Feds must dismiss unhinged advice on wild horses

By on September 13, 2016 with 15 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Feds must dismiss unhinged advice on wild horses

Our nation’s management of wild horses has been a long-running debacle of poor execution layered over questionable intentions and flagging resolve. Those problems have been compounded by violence toward horses by ranchers and other private resource users. The latest incident involves an attack on a . . . 

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Massachusetts voters can clinch the case against farm animal confinement 

By on September 12, 2016 with 6 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Massachusetts voters can clinch the case against farm animal confinement 

It’s been more than a year since I first wrote here about a proposed farm animal protection ballot measure in Massachusetts that would prohibit the sale of eggs, pork, and veal from animals raised in extreme, inhumane confinement. Since that blog, thousands of Massachusetts residents . . . 

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Reflections on the killing of the Profanity Peak pack in Washington state

By on September 9, 2016 with 43 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Reflections on the killing of the Profanity Peak pack in Washington state

Editor’s note: A previous version of this blog incorrectly stated that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife asked the U.S. Forest Service to withdraw the grazing permit, but the federal agency rebuffed the request. Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife last week authorized the . . . 

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Nine lab chimps win lottery, move into new digs in Georgia

By on September 8, 2016 with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Nine lab chimps win lottery, move into new digs in Georgia

I am so pleased to share the latest news in a series of actions taken over the last seven years to help chimps in laboratories – nine chimpanzees from the New Iberia Research Center in Louisiana have safely arrived at the nation’s newest chimp sanctuary, . . . 

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Coach Switzer carries the ball in fight against Oklahoma ‘right to farm’

By on September 7, 2016 with 10 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Coach Switzer carries the ball in fight against Oklahoma ‘right to farm’

Coach Barry Switzer gets right to the point. “If SQ 777 passes, it will make it easier for puppy mills to exist. Puppy mill operators will be able to classify themselves as farmers and their animals as livestock,” wrote Switzer, the legendary coach of the . . . 

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NYBC anything but a champ for Liberian chimps

By on September 6, 2016 with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
NYBC anything but a champ for Liberian chimps

EDITOR’S NOTE: GOOD NEWS! The HSUS and the New York Blood Center have announced an agreement to provide long-term sanctuary for the Liberian chimpanzees. READ THE UPDATE » Last week, the insurance giant MetLife said it was ending its support for the New York Blood . . . 

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Breaking news: Latin American food giant goes cage-free

By on September 2, 2016 with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking news: Latin American food giant goes cage-free

The tide in our cage-free campaign has now turned in Latin America, with Alsea, a major food retail conglomerate with operations throughout Latin America and Europe, announcing this week that it will switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs. The new policy, which follows several years . . . 

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Video exposes cruelty by Tennessee walking horse trainer

By on September 1, 2016 with 73 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Video exposes cruelty by Tennessee walking horse trainer

Late last year, The HSUS obtained still photographs and reports from USDA inspectors who examined horses trained by Larry Wheelon during the execution of a search warrant. Wheelon is a well-known figure in the Tennessee walking horse show world. Those deeply disturbing images revealed that . . . 

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Mammoth news about elephants and their status

By on August 31, 2016 with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Mammoth news about elephants and their status

The number of elephants in the African savanna is in drastic decline, their population having dwindled by 30 percent between 2007 and 2014, according to the Great Elephant Census, the first-ever pan-African survey of savanna elephants. The report, released today, was funded by philanthropist (and . . . 

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California leads again for animals — by banning bullhooks, orca breeding

By on August 30, 2016 with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
California leads again for animals — by banning bullhooks, orca breeding

California Governor Jerry Brown is poised to sign a budget bill this week, and tucked within it is a provision to bar any breeding of captive orcas in California – making the state the first to forbid this practice. SeaWorld supports this new policy, as . . . 

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Breaking news: HSUS investigation connects New Jersey pet stores to notorious Midwest puppy mills

By on August 29, 2016 with 27 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking news: HSUS investigation connects New Jersey pet stores to notorious Midwest puppy mills

An HSUS undercover investigation covering every known pet store in New Jersey that sells puppies has revealed that many of these businesses sourced animals from puppy mills with Animal Welfare Act violations. Federal inspectors, in some cases, found bleeding or injured dogs and even dead . . . 

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A wild name, and an amazing, vast, new marine sanctuary

By on August 26, 2016 with 4 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A wild name, and an amazing, vast, new marine sanctuary

Today, in an exhilarating lead-up to next week’s gathering of dozens of nations at the World Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, President Obama announced his intention to expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands, which will . . . 

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