Archive for June, 2007

Talk Back: Honoring Gretchen Wyler

By on June 5, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Last week, The Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times paid homage to Gretchen Wyler, a Broadway actress turned animal advocate. In reaction to her passing, we also heard from readers: For 40 years, Gretchen’s intelligence and dedication released countless animals . . . 

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Struggle to Spare Horses

By on June 5, 2007 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Struggle to Spare Horses

If you are one of our many online advocates who have taken action on horse slaughter, you will receive an email from me sometime today providing the latest news about our battle to stop the slaughter of horses for human consumption. (If you have not . . . 

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“Monster Pig” Shows Horror of Canned Hunts

By on June 4, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
“Monster Pig” Shows Horror of Canned Hunts

Last week, an 11-year-old boy from Alabama killed a hog reported to weigh 1,051 pounds. The boy, Jamison Stone, is finishing the sixth grade this year. He shot the pig eight times with a .50 caliber revolver, according to the boy’s account. Accompanied by his . . . 

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Talk Back: Love the Logo

By on June 1, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The virtual applause has been streaming in since our new logo was unveiled. Below is a collection of reader praise for the illustration: I love the new logo. Well thought out, inspiring and meaningful. I also like the positive spin of the organization with protecting . . . 

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B Dealers a Class of their Own

By on June 1, 2007 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
B Dealers a Class of their Own

In 1976, more than 210,000 dogs were used in animal research according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is charged with enforcing the Animal Welfare Act (I blogged about the AWA yesterday). In 2005, the number reported by the USDA was under 67,000—about a . . . 

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