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Celebrate Earth Day by Committing to Conscious Eating

By on April 22, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Celebrate Earth Day by Committing to Conscious Eating

Forty-three years ago to the day, U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day – a day to raise awareness about the environment in the U.S. – and it’s now celebrated internationally in nearly 200 countries. It was a grassroots insurgency, with events in communities throughout . . . 

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Speak Up For Animals

By on April 19, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Speak Up For Animals

Recently I wrote about two outrageous campaigns against animal protection. In the Michigan legislature, there’s a bill designed to derail our wolf protection referendum, to repeal a 2006 referendum that banned the target shooting of mourning doves, and to cede authority to allow hunting and . . . 

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Putting a Permanent Close to the Era of Whaling

By on April 3, 2013 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Putting a Permanent Close to the Era of Whaling

If there were peaceful beasts as large as dinosaurs still roaming the Earth, would we marvel at them and go to extraordinary lengths to protect these creatures – treating them as living monuments and biological treasures? Or would we kill them for commerce or mere territorialism?  . . . 

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Time to End Extremist Hunting Practices

By on April 2, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Time to End Extremist Hunting Practices

Gun control is in the news every day, it seems, and so is the National Rifle Association. The group doesn’t, however, get much attention on its extremist positions on hunting issues. I wrote an op-ed for Bloomberg News on this very topic, which was posted . . . 

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Shots Fired as Law Enforcement, HSUS Raid Massive Dogfight in Mississippi

By on April 1, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Shots Fired as Law Enforcement, HSUS Raid Massive Dogfight in Mississippi

Shots were fired as Mississippi law enforcement authorities and The HSUS raided a dogfight in progress on Easter Sunday, with 200 people present, including some from far reaches of the country. No law enforcement personnel or HSUS staff were wounded, but one dog in a . . . 

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Turning Things Around for Wolves

By on March 27, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Turning Things Around for Wolves

The HSUS has drawn a line in the sand – no trophy hunting of wolves in Michigan.  Today, together with other members of a broad coalition of organizations, The HSUS submitted 253,705 signatures in support of a referendum to nullify the Michigan legislature’s December 2012 . . . 

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The New Pope: What’s in a Name?

By on March 21, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The New Pope: What’s in a Name?

The election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to lead the more than 1 billion member Roman Catholic Church was met with widespread praise, and many have found much to admire in the new pope’s humility and initial focus. At The HSUS, we were heartened to learn . . . 

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Tap into a Better World

By on January 29, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Tap into a Better World

The HSUS has long been a leader in using technology to improve the lives of animals, building a network of more than 1.6 million advocates through our main Facebook page and making our award-winning videos widely accessible through the pioneering HumaneTV app. Now we are . . . 

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Haiti and Animal Welfare

By on January 11, 2013 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Haiti and Animal Welfare

Before Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in the United States, they did the same to Haiti, setting back the hapless nation in dramatic ways after the devastation delivered by the earthquake of January 2010. Kathy Milani/HSUSA Haitian veterinarian gets trained on equine . . . 

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Woody Harrelson on Fur

By on January 10, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

You don’t have to show blood and guts to make an emphatic anti-fur statement.  That’s the principle behind our exciting new anti-fur video with actor and animal advocate Woody Harrelson.  You can watch every second of it without seeing animals in steel-jawed leghold traps or . . . 

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Pivotal Declaration in Debate Over Animal Consciousness

By on January 8, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Pivotal Declaration in Debate Over Animal Consciousness

If you’ve ever rubbed a dog’s belly, met a parrot, or even sprinkled food on the water’s surface in a fish tank, you probably don’t need convincing that animals are conscious beings. Common sense demands recognition of these characteristics. Rescued Macaws at Project Perry in . . . 

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Conscious Consumerism: Think About the Turkey This Thanksgiving

By on November 19, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Conscious Consumerism: Think About the Turkey This Thanksgiving

This week and into the following one, I’m in India, where we’re continuing to ramp up the work of our affiliate, HSI India, focusing on confinement of animals on factory farms, street dog sterilization and vaccination, and eliminating animal testing for cosmetics (“Be Cruelty Free”). . . . 

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