Archive for August, 2009

Talk Back: Veterinary Conflict of Interest

By on August 31, 2009 in Uncategorized
Talk Back: Veterinary Conflict of Interest

My thesis is simple: If there is a professional veterinary group that works for an animal-use industry, these vets are in the employ of industry and their ‘science’ often reflects the thinking of the industry itself.

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Continued Progress Four Years Post-Katrina

Continued Progress Four Years Post-Katrina

Almost exactly four years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, with all her devastating force, the memories of the crisis brought on by forced abandonment of pets in the strike zone come flooding back for all of us at The HSUS who participated in the response effort.

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Catching Up to Cruelty

By on August 27, 2009 in Companion Animals

Most of our work at The HSUS is very linear. We see abuse, or we see a pathway to stop it, and we chase it down.

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Remembering Ted Kennedy: A Lion for Animals, As Well

Remembering Ted Kennedy: A Lion for Animals, As Well

Though animal welfare was not one of Sen. Ted Kennedy’s signature concerns, he was always there for the cause, and he had all the right instincts on the subject.

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Anger Into Action

By on August 25, 2009 in Uncategorized
Anger Into Action

Just being angry about Michael Vick isn’t going to help one dog. But finding new allies like the Philadelphia Eagles, dedicating ourselves to the campaign to eradicate animal fighting, and fortifying these programs is the constructive pathway forward.

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Teamwork to the Rescue

Teamwork to the Rescue

Fresh off of rescuing more than 500 dogs from a puppy mill in Texas, HSUS staff were on the ground in Virginia this weekend, removing 100 dogs from another deplorable puppy mill.

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Talk Back: Lawsuit Against Helmsley Trustees

By on August 21, 2009 in Uncategorized

Many of you expressed satisfaction at the news that The HSUS, the ASPCA and Maddie’s Fund jointly filed legal action against the trustees of Leona Helmsley’s $5.3 billion estate. Here are some of your thoughts on the matter.

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No Looking Back for 500 Puppy Mill Dogs

No Looking Back for 500 Puppy Mill Dogs

Last week I posted a video on a puppy mill raid in Texas where we rescued more than 500 dogs and about 15 cats. Today I wanted to give you the latest on the case.

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AVMA Off Course From Veterinarian’s Oath

By on August 19, 2009 in Farm Animals
AVMA Off Course From Veterinarian’s Oath

At the American Veterinary Medical Association, it’s too often essentially an echo chamber for industry on the major animal welfare questions of the day.

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Coming Full Circle

By on August 18, 2009 in Companion Animals
Coming Full Circle

Michael Vick has become the personification of dogfighting and its cruelty. Oddly enough, after serving his sentence for illegal dogfighting activities, that’s one reason why we think that he can be a valuable messenger about what not to do with animals.

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