Archive for April, 2008

Safer Fate for Seals

By on April 15, 2008 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Safer Fate for Seals

More news from Rebecca Aldworth, our director of Canadian wildlife issues. She’s been monitoring the seal hunt and speaking to press throughout the world about the horror of this slaughter. As we leave Newfoundland—bringing the observation of the 2008 seal hunt to a close—I think . . . 

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Cause and Effect

By on April 14, 2008 in Farm Animals with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Animal cruelty is a vice, and our society should fight it with every ounce of energy we can muster. Abusing animals is a moral issue, and it commands the attention of people of conscience, lawmakers, and corporations. Given the public’s love and appreciation for animals, . . . 

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Horse Sense

By on April 11, 2008 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Horse Sense

Stopping horse slaughter for human consumption has been a long-standing priority for the organization. In the past year, we’ve seen the closure of the last three domestic horse slaughter plants, and we are pushing Congress to pass legislation to ban the export of live horses . . . 

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The Hunt Goes On

By on April 10, 2008 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Hunt Goes On

The HSUS’s ProtectSeals team has returned to Canada, where the slaughter of baby seals is set to resume tomorrow. As our team makes preparations to document the hunt, I’ve asked Rebecca Aldworth to provide an update. © Nigel BarkerA seal pup seen on March 27. . . . 

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Biting Back Against Puppy Mills

By on April 9, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Biting Back Against Puppy Mills

"Change can’t happen fast enough" declared Christopher Barrett, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Dutch Convention and Visitors Bureau. "What’s happening in these puppy mills is atrocious." That’s Barrett’s reaction to last week’s "Oprah" exposé of the puppy mill industry, and his remarks make plain . . . 

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Talk Back: Puppy Truths on TV

By on April 8, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

"The Oprah Winfrey Show" has a worldwide audience of 40 million people. So once word began to circulate that Oprah Winfrey would be dedicating an episode of her show to the abusive conditions at puppy mills and the related issues of pet overpopulation, euthanasia, and . . . 

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Collaborating Against Cruelty

By on April 7, 2008 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Collaborating Against Cruelty

Last Friday’s "Oprah Winfrey Show" on the mistreatment of dogs at puppy mills and the related issues of pet overpopulation, euthanasia, and spay and neuter has people of conscience throughout the nation hankering for reform. The intensive confinement and other forms of mistreatment of dogs, . . . 

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Force for Reform

By on April 4, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The remarkable work of The HSUS’s Investigations unit was profiled today in the nation’s second-most popular newspaper, The Wall Street Journal. If you are a WSJ subscriber, you can read the article online. If not, keep an eye out for a newsstand copy. The piece, . . . 

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Constant Combat

By on April 3, 2008 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Constant Combat

There’s no one in America like Oprah Winfrey, and her show to air tomorrow on puppy mills is sure to generate a torrent of interest. I feel privileged to appear on the show, and it’s a rare opportunity to speak to so many millions of . . . 

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Puppy Mill Horrors to Hit Millions

By on April 2, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Puppy Mill Horrors to Hit Millions

Last week, dogs enduring confinement, overcrowded living conditions, excessive breeding, and other problems associated with puppy mills gained as strong an ally as they could find in this country: Oprah Winfrey. Oprah taped an entire hour-long program last week on puppy mills and the related . . . 

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Media that Matters

By on April 1, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Media that Matters

I am heading over to the state Capitol in Sacramento to testify on legislation to strengthen California’s protection of downed animals. This bill, A.B. 2098 by Assemblyman Paul Krekorian, comes in response to the HSUS investigation of the Hallmark/Westland Meat Co. in Chino for its . . . 

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