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Top 10 Animal Stories of the Last Decade

Top 10 Animal Stories of the Last Decade

The run up to any new year provides an opportunity for a look back. But now that we are turning into 2010, it’s an opportunity to conduct a longer-term review of the major events and trends of the last decade (though one might argue the end . . . 

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Survivor Stories: A Spared Seal Pup

By on December 14, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Survivor Stories: A Spared Seal Pup

This survivor was discovered by our Protect Seals team off the eastern coast of Canada. He was a small, scared seal pup who had survived only by cowering in an ice cave.

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Greetings from Bhutan: Saving Street Dogs

By on December 4, 2009 in Companion Animals, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Greetings from Bhutan: Saving Street Dogs

Recently, Andrew Weinstein, a member of the board of directors of The HSUS, was vacationing in Asia and stumbled across our spaying and neutering work in the remote Bumthang valley of central Bhutan.

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U.S. Fur Sales Lowest in Nearly 20 Years

By on November 23, 2009 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
U.S. Fur Sales Lowest in Nearly 20 Years

The fur industry seems to be facing a perfect storm, and fur-bearing animals may be the lucky beneficiaries.

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Halt the Trade of Endangered Species

By on November 5, 2009 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Halt the Trade of Endangered Species

At stake is nothing less than the continued existence of critically endangered species, as well as preventing international trade of threatened species at risk of becoming even more imperiled.

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Big Pork at the Government Trough—Again

By on October 26, 2009 in Farm Animals, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Big Pork at the Government Trough—Again

The pork industry is shamelessly asking the federal government for more and more bailout money, while it spends its own dollars in an Ohio political campaign to consolidate its unchecked power.

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50 Things You Can Do for Animals and The HSUS

50 Things You Can Do for Animals and The HSUS

Please take some time to go through the full roster. We’ll succeed as a movement when we have millions of our supporters who take these and other positive actions for animals.

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Boas and Hisses

By on October 16, 2009 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Boas and Hisses

This summer a 2-year-old girl in Florida was strangled and killed by an 8-foot long Burmese python who escaped from an enclosure in a private home. This was just the latest tragedy in a series of lethal incidents involving large constricting snakes kept as pets.  USGSAn . . . 

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Found on Foreign Assignment: A Dog, A Cause

By on August 10, 2009 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Found on Foreign Assignment: A Dog, A Cause

A feature story in The Washington Post about a lost dog caught my eye recently, a heartwarming tale written by Pam Constable. Pam’s not only a brave and intrepid reporter, but she’s become a one-woman army fighting to protect stray animals in Afghanistan.

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Talk Back: Seal It

Talk Back: Seal It

The world continues to speak, and speak unabashedly, about the cruelty of Canada’s seal slaughter. Many of you commented on the hunt and I wanted to post some of your thoughts.

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Magnifique! European Union Bans Seal Products

Magnifique! European Union Bans Seal Products

This morning, the European Parliament took its final step to ban the import of seal pelts. I’ve asked Rebecca Aldworth, our Canadian wildlife director, to give you some of her heartfelt thoughts about this achievement.

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Fur Is Down

By on April 8, 2009 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Fur Is Down

The global drop in retail fur sales as reported by the industry itself could spare the lives of 10 million animals a year.

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