Wildlife/Marine Mammals

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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Undemocratic Deals

By on August 26, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Undemocratic Deals

Last week, I wrote about the efforts by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the American Egg Board to spend money illegally in an attempt to influence the vote on Proposition 2—this fall’s California ballot measure that seeks to ban the intensive confinement of veal . . . 

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Talk Back: China’s Golden Opportunities

The 29th Olympic Games will wind down in Beijing this weekend and the world will soon shift its attention away from China. It’s easy to write off China, but it would be a mistake for us as a movement. We’ve got to work with government, . . . 

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Fortune of Animals in China

By on August 20, 2008 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

As the Beijing Olympics wind down, and after four related blog postings (on the fur industry, tiger trade, ivory, and consumer power), I want to offer the floor to HSI’s China Policy Consultant, Dr. Peter J. Li, of the University of Houston-Downtown. Peter’s optimism has . . . 

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Grabbing Tiger Trade by the Tail

By on August 13, 2008 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Grabbing Tiger Trade by the Tail

China has a staggering 1.3 billion people. But throughout all of Asia, there are fewer than 4,000 tigers remaining in the wild. Even with a small percentage of Chinese citizens coveting tiger products in traditional Chinese medicine, there is enormous pressure on the declining species . . . 

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Ivory Irony

By on August 12, 2008 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Ivory Irony

China and the United States are two Olympic powerhouses, and they’ll be competing for the highest medal count over the next two weeks.  Athletics aside, the two countries are also in dubious competition for the dishonor of being known as consumers of vast amounts of . . . 

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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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