Archive for November, 2009

Talk Back: Saved

By on November 30, 2009 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals
Talk Back: Saved

The news of rescue missions stirred your passions, and you issued encomiums of praise for our staff and volunteers who conducted these actions.

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Toward Greener Pastures for 80 Starving Horses

By on November 25, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine
Toward Greener Pastures for 80 Starving Horses

Yesterday, our HSUS team was on the road again, this time in Cannon County, Tennessee, rescuing 84 horses, two goats, eight dogs, and 15 chickens from absolutely deplorable and unacceptable conditions.

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A Wiser Home on the Range for Wild Horses

By on November 24, 2009 in Equine
A Wiser Home on the Range for Wild Horses

For a classic example of how poor implementation can undermine the original intent of legislation, look no further than the Bureau of Land Management and its efforts to protect wild horses and burros under the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.

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U.S. Fur Sales Lowest in Nearly 20 Years

By on November 23, 2009 in Humane Society International
U.S. Fur Sales Lowest in Nearly 20 Years

The fur industry seems to be facing a perfect storm, and fur-bearing animals may be the lucky beneficiaries.

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Research Proposal: Don’t Buy Dogs, Cats from B Dealers

Research Proposal: Don’t Buy Dogs, Cats from B Dealers

The vast majority of research facilities now refuse to do business with Class B dealers, but propping up this dying industry are approximately 50 research institutions — mostly universities. Please ask them to stop buying dogs and cats from Class B dealers.

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Three Stops in Confronting Animal Cruelty

By on November 19, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care
Three Stops in Confronting Animal Cruelty

An update on some actions we’ve undertaken this week to turn around bad situations for animals.

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Race for Survival: Rescue of 100 Sled Dogs

Race for Survival: Rescue of 100 Sled Dogs

Yesterday, The HSUS’s Emergency Services team and our global arm, Humane Society International, partnered with the SPCA Laurentides-Labelle in Quebec to rescue approximately 100 neglected sled dogs.

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Talk Back: Ohio’s Issue 2, Opposition

By on November 17, 2009 in Opposition

Your comments on two posts from last week that take our opponents to task for their effort to retard reform.

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An Eagle Eye on Wildlife

By on November 16, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals

Last Friday, I paid a visit to our newest animal care center—the SPCA Wildlife Care Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. It’s one of five animal care centers we operate, with three specializing in rescuing and releasing wildlife. It handles nearly 14,000 animals a year, including raptors, raccoons, rabbits, and turtles.

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Buyer Beware: Cruel Isn’t Cool

By on November 13, 2009 in Uncategorized
Buyer Beware: Cruel Isn’t Cool

On Wednesday night, I was at the Bowery Hotel in New York City, co-hosting the awards ceremony for our fur-free campaign’s Cool vs. Cruel Competition—a joint project of The Humane Society of the United States and the Art Institutes that recognizes fashion design students who come up with creative alternatives to animal fur. We recognize the top students at the event, and each year, I am so impressed with their work, reminding us yet again that’s there’s just no reason to kill fur-bearing animals for our fashion tastes.

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