Archive for October, 2014

Bootlegged Speech of Rick Berman Shows Deception and Dirty Tactics Off the Charts

By on October 31, 2014 in Opposition
Bootlegged Speech of Rick Berman Shows Deception and Dirty Tactics Off the Charts

“People always ask me one question all the time: ‘How do I know that I won’t be found out as a supporter of what you’re doing?’ ” That’s Rick Berman, the lobbyist and PR operative who collects money from corporations to try to tear down animal welfare groups, environmentalists, anti-drunk driving advocates and others, talking to . . . 

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HSUS Responders Hit Two Puppy Mills in Mississippi Yesterday

HSUS Responders Hit Two Puppy Mills in Mississippi Yesterday

After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, The HSUS decided to create a permanent mobile response team to respond to animals in crisis situations – not only in the case of natural disasters but also in instances of human-caused crises. It’s turned out that the demands on our team from human-caused crises – situations involving puppy mills, . . . 

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Fear-Mongering in Maine on Question 1

By on October 29, 2014 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals
Fear-Mongering in Maine on Question 1

According to the polls, the vote on Question 1 in Maine is very close, with reputable polling showing the race a dead heat. The good news is, there appears to be a clear majority of people who want to ban baiting, hounding, and trapping of bears, and once they sort out that a “yes” vote . . . 

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The Thin Blue Furry Line

By on October 28, 2014 in Uncategorized
The Thin Blue Furry Line

With all of the stumbles we’ve heard involving the U.S. Secret Service and breaches of security at the White House in recent months, it was especially big news when Hurricane and Jordan, two K-9 Secret Service dogs, helped distract and neutralize an intruder who jumped the fence there. The two Belgian Malinois got some licks . . . 

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Farm Workers for Farm Animals

By on October 27, 2014 in Farm Animals
Farm Workers for Farm Animals

Today, we announced the release of a new resource for farm workers who witness animal abuse and want to stop it. The HSUS and the United Farm Workers just announced a new tip line for factory farm whistleblowers, in which they can receive a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of . . . 

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Maine State Agency Pushes Ideology, Not Biology, In Quest to Defend Reckless Bear Killing Practices

By on October 24, 2014 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals
Maine State Agency Pushes Ideology, Not Biology, In Quest to Defend Reckless Bear Killing Practices

We don’t expect everyone to agree with us in our fight to pass Question 1 in Maine to stop the cruel and unsporting practices of bear baiting, hounding and trapping. But we do expect a fair election and a government that respects the will of the people, rather than one that attempts impose its will . . . 

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Ebola and Animals – at Home and West Africa

By on October 23, 2014 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized
Ebola and Animals – at Home and West Africa

Bentley waits patiently for the ball from one of his caretakers while in quarantine. Photo by Dr. Catherine McManus, Dallas Animal Services It was heartening to learn that Bentley, the dog of Dallas nurse Nina Pham, has tested negative for the Ebola virus, and to know that Ms. Pham’s condition has also improved. Bentley is still . . . 

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Another Rescue in Tennessee: 50 Dogs Freed From Suspected Dogfighting Operation

Another Rescue in Tennessee: 50 Dogs Freed From Suspected Dogfighting Operation

As the sun came up over Kodak, Tennessee, yesterday morning, our HSUS Animal Rescue Team drove with U.S. Marshals and the Sevier County’s Special Operations Response Team down a long, rural road. As they approached the house at the end of the road, our team members saw just three dogs. But after law enforcement officials . . . 

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An Epidemic of Unprovoked Human Attacks on Wolves

An Epidemic of Unprovoked Human Attacks on Wolves

If you want to understand why The HSUS and HSLF are working so hard to prevent the trophy hunting, commercial trapping, and hounding of wolves in Michigan, look no farther than the other states in the Great Lakes region and in the Northern Rockies that recently instituted seasons on wolves. Trophy hunters and trappers and . . . 

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Bill Maher, Danny DeVito Tell Chris Christie That Pigs Matter

Bill Maher, Danny DeVito Tell Chris Christie That Pigs Matter

Comedian Bill Maher made a special appeal to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie – asking him, on the opinion pages of Saturday’s New York Times, to sign a bill banning gestation crates. Noting that polling shows that a rather astonishing 93 percent of New Jersey voters want him to sign the anti-confinement measure, Maher said . . . 

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