Wildlife/Marine Mammals

Alaska lawmaker plots yet another assault on wolves, grizzlies on federal lands

By on September 5, 2017 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 12 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Alaska lawmaker plots yet another assault on wolves, grizzlies on federal lands

He’s back. Alaska Congressman Don Young, that’s who. After spearheading a resolution to repeal a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) rule restricting particularly cruel and unsporting methods of killing grizzly bears, wolves, and other native carnivores on national wildlife refuges in Alaska, he’s now . . . 

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A tribute to the great Cleveland Amory on his centenary birthday

By on September 2, 2017 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 9 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A tribute to the great Cleveland Amory on his centenary birthday

It’s hard to believe that Cleveland Amory, who was without question one of the most important and influential animal advocates of the 20th century, would be 100 today. When it came to animal protection, he was a man of resolve and action. With the whipping . . . 

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The HSUS goes to federal court on behalf of Yellowstone’s grizzly bears

By on August 29, 2017 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The HSUS goes to federal court on behalf of Yellowstone’s grizzly bears

Sixty days ago, The HSUS told Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that we’d see him in court if his agency did not reconsider a wrong-headed decision to strip federal protections from grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. We made good on that promise today. Joined . . . 

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Interior Department, key House Republicans maneuver to open National Park Service lands to killing grizzly bears, wolves

By on August 23, 2017 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 24 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Interior Department, key House Republicans maneuver to open National Park Service lands to killing grizzly bears, wolves

In April, President Trump signed a resolution, enabled by the Congressional Review Act and passed by Congress on a near party-line vote, that repealed a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) rule restricting particularly cruel and unsporting methods of killing grizzly bears, wolves, and other . . . 

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British Columbia’s hunting ban on grizzlies the latest in rapid-fire series of gains for animals

British Columbia’s hunting ban on grizzlies the latest in rapid-fire series of gains for animals

This week, British Columbia’s newly formed government, responding to the will of an overwhelming majority of the province’s citizens and following through on its own campaign promise, announced a ban on all trophy hunting of grizzly bears there, starting in November. Under the prior Liberal . . . 

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From Bambi to Charlotte’s Web to Nut Job 2, film is a powerful force for animal protection

By on August 8, 2017 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
From Bambi to Charlotte’s Web to Nut Job 2, film is a powerful force for animal protection

Films have long been inviting us to rethink the way we view animals—a studious spider who weaves words about saving a pig from the dinner plate, a terrified baby elephant yanked from his mother and forced to perform in a circus, a clownfish who journeys . . . 

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Tamping down the war on wolves

By on August 7, 2017 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Tamping down the war on wolves

Wolves are in the crosshairs of trophy hunters, commercial trappers, ranchers, state and federal lawmakers, and state and federal wildlife managers in established areas of their range throughout North America. We are a counter-weight to those threats, particularly in the United States, and last week, . . . 

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New York state crushes ivory stockpiles in Central Park as an act of theater to rally the world against the ivory trade

By on August 3, 2017 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New York state crushes ivory stockpiles in Central Park as an act of theater to rally the world against the ivory trade

With the federal government taking active and intentional steps inimical to animal protection and conservation — launching an assault on native predators, looking to roll back federal protections of national monuments, and distancing our nation from the active global fight against climate change — some . . . 

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Breaking news: Federal appeals court rules to maintain protections for Great Lakes wolves

Breaking news: Federal appeals court rules to maintain protections for Great Lakes wolves

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has sided with The HSUS and other animal welfare groups and ruled that federal protections for wolves under the Endangered Species Act should be maintained for 4,000 or so wolves inhabiting the northern reaches of . . . 

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The HSUS reports that bald eagles can’t soar with lead weighing them down

The HSUS reports that bald eagles can’t soar with lead weighing them down

Iconic symbols of the United States and also one of the first animals to be protected under the Endangered Species Act, bald eagles are dying in alarming numbers, according to an HSUS survey of news reports. The analysis reveals that lead poisoning has afflicted more . . . 

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Zinke’s Department of the Interior mounting unprecedented attack on wildlife

Zinke’s Department of the Interior mounting unprecedented attack on wildlife

The Department of the Interior, under Secretary Ryan Zinke, isn’t mincing words or hedging its political bets. At least not so far. Last week, its leaders signaled that the department may dismantle a rule to restrict ruthless predator killing practices on some 20 million acres . . . 

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Trophy hunter slays son of Cecil

Trophy hunter slays son of Cecil

This week, Vietnam agreed to the rescue and relocation of 1,000 bears who live on bear farms. These Asiatic sun bears are held in deplorable settings and “milked” in extraordinarily inhumane ways for their bile (used in tonics and in traditional Chinese medicine). The shut-down . . . 

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