Bidding on controversial endangered rhino hunt set for January

DALLAS, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A grumpy black rhino in Namibia is going to die, whether or not a hunter is able to win the chance to do the job, says the head of a club offering the chance.
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Dallas Safari Club auctioning chance to shoot endangered rhino

DALLAS, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The Dallas Safari Club is auctioning a permit to shoot an endangered black rhinoceros to raise money for conservation of the animal, club officials said.

ASPCA, Human Society rescue 367 dogs in multistate dogfighting ring

MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Hundreds of dogs in three states were rescued in what is believed to be the second-largest dogfighting raid in U.S. history, an animal rights group said.

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LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- A nationwide undercover operation resulted in charges against six California residents for selling endangered species and animal parts online, officials said.

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The National Institutes of Health said Tuesday it has decided to send 106 research chimpanzees into retirement at its Chimp Haven sanctuary in Louisiana.
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Fla. wants snake ban moved forward

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A ban on imports and sales of Burmese pythons has stalled because the White House is "jittery" about being seen as over-regulating, backers of the proposal say.
Michael Vick backs dogfighting crackdown

Michael Vick backs dogfighting crackdown

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who was jailed for his role in dogfighting, went to Congress Tuesday to endorse a ban on the practice.
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California proposition a real chick pick

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USDA cites 4 plants for inhumane treatment

USDA cites 4 plants for inhumane treatment

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Four of 18 beef slaughterhouses supplying meat to U.S. school lunch programs were cited for inhumane treatment of cattle, a federal report to Congress said.

USDA investigates animal cruelty charges

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced an investigation into charges of inhumane treatment of disabled cattle at a California slaughterhouse.

Humane Society criticizes FDA decision

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The Humane Society of the United States criticized the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for allowing the sale of meat and milk from cloned animals.

Humane Society probes celebrity pet store

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles pet store whose customers include Hollywood celebrities has been selling animals from puppy mills, the Humane Society says.

More U.S. charities consider merger

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- More U.S non-profit organizations are considering mergers, The New York Times reported Saturday.
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Wayne A. Pacelle (born August 4, 1965) is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest animal advocacy organization, with nearly 10 million members as of 2006. Pacelle took office June 1, 2004, after serving for nearly 10 years as the organization's chief lobbyist and spokesperson. Since becoming CEO, he has substantially expanded the organization's membership base and its influence on public policy.

Pacelle was born into an Italian-American and Greek family in New Haven, Connecticut. His parents are Richard L. Pacelle, Sr., and Patricia Pacelle. Wayne Pacelle is the youngest of four children. His older brother, Richard L. Pacelle, Jr., is a political science professor at Georgia Southern University. Wayne Pacelle was previously married to singer Kirsten Rosenberg; he is currently engaged to TV journalist Lisa Fletcher of WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C.

Growing up in New Haven, Wayne Pacelle enjoyed reading natural history as a child and developed an early concern about mistreatment of animals. He attended Notre Dame High School and subsequently graduated with degrees in history and environmental studies from Yale University, where William Cronon served as his adviser. Pacelle's environmental studies sensitized him to the fact that "a destructive attitude toward animals in the natural world, along with innovations in technology, could produce colossal damage to animals and ecosystems". His activism led to his appointment in 1989, at age 23, as Executive Director of The Fund for Animals, the organization founded by Cleveland Amory.

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