Archive for February, 2008

You Asked: Shopping with a Conscience

By on February 14, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Today I would like to respond to a question from reader Claudia. Q. Thank you so much for the work you do to help the lives of animals across the globe. As the animal lover that I am, I couldn’t get the images out of . . . 

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Prepared for Battle

By on February 13, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Prepared for Battle

When one rooster delivers a gaff or short knife thrust into his combatant’s lung in an enclosed cockfighting pit, the victim suffers—no matter if the staged fight occurs in a jurisdiction that allows or outlaws the practice. If locals cheer the bloodletting, the laughter and . . . 

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Shaking Up the Food Chain

By on February 12, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Shaking Up the Food Chain

Safeway, the nation’s third largest supermarket, announced yesterday a series of meaningful animal welfare reforms relating to the treatment of chickens and pigs raised for eggs and meat sold at its 1,700 or so stores. The HSUS has been in discussions with Safeway for months, . . . 

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The Cruelty Connection

By on February 11, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Kindness and compassion are infectious. A child who embraces the ethic of compassion for animals is typically a child who is more respectful and empathetic toward other people. We’ve long known that inculcating a concern for animals builds character and fosters a sense of responsibility. . . . 

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Don’t Shoot the Predator

By on February 8, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Don’t Shoot the Predator

Not all forms of predator control are equal, but there’s an underlying core belief for the advocates of these killing programs that the predators are infringing upon our human prerogatives and our ordering of the world. We’re the ones who want to exploit prey populations, . . . 

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New Year, New Tradition

By on February 7, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New Year, New Tradition

For the largest percentage of people on the planet, it’s New Year’s Day. More specifically, it’s Chinese New Year, and it’s the Year of the Rat. Table tents in English and Chinese explain the decision to notserve shark fin. Consumer cards and brochures are also . . . 

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Talk Back: Investigation Ovations

By on February 6, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Our comment box continues to flood as readers add their voice to the uproar surrounding our investigation into inhumane treatment of downed cows at a California slaughter plant. Among the comments we received: To the person who had enough compassion for animals to put himself . . . 

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Shut Down

By on February 6, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Shut Down

Last night, while I was doing email and watching Super Tuesday returns, an email from the USDA came in to my inbox. It was news I was anxiously awaiting. "On Feb. 4, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) suspended inspection at Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing . . . 

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Humane Society Undercover

Humane Society Undercover

For the last few days, I’ve written about the riveting and revolting images from an HSUS investigation of a southern California slaughter plant. Millions of Americans have subsequently tuned in to newscasts that showed workers at the facility abuse and torment cows too sick or . . . 

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Truth of the Matter

By on February 4, 2008 in Farm Animals, Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Truth of the Matter

The HSUS’s investigation into cruelty at a California dairy cow slaughter plant has evoked a national outcry from consumers, state government officials, Congress, the USDA, animal scientists, and even some within the meat industry. The condemnation of the conduct of personnel at Hallmark Meat Packing . . . 

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Talk Back: Cruelty in California

By on February 1, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Cruelty in California

© The HSUSCattle wait in a trailer at Hallmark MeatPacking, the site of our investigation. Earlier this week, The HSUS released the results of a long-term investigation into inhumane treatment of dairy cows at a southern California slaughter plant. The facts and images have stirred . . . 

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