Wildlife/Marine Mammals

A Measure for Everyone

By on June 17, 2008 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Measure for Everyone

The HSUS does not have the luxury of focusing its resources on a single campaign, or even a couple of major efforts. At a time when our disaster team is fully deployed in Iowa, we are also at work on hundreds of other projects—from our . . . 

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Equine Oasis

By on June 12, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Equine Oasis

The HSUS was founded more than 50 years ago as an organization focused on national cruelties, such as dogfighting, inhumane transport and slaughter of farm animals, and pet theft for research and testing. A group operating on that scale was needed because local humane societies, . . . 

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Nature in Our Midst

By on June 6, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Nature in Our Midst

The old construct is that humans live in one place and nature is a separate place—represented most completely in the form of national parks, wilderness areas, and other areas that do not bear the scars of roads, developments, and human fabrications or settlements. And while . . . 

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All Paws on Deck

All Paws on Deck

You’ve done it again. I am so touched by the generosity and dedication of our supporters. You are extraordinary, and I am so glad we are joined together in the fight for animals. For the second time in a month, when the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance . . . 

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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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