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Olympian Tom McMillen Says “Nyet” to Street Dog Slaughter

By on February 7, 2014 in Humane Society International, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Olympian Tom McMillen Says “Nyet” to Street Dog Slaughter

Erin Van VoorhiesStreet dog in New Delhi, India Tom McMillen had a pretty bad experience with the former Soviet Union and some Olympic referees some decades ago. He was on the U.S. Olympic basketball team in 1972 that was essentially robbed of a gold medal because . . . 

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Rescue. Rehab. Release. Prevention

By on February 6, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care, Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Rescue. Rehab. Release. Prevention

Whenever I go to our family of animal care centers, I am not only reminded of our life-saving work occurring every day, but also of the value of our work preventing animals from getting into situations of distress in the first place. Left to Right: . . . 

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No Medal for Sochi When it Comes to Animals

By on February 5, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
No Medal for Sochi When it Comes to Animals

The Olympic Games promote international competition, but also cooperation and respect among individuals and nations. As billions of people tune in to the Olympics, they typically have a swelling of patriotism for their own country and its athletes, but at the same time they experience . . . 

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Video Blog Recounts Series of Major Gains for Animals

By on February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The Senate has just approved a final Farm Bill with a landmark anti-animal fighting provision and without the destructive King amendment. The President is expected to sign the bill into law in the coming days. This is a big advance for us, and today, I . . . 

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Ending “Commercial” Exploitation

Ending “Commercial” Exploitation

There are so many indicators of cultural, corporate and political change for the good of animals. One is the creative and often provocative advertising on display not only during the Super Bowl, but in advance – where companies and ad agenciespush out their creative content in . . . 

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Hong Kong Gives Swift Kick to Ivory Traders

Hong Kong Gives Swift Kick to Ivory Traders

Twelve thousand pounds of ivory that was destroyed in 2013 photo by USFWS Earlier this month, the Chinese government destroyed more than six tons of confiscated ivory held in government stockpiles, signaling the new resolve of the People’s Republic of China to crack down on . . . 

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Japan’s Shameful Butchery of Dolphins

By on January 22, 2014 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Japan’s Shameful Butchery of Dolphins

Since the release in 2009 of the chilling documentary “The Cove,” and thanks to a much-welcomed tweet last week from newly minted U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy condemning the “drive hunt,” the herding and butchering of dolphins in the small inlet in Taiji, Japan is unlikely . . . 

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Gotta Have Heart – for Orcas

By on December 16, 2013 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Gotta Have Heart – for Orcas

You’ve got to love it when a group called Heart spurns SeaWorld on account of its keeping killer whales captive for entertainment at its theme parks. Heart is one of eight major bands that have cancelled out on SeaWorld’s “2014 Bands, Brew and BBQ Fest” . . . 

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Buyer Beware: Kohl’s Selling Real Fur Advertised as Faux

By on December 2, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Buyer Beware: Kohl’s Selling Real Fur Advertised as Faux

Today is Cyber Monday, well-known for being one of the biggest online shopping days of the year – coming on the heels of the largest in-store shopping day, known popularly as “Black Friday.” But whether we purchase goods online, in-store or elsewhere, we should be . . . 

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HSUS Undercover: Georgia Dog Lab Supplied by Random Source Dealer

By on November 20, 2013 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
HSUS Undercover: Georgia Dog Lab Supplied by Random Source Dealer

At a press conference this morning, my colleagues and I released the results of the latest HSUS undercover investigation – in this case, laboratory experiments on dogs and other animals at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Ga. The focus of our investigation was on the . . . 

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Rattling the Parrot Cage

By on November 12, 2013 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Rattling the Parrot Cage

For thousands of years, parrots have been captured from the wild to be kept as pets. To millions of Americans who’ve never had a bird, it may seem little different than sharing a home with a dog or cat. But to the thousands of parrot . . . 

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Typhoon Yolanda Leaves Devastation in Philippines

By on November 11, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Typhoon Yolanda Leaves Devastation in Philippines

Today, our thoughts, more than ever, extend outward. The devastation wrought by Typhoon Yolanda (also known as Typhoon Haiyan) in the Philippines, a longtime American protectorate and sovereign ally, is in the early stages of assessment, but it is massive and life-changing for perhaps millions . . . 

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