Archive for September, 2007

Winning Bidder Right on the Money

By on September 17, 2007 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Heartfelt thanks to all of the 70 or so folks who bid on the Michael Vick notes on eBay, and special thanks to television writer and producer Carol Leifer for making the winning bid at $10,200—a contribution that will augment our already robust anti-dogfighting efforts. . . . 

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Special Interests Spar with Animals in California

By on September 14, 2007 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Special Interests Spar with Animals in California

There is stench emanating from the political waters of California. It’s the worst kind of foul rot from special interests. It corrodes the political process, and we just cannot stand for it. The two culprits—each driving its separate agendas—are the selfish animal haters at the . . . 

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Talk Back: Never Mind the Nonsense

By on September 13, 2007 in Opposition, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

A few weeks ago, the Center for Consumer Freedom placed an ad in The New Yorker, inaccurately criticizing The Humane Society of the United States. Since that time, we’ve heard from many readers who were motivated by the attack, and by our response. Among the . . . 

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Helping Animals, Step by Step

As I travel around the country, I have the privilege of meeting so many people of conscience who want to take action for animals. One of the most frequently asked questions is, "How can I be involved and what can I do to help The . . . 

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Going Global for Farm Animals

By on September 12, 2007 in Farm Animals, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Going Global for Farm Animals

I often talk about our activities and progress in the United States. But animal abuse knows no geographic boundaries, and I am committed to expanding our programs worldwide. That happens through the work of Humane Society International, our global affiliate. Chetana Mirle is part of . . . 

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Talk Back: Dogfighting Not Part of My Culture

By on September 11, 2007 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Last Tuesday on "The View," when the discussion turned to Michael Vick’s dogfighting crimes, co-host Whoopi Goldberg seemed to defend Vick, saying that dogfighting was "part of his cultural upbringing." The next day she clarified her remarks and said she condemned dogfighting. But before she . . . 

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No Glory in Whale Slaughter

By on September 11, 2007 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
No Glory in Whale Slaughter

A whale died this weekend near Seattle after being struck with five harpoons and four sealing harpoons and then shot with a .460 caliber rifle—a firearm so powerful that the bullet can travel four miles. The 40-foot-long gray whale eventually succumbed to the grievous wounds . . . 

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Throwing the Book at Animal Abusers

By on September 10, 2007 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

If there is one overriding reason I think you should support The Humane Society of the United States, it’s that we are effective. With our mainstream reputation, the size of our membership, and the incredible talent assembled on our staff—combined with a drive to push . . . 

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Animals Now More Than A Pet Cause

By on September 7, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Animals Now More Than A Pet Cause

© iStockphoto In your concern for animals, you are not alone. Nationwide Mutual Insurance, an industry giant, recently conducted a survey among a sample of Americans and asked them to rate the social causes they consider most important. Concern for animals came in second, behind . . . 

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Talk Back: Vick’s Script

By on September 6, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers reacted to the news that a Humane Society of the United States employee discovered talking points discarded at the podium following Michael Vick’s public apology on August 27. The note, with six bulleted points and "dogs have suffered" scrawled in the corner, is now . . . 

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Votes Against Animals Put Reps in the Doghouse

By on September 6, 2007 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Votes Against Animals Put Reps in the Doghouse

You might call them friends of Michael Vick. Or friends of Cavel International—the Illinois horse slaughter plant. Or perhaps friends of Safari Club International—the group whose members hunt down and kill rare animals throughout the world to decorate their dens and win a place in . . . 

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Whoopi Amends Her Whoops

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

Good for Whoopi. She knew she stepped in it, and today she made amends. She condemned Michael Vick’s dogfighting, and she let us know that she has adopted many animals. She’s back on our holiday card list. Maybe she can lend her distinct voice again—and . . . 

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