Archive for January, 2008

FDA Says: Let Them Eat Clones

By on January 16, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
FDA Says: Let Them Eat Clones

Clogged arteries. Global warming. Animal cruelty. Mad cow disease. Salmonella. Manure lagoons. Overgrazing. These are just some of the public relations problems faced by the meat, dairy, and egg industries. Now add animal cloning to the brew. Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration—defying the wishes . . . 

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Citizen Politicians

By on January 15, 2008 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Citizen Politicians

Today’s Washington Post has a story about how animal issues have become high-profile, priority measures for this year’s Virginia legislature this session in Richmond. Michael Vick’s arrest and prosecution and the high-profile HSUS investigation into puppy mills have drawn enormous and unprecedented attention to animal . . . 

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Veterinary Corps

By on January 14, 2008 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Veterinary Corps

© The HSUS/Topinka Veterinarians and veterinary groups should be in the forefront of the animal protection movement. But often times they have not occupied that leadership position. And much to my great disappointment, the leading veterinary organization in the United States, the American Veterinary Medical . . . 

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From the Industry’s Mouth

By on January 11, 2008 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
From the Industry’s Mouth

The horse slaughter industry and its allies, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, seem to predicate their policy stance opposing a ban on horse slaughter for human consumption on bare conjecture. Their argument: if slaughter plants aren’t allowed to acquire and kill American horses, peel . . . 

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Talk Back: Woe for Captive Wildlife

By on January 10, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers responded to the recent escape of Tatiana, a Siberian tiger who attacked three men at the San Francisco Zoo, and shared their concerns about the treatment of captive wildlife by zoos, circuses and private owners. Among the comments we received: There have been reports . . . 

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You Asked: Winning Worldwide

By on January 10, 2008 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Last week, a comment from blog reader Sara caught my eye. It builds on my blog from yesterday about some exciting developments in Europe. Today, I offer a broader round-up of some of our international advocacy. Q. Can I request that you detail some more . . . 

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Allies for Change

By on January 9, 2008 in Animal Research and Testing, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Allies for Change

The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International do not restrict their work to the boundaries of the United States. We live in the era of globalization, with information, commodities, people and animals moving routinely across national borders. With our economic and . . . 

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Real or Faux: Shoppers May Not Know

By on January 8, 2008 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Real or Faux: Shoppers May Not Know

Many coat retailers have an incomplete knowledge of the fur trim on the coats they sell. And they are not taking the time to find out—even though it’s a legal responsibility. Last winter, HSUS investigators did a little bit of pre-holiday shopping and sniffed out . . . 

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Hoax Site Represents Real Tragedy

By on January 7, 2008 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Hoax Site Represents Real Tragedy

The Internet is a remarkable tool for animal protection; indeed, The HSUS has more than 1 million online advocates, and humanesociety.org is an invaluable resource for people who want information about animal advocacy or who want to take action to help animals. But the Internet . . . 

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Spoonful of Sass

By on January 4, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

I am not the target demographic for "Skinny Bitch." It’s aimed at the stomachs and waistlines and the hearts of the women of America. But even men are picking it up. NBA star Jerry Stackhouse of the Dallas Mavericks went vegetarian after reading "Skinny Bitch." . . . 

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Talk Back: Looking Back and Ahead

By on January 3, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers responded to 2007’s achievements for animals and legislative advances with encouraging words for the year ahead. Among the comments we received: I just finished reading this summary of what transpired with HSUS over the past year and even though I have watched it unfold . . . 

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Second Chance for Chimps

By on January 3, 2008 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Second Chance for Chimps

It was an incredible year of awareness about chimpanzees. Chimps vanquished college students at cognitive tasks; there was a gathering of world-renowned experts at a conference entitled “The Mind of the Chimpanzee;” and the nation mourned the death of a chimpanzee named Washoe, well-known for . . . 

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