Archive for February, 2010

Get Ready for the Genesis Awards (Win Tickets, Too)

By on February 26, 2010 in Companion Animals
Get Ready for the Genesis Awards (Win Tickets, Too)

Here’s a deal for you. Take one minute to vote for your favorite film or TV dog star — from Astro to Old Yeller, Rin Tin Tin to Toto — before noon EST next Monday, March 1, and you’ll be entered to win two tickets to the Genesis Awards on March 20 and a one-night stay at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Force for Change: Our Factory Farming Campaign

By on February 25, 2010 in Farm Animals
Force for Change: Our Factory Farming Campaign

When we created a factory farming campaign here at The HSUS five years ago, I knew we’d be taking on some of the toughest battles the animal protection movement had ever seen.

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Spay by Spay, Ending Pet Overpopulation

By on February 24, 2010 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized
Spay by Spay, Ending Pet Overpopulation

Yesterday, Spay Day celebrated its sweet sixteen. Animal advocates organized more than 600 events nationwide, with local animal shelters, spay/neuter clinics, veterinarians, and others providing spay/neuter services, raising funds for that purpose, and educating the community about the importance of sterilization as a means of reducing euthanasia.

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Follow the Money

Please ask, who paid for that attack ad against The HSUS in today’s New York Times? What is the so-called “Center for Consumer Freedom” and what corporations fund this shadowy organization?

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Keys to Staying Connected

Keys to Staying Connected

I get so many inquiries from people who want to know how they can help the cause of animal protection and get more involved in the work of The HSUS. I tell them that the first step is to stay informed and to get the right information flowing to the inbox.

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Talk Back: Breeding Bad Health

By on February 19, 2010 in Companion Animals

Published on the final day of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, my blog about the BBC documentary “Pedigree Dogs Exposed,” and increasing concerns about the health and welfare consequences of current breeding practices in the world of dog fancying, drew a variety of responses.

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For Now, Cruel Fox Penning Prohibited in Florida

By on February 18, 2010 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals
For Now, Cruel Fox Penning Prohibited in Florida

A proper definition of staged animal fighting would logically include the barbaric practice of fox penning. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission took a major step forward yesterday toward stopping coyote and fox pens in that state.

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The HSUS Helps Raid Major Suspected Cockfighting Ring

By on February 17, 2010 in Animal Rescue and Care, Uncategorized
The HSUS Helps Raid Major Suspected Cockfighting Ring

Yesterday, The HSUS assisted the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in a major raid of a suspected cockfighting operation in Yucaipa, Calif. John Goodwin, our manager for Animal Fighting Issues, gives a first-hand account.

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Dog Breeding: Behind the Best in Show

By on February 16, 2010 in Uncategorized
Dog Breeding: Behind the Best in Show

Tonight, at the 134th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, judges will crown the canine who is “Best in Show.” At one level, dog lovers cannot help but enjoy this pageant featuring these finely coiffed and well trained dogs, who have been groomed in more ways than one for the biggest public performance of their . . . 

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Talk Back: CCF, Farm Animal Welfare

Many thanks to readers for the expressions of support and outpouring of donations to The HSUS in response to my blog exposing the misnamed “Center for Consumer Freedom.” Meanwhile, you expressed enthusiasm for the launch of the ballot initiative in Ohio and outrage about the treatment of dairy cows after watching an exposé on ABC News’ Nightline.

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