Archive for January, 2013

Horse Meat Scandal in Europe

By on January 31, 2013 in Equine
Horse Meat Scandal in Europe

The HSUS has been battling against the slaughter of American horses for human consumption for many years. With kill plants shuttered in the United States, the field of battle is increasingly on foreign soil; our neighbors in Canada and Mexico are taking in American horses and slaughtering them, while European and Asian nations (Belgium, France, Italy, . . . 

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Cats and Wildlife: An HSUS Perspective

Cats and Wildlife: An HSUS Perspective

In a paper published and released yesterday and widely reported in the mainstream press, professional wildlife biologists associated with the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service claim that domesticated cats kill as many as 3.7 billion birds and more than 15 billion small mammals each year in the United States through acts . . . 

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Tap into a Better World

By on January 29, 2013 in Uncategorized
Tap into a Better World

The HSUS has long been a leader in using technology to improve the lives of animals, building a network of more than 1.6 million advocates through our main Facebook page and making our award-winning videos widely accessible through the pioneering HumaneTV app. Now we are bringing our remarkable magazine, All Animals, to readers in digital . . . 

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Talk Back: A Tribute To Billy

Talk Back: A Tribute To Billy

I received an outpouring of responses upon announcing the untimely passing of Billy, the little Chihuahua rescued from a North Carolina puppy mill and adopted by Animal Rescue Team leader Adam Parascandola. The video showing a playful Billy with Adam became an Internet sensation. I am posting just a few of your comments today in . . . 

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My Exclusive Interview with Whole Foods Co-CEO John Mackey – Part 2

My Exclusive Interview with Whole Foods Co-CEO John Mackey – Part 2

Here’s the second part of my interview with Whole Foods co-CEO John Mackey, whose book Conscious Capitalism calls on corporations to find a higher purpose than profit in their enterprises. Click here to see yesterday’s introduction and Q&A with John Mackey. —- Wayne Pacelle: It’s difficult to build a discussion around a single factor, since . . . 

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My Exclusive Interview with Whole Foods Co-CEO John Mackey – Part 1

By on January 24, 2013 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals
My Exclusive Interview with Whole Foods Co-CEO John Mackey – Part 1

I live across the street from a Whole Foods Market store. When Whole Foods opened for business there a dozen or so years ago, the neighborhood wasn’t all that great – not many businesses were around and it wasn’t very safe. After the store opened, there was a remarkable economic and social transformation. It’s now one . . . 

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NIH Panel Says Lab Chimps Should Go to Sanctuaries

By on January 23, 2013 in Animal Research and Testing
NIH Panel Says Lab Chimps Should Go to Sanctuaries

While a handful of members of Congress delayed action on a recent bill to phase out the use of chimps in invasive experiments during the lame-duck session, yesterday a National Institutes of Health Working Group tasked with examining the NIH’s future role in chimpanzee research made sweeping recommendations to further the goal of phasing out . . . 

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We’re There

We’re There

We’re there raiding dogfights with law enforcement; digging out tortoises to save them from being buried alive in construction projects, and then relocating them to protected lands; medicating and sterilizing dogs and cats on remote Indian reservations; capturing, sterilizing, and vaccinating street dogs in the Philippines; nursing injured birds and rehabilitating them to return to . . . 

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The Obama Administration’s First Term – Animal Protection Record

The Obama Administration’s First Term – Animal Protection Record

With President Obama’s inauguration and second term around the corner, I thought it would be a good opportunity to take a look back at his animal protection record over the last four years. How well has this administration responded to animal protection concerns? Viewed with a wide lens, and examining the big subjects within the . . . 

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A Tribute To Billy

A Tribute To Billy

Billy, the endearing puppy mill Chihuahua who touched hundreds of thousands of people when he appeared in a YouTube video with his rescuer and new caretaker Adam Parascandola, died peacefully but unexpectedly over the holidays. More than 600,000 people watched our YouTube video, released months after The HSUS’ Animal Rescue Team took him from a . . . 

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