Bon Appétit, Long a Leader on Issues of Food and Agriculture, Announces New Animal Welfare Reforms

By on March 21, 2016 with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Bon Appétit, Long a Leader on Issues of Food and Agriculture, Announces New Animal Welfare Reforms

While we take pride in forging unexpected alliances on specific issues to advance animals’ interests – whether with SeaWorld, United Egg Producers, or even in the world of horse racing with the Jockey Club – we also focus plenty of energy on working with companies . . . 

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More Impressions on ‘Massive‘ SeaWorld-HSUS Announcement, Including From ‘Blackfish‘ Director

By on March 18, 2016 with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
More Impressions on ‘Massive‘ SeaWorld-HSUS Announcement, Including From ‘Blackfish‘ Director

The announcement I made yesterday with SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby about the end of any breeding of the company’s orcas, its shift toward a rescue-and-rehabilitation strategy for other marine mammals, a change in its food service policies, and more, has been reverberating across the world. . . . 

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Breaking News: SeaWorld to End All Orca Breeding

By on March 17, 2016 with 48 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking News: SeaWorld to End All Orca Breeding

In a sign that the humane economy is an unyielding force, exerting its influence on companies in all sectors of commerce, SeaWorld announced in cooperation with The HSUS today that it will end all breeding of its orcas and it won’t obtain additional orcas from . . . 

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To Eradicate Animal Fighting, You Must Finish the Sentence

By on March 16, 2016 with 10 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
To Eradicate Animal Fighting, You Must Finish the Sentence

During my tenure at The HSUS – as CEO but also prior to that as our chief political advocate – I’ve made it a point to work to strengthen the nation’s legal framework against dogfighting and cockfighting. These are reprehensible, calculated crimes that result in protracted and . . . 

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Federal Government Says Added Protections for Elephants, Pangolins May Be Warranted

By on March 15, 2016 with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Federal Government Says Added Protections for Elephants, Pangolins May Be Warranted

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it will consider increasing Endangered Species Act protections for elephants and pangolins, two species whose populations have declined drastically in recent decades due to murderous and unrelenting poaching, habitat destruction, and trophy hunting. The announcement, made today, follows . . . 

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West Virginia Lawmakers Get the Job Done for Animals, As Session Closes With Two Big Wins

By on March 14, 2016 with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
West Virginia Lawmakers Get the Job Done for Animals, As Session Closes With Two Big Wins

West Virginia’s legislative session wrapped up this weekend, with some good outcomes on animal issues that are more challenging than they might appear at first glance. Our allies in the legislature did a great job. They ran out the clock and blocked an effort to . . . 

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Building a Bridge, Not a Wall, to Mexico on Animal Welfare

By on March 11, 2016 with 10 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Building a Bridge, Not a Wall, to Mexico on Animal Welfare

Those running for President of the United States sure talk about Mexico a lot. So we figured we should too. Humane Society International opened an office in Mexico City last week, hosting a well-attended event that brought together legislators, food companies, government officials, celebrities, and . . . 

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So Many Individuals, Corporations Stepping Up in Support of Animal Protection

By on March 10, 2016 with 7 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
So Many Individuals, Corporations Stepping Up in Support of Animal Protection

We are running a campaign to ask people to be a hero for animals by supporting The HSUS. When people do step up, things happen for the good of animals. But there are so many ways in which people and the institutions they represent can help. . . . 

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Oklahoma Lawmakers Try Sending a Lifeline to Puppy Mill Operators

By on March 9, 2016 with 7 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Oklahoma Lawmakers Try Sending a Lifeline to Puppy Mill Operators

Our lifesaving raid on a puppy mill in Madison County, Arkansas, last week – where our team, working with law enforcement, rescued 295 dogs who were covered in filth and feces and denied access to clean water or any kind of medical care – got . . . 

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Hawaii Has Become a Destination – for Ivory Traffickers

By on March 8, 2016 with 6 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Hawaii Has Become a Destination – for Ivory Traffickers

With New Jersey, New York, and most recently California, having cracked down on sales of ivory, Hawaii now moves into the spotlight. This state, known for its distinct natural beauty, is also a hotbed for illegal ivory sales. The good news is, The HSUS and . . . 

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Canada Bleeding Millions on Cruel Seal Hunt

By on March 7, 2016 with 11 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Canada Bleeding Millions on Cruel Seal Hunt

In my forthcoming book, The Humane Economy, I explore the many ways that businesses and governments can do better for themselves and for the rest of us if they embrace animal welfare as a core concern. What has become apparent in recent decades is that . . . 

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Rescuers Pull 295 Dogs From Arkansas Puppy Mill of Horrors

By on March 4, 2016 with 38 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Rescuers Pull 295 Dogs From Arkansas Puppy Mill of Horrors

There’s no better evidence of our efforts to root out cruelty and exploitation than our operation yesterday at a miserable puppy mill in Madison County, Arkansas. In cooperation with local law enforcement, our Animal Rescue Team found hundreds of animals in extreme distress, many of . . . 

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