Wildlife/Marine Mammals

Warm and Fuzzy Tails

Warm and Fuzzy Tails

I want you to do something Sunday morning. It’s pretty simple—just open your newspaper and look at the MUTTS comic strip by Patrick McDonnell. (If yours isn’t one of the more than 700 papers that carries MUTTS, or you’ve moved beyond paper, you can see . . . 

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Keep It Civil

By on April 28, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

I am not one who sees a conspiracy at every turn. While I have seen a fair share of greed and collusion and even corruption in observing the workings in our nation’s capital, I do have a fundamental faith in our government systems and the . . . 

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Art, Examined

By on April 25, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Art, Examined

During the last month, I’ve received a torrent of email about Costa Rican artist Guillermo Vargas featuring a starving street dog as “art” in a Nicaraguan gallery. According to accounts we’ve received, Vargas picked up the poor creature and displayed him in the gallery—attempting to . . . 

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Changing of the Guard

By on April 24, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Changing of the Guard

It is a special privilege to advance the work of The HSUS and to be able to serve our members and supporters, whose generous support and active participation in our programs enables the work of the organization. It is also a distinct privilege to serve . . . 

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Protecting the Vulnerable

Protecting the Vulnerable

© North County TimesThe infant bear cub. Warning: dangerous video. Your heart may melt more than just a little watching the footage of a baby bear cub, rescued on a road in southern California and then taken to refuge at The Fund for Animals Wildlife . . . 

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Safer Fate for Seals

By on April 15, 2008 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Safer Fate for Seals

More news from Rebecca Aldworth, our director of Canadian wildlife issues. She’s been monitoring the seal hunt and speaking to press throughout the world about the horror of this slaughter. As we leave Newfoundland—bringing the observation of the 2008 seal hunt to a close—I think . . . 

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No Cameras Permitted

By on March 27, 2008 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
No Cameras Permitted

I am heartsick about what’s about to occur in Canada—the slaughter of baby seals that is set to start tomorrow. But I am grateful for the presence of Nigel Barker and my HSUS colleagues who are there to document what occurs and to broadcast the . . . 

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Youth Hunters an Endangered Species

By on March 21, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Youth Hunters an Endangered Species

As a child, I had an instinctive fascination with animals. I had all of our encyclopedias dog-eared to the animal entries, and I could name most of the world’s major mammals by my early teens. As a young adult, one of the most memorable periods . . . 

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Cat-alyzing Change

Cat-alyzing Change

I had just graduated from college in 1987 when the legendary Cleveland Amory published "The Cat Who Came for Christmas," his now-classic tale of Polar Bear, the stray cat he got himself dirty rescuing from an alley one snowy night in New York City. About . . . 

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Taking it to the House

Taking it to the House

At The HSUS, there’s never a dull moment. We are still intensely focused on follow up to the slaughter plant investigation in southern California. And I am recently back from Canada and its extraordinary seal nursery. We are organizing worldwide opposition to the seal hunt, . . . 

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Calm Before the Slaughter

By on March 3, 2008 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Calm Before the Slaughter

I am feeling a great sense of anticipation as our team is about to head to the ice floes in Atlantic Canada to see the seals, in advance of the slaughter which is set to begin later this month. We are here to refocus a . . . 

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Don’t Shoot the Predator

By on February 8, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Don’t Shoot the Predator

Not all forms of predator control are equal, but there’s an underlying core belief for the advocates of these killing programs that the predators are infringing upon our human prerogatives and our ordering of the world. We’re the ones who want to exploit prey populations, . . . 

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