Wildlife/Marine Mammals

More Evidence in Petland-Puppy Mill Enterprise

By on June 29, 2009 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
More Evidence in Petland-Puppy Mill Enterprise

There is news to report on two of our long-standing battles—the fight to protect wolves in the lower 48 states, and our campaign against Petland, the large retail pet chain, for its corporate practice of trafficking in dogs from puppy mills.

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I Think This Dog Wants My Job

By on June 26, 2009 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
I Think This Dog Wants My Job

When I provided an image of a dog in our workplace for last year’s Take Your Dog to Work Day, you came up with some fabulously entertaining captions. So here we go again—have at it, and share your creative captions.

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CSI for Animal Crimes

By on June 16, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
CSI for Animal Crimes

A compelling and informative new book has come out about the Forensics Laboratory of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its pioneering efforts to apply the “CSI” factor to the investigation and prevention of wildlife and environmental crimes.

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The Week in Photos (We’ve Gone to the Dogs)

By on June 4, 2009 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Week in Photos (We’ve Gone to the Dogs)

From rescuing nearly 400 dogs at a Washington puppy mill to raiding two dogfighting operations in Alabama, then to another puppy mill, in Indiana, saving more than 200 dogs, and a collaboration with the California Department of Fish and Game.

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Driving Dolphins to Despair

By on May 26, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Driving Dolphins to Despair

Canada’s seal hunt has rightly drawn the world’s ire. Japan’s unconscionable killing of whales, porpoises and dolphins deserves the same condemnation, and now.

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Polly Wants a Permanent Home

Polly Wants a Permanent Home

On Saturday I visited the Central Virginia Parrot Sanctuary, also known as Project Perry, in Louisa, Va. This parrot sanctuary—for the cast-offs and the cruelty cases of the burgeoning parrot trade—is the inspiration of Matt Smith.

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Talk Back: Seal It

Talk Back: Seal It

The world continues to speak, and speak unabashedly, about the cruelty of Canada’s seal slaughter. Many of you commented on the hunt and I wanted to post some of your thoughts.

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Magnifique! European Union Bans Seal Products

Magnifique! European Union Bans Seal Products

This morning, the European Parliament took its final step to ban the import of seal pelts. I’ve asked Rebecca Aldworth, our Canadian wildlife director, to give you some of her heartfelt thoughts about this achievement.

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Into the Wild, Without Weapons

By on May 4, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Into the Wild, Without Weapons

When it comes to interacting with wildlife, binoculars—not bullets—are preferred by a margin of almost 6-1.

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A Possible Connection: Swine Flu and Factory Farms

By on April 27, 2009 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Possible Connection: Swine Flu and Factory Farms

Dr. Michael Greger, The HSUS’s director of public health and animal agriculture, has observations about the current swine flu crisis that should be mandatory reading for policy makers across the nation.

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Prop 2.0

By on April 20, 2009 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Prop 2.0

The HSUS launched Proposition 2 not just to help 20 million animals confined on California factory farms, but to spark similar anti-factory farming reforms across the nation and to enhance our political clout in the state legislature in Sacramento.

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Give Me a Home Where the Wild Horses Roam

By on March 23, 2009 in Equine, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Give Me a Home Where the Wild Horses Roam

My friend Madeleine Pickens has been in the news recently with her passionate appeal to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to take up her plan to create a sanctuary for thousands of wild horses and burros on public rangelands. Right now, the Bureau of Land Management . . . 

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