Archive for October, 2008

Talk Back: United for YES! on Prop 2

By on October 31, 2008 in Farm Animals

Today, the Field Poll, an independent and respected polling firm, released results on Prop 2 and had 60 percent of likely voters favoring the measure and 27 percent opposing it, with 13 percent undecided. While this snapshot of voter opinion is encouraging, we at The HSUS are not relaxing or relenting. Thousands of animal advocates . . . 

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Kid-Tested, Animal-Approved

By on October 30, 2008 in Uncategorized

Too young to vote, but old enough to know: Here are a couple of freshly inspiring voices for the YES! on Prop 2 campaign. Watch and be uplifted, then help get out the vote. Mia is Crazy About Animals Sage Ryan’s YES! on Prop 2 Music Video

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Life Beside a Factory Farm

By on October 29, 2008 in Uncategorized

Dave Long knows factory farming just about as well as anyone in California. He lives in Yucaipa in San Bernardino County, and he lives adjacent to one of the largest egg factory farms in the state. This animal factory confines more than 700,000 birds in tiny wire cages where they are basically immobilized for their . . . 

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How You, Too, Can Help Prop 2

By on October 28, 2008 in Farm Animals

Today, the Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed from me on Prop 2, the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act. It makes the case for Prop 2 in 700 words, and it’s a piece you might think about forwarding to Californians still deciding how they’ll vote. One of the great things in a campaign like . . . 

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Talk of the Nation

By on October 27, 2008 in Uncategorized

Just eight days remain until Nov. 4, and there’s so much at stake with Prop 2. It’s an historic vote, an unprecedented opportunity for Californians to register their opposition to the cruelties of factory farming and to put a halt to them through the force of law. We need every animal advocate to assist in . . . 

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Porcine Puns and Piggy Whimsy

By on October 24, 2008 in Uncategorized
Porcine Puns and Piggy Whimsy

© iStockphoto It’s been such a pleasure to read your responses to my blog from last Friday, when I asked you to suggest a caption for this picture of a pig and her piglet. Your submissions echoed The HSUS’s philosophy that all animals, including the wonderful pig, deserve humane treatment. As I say in a . . . 

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30 Seconds to Set the Record Straight

By on October 23, 2008 in Uncategorized

With less than two weeks to go until Election Day, the YES! on Prop 2 campaign is putting two new commercials (below) on the air in California. I am disgusted by the fear-mongering and falsehoods from our opponents’ campaign, and the ads here are designed to tell voters who the opponents of Prop 2 really . . . 

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eBay Does Elephants’ Bidding

eBay Does Elephants’ Bidding

I’ve been writing a lot lately about the Big Agribusiness corporations fighting the reforms of California’s Proposition 2, blinded by the bottom line. So it’s a welcome change of pace to tell you about a major multi-national company that has taken a strong stand for animals. © iStockphoto This Monday we received a call from . . . 

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Pass This On to Pass Prop 2

By on October 21, 2008 in Uncategorized

We are calling all troops to battle in our campaign to pass Proposition 2 in California—a ballot measure to stop the worst cruelties of industrialized factory farming. Today, we stand precisely two weeks from Election Day. But in reality, the votes are already pouring in, since nearly 50 percent of California voters are expected to . . . 

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Talk Back: Faith in Animals

By on October 20, 2008 in Uncategorized

Last week I posted some of your comments about California’s Proposition 2, and I hope to share more of your feedback later this week. In the meantime I wanted to publish some of your recent comments on other topics. The conversation continues around The HSUS’s two recent legal wins for wolves: I am thrilled that . . . 

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