Wildlife/Marine Mammals

The Week in Photos (We’ve Gone to the Dogs)

By on June 4, 2009 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Week in Photos (We’ve Gone to the Dogs)

From rescuing nearly 400 dogs at a Washington puppy mill to raiding two dogfighting operations in Alabama, then to another puppy mill, in Indiana, saving more than 200 dogs, and a collaboration with the California Department of Fish and Game.

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Driving Dolphins to Despair

By on May 26, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Driving Dolphins to Despair

Canada’s seal hunt has rightly drawn the world’s ire. Japan’s unconscionable killing of whales, porpoises and dolphins deserves the same condemnation, and now.

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Polly Wants a Permanent Home

Polly Wants a Permanent Home

On Saturday I visited the Central Virginia Parrot Sanctuary, also known as Project Perry, in Louisa, Va. This parrot sanctuary—for the cast-offs and the cruelty cases of the burgeoning parrot trade—is the inspiration of Matt Smith.

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Talk Back: Seal It

Talk Back: Seal It

The world continues to speak, and speak unabashedly, about the cruelty of Canada’s seal slaughter. Many of you commented on the hunt and I wanted to post some of your thoughts.

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Magnifique! European Union Bans Seal Products

Magnifique! European Union Bans Seal Products

This morning, the European Parliament took its final step to ban the import of seal pelts. I’ve asked Rebecca Aldworth, our Canadian wildlife director, to give you some of her heartfelt thoughts about this achievement.

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Into the Wild, Without Weapons

By on May 4, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Into the Wild, Without Weapons

When it comes to interacting with wildlife, binoculars—not bullets—are preferred by a margin of almost 6-1.

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A Possible Connection: Swine Flu and Factory Farms

By on April 27, 2009 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Possible Connection: Swine Flu and Factory Farms

Dr. Michael Greger, The HSUS’s director of public health and animal agriculture, has observations about the current swine flu crisis that should be mandatory reading for policy makers across the nation.

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Prop 2.0

By on April 20, 2009 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Prop 2.0

The HSUS launched Proposition 2 not just to help 20 million animals confined on California factory farms, but to spark similar anti-factory farming reforms across the nation and to enhance our political clout in the state legislature in Sacramento.

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Give Me a Home Where the Wild Horses Roam

By on March 23, 2009 in Equine, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Give Me a Home Where the Wild Horses Roam

My friend Madeleine Pickens has been in the news recently with her passionate appeal to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to take up her plan to create a sanctuary for thousands of wild horses and burros on public rangelands. Right now, the Bureau of Land Management . . . 

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Talk Back: Safety for Baby Seals, Downer Cattle

Talk Back: Safety for Baby Seals, Downer Cattle

From my perch at The HSUS, I see so much change for the good occurring for animals. Last week, I was beyond thrilled by the Russian government’s announcement to end the killing of baby seals in that country. Vladimir Putin the week before had signaled . . . 

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On Federal Protections, We’re Not Crying Wolf

By on March 10, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
On Federal Protections, We’re Not Crying Wolf

We knew Sarah Palin would be murder on wolves had she been elected, but we expected more of the Obama Administration and its political appointees. While we have had some strong pronouncements for animal protection from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and there are many signs . . . 

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No (Shark Fin) Soup for You

By on March 3, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
No (Shark Fin) Soup for You

All for a bowl of soup. Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Shark Conservation Act of 2009, designed to end U.S. involvement in the monstrous cruelty of shark finning—hacking the fins off a live shark, with the animal then thrown overboard to die. . . . 

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