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Jun
09
2021

Ending Live Exports of Horses to Canada and Mexico

Key House Committee Can Adopt Key Anti-Horse Slaughter Provision Wayne Pacelle June 9, 2021 Today, Congress takes up what is now a familiar topic – the transportation of horses for...

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Jun
01
2021

Biden Must Deliver for Wolves

President Biden indicated, in an appearance last week on the YouTube program “Brave Wilderness” that focuses on connecting young people to the great outdoors, that he’s...

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May
26
2021

Our Campaign to Save the Onaqui Horses of Utah

Known by some as Gandalf, Old Man is the elder statesman of the Onaqui herd living in the Great Basin Desert in western Utah. Nearing 30 years, the iconic white stallion with the long, windswept mane...

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May
17
2021

New Federal Policies Land America’s Wild Horses and Burros in the Slaughterhouse

When the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), ASPCA, and Return To Freedom announced their support for the so-called “Path Forward” – in a “deal” with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association...

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May
10
2021

Plan by National Park Service to Allow Trophy Hunting at Grand Canyon Puts More Than Bison at Risk

Though she ascended to the Presidential cabinet with the distinction as the nation’s first Interior Secretary of Native American descent and with a track record as an animal protection advocate, Deb...

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May
03
2021

South African Leader Promises to Ban Shooting, Other Uses of Captive Lions

Last Week’s Leaked Video of NRA Leader Shooting Elephant Shows Peril for Wildlife in Southern Africa The video released last week by The New Yorker of a hunting gambit by National Rifle...

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Apr
27
2021

Congress Must Rehaul Animal Testing Paradigm for New Drug Development

FDA Modernization Act Can Deliver Game-Changing Results for Patients and for Animals Since 1938, the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (FFDCA) has required animal testing for new drugs. In every...

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Apr
26
2021

Bloodlust for Wolves Boils Over in Idaho Legislature

My stomach churns and my heart sinks at the prospect of what may happen to wolves in my native state of Idaho. I grew up hunting, horseback riding, backpacking, and camping in the central region...

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Apr
19
2021

David Brooks on His New Book: “Animal Dreams”

By Joseph Grove and Wayne Pacelle   We knew of the remarkable career of the Australian poet, essay, and novelist David Brooks, but only met him after Animal Wellness Action’s sister...

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Apr
06
2021

The Urgent Moral and Public Health Case Against Mink Farming

Late yesterday, a key Oregon Senate Committee took up the nation’s first proposed statewide ban on mink farming in the wake of a torrent of scientific findings to indicate the major role that...

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Mar
31
2021

Botswana’s Trophy Hunts of Rare Animals Should Stir Action by U.S. and the Rest of the Global Community

Under President Mokgweetsi Masisi, Botswana has backtracked on its 2014 national wildlife protection policy, and on April 6th the southern African nation will do lasting damage to its reputation...

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Mar
29
2021

Puerto Rico Must Stop Defying U.S. Laws Against Staged Animal Fighting

Spectators stir, unroll wads of cash, and finish up their side bets as a pulley lowers two roosters in a partitioned plastic cage from the ceiling and into a center pit. That pit is encircled by...

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Mar
22
2021

Sifting Through the Propaganda Behind the Mass Slaughter of Kangaroos for Shoes

Commercial shooters in multiple states in Australia – sanctioned by the government and acting as proxies for athletic shoe companies and pet food makers -- execute a running slaughter of...

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Mar
17
2021

Big Lick Animal Cruelty: Walking Horse Trainers Ride Tomorrow

In March 1984, only four years old, I made my first public show-ring appearance aboard Carbon Princess at the annual Walking Horse Trainers’ Show, the kickoff to each show season, that begins...

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Mar
09
2021

Big Lick Animal Cruelty: Oliver Potts and the USDA Regulatory Debacle

Last week I shared the story of the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act’s failure in 2014, and ultimate passage of the renamed U.S. Senator Joseph D. Tydings Memorial PAST Act in 2019, H.R. 693....

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