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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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Rescue, Reform, Results: Our 2009 Annual Report

Rescue, Reform, Results: Our 2009 Annual Report

Today we posted on humanesociety.org our 2009 Annual Report. (If you’re an HSUS supporter, look for a copy in your mailbox at the end of the month.) I am posting, as today’s blog entry, my opening message for the report. You can look at the . . . 

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Report from the Seal Slaughter, Special Chance to Help

By on April 9, 2010 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Report from the Seal Slaughter, Special Chance to Help

It’s a day I dread each year: the first blow or bullet landed against a baby seal off Canada's East Coast. It marks the beginning of the world’s largest, intentional slaughter of marine mammals. Our ProtectSeals team is there to document this open-air massacre, and . . . 

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This April Fools’, CCF Is the Joke

This April Fools’, CCF Is the Joke

Imagine that I, while serving as president and CEO of The HSUS, owned a for-profit public relations company and that 92 cents of every dollar donated to The HSUS went to that very company or to me. I was paid by The HSUS, and then . . . 

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CITES Summary: Wildlife Win Some, Lose Some

By on March 25, 2010 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
CITES Summary: Wildlife Win Some, Lose Some

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora meeting ended today, and the results were mixed, I am sorry to say. Still, I am pleased to report that we achieved new or improved protection for dozens of species affected by international trade.

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Keys to Staying Connected

Keys to Staying Connected

I get so many inquiries from people who want to know how they can help the cause of animal protection and get more involved in the work of The HSUS. I tell them that the first step is to stay informed and to get the right information flowing to the inbox.

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HSUS Hands-on Care: A World of Good Around the World

HSUS Hands-on Care: A World of Good Around the World

In addition to the enormous gains we made to help billions of animals through our big-picture work in 2009, I was pleased to inventory how much we accomplished, and how many animals we helped, through direct care programs.

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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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