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Save the orcas of Puget Sound

By on November 21, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Save the orcas of Puget Sound

Earlier this year, Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington convened a task force to recommend steps to save critically endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales. These orcas live in family groups in Puget Sound, and they and their habitat have been under threat for decades. Between the . . . 

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Now more than ever: Violence and the meaning of our mission

By on October 31, 2018 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Now more than ever: Violence and the meaning of our mission

The last few months have produced a horrible stream of grim and scarring news stories about hate-inspired killing sprees in our supermarkets, sanctuaries of worship and schools, and murderous threats and attacks targeting elected officials in public and at their homes. They continue to shock, . . . 

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Bill in Pennsylvania would ban sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores

By on October 12, 2018 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Bill in Pennsylvania would ban sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores

A bill that would ban the sale of dogs from large-scale commercial breeders at pet stores is making its way through the Pennsylvania state senate. If it passes, Pennsylvania would become the third state in under two years to end pet store sales of dogs . . . 

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Outrage grows over killing of a mother bear and her cubs even as federal government moves to make such action legal

By on August 9, 2018 in Uncategorized with 55 Comments
Outrage grows over killing of a mother bear and her cubs even as federal government moves to make such action legal

There isn’t sufficient outrage in the world to cover the depravity of the father and son who were charged with breaking Alaska state law in mid-April when they killed a mother bear and her shrieking cubs on Esther Island in Prince William Sound. The details . . . 

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Image of elephant set on fire in India spurs HSI plan of action

By on November 13, 2017 in Uncategorized with 21 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Image of elephant set on fire in India spurs HSI plan of action

Titled “Hell is Here,” the photo is as jarring as they come: two elephants, one a baby, fleeing a jeering mob with murderous intentions, the juvenile pachyderm partially engulfed in flames. The mother elephant is in the lead, her ears angled forward, visibly distressed as . . . 

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Trainer of winning horse at national Tennessee walking horse show suspended from competition for illegal activity

By on September 12, 2017 in Uncategorized with 92 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Trainer of winning horse at national Tennessee walking horse show suspended from competition for illegal activity

A few days ago, I wrote about plummeting attendance at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, with the stands thin or bare on the most important nights of the two-week-long event – a resounding rejection by the public of the soring cruelty inflicted on horses . . . 

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From Bambi to Charlotte’s Web to Nut Job 2, film is a powerful force for animal protection

By on August 8, 2017 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
From Bambi to Charlotte’s Web to Nut Job 2, film is a powerful force for animal protection

Films have long been inviting us to rethink the way we view animals—a studious spider who weaves words about saving a pig from the dinner plate, a terrified baby elephant yanked from his mother and forced to perform in a circus, a clownfish who journeys . . . 

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Breaking news: Los Angeles to ban use of all wild animals in circuses

Breaking news: Los Angeles to ban use of all wild animals in circuses

The city council of the nation’s second largest city – and the capital of the entertainment industry – today unanimously voted to ban the exhibition of wild or exotic animals for entertainment, including circuses, other wild animal shows, displays in public areas such as on . . . 

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Grizzly bear war starts in earnest

Grizzly bear war starts in earnest

The HSUS today fired the first shot in its legal campaign to prevent trophy hunting of grizzly bears. With the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service having announced plans to remove federal Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem, the states of Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana are . . . 

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The Multi-Pronged Fight Against Factory Farming – With Family Farmers Grabbing Their Pitchforks

By on May 9, 2016 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Multi-Pronged Fight Against Factory Farming – With Family Farmers Grabbing Their Pitchforks

In The Humane Economy, I describe two revolutions at work in the food industry: first, how so many of the biggest food retailers are adopting policies to cleanse their supply chains of animal products that come from extreme confinement systems on factory farms; and second, . . . 

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