Archive for 2007

Apology From A Fallen Star

By on August 27, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Michael Vick just made a live, direct statement to the public regarding his circumstance. What he said today was spot on.  I felt real sympathy for Vick in watching him speak. I saw a man whose life has been turned upside down. No one can . . . 

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Vick Puts America on Watch

By on August 27, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Vick Puts America on Watch

Last Friday, the federal government released Michael Vick’s statement of facts in his plea deal in U.S. District Court in Richmond—and another round of press attention was showered on the case. Vick admitted to being centrally involved in a multi-state professional dogfighting operation, centered around . . . 

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Circus Elephants Get Day In Court

By on August 24, 2007 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Here’s a splash of good news from U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan in the federal court case initiated by a number of animal protection groups against Ringling Brothers. The Fund for Animals, ASPCA, Animal Protection Institute and Animal Welfare Institute are co-plaintiffs in a . . . 

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Cruelty—On All Fronts—Must be Condemned

By on August 23, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cruelty—On All Fronts—Must be Condemned

During the Katrina crisis two years ago, I expected to hear more of this: why are you helping the animals when there are people suffering? Fortunately, that false-choice manner of thought was reserved for only the strident opponents of animal protection or the most cynical . . . 

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Talk Back: Food for Thought

By on August 22, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Many readers contemplated two recent blog entries—a spotlight of Rabbi Marc Gellman’s essay regarding the ethics of keeping animals in zoos and our responsibilities to animals, and an update on the increased focus on factory farming abuses. Among the reactions to Gellman’s essay: I’m always . . . 

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Breakthrough Moments Broadcast Our Message

By on August 22, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breakthrough Moments Broadcast Our Message

No matter how hard we try in the animal-protection movement, sometimes the message just doesn’t get through, and problems of cruelty are denied the public attention they deserve. So many cruel practices persist, not because reform could not command enough support, but because people just . . . 

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Guilty

By on August 21, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Michael Vick is almost certainly going to jail. For dogfighting. That’s a powerful message. You harm an animal, you lose your freedom. Perhaps also a bright career in professional sports. Hats off to the federal investigators at the USDA’s Office of Inspector General and to . . . 

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Young Boy’s Bravery Offers Inspiration

By on August 20, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Young Boy’s Bravery Offers Inspiration

It’s often that people ask me how I manage to deal with the barrage of animal abuse I encounter day after day. It’s gut wrenching, but I’ve found sometimes the worst cases of cruelty call extraordinary people to action. Today, I give you news about . . . 

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Monkey Business

By on August 17, 2007 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Monkey Business

On Aug. 8, a man had a monkey on a leash at a Madison, Wis. beer garden. A woman walking by reached over the fence to pet the monkey and was promptly bitten on the thumb. After several hours on the loose, the monkey was . . . 

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Protecting Wildlife by Preserving Places

By on August 16, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The HSUS has always recognized that the destruction of habitat is life-threatening to wild creatures.  When habitats are fragmented or demolished for roadbuilding or commercial or residential development, animals are driven from their homes and often displaced or destroyed. In the United States, there are . . . 

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Keeping the Gloves on till Animal Fighting’s Gone

By on August 15, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

In keeping with this week’s theme of showcasing our hands-on work and our video resources, I want to direct you to The Final Round, an HSUS video on the ugly world of animal fighting (warning: video contains graphic footage). The HSUS devotes major resources to . . . 

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Saving Lives in the Community

By on August 14, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

If urgent matters don’t disrupt my plan, I want to showcase two themes this week—first, to shine a spotlight on a few hands-on programs at The HSUS and, second, to point you to our tremendous in-house video capabilities and resources. Yesterday, I introduced you to . . . 

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