Wildlife/Marine Mammals

Votes Against Animals Put Reps in the Doghouse

By on September 6, 2007 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Votes Against Animals Put Reps in the Doghouse

You might call them friends of Michael Vick. Or friends of Cavel International—the Illinois horse slaughter plant. Or perhaps friends of Safari Club International—the group whose members hunt down and kill rare animals throughout the world to decorate their dens and win a place in . . . 

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CCF Ads Are Kitty Litter

By on August 31, 2007 in Opposition, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

I must offer a thanks again to the contract shillers at the Center for Consumer Freedom. They’ve done us a favor. I am not kidding. CCF is best known as a front group for tobacco, alcohol, restaurant and agribusiness special interests. It has become tiresome . . . 

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Circus Elephants Get Day In Court

By on August 24, 2007 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Here’s a splash of good news from U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan in the federal court case initiated by a number of animal protection groups against Ringling Brothers. The Fund for Animals, ASPCA, Animal Protection Institute and Animal Welfare Institute are co-plaintiffs in a . . . 

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Monkey Business

By on August 17, 2007 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Monkey Business

On Aug. 8, a man had a monkey on a leash at a Madison, Wis. beer garden. A woman walking by reached over the fence to pet the monkey and was promptly bitten on the thumb. After several hours on the loose, the monkey was . . . 

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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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