Wildlife/Marine Mammals

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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Invitation for Cooperation

By on June 18, 2007 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Invitation for Cooperation

If you look at the history of the relationship between The HSUS and the American Farm Bureau Federation, there’s not much we agree upon, and there has been a noticeable scarcity of goodwill. We seem locked in regular political combat. © iStockphoto The American Farm . . . 

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Protect Sharks, Predators of the Sea

By on June 13, 2007 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Protect Sharks, Predators of the Sea

If you haven’t yet read John Balzar’s interview with Jean-Michel Cousteau on humanesociety.org, it’s worth your time. Balzar is an award-winning journalist (recipient of the Pulitzer, Ernie Pyle and Robert F. Kennedy International Humanitarian Award, to name a few) who became HSUS’ communications czar after . . . 

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Talk Back: Hogwash Hunting

By on June 12, 2007 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Many readers reacted to the news that the "Monster Pig," who was shot eight times by an Alabama youth, was actually a pet sold to a fenced-in hunting ranch. Among the comments we received: This is diabolical. What a terrible thing to teach a child, . . . 

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Trophy Hunting Is Not Conservation

By on June 8, 2007 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Trophy Hunting Is Not Conservation

I hope you have been following the exchanges in the Talk Back posts, where we are posting a sampler of reader comments (if you’d like to join the conversation, offer a comment below). Thus far, I have stayed an arm’s length away and let the . . . 

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Talk Back: Polar Bear Peril

By on June 7, 2007 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Several readers responded to the blog about polar bears and the dangers of a melting habitat and trophy hunters. Among the comments we received: Polar bears are facing enough problems from global warming and loss of habitat. Hunting them will just hasten their extinction. They . . . 

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Changing the World for Animals

I am obsessed with results. If you invest in a company, you expect to get a dividend or some other form of return. When you invest in an animal organization, like The HSUS, you should get a tangible result, too. In our case, it’s a . . . 

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“Monster Pig” Shows Horror of Canned Hunts

By on June 4, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
“Monster Pig” Shows Horror of Canned Hunts

Last week, an 11-year-old boy from Alabama killed a hog reported to weigh 1,051 pounds. The boy, Jamison Stone, is finishing the sixth grade this year. He shot the pig eight times with a .50 caliber revolver, according to the boy’s account. Accompanied by his . . . 

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Talk Back: Taking Issue with Ted

By on May 30, 2007 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

In the world of humane-minded advocates, there are reasons to agree and reasons to disagree. Here is one example—a few readers have expressed disappointment over the inclusion of Ted Williams in my blogroll. Julianne French writes: Wow, what a shock to see The HSUS endorse . . . 

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