Wildlife/Marine Mammals

Alligator Skin Market Slinks Away

By on December 1, 2009 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Alligator Skin Market Slinks Away

Yesterday, The New York Times published a front-page story about the travails of the alligator farming business in Louisiana.

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An Eagle Eye on Wildlife

By on November 16, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Last Friday, I paid a visit to our newest animal care center—the SPCA Wildlife Care Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. It’s one of five animal care centers we operate, with three specializing in rescuing and releasing wildlife. It handles nearly 14,000 animals a year, including raptors, raccoons, rabbits, and turtles.

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Have You Seen Our New Website?

Have You Seen Our New Website?

This week we’re giving animals a revamped and, we hope, a more appealing stage to showcase their beauty, their majesty and, yes, when warranted, their plight. Check it out—it’s our redesigned website.

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Home Sweet Home for 50 Feral Cats

By on November 10, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Home Sweet Home for 50 Feral Cats

Fifty-four domesticated cats we rescued from San Nicolas Island in California are resting comfortably in their brand-new outdoor enclosure at The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in San Diego County.

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Halt the Trade of Endangered Species

By on November 5, 2009 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Halt the Trade of Endangered Species

At stake is nothing less than the continued existence of critically endangered species, as well as preventing international trade of threatened species at risk of becoming even more imperiled.

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Man Bites Shark Protections

By on October 29, 2009 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Man Bites Shark Protections

Earlier this year, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Shark Conservation Act, but the U.S. Senate has not yet taken action. This appears, in part, to be due to objections by fishing industry representatives in North Carolina and Virginia.

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50 Things You Can Do for Animals and The HSUS

50 Things You Can Do for Animals and The HSUS

Please take some time to go through the full roster. We’ll succeed as a movement when we have millions of our supporters who take these and other positive actions for animals.

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Third Quarter Blog Favorites

In July, The HSUS assisted authorities and other animal protection groups in the largest one-day series of dogfighting raids in U.S. history, with busts in Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Iowa, Arkansas, Mississippi and Nebraska. The unprecedented intervention saved hundreds of dogs from the cruelties of . . . 

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Eagles to Philadelphia Area: Treat Animals With Kindness

By on October 13, 2009 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Eagles to Philadelphia Area: Treat Animals With Kindness

Yesterday, we gained a powerful new ally when the Philadelphia Eagles announced the team’s new Treating Animals With Kindness (TAWK) program, which will focus on promoting spay/neuter programs, anti-cruelty efforts, and anti-dogfighting campaigns.

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In Midnight Hour Schwarzenegger Signs, Terminates Bills

By on October 12, 2009 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Last night at midnight was the deadline for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign, veto, or ignore 700 bills passed this session by the California State Legislature—and seven of them were animal protection measures.

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Reflections on “The National Parks” Series and Reform

By on September 30, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Reflections on “The National Parks” Series and Reform

I’ve immensely enjoyed watching the Ken Burns series on the history of America’s national parks. My thoughts have been drawn not just to the parks themselves, but also the foresighted people who dared to believe in the concept and pushed successfully for them.

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EPA Must Regulate Factory Farm Pollution

By on September 23, 2009 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
EPA Must Regulate Factory Farm Pollution

Earlier this week we joined with a number of environmental and public health organizations to petition the EPA to regulate air pollution, including greenhouse gases, from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).

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