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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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State Lawmaking for Animals Surges in 2013

By on November 1, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

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Off the Hook in L.A.

By on October 23, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Off the Hook in L.A.

Today, history was made when the Los Angeles City Council voted 14-0 to prohibit the use of bullhooks and other implements that are designed to inflict pain on elephants in circuses and traveling shows. The measure would take effect in three years, covering circuses that . . . 

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Commenting Policy

By on October 23, 2013 in Uncategorized By Wayne Pacelle

By participating on this blog, you are agreeing to our commenting policy, outlined below. We reserve the right to delete posts on our page containing any of the following elements: – profanity– misinformation– spam– off-topic / irrelevant– personal attacks– promoting violence– promoting illegal or questionable . . . 

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Orca in the Bathtub, Bullhook in the Hand

By on October 22, 2013 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Orca in the Bathtub, Bullhook in the Hand

You can’t turn on CNN these days without seeing a teaser for the powerful documentary “Blackfish,” which I previewed some months ago on the blog. We should reward CNN with a big audience for this important exposé of an industry that wrongly keeps whales in . . . 

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