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The Thin Blue Furry Line

By on October 28, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Thin Blue Furry Line

With all of the stumbles we’ve heard involving the U.S. Secret Service and breaches of security at the White House in recent months, it was especially big news when Hurricane and Jordan, two K-9 Secret Service dogs, helped distract and neutralize an intruder who jumped . . . 

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Ebola and Animals – at Home and West Africa

By on October 23, 2014 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Ebola and Animals – at Home and West Africa

Bentley waits patiently for the ball from one of his caretakers while in quarantine. Photo by Dr. Catherine McManus, Dallas Animal Services It was heartening to learn that Bentley, the dog of Dallas nurse Nina Pham, has tested negative for the Ebola virus, and to . . . 

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Tremendous News From Southeast Asia: Steep Drop in Rhino Horn Use in Vietnam

By on October 17, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Tremendous News From Southeast Asia: Steep Drop in Rhino Horn Use in Vietnam

A new poll reveals that demand for rhino horn in Vietnam has declined, just within the last year, by a startling 38.1 percent, mainly as a result of a multi-faceted marketing campaign by Humane Society International and the government of the southeast Asian nation. The United . . . 

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Global Community Tells Japan to Stand Down on Southern Ocean Whaling

By on September 18, 2014 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Global Community Tells Japan to Stand Down on Southern Ocean Whaling

The big news on whaling in 2014 was the ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) declaring Japan’s hunt in the southern hemisphere is at odds with international rules. As a consequence, for the first time in more than 100 years, there was no . . . 

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The Many Costs of Cruelty

By on September 12, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

It was a year ago that The HSUS assisted in the rescue of 367 dogs from a network of dogfighting operations in Alabama, Georgia, and other states in the South. It was a major unraveling of a major dogfighting syndicate, and we’ve been so pleased . . . 

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My Interview with Louie Psihoyos, Director of ‘The Cove’

By on September 10, 2014 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
My Interview with Louie Psihoyos, Director of ‘The Cove’

This month, dolphin hunters taint the waters of Taiji, Japan, as men launched a gruesome annual ritual: driving hundreds of dolphins ashore so a small number can be sold to entertainment parks and the rest butchered for meat right there in the water. The event was . . . 

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Japan Plots New Attacks on Marine Mammals

By on September 5, 2014 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Japan Plots New Attacks on Marine Mammals

Japan is making news on the marine mammal front, not only with the start of the barbaric dolphin drive in Taiji, but also with the launch of its Pacific whaling fleet today, and its announcement that the island nation intends to continue its whaling in . . . 

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Mobile Clinics Deliver Life-Enhancing Services to Pets on U.S. Reservations

By on September 4, 2014 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Mobile Clinics Deliver Life-Enhancing Services to Pets on U.S. Reservations

The day starts early at a makeshift veterinary clinic — conducted by the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association — in rural Grays Harbor County in Washington State. Fifty students, volunteer veterinarians, technicians and staff members wake up at 5.30 a.m. in the community gymnasium where they are . . . 

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Evangelical Leader Advocates for Stewardship, Not Cruelty

By on September 3, 2014 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Evangelical Leader Advocates for Stewardship, Not Cruelty

I had a chance to interview one of the nation’s leading evangelical Christians, Dr. Ed Stetzer, and his daughter Jaclyn, a powerful duo advocating for animal welfare. The discussion is part of our larger Faith Outreach program at The HSUS, which seeks to engage religious . . . 

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Unilever: There Must Be a Better Way for Day-Old Male Chicks

By on September 2, 2014 in Humane Economy, Uncategorized with 4 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Unilever: There Must Be a Better Way for Day-Old Male Chicks

I’m a firm believer in the notion that the marketplace has a major role to play in helping animals. Every commercial enterprise, by making intentional choices, can build humane practices into its business models and provide consumers with choices that improve the lives of animals. . . . 

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A Whale of a Reaction to Blackfish and SeaWorld

By on August 28, 2014 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Whale of a Reaction to Blackfish and SeaWorld

For those of us who were involved in laying the groundwork for the vigorous debate now underway about the ethics of captivity, the dramatic erosion of public support for SeaWorld and other aquaria seeking to capture and display marine mammals is nothing short of stunning.

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Tip of the Hat for Big Cat Habitat

By on August 18, 2014 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

As I’ve mentioned before, The HSUS and its affiliates are collectively the largest provider of hands-on care for animals. Last week I was on the ground at one our facilities – in Texas – for the opening of the Big Cat Habitat at the Cleveland . . . 

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