Archive for July, 2011

A New Way to Tune In to Animal Issues

By on July 29, 2011 in Uncategorized
A New Way to Tune In to Animal Issues

In my new weekly podcast, Humane Talk Hosted by Tracie Hotchner, you can hear more about important animal protection issues. Tracie is an author and national radio host with a dedicated following for her shows “Dog Talk” and “Cat Chat.”

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In the Farm Belt, Working for Progress for Farm Animals

By on July 28, 2011 in Farm Animals
In the Farm Belt, Working for Progress for Farm Animals

I am in the Midwest this week for the latest stretch of the book tour—in Des Moines last night, in Omaha today, and in Chicago tomorrow. All of these cities have had storied roles in the history of animal agriculture, with their stockyards coming to define these Midwest metropolises and their relationship to the animals . . . 

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Dozens of Dogs Saved from Deplorable Conditions in Vermont

Dozens of Dogs Saved from Deplorable Conditions in Vermont

Our Animal Rescue Team helped remove 54 Labrador retrievers from a Vermont puppy mill, working with the Vermont State Police, the Humane Society of Chittenden County, and the Franklin County Humane Society.

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Greener Pastures for Cast-Off Horses

By on July 26, 2011 in Equine
Greener Pastures for Cast-Off Horses

Our Duchess Sanctuary in Oregon, run in partnership with the Fund for Animals, is one of our five animal care facilities. Many of the horses there were formerly used to produce an estrogen replacement drug called Premarin, but they are now living the good life at Duchess.

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Building Better Lives for Young People and Their Dogs

Building Better Lives for Young People and Their Dogs

Our End Dogfighting programs in Atlanta, Chicago, and Philadelphia reach out to at-risk youth to offer them alternatives to dogfighting and help them develop the right tools and knowledge to care for their pets. The approach is based on proven violence prevention techniques, and its purpose is to confront and curtail the problem of urban . . . 

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Prairie Dogs Pack up for New, Safer Digs

By on July 22, 2011 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals

The HSUS recently helped relocate hundreds of prairie dogs to safety on the Thunder Basin National Grassland in Wyoming. Take a look at a slideshow of photos from the project.

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Talk Back: Ending Animal Fighting

By on July 21, 2011 in Uncategorized
Talk Back: Ending Animal Fighting

The HSUS has a major campaign to address the problems of dogfighting and cockfighting. Today, I’m posting a few of your comments about Michael Vick’s recent visit to Capitol Hill to support stronger anti-animal fighting legislation.

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Two Old Dogs on their Way to New Lives

Two Old Dogs on their Way to New Lives

Recently, our Animal Rescue Team removed more than 150 dogs from an overcrowded California property. Read about how two elderly dogs from this property are on their way to new lives.

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Campaigning Against Animal Fighting on Capitol Hill with Michael Vick

By on July 19, 2011 in Uncategorized
Campaigning Against Animal Fighting on Capitol Hill with Michael Vick

Within the last decade or so, the legal landscape related to animal fighting has changed dramatically for the better. Today, Michael Vick joined me on Capitol Hill for The HSUS’s latest offensive to fortify the federal law against both dogfighting and cockfighting.

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Coming Together to Take Action for Animals

By on July 18, 2011 in Farm Animals
Coming Together to Take Action for Animals

This weekend, the Taking Action for Animals Conference in Washington, D.C. brought together animal advocates from across the country. If you weren’t able to join us this year, here are more ways to help animals in your community.

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