admit that when I swim in the ocean, I have thought more than a few times about the presence of sharks. I guess it’s like walking in grizzly bear country or in mountain lion habitat. In these environs, we are not top dog, and . . . 

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Two Key Wins and a Setback for Polar Bears

Two Key Wins and a Setback for Polar Bears

Not long after I became president of The Humane Society of the United States three years ago, and after we merged our operations with the spectacular folks at The Fund for Animals, we decided to concentrate some considerable resources in four major campaign areas: 1) . . . 

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Triumph Against Fur Trade

By on June 19, 2007 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Triumph Against Fur Trade

The Humane Society of the United States did an investigation in the late 1990s in China and other Asian countries and discovered that millions of dogs and cats were being killed for their fur, and the pelts were being exported across the globe, including to . . . 

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Protect Sharks, Predators of the Sea

By on June 13, 2007 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Protect Sharks, Predators of the Sea

If you haven’t yet read John Balzar’s interview with Jean-Michel Cousteau on humanesociety.org, it’s worth your time. Balzar is an award-winning journalist (recipient of the Pulitzer, Ernie Pyle and Robert F. Kennedy International Humanitarian Award, to name a few) who became HSUS’ communications czar after . . . 

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Polar Bears Hunted in Dwindling Habitat

By on May 23, 2007 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Polar Bears Hunted in Dwindling Habitat

Make no mistake about it. Global warming is an animal protection issue.  © The HSUS/Milani Before the first club was swung, or the first shot fired this spring in Atlantic Canada in the annual orgy of seal killing, the Canadian government estimates that as many . . . 

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Cruelty by Design

By on May 22, 2007 in Companion Animals, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cruelty by Design

The fur issue is one of the easiest moral questions to settle. The animals are killed only for human adornment, often in particularly horrible ways, and there are functional and fashionable alternatives. If our societal standards against needless cruelty mean anything, they should be applied . . . 

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