Archive for 2007

Undercover Look at Appalling Puppy Cruelty

By on November 2, 2007 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Yesterday, I let you know about our five-month undercover investigation into Virginia puppy mills. The investigation was covered by USA Today, several Virginia newspapers, Entertainment Tonight, and all of the television network affiliates in the Washington, D.C. area. Today, I’m sharing our video results, which were . . . 

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Talk Back: Raiding the Roost

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

In October, HSUS staff assisted in the largest cockfighting bust in U.S. history, finding more than 5,000 roosters at an animal fighting operation of staggering proportions. Since that time, readers have offered a range of responses. Among the comments we received: I try very hard . . . 

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Sick Business Exposed

By on November 1, 2007 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Sick Business Exposed

Today, USA Today broke in print a five-month HSUS investigation into puppy mills in Virginia. Tonight, Entertainment Tonight breaks the video, and tomorrow we’ll have it available for other television press. The results will shock you. And this comes on the heels of an investigation . . . 

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Behind the Fire Lines

By on October 31, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The fires in Southern California have now, for the most part, abated or been contained. Many animals—both domesticated and wild—lost their lives as the fast moving fires, stoked by the Santa Ana winds, scorched the homes and parched vegetation in their path. The flames engulfed . . . 

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Riding Roughshod Over Horses

By on October 30, 2007 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Riding Roughshod Over Horses

More tragedy for horses this past week. First, at a sloppy and soaked Monmouth Park in New Jersey on Saturday, European horse racing star George Washington broke down in the home stretch of the Breeder’s Cup. As workers rushed to the hobbling 4-year-old colt, who . . . 

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Break the Chain

By on October 29, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Break the Chain

We can never relent in our efforts to make people more aware. Even people who love animals often do not know what the best course of action is when it comes to proper care of animals. My own childhood experience is a poignant and personal . . . 

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You Asked: Optimism for Animals

By on October 26, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Today, dozens of HSUS staff remain in California helping with disaster response there. Yet, even in the midst of a cataclysmic disaster that requires intense focus, we must press ahead with our other work—often, on a hundred fronts. We run a complex operation, with experts . . . 

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Talk Back: Gratitude and Grief

By on October 25, 2007 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

As firefighters continue to battle the inferno that has rampaged through Southern California, The HSUS Disaster Services team and San Diego County Animal Services have moved in to help rescue and shelter hundreds of animals. Readers responded to yesterday’s blog post and to footage of . . . 

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Beating the Blaze

By on October 25, 2007 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Beating the Blaze

The HSUS’s and The Fund for Animals’ Wildlife Center—a sanctuary and rehabilitation facility in Ramona, Calif., part of San Diego County—takes in native wildlife species and is situated in one of the most fire-ravaged areas of the state. Thus far, miraculously, the center has survived . . . 

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Into the Breach

By on October 24, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Into the Breach

The request arrived at the headquarters of the disaster response team at 3:18 p.m. on Monday afternoon. Within an hour, Dr. Barry Kellogg, veterinarian and acting director of disaster services for The Humane Society of the United States, “pushed the button.” Local authorities in San . . . 

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Retirement Due for Chimps in Research

By on October 23, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Retirement Due for Chimps in Research

Subjected to experiments that are often painful and distressful. Confined for decades in laboratory cages. But not forgotten by us. © The HSUSKitty, one of three chimpanzees formerly used in researchwho now live at Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch. Such is the circumstance for about . . . 

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Practicing Compassion

By on October 22, 2007 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Practicing Compassion

There’s excitement at The Humane Society of the United States about our new program on Animals and Religion—and already a slew of news stories about the launch of the program. Its goal is to reach out to and activate religious people and institutions on animal . . . 

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