Archive for February, 2011

Pigeon Shoots a Black Eye for Pennsylvania

By on February 28, 2011 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals
Pigeon Shoots a Black Eye for Pennsylvania

More than two decades ago, I went to protest the pigeon shoot in Hegins, Pennsylvania. The ugly and painful experience changed me forever, and revealed to me the lengths that some people go to rationalize their cruelty, even something so indefensible as live pigeon shooting.

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Feeble Laws Allow Cockfighting Cruelty to Persist

By on February 25, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Uncategorized
Feeble Laws Allow Cockfighting Cruelty to Persist

On the heels of the release of our undercover investigation into cockfighting in Texas, The HSUS teamed up with WPMI, the NBC affiliate in Mobile, Ala., to expose the enormous criminal underworld of cockfighting in the state with the most anemic law against the practice. Anyone arrested for cockfighting in Alabama faces a maximum fine . . . 

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A Gleam of Hope for Our Wild Horses

By on February 24, 2011 in Equine
A Gleam of Hope for Our Wild Horses

There’s cautious reason for hope concerning America’s mustangs, with today’s announcement by the Bureau of Land Management to revamp some of its policies to better align this program with the sentiments of the public.

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Dishonest Attempts to Strip Protections for Missouri’s Dogs

Dishonest Attempts to Strip Protections for Missouri’s Dogs

Missouri lawmakers are seeking to undo a voter-approved law, just a few months after it was passed and before it’s even taken effect (that will be in November 2011). And they are lying to the people about their shenanigans in Jefferson City. There’s no “fix” going on, but a wholesale repeal.

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Today (and Every Day) is Spay Day

By on February 22, 2011 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized
Today (and Every Day) is Spay Day

Today is the 17th annual Spay Day — a worldwide event organized by The HSUS and Humane Society International, in partnership with the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, to promote sterilization of dogs and cats as a means of reducing euthanasia and pet overpopulation.

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Thinking Outside the Cage in Washington

By on February 18, 2011 in Farm Animals
Thinking Outside the Cage in Washington

Within days, Washingtonians for Humane Farms will be launching the signature-gathering phase of a new statewide initiative petition to phase out the confinement of laying hens in battery cages. More and more consumers are recognizing that battery-cage eggs are a product of cruelty.

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Talk Back: Celebrating Shelter Pets, Investigating Cruelty

By on February 17, 2011 in Companion Animals
Talk Back: Celebrating Shelter Pets, Investigating Cruelty

This week, I wrote about two different programs of The HSUS that embody our mission statement: celebrating animals and confronting cruelty. I wanted to share some of your comments in response.

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California’s First Dog Makes Official Debut

By on February 16, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care
California’s First Dog Makes Official Debut

At HSUS, we’re excited whenever the cause of pet adoption gets a boost. We’re delighted to learn that the 7-year-old Corgi known as Sutter has been designated California’s First Dog.

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Breaking News: Investigation Finds Cockfighters Flocking to Texas

By on February 15, 2011 in Investigations

Our investigations department has infiltrated numerous cockfighting pits in Texas. Today we released shocking video footage from our investigation at the state capitol in Austin.

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Find Love at Your Local Shelter

Find Love at Your Local Shelter

This Valentine’s Day, sign our pledge to adopt your next pet from an animal shelter, and invite your friends and family to do the same.

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