Archive for July, 2007

Celebs’ Pet Store Purchases Prop Up Puppy Mills

By on July 17, 2007 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Celebs’ Pet Store Purchases Prop Up Puppy Mills

Purchasing a puppy from a pet store appears, on its face, to be an entirely benign act—perhaps even a compassionate act, given the pleading eyes of these beautiful pups. But reproduced tens of thousands of times, this act is the economic engine that allows more . . . 

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Talk Back: Flipped Farm Bill

By on July 16, 2007 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Before the good news was delivered—that Section 123 of Title I was pulled from the the Farm Bill—readers denounced this provision, which threatened to nullify dozens of animal welfare laws enacted at the state and local level. Among the comments we received: It is beyond . . . 

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Chance for Compassion in Congress

By on July 16, 2007 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Chance for Compassion in Congress

Here’s a heads up. Before the Congress adjourns for its month-long August recess, there’s a load of activity that may occur related to animal protection. And we are likely to need your calls and letters flowing into Congressional offices. The big item on deck is . . . 

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Talk Back: Celebrating Cats and Creatures

By on July 13, 2007 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers enjoyed last week’s poll, but were challenged to choose just one cat. Among the comments we received: A great tribute to our wonderful feline companions. —Andrea A. It was impossible to vote for just one, so I gave them all a vote for the . . . 

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Two Milestones in the Fight for Animals

By on July 13, 2007 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Two Milestones in the Fight for Animals

We just don’t give up at The HSUS. Some of the fights we launch are tough, and the goals we set may seem unachievable at the outset. But we just keep coming. We wear down our opponents. We engage the public and the media. We . . . 

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Congress Takes Swipe at Pet Declawing

By on July 12, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Congress Takes Swipe at Pet Declawing

Sometimes good stuff for animals happens without much fanfare or notice. At The HSUS’ recommendation, the Appropriations Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives included report language in legislation to reduce the suffering associated with cat declawing. © iStockphoto The HSUS has long opposed surgical . . . 

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Community and HSUS Face Flooding Together

By on July 11, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Community and HSUS Face Flooding Together

There were countless animal lives lost when Katrina and then Rita struck along an enormous swath of the Gulf Coast. There was also a remarkably generous private response to the hurricanes, and an outpouring of public concern for the victims of the disaster, including the . . . 

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Desperate Distortion

By on July 10, 2007 in Companion Animals, Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Desperate Distortion

One reason I decided to blog was to have a rapid-response capability—to respond to breaking news, to bring up urgent issues not getting the mainstream attention they deserve, and to create a dialogue with our supporters. I also wanted a forum to rebut some of . . . 

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Forging Ahead for Farm Animals

By on July 9, 2007 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Forging Ahead for Farm Animals

When I was elected President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States in April 2004, The Washington Post ran an article entitled, “Vegan in The Henhouse: Wayne Pacelle, Putting Animals On (and Off) the Table.” The fact that I’m the first vegan . . . 

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Agricultural Committee Cleans Up Farm Bill

By on July 7, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Here is some good news. I wrote earlier this week about a provision quietly slipped in to the earliest versions of the House Farm Bill—Section 123 of Title I. If adopted, the provision would have nullified a raft of state and local animal protection laws.  . . . 

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Celebrate Cats, and Vote for the Cutest

By on July 6, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Celebrate Cats, and Vote for the Cutest

A few weeks ago I wrote about Take Your Dog to Work Day and The Humane Society of the United States’ canine colleagues. But the month of June didn’t go entirely to the dogs—it also marked Adopt-A-Cat Month. Cats have steadily and stealthily crept into . . . 

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The Great Federal Power Grab

The Great Federal Power Grab

Section 123 of Title I of the Farm Bill is the most worrying legislation you’ve never heard of. Slipped into an early draft of the Farm Bill written by the House Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry, this section threatens to nullify dozens of animal . . . 

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