Zinke’s attacks on wildlife at odds with critique of trophy hunting from White House, American public

By on October 8, 2018 with 3 Comments
Zinke’s attacks on wildlife at odds with critique of trophy hunting from White House, American public

During her recent trip to Africa, first lady Melania Trump made more than a few headlines while spending time in the company of wild animals. She fed a baby elephant at an elephant orphanage and went on a safari in Kenya, snapping photographs of zebras, . . . 

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Celebrating the human-animal bond at the Blessing of the Animals

By on October 5, 2018 with 2 Comments
Celebrating the human-animal bond at the Blessing of the Animals

Several years ago, I was invited to speak at the Blessing of the Animals on World Animal Day at the Washington National Cathedral. After the talk, what came next was by far the best part of the event. Walking out into the courtyard, it was . . . 

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Delta, Congress move to improve airline travel for pets

By on October 4, 2018 with 5 Comments
Delta, Congress move to improve airline travel for pets

When Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico last year, many residents were faced with a choice they should never have to make: fly to safety while leaving their pets behind to face the storm alone, or stay home and risk their own — and their pets’ . . . 

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Breaking news: Fashion leader Diane von Furstenberg announces fur-free policy

By on October 3, 2018 with 5 Comments
Breaking news: Fashion leader Diane von Furstenberg announces fur-free policy

Diane von Furstenberg’s namesake brand, DVF, has become the latest luxury fashion company to drop fur from its lineup, with CEO Sandra Campos announcing today that it is “time for us to make this change and accept responsibility to ensure that we don’t promote killing . . . 

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200 more dogs break free of the misery of a Korean dog meat farm

By on October 1, 2018 with 2 Comments
200 more dogs break free of the misery of a Korean dog meat farm

When our Humane Society International team first saw the Belgian Malinois, he was sitting forlornly in a cage only slightly larger than he, on a Korean dog meat farm. Dogs belonging to this breed are prized by police departments and the military for their natural . . . 

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Ohio’s new puppy mills law, one of the strongest in nation, takes effect today

By on September 28, 2018 with 33 Comments
Ohio’s new puppy mills law, one of the strongest in nation, takes effect today

Starting today, commercial breeders in Ohio can no longer cram dogs into cages that are stacked on top of each other and deprive animals of basic necessities, like space to move, exercise and access to veterinary care. A pathbreaking new law that goes into effect . . . 

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Hawaii leads with a historic decision to ban tigers, elephants and other wild animals in traveling circuses

By on September 27, 2018 with 4 Comments
Hawaii leads with a historic decision to ban tigers, elephants and other wild animals in traveling circuses

In a landmark decision this week, Hawaii has moved to ban dangerous wild animals, including tigers, lions, bears, primates, elephants and crocodiles, from being brought into the state to perform in circuses, carnivals and other public exhibitions. This regulation, approved by the Hawaii Board of . . . 

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One day after court victory, an attempt in Congress to delist Yellowstone grizzly bears

By on September 26, 2018 with 4 Comments
One day after court victory, an attempt in Congress to delist Yellowstone grizzly bears

Less than 24 hours after a court order restored Endangered Species Act protections for Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bears, the mischief in Washington, D.C. has begun again. The ink was hardly dry on Judge Dana Christensen’s order before Congresswoman Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., last night advanced . . . 

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Support Second Chance Chimpanzee Refuge Liberia on Giving Day for Apes

By on September 25, 2018 with 0 Comments
Support Second Chance Chimpanzee Refuge Liberia on Giving Day for Apes

Last year, I traveled to Liberia where I met more than 60 chimpanzees and the amazing people who care for them at our Second Chance Chimpanzee Refuge Liberia. It was deeply moving to see the chimpanzees who were used for biomedical research and endured great . . . 

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Victory! Court restores Endangered Species Act protections for Yellowstone’s grizzly bears

By on September 25, 2018 with 6 Comments
Victory! Court restores Endangered Species Act protections for Yellowstone’s grizzly bears

Yellowstone’s grizzly bears cannot be hunted for trophies, a federal court ruled last night, restoring Endangered Species Act protections for these iconic animals, and shutting down plans by Wyoming and Idaho to open a trophy-hunting season – the first in the continental United States since . . . 

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