Archive for May, 2009

The HSUS Strategy for Success

By on May 29, 2009 in Companion Animals, Opposition
The HSUS Strategy for Success

When you are the largest and most accomplished organization in the animal protection movement, it’s logical that you’ll be feared by groups or corporations that stand in the way of progress.

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Our Very Own SWAT Unit

Our Very Own SWAT Unit

Yesterday we helped to rescue nearly 400 dogs from a puppy mill in Washington state and last week we assisted in the seizure of 374 neglected animals from a ranch in Wisconsin. Our state directors give us a leg up in learning of crisis situations.

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Turning the Page for Farm Animals

By on May 27, 2009 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy
Turning the Page for Farm Animals

Two recent books, and all of the other activity on farm animal issues, are markers of a national movement to re-examine where our food comes from, to assess the economic and non-economic costs of industrial animal agriculture, and imagine ways of doing better.

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Driving Dolphins to Despair

By on May 26, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals
Driving Dolphins to Despair

Canada’s seal hunt has rightly drawn the world’s ire. Japan’s unconscionable killing of whales, porpoises and dolphins deserves the same condemnation, and now.

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Talk Back: Michael Vick As Messenger

By on May 22, 2009 in Uncategorized
Talk Back: Michael Vick As Messenger

Michael Vick has served his sentence, and now he’s made a personal appeal to The HSUS to involve him in anti-dogfighting and anti-cruelty efforts. You’ve heard my feelings about the issue and I’ve been grateful for your outpouring of thoughts and observations. Here is a sampling of reader comments.

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More Thoughts on Michael Vick

By on May 21, 2009 in Uncategorized
More Thoughts on Michael Vick

We used Michael Vick’s case to strengthen the laws in America, and now we can use his celebrity and the story of his fall as a parable to reach kids in the cities.

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What’s Next for Michael Vick?

By on May 20, 2009 in Uncategorized
What’s Next for Michael Vick?

With our record of action, I think I’d be the least likely guy to end up talking with Michael Vick about his interest in working with us. But when you step back and ponder it, we are actually the most logical place for him to go.

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Closure in the Cockfighting Corridor

Closure in the Cockfighting Corridor

The guiding principle in all of our work is to hit animal fighting wherever it exists. We attend to this task every day, and this past weekend, we had another major strike.

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Polly Wants a Permanent Home

Polly Wants a Permanent Home

On Saturday I visited the Central Virginia Parrot Sanctuary, also known as Project Perry, in Louisa, Va. This parrot sanctuary—for the cast-offs and the cruelty cases of the burgeoning parrot trade—is the inspiration of Matt Smith.

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Maine-stream

By on May 15, 2009 in Farm Animals
Maine-stream

In addition to a growing number of California retailers switching away from battery cage eggs to cage-free eggs in the wake of Prop 2’s passage, we’ve also seen important advances on the other side of the country.

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