Archive for March, 2008

To Farm Animals’ Defense

By on March 17, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
To Farm Animals’ Defense

The wheels of justice turn slowly, it’s said, but they still do turn. When The HSUS created its Animal Protection Litigation section in 2005 and brought on outstanding lawyers from all over the country to form what is now the nation’s largest animal protection litigation . . . 

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Cat-alyzing Change

Cat-alyzing Change

I had just graduated from college in 1987 when the legendary Cleveland Amory published "The Cat Who Came for Christmas," his now-classic tale of Polar Bear, the stray cat he got himself dirty rescuing from an alley one snowy night in New York City. About . . . 

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Talk Back: Focus on Farm Animals

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

Since the release of The HSUS’s investigation into the abuse of downed dairy cows at a California slaughter plant, readers have been encouraged by the attention being paid to the treatment of animals raised for food. Among the comments we’ve received: This is a huge . . . 

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System Failure

By on March 13, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
System Failure

Yesterday, Steve Mendell, the chief executive at Hallmark/Westland Meat Co., appeared before the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.). Mendell declined the committee’s first request to testify, and appeared at this second hearing after receiving a subpoena from the committee. . . . 

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A Hand for Horses

By on March 12, 2008 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Hand for Horses

In January I responded to a query from a reader who asked, when rehoming horses, what are the available humane alternatives to auctions and slaughter. I said that there is a growing nationwide horse rescue community that The HSUS is working to support and foster, . . . 

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Taking it to the House

Taking it to the House

At The HSUS, there’s never a dull moment. We are still intensely focused on follow up to the slaughter plant investigation in southern California. And I am recently back from Canada and its extraordinary seal nursery. We are organizing worldwide opposition to the seal hunt, . . . 

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Setting the Record Straight

By on March 10, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

When an investigation packs the kind of force that our Hallmark/Westland Meat Co. exposé has, there are bound to be some counterattacks from the industry and regulators whose conduct has been called into question. For the most part, the counterattacks have been limited to the . . . 

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Conduct Unbecoming

By on March 7, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

A video clip on the Internet, which appears to depict a Marine tossing a squealing puppy over a cliff in Iraq, set the telephone lines and email accounts at The HSUS ablaze this week, as citizens from around the world, outraged and disgusted, called upon . . . 

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Man Behind a Movement

By on March 6, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Man Behind a Movement

With the effects of the HSUS investigation into cruelty to downed animals at a California slaughter plant still being felt, it’s a good time to read Gene Baur’s new book, "Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food." A longtime friend and a . . . 

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Fifty Against Fighting

By on March 5, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Fifty Against Fighting

© The HSUS Last year, Louisiana and New Mexico passed HSUS-backed bills to outlaw cockfighting—the final two states to adopt such bans. Now, we’ve reached another milestone in our efforts against animal fighting. Yesterday, Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal signed legislation to make dogfighting a felony . . . 

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Fleeting Peace

By on March 4, 2008 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Fleeting Peace

It’s not every day that you get a chance to walk on water. But that’s what my colleagues, Nigel Barker, and I did yesterday. We flew into a stiff headwind and went 25 miles from the edge of Prince Edward Island and landed the helicopter . . . 

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From Lagger to Leader

By on March 3, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
From Lagger to Leader

The Michael Vick case continues to have a major tail against both dogfighters and cockfighters. Lawmakers in Idaho and Wyoming have passed bills to make dogfighting a felony—and now all 50 states have felony-level penalties. Legislation passed in Oregon makes that state the twentieth to . . . 

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