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Canadian Safari Club chapter shuts down elephant trophy hunt auction following protests

By on January 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with 7 Comments
Canadian Safari Club chapter shuts down elephant trophy hunt auction following protests

The Safari Club International chapter in Calgary has just shut down its planned auction of the first elephant hunt in Botswana in seven years, following widespread protests by animal protection organizations in Canada. While this does not represent a break for Botswana’s elephants—the outfitter organizing . . . 

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Sixty chimpanzees, once held for research, thrive at Second Chance Chimpanzee Refuge in Liberia

By on December 12, 2019 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Sixty chimpanzees, once held for research, thrive at Second Chance Chimpanzee Refuge in Liberia

A lovely new story in the Washington Post tells the tale of Joseph Thomas and the other wonderful individuals involved in caring for 60-plus chimpanzees in Liberia who are the survivors of hepatitis B and blood cleansing experiments carried out beginning in the 1970s. Joseph . . . 

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Our animal protection agenda wins big in House Appropriations funding package

Our animal protection agenda wins big in House Appropriations funding package

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson There’s a reason why the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund invest substantial time and effort in seeking to shape funding decisions within the U.S. Congress; it pays off big for animal protection. . . . 

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Laughing together, and standing up for animals

By on June 24, 2019 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Laughing together, and standing up for animals

Almost a week later, many of us are still smiling. That’s how much fun we had at our HSUS Stand Up for Animals event last Wednesday night at the Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles. It was a memorable night, as host Carol Leifer, along with . . . 

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HSUS Animal Care Expo puts access to care on the agenda

By on April 15, 2019 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
HSUS Animal Care Expo puts access to care on the agenda

Our Animal Care Expo 2019 in New Orleans has attracted a record 2800 participants from the United States and around the world, with some 226 attendees from 53 different countries in attendance. We’re so proud of what this event has become; the premier educational conference . . . 

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Wildlife gains for 2018 range from bans on wild animal circus acts to major fur-free announcements

Wildlife gains for 2018 range from bans on wild animal circus acts to major fur-free announcements

We’re fierce defenders of wildlife in the United States, and we made major strides on that front in 2018. We won major victories for grizzly bears and black bears, defeated attempts to remove federal protections for gray wolves, helped shine a spotlight on cruel wildlife . . . 

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Save the orcas of Puget Sound

By on November 21, 2018 in Uncategorized with 3 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 2 Comments
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 67 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 22 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 96 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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