Wildlife/Marine Mammals

2008: A Look Back

2008: A Look Back

I’ve had the privilege of being president of The HSUS for short of five years now.  I had hoped, in taking the post, that I could enhance the organization’s reputation as a powerful, mainstream force for animal protection—a force that could take on the major . . . 

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Gray, with a Silver Lining

By on December 23, 2008 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Gray, with a Silver Lining

I celebrate the people who go to shelters or rescue groups to adopt any homeless dog or cat. It’s an act of love and kindness. But I have a special place in my heart for people who adopt senior pets. These dogs or cats may . . . 

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A Look Ahead: Obama’s Ag and Interior Chiefs

By on December 17, 2008 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Look Ahead: Obama’s Ag and Interior Chiefs

Today, in his regular blog "Animals & Politics," my colleague Michael Markarian posted a blog well worth reading about today's announcement by President-elect Barack Obama on his latest cabinet selections: former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack for Agriculture Secretary and current U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar from . . . 

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The Elephant in the Room

By on December 5, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Elephant in the Room

Elephants are among the most majestic of the animals we seek to protect here at The HSUS. These “gentle giants” have been the subject of much news recently, and I wanted to share a few of those items with you today. © The Elephant SanctuaryNed . . . 

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eBay Does Elephants’ Bidding

By on October 22, 2008 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
eBay Does Elephants’ Bidding

I’ve been writing a lot lately about the Big Agribusiness corporations fighting the reforms of California’s Proposition 2, blinded by the bottom line. So it’s a welcome change of pace to tell you about a major multi-national company that has taken a strong stand for . . . 

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Close-up with Africa’s Animals

By on October 7, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Close-up with Africa’s Animals

© National GeographicA mother lioness and her cubs from "African Critters." Tender moments between a mother leopard and her two newborn cubs, a startling encounter with a young elephant bull, and a battle between mammoth buffaloes and tiny lion cubs. These are just a few . . . 

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Talk Back: Cries for Wolves

By on October 3, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Based on your comments to the blog, you were as gleeful as I was about the two recent wins to block efforts to remove wolves from the list of species protected under the Endangered Species Act. If we had not won in court, sport hunters . . . 

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A Dogs’ Trust

A Dogs’ Trust

For a variety of reasons, animal protection has not enjoyed the same degree of foundation support that other causes have received. In recent years, that’s been changing, as our cause has been buoyed by more and more people, including some with the resources to set . . . 

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Silencing the Guns

By on September 30, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Silencing the Guns

There’s always been a special place in my heart reserved for wolves. The book I read over and over again as an adolescent was a hardcover National Geographic title called "Vanishing Wildlife of North America." Staring back at me, on the cover, was the most . . . 

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A Resounding YES! on Prop 2

By on September 17, 2008 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Resounding YES! on Prop 2

One inescapable conclusion in studying the Proposition 2 campaign—the ballot initiative to halt the use of small cages to confine veal calves, breeding sows, and laying hens, and to provide them with room to turn around—is the breadth of our support and the narrowness of . . . 

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A Film to Seal the Deal

By on September 16, 2008 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Film to Seal the Deal

© The HSUS/McFarlandNigel discusses his film with HSUS staff. See more photos > Nigel Barker—professional photographer and a judge on "America's Next Top Model" and one of The HSUS's top spokespersons—was here at our office today near Washington, D.C. to speak to the staff and . . . 

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Violence Hurts Us All

By on September 4, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Violence Hurts Us All

In any social movement, there must always be a robust discussion about tactics and strategy. That discussion is especially important in the cause of animal protection, with its many cultural, economic, and philosophical complexities. Our movement is a mosaic, not a monolith, and that’s the . . . 

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