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Deregulating Poultry Slaughter, Sticking It to Workers and Chickens

By on March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Deregulating Poultry Slaughter, Sticking It to Workers and Chickens

Every day, tens of thousands of workers stand shoulder-to-shoulder, often in frigid or scorching temperatures, at the nation’s poultry slaughtering plants as chickens race by at punishing speed, hanging upside down on metal hooks on the processing lines. Chicken is the country’s most prevalent meat, and it . . . 

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Don’t Feed the Bears: Baiting on the Ballot

By on March 5, 2014 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Don’t Feed the Bears: Baiting on the Ballot

In 1821, Maine was the first state to adopt an anti-cruelty statute. In 2014, however, it’s lagging badly by allowing unacceptable cruelty to wildlife. We hope to do something about that in the months ahead, and to establish greater moral consistency in its animal welfare . . . 

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Modern Family (Planning) for Animals

By on February 27, 2014 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Modern Family (Planning) for Animals

Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of World Spay Day (started by our affiliate the Doris Day Animal League) which involved more than 600 organizers in all 50 U.S. states, and almost 50 countries hosting events.

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A Killing in Copenhagen

By on February 13, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Killing in Copenhagen

Last Sunday’s public execution of Marius the giraffe and his feeding to the lions by witless leaders of the Copenhagen Zoo was grotesque in so many ways, and like the roundup and killing of dogs in Sochi, Russia, it has drawn worldwide scorn. Now, incredibly, . . . 

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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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