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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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Canada Bleeding Millions on Cruel Seal Hunt

By on March 7, 2016 in Uncategorized with 11 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Canada Bleeding Millions on Cruel Seal Hunt

In my forthcoming book, The Humane Economy, I explore the many ways that businesses and governments can do better for themselves and for the rest of us if they embrace animal welfare as a core concern. What has become apparent in recent decades is that . . . 

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California Commission Says ‘No’ to Orca Breeding at SeaWorld

California Commission Says ‘No’ to Orca Breeding at SeaWorld

SeaWorld took yet another blow yesterday, when the California Coastal Commission approved the company’s plan to expand its orca pools only on the condition that it breed no more orcas at the facility, transfer no orcas out, and import no new orcas to the facility. SeaWorld’s . . . 

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Brazil Steps Forward on Animal Welfare

By on June 30, 2015 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Brazil Steps Forward on Animal Welfare

Sao Paolo, the largest city in Brazil and in all of the western hemisphere, and a financial and cultural center of South America, has banned the sale of foie gras and the fur products from animals farmed solely for their fur, in yet another victory . . . 

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Prehistoric Logic: the Illinois Legislature’s Attack on Bobcats

Prehistoric Logic: the Illinois Legislature’s Attack on Bobcats

Two weeks ago, the Illinois House of Representatives voted by the narrowest of margins to approve a bill to reverse the state’s 42-year ban on commercial trapping and sport hunting of bobcats and to send that bill, HB 352, to the governor for his consideration. . . . 

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Hilton: No Room at the Inn for Cages

By on April 7, 2015 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy, Uncategorized with 6 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Hilton: No Room at the Inn for Cages

I’m excited to announce today that Hilton Worldwide is going to switch to buying exclusively cage-free eggs and gestation crate-free pork after working with The HSUS. This is another major step forward in our efforts to eliminate cage confinement for laying hens and mother pigs. . . . 

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Top Guns at National Sheriffs’ Association and FBI Say No to Animal Cruelty

By on January 23, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Top Guns at National Sheriffs’ Association and FBI Say No to Animal Cruelty

Yesterday, it was my great privilege to attend the National Sheriffs’ Association conference in Washington, D.C. and to present an HSUS Humane Law Enforcement Award to Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey in front of sheriffs throughout the nation. It was Director Comey who in . . . 

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Moby: Why Does My Heart Feel So Good About Animals?

By on January 14, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Moby: Why Does My Heart Feel So Good About Animals?

I sat down for a discussion with musician and animal advocate Moby at our HSUS Los Angeles office last week, during my tour of California to celebrate and encourage the robust implementation of two groundbreaking farm animal protection laws – Prop 2 and AB 1437. . . . 

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Science and Sentiment Say Wolf Trophy Hunting Doesn’t Wash

By on December 5, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Science and Sentiment Say Wolf Trophy Hunting Doesn’t Wash

If policy makers stick to their guns and continue allowing trophy hunters to kill wolves in six states in the Great Lakes and Northern Rockies regions, they will be defying both science and, generally speaking, the will of voters. Washington State University researchers found that . . . 

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Brazil Adds Its Might to the Movement to End Gestation Crates

By on November 25, 2014 in Humane Economy, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Brazil Adds Its Might to the Movement to End Gestation Crates

Brazil, the largest pork producer in Latin America, struck a body blow to inhumane sow gestation crates today with two major announcements. First, BRF, Brazil’s largest pork producer, announced that it will eliminate the lifelong confinement of breeding sows in gestation crates on company-owned and . . . 

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Japan May Defy International Court Ruling on Whaling

By on November 19, 2014 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Japan May Defy International Court Ruling on Whaling

I guess it’s no big surprise that Japan has advanced a new proposal to kill whales for commercial purposes in Antarctic waters, again under the guise of “science” and “research.”  In late March 2014, the highest court in the world — the International Court of . . . 

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