Wildlife/Marine Mammals

Treading Water

By on August 8, 2008 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Treading Water

At one time, millions of sea turtles migrated along America’s coasts and laid their eggs.  Today, all six species found in U.S. waters are listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  Sea turtles may face extinction during our lifetimes—primarily due to . . . 

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Talk Back: Protecting Places

By on August 7, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

A number of you have been gratified by our work to preserve wildlife habitat through conservation easements. Here’s what one reader experienced, right in her own backyard: I thoroughly enjoyed your blog on Saving Lives by Saving Land.  I have a few bird feeders and . . . 

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Every Dog Has His Day (In Court)

By on August 6, 2008 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Every Dog Has His Day (In Court)

After we joined forces with The Fund for Animals in January 2005, The HSUS formed an in-house Animal Protection Litigation unit—which now boasts more than a dozen full-time attorneys who do nothing but offensive litigation. I wanted a vibrant legal team focused on enforcing animal . . . 

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Take Home the Gold, Not Ivory

By on August 5, 2008 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Take Home the Gold, Not Ivory

The 29th Summer Olympics are set to open this week in Beijing, and millions of non-nationals are trekking there to watch the games. It is a nation known notoriously to animal advocates for its harsh and exploitative treatment of wild and domesticated animals, and it . . . 

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Saving Lives by Saving Land

By on August 4, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Saving Lives by Saving Land

© The HSUSA loon skims across Shin Pond in Maine. I spent Saturday and Sunday at an HSUS property not far from the northeast corner of Baxter State Park. Percival P. Baxter, a strong animal advocate, served as Governor of Maine from 1921-24 and then . . . 

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Your Yard Goes Grassroots

By on July 25, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Your Yard Goes Grassroots

Each of us can collectively make major strides for animals through individual efforts. Our dietary decisions, the products we purchase, our outreach to elected officials, hands-on work in our communities—cumulatively these actions and more add up to a powerful force in moving toward a more . . . 

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Sharks Through a Different Lens

By on July 22, 2008 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Sharks Through a Different Lens

The remarkable Nigel Barker is exhibiting his photographs of seals this week at a studio in New York. But his compassion for animals extends to all animals, including sharks, and he’s a man willing to confront cruelty wherever it occurs. Last weekend, Nigel Barker joined . . . 

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Stop Sniping, Start Problem Solving

By on July 8, 2008 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Any large advocacy organization with an agenda encompassing a variety of cutting edge social issues is bound to become a target for criticism, and The HSUS is no exception. As the nation’s most effective animal protection organization, we challenge long-standing forms of institutional cruelty across . . . 

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Whale of a Fight

By on June 23, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Whale of a Fight

I was saddened and more than a little awestruck by the remarkable story last year of a bowhead whale who was killed in a June 2007 hunt by Inupiaq whalers off the Alaskan coast. Embedded in the whale’s layer of blubber, between the neck and . . . 

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A Measure for Everyone

By on June 17, 2008 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Measure for Everyone

The HSUS does not have the luxury of focusing its resources on a single campaign, or even a couple of major efforts. At a time when our disaster team is fully deployed in Iowa, we are also at work on hundreds of other projects—from our . . . 

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Equine Oasis

By on June 12, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Equine Oasis

The HSUS was founded more than 50 years ago as an organization focused on national cruelties, such as dogfighting, inhumane transport and slaughter of farm animals, and pet theft for research and testing. A group operating on that scale was needed because local humane societies, . . . 

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Nature in Our Midst

By on June 6, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Nature in Our Midst

The old construct is that humans live in one place and nature is a separate place—represented most completely in the form of national parks, wilderness areas, and other areas that do not bear the scars of roads, developments, and human fabrications or settlements. And while . . . 

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