Wildlife/Marine Mammals

A New, New Low for So-Called Sportsmen’s Group

By on June 2, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A New, New Low for So-Called Sportsmen’s Group

You may remember the campaign by the so-called U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA)—a front group for the arms and ammo makers, bowhunters, and hunting retailers—to block an HSUS program with Meijer, a department store chain, to provide up to $5,000 for the fund we created to . . . 

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Never At Rest for Animals

By on May 27, 2008 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Never At Rest for Animals

The HSUS is in the news somewhere every day, and we expect continuing coverage because the moral urgency of our work demands constant exposure and then dialogue and then remediation. But regular attention is a relatively recent phenomenon for The HSUS and even for the . . . 

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Bear Facts on the NRA

By on May 22, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Bear Facts on the NRA

© USFWS Yesterday, I wrote about the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance (USSA). The group is all hat and no cattle. It has very few rank-and-file hunters as actual members, and it is a front group for economic interests with a stake in commerce related to specific . . . 

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Shot in the Foot

By on May 21, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Shot in the Foot

© iStockphoto It’s been a bad fortnight for the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance. First, their petty-minded plan to subvert a collaborative effort by The HSUS and Meijer superstores to help pets by adding $5,000 to our Foreclosure Pets Grant Fund backfired. After Meijer inexplicably caved to . . . 

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Three Steps Forward, One Step Back

By on May 15, 2008 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Three Steps Forward, One Step Back

I am in Orlando today, at The HSUS’s Animal Care Expo. It’s one of our signature events, and attracts animal sheltering professionals from throughout the nation and the world, though it’s a treasure trove of information and instruction for any animal advocate. We are 1,700 . . . 

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Our Report Card

Our Report Card

This week we released The HSUS Annual Report for 2007—a summary of the organization’s performance and effective action over the past year. I open the report with an overview of our forward movement, and I invite you to read that letter below. Then, browse the . . . 

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Animal Ambassadors

Animal Ambassadors

Animal cruelty knows no national boundaries. Almost all of the industries we confront are global in nature—animal fighting and puppy mills (see yesterday’s blog), trophy hunting and the fur trade, the exotic animal trade and factory farming, just to name a few. As a matter . . . 

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Bull’s-eye!

By on May 8, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Thank you U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance. The Ohio-based radical hunting organization derailed a program we launched with Meijer to generate an additional $5,000 for our fund to help pets and shelters affected by the home foreclosure crisis. I updated you on the issue yesterday—noting that we’d . . . 

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We Did It

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

You responded, and we are sending a major message to the extremist wing of the hunting lobby. Yesterday, I issued a call to raise $10,000 after the radical U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA), in a despicable move, intimidated Meijer department stores into dropping its support of . . . 

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Unsportsmanlike Conduct

By on May 6, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Let’s not let them get away with this. I need your attention to an important issue—and I need your help. Last week, in a cynical and destructive maneuver, the Ohio-based U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) targeted Meijer department stores for agreeing to donate up to $5,000 . . . 

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Warm and Fuzzy Tails

Warm and Fuzzy Tails

I want you to do something Sunday morning. It’s pretty simple—just open your newspaper and look at the MUTTS comic strip by Patrick McDonnell. (If yours isn’t one of the more than 700 papers that carries MUTTS, or you’ve moved beyond paper, you can see . . . 

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Keep It Civil

By on April 28, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

I am not one who sees a conspiracy at every turn. While I have seen a fair share of greed and collusion and even corruption in observing the workings in our nation’s capital, I do have a fundamental faith in our government systems and the . . . 

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