Wildlife/Marine Mammals

New Year, New Tradition

By on February 7, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New Year, New Tradition

For the largest percentage of people on the planet, it’s New Year’s Day. More specifically, it’s Chinese New Year, and it’s the Year of the Rat. Table tents in English and Chinese explain the decision to notserve shark fin. Consumer cards and brochures are also . . . 

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From Tragedy to Triumph

By on January 24, 2008 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
From Tragedy to Triumph

Last month, 11-year-old Haley Ham of Tennessee wrote to us about her two beloved dogs, Sam and Jessie: "From the time I was 7 and he was just 8 weeks old, I knew Sam belonged to me. We were inseparable. Jessie was big and affectionate. . . . 

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Sounding Off on Sonar

By on January 23, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Sounding Off on Sonar

In March 2000, the U.S. Navy conducted a mid-frequency sonar exercise in the Bahamas, and 16 whales turned up stranded on the beaches. It had been theorized for some years that the intense underwater sounds are responsible for marine mammal deaths, but the strandings provided . . . 

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Veterinary Corps

By on January 14, 2008 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Veterinary Corps

© The HSUS/Topinka Veterinarians and veterinary groups should be in the forefront of the animal protection movement. But often times they have not occupied that leadership position. And much to my great disappointment, the leading veterinary organization in the United States, the American Veterinary Medical . . . 

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Talk Back: Woe for Captive Wildlife

By on January 10, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers responded to the recent escape of Tatiana, a Siberian tiger who attacked three men at the San Francisco Zoo, and shared their concerns about the treatment of captive wildlife by zoos, circuses and private owners. Among the comments we received: There have been reports . . . 

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Second Chance for Chimps

By on January 3, 2008 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Second Chance for Chimps

It was an incredible year of awareness about chimpanzees. Chimps vanquished college students at cognitive tasks; there was a gathering of world-renowned experts at a conference entitled “The Mind of the Chimpanzee;” and the nation mourned the death of a chimpanzee named Washoe, well-known for . . . 

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Tiger Escape Reveals Crisis in Captive Wildlife Treatment

By on January 2, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Tiger Escape Reveals Crisis in Captive Wildlife Treatment

Last week, a four-year-old Siberian tiger named Tatiana escaped from her enclosure at the San Francisco Zoo and mauled three people, killing 17-year-old Carlos Sousa, Jr. Police officers, responding to the attacks in progress, shot and killed Tatiana after she apparently made menacing moves in . . . 

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Winning the Fight for Animals in ’07

Winning the Fight for Animals in ’07

Last week, I wrote a letter to some HSUS supporters about some of our accomplishments for the year. In many respects, it’s been a remarkable year, and we’ve achieved many of our programmatic goals for the year. For those of you who relish the details, . . . 

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Tough Choices for Change

Tough Choices for Change

As CEO of the nation’s largest animal protection group, I receive a cascade of requests for assistance and financial support from individuals and organizations on a dizzying array of matters, including spay and neuter and pet overpopulation programs, captive wildlife issues, sanctuary assistance, hunting issues, . . . 

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Exotic Animal Import a Risky Business

By on December 5, 2007 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Exotic Animal Import a Risky Business

Exotic pets may be beautiful, but the trade that gets them here is far from benign. Hundreds of thousands of wild animals—squirrels and rats from Africa and Asia, small carnivores from South America, birds, reptiles and amphibians from around the globe, and fish from coral . . . 

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Penned Prey

By on November 28, 2007 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Last night, Randy Travis of Fox 5 in Atlanta aired part two of his investigation into so-called fox pens—enclosures where foxes and coyotes are released and torn apart by hounds. The animals cannot escape, and the odds are stacked heavily in favor of the pack . . . 

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Defiant Slaughter at Sea

By on November 20, 2007 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Defiant Slaughter at Sea

In 1992, presidential candidate Ross Perot spoke of a giant sucking sound—referring to the North American Free Trade Agreement and how its adoption was going to take away American jobs. Well, the giant sucking sound today is coming from Japan and China, whose governments and . . . 

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