Archive for October, 2007

Talk Back: Help Our Horses

By on October 16, 2007 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

We are at an odd moment in the fight to stop horse slaughter. We’ve shut down the plants in the United States, and documented horrific cruelty to American horses shipped to Mexico and also to Canada. But the horse and veterinary groups aligned with the . . . 

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California Condors: They’ll Be Back

By on October 15, 2007 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
California Condors: They’ll Be Back

We scored a major win in California this weekend, but also got a dose of bad news, too. First the good news. Gov. Schwarzenegger signed AB 821, introduced by the stellar Assembyman Pedro Nava, to ban hunters from using lead bullets in condor habitat—a vast . . . 

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Cause for Hope in the Gulf Coast

By on October 12, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cause for Hope in the Gulf Coast

Our first stop yesterday was Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society—whose namesake city was the site of the battle and siege that many historians believe was a turning point for the Union in the Civil War. The shelter president, Georgia Lynn, is a fabulously determined and well-connected humane . . . 

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Mississippi Animal Groups Rally Post-Katrina

Mississippi Animal Groups Rally Post-Katrina

While Louisiana attracted the lion’s share of public attention after Katrina struck, Mississippi sustained a direct hit from the hurricane. Many communities, and their structures, were flattened, flooded or otherwise destroyed. Among the hardest hit was the Humane Society of South Mississippi, based in Gulfport. . . . 

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Animal Sheltering Poles Apart in the Gulf Coast

By on October 10, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Animal Sheltering Poles Apart in the Gulf Coast

It doesn’t take much insight to recognize that animal sheltering resources are not evenly apportioned around the country. Some communities have robust privately or publicly funded shelters, while some communities have dismal operations, or none at all. And of course, there are many in between. . . . 

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Shoring Up Animal Care After Katrina

By on October 9, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Shoring Up Animal Care After Katrina

Yesterday was a day of hope in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. I appeared with top officials from the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections and the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine to hatch plans to develop an emergency pet shelter and veterinary . . . 

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New Dawn for Gulf Coast Animals

By on October 8, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New Dawn for Gulf Coast Animals

Today, I write from Baton Rouge, still sultry and hot even as the calendar pushes into autumn and as the people of this state hold their breath from week to week to see if their beloved LSU football squad can continue its perfect season. As . . . 

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Advocates of Horse Slaughter All Wrong

By on October 5, 2007 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Advocates of Horse Slaughter All Wrong

© The HSUSPresenting Michael Vick’s talking points toCarol Leifer (left) and Lori Wolf (right). I just met with Carol Leifer and Lori Wolf at their Los Angeles home to present them with a framed copy of the notes Michael Vick used when he apologized to . . . 

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Talk Back: Dogfighting is Defenseless

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

Readers responded to the heckling that The HSUS’s John Goodwin received at a town hall-style event in Atlanta last week, where Michael Vick supporters dominated the crowd. Among the comments we received: Wonderful showing by John Goodwin last night at the town hall meeting in . . . 

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Congress Must Act After Horse Cruelty Caught on Tape

By on October 4, 2007 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

All of the horse slaughter plants in the United States have now closed, but some American horses are still being slaughtered. Thousands of American horses are being exported this year, funneled to slaughter plants in Canada and Mexico. These horses are transported harrowingly long distances—in . . . 

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Much at Stake in the Golden State

By on October 3, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Much at Stake in the Golden State

The pace of political activity in California is brisk, and there’s much at stake. Click to see the full-size ad. As I travel the state with my HSUS colleagues this week, we are recruiting volunteer petitioners to participate in a landmark ballot initiative to ban . . . 

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Talk Back: Compassion for Carriage Horses

By on October 2, 2007 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

In September, a 13-year-old carriage horse died after she was spooked and bolted onto a sidewalk near New York City’s Central Park. Readers grieved the mare’s death and criticized having the horse-drawn carriages in such a heavily congested area. Among the comments we received: Horse-drawn . . . 

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