Wildlife/Marine Mammals

Protecting Wildlife by Preserving Places

By on August 16, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The HSUS has always recognized that the destruction of habitat is life-threatening to wild creatures.  When habitats are fragmented or demolished for roadbuilding or commercial or residential development, animals are driven from their homes and often displaced or destroyed. In the United States, there are . . . 

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Shark on the Menu Puts Species in Peril

By on August 9, 2007 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Shark on the Menu Puts Species in Peril

I’ll admit that when I swim in the ocean, I have thought more than a few times about the presence of sharks. I guess it’s like walking in grizzly bear country or in mountain lion habitat. In these environs, we are not top dog, and . . . 

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A Calling to Care

By on August 7, 2007 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Calling to Care

Rabbi Marc Gellman’s essay at Newsweek.com about the ethics of keeping animals in zoos brought me back to a seminal experience—a turning point for me and my thoughts about our responsibilities to animals. I went to an all-boys Catholic high school in West Haven, Conn., . . . 

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Dogfighting a Constant Battle for The HSUS

By on August 3, 2007 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Dogfighting a Constant Battle for The HSUS

The contract shillers at the Center for Consumer Freedom are about the most shameless people I’ve ever come across. They put out a statement yesterday attempting to make a scandal of The HSUS raising funds to combat dogfighting as the spotlight has shined brightly on . . . 

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Congress Considers Flurry of Animal Protection Measures

By on August 2, 2007 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Congress Considers Flurry of Animal Protection Measures

There’s been a remarkable amount of activity on animal protection issues in Congress in recent days, in the lead-up to the August recess, which runs about a month through Labor Day. I wanted to provide a quick report to show you the progress we are . . . 

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Talk Back: Celebrating Cats and Creatures

By on July 13, 2007 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers enjoyed last week’s poll, but were challenged to choose just one cat. Among the comments we received: A great tribute to our wonderful feline companions. —Andrea A. It was impossible to vote for just one, so I gave them all a vote for the . . . 

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The Great Federal Power Grab

The Great Federal Power Grab

Section 123 of Title I of the Farm Bill is the most worrying legislation you’ve never heard of. Slipped into an early draft of the Farm Bill written by the House Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry, this section threatens to nullify dozens of animal . . . 

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Humane Wildlife Solutions: An Entrepreneurial Model for a Humane Nation

By on June 29, 2007 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Humane Wildlife Solutions: An Entrepreneurial Model for a Humane Nation

The Humane Society of the United States sometimes has to use raw power to change the circumstances for animals—overcoming the opposition of animal exploitation groups and passing legislation or applying pressure on a company to mend its ways. To a degree, it requires some level . . . 

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Two Key Wins and a Setback for Polar Bears

Two Key Wins and a Setback for Polar Bears

Not long after I became president of The Humane Society of the United States three years ago, and after we merged our operations with the spectacular folks at The Fund for Animals, we decided to concentrate some considerable resources in four major campaign areas: 1) . . . 

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Protecting Wildlife and Preserving Habitats

By on June 27, 2007 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Protecting Wildlife and Preserving Habitats

The depth and breadth of programs at The HSUS is pretty extraordinary.  To know all that goes on, you’d have to make a regular study of humanesociety.org. And even then, it’s tough to keep up with all of the work. You may have heard about . . . 

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Animals Ascending

By on June 22, 2007 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Animals Ascending

Our ideas about protecting animals were once at the margins. Now, they are in the mainstream. More than ever, Americans and American institutions are embracing the protection of animals as a personal and societal responsibility, and the evidence is all around us. © 2007 USA . . . 

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Triumph Against Fur Trade

By on June 19, 2007 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Triumph Against Fur Trade

The Humane Society of the United States did an investigation in the late 1990s in China and other Asian countries and discovered that millions of dogs and cats were being killed for their fur, and the pelts were being exported across the globe, including to . . . 

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