Archive for May, 2008

Animal Ambassadors

Animal Ambassadors

Animal cruelty knows no national boundaries. Almost all of the industries we confront are global in nature—animal fighting and puppy mills (see yesterday’s blog), trophy hunting and the fur trade, the exotic animal trade and factory farming, just to name a few. As a matter . . . 

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Cultivating Animal Protection

Cultivating Animal Protection

The eyes glaze over, and it sounds very boring to the average American. But the Farm Bill—a massive multibillion-dollar hodgepodge of provisions that relate to agriculture and that the Congress takes up every five years or so—is the bread-and-butter bill for anyone interested in food . . . 

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Talk Back: Racing Breakdown

By on May 9, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The death of Eight Belles at last Saturday’s Kentucky Derby has spurred a national debate over horse racing and the safety and welfare of the animals (NPR’s Tom Ashbrook led a discussion of the contrasting perspectives on Wednesday’s "On Point" program, which you can listen . . . 

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Bull’s-eye!

By on May 8, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Thank you U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance. The Ohio-based radical hunting organization derailed a program we launched with Meijer to generate an additional $5,000 for our fund to help pets and shelters affected by the home foreclosure crisis. I updated you on the issue yesterday—noting that we’d . . . 

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Routine Abuse

By on May 7, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

I just spoke at a standing-room-only press conference at our Washington, D.C. headquarters to reveal our latest undercover investigation and video. I announced that our investigations unit had looked at the handling of "downer" cows before they arrive at a slaughter plant—specifically, at intermediate transport . . . 

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We Did It

By on May 7, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

You responded, and we are sending a major message to the extremist wing of the hunting lobby. Yesterday, I issued a call to raise $10,000 after the radical U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA), in a despicable move, intimidated Meijer department stores into dropping its support of . . . 

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Unsportsmanlike Conduct

By on May 6, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Let’s not let them get away with this. I need your attention to an important issue—and I need your help. Last week, in a cynical and destructive maneuver, the Ohio-based U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) targeted Meijer department stores for agreeing to donate up to $5,000 . . . 

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Alarm Bells Over Eight Belles

By on May 5, 2008 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Alarm Bells Over Eight Belles

It’s happened again. A horse breaks down in one of the signature events of horse racing, precisely at the time that average Americans briefly turn their gaze to the spectacle and become fans or followers for a day. Their interest in horse racing is as . . . 

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Warm and Fuzzy Tails

Warm and Fuzzy Tails

I want you to do something Sunday morning. It’s pretty simple—just open your newspaper and look at the MUTTS comic strip by Patrick McDonnell. (If yours isn’t one of the more than 700 papers that carries MUTTS, or you’ve moved beyond paper, you can see . . . 

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Talk Back: Critical Review

By on May 2, 2008 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers had mixed reactions to last week’s blog about the exhibit by Costa Rican artist Guillermo Vargas, which centered around a starving street dog. Among the comments we received: Actually, it sounds to me like this is exactly the kind of reaction Vargas was looking . . . 

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Forecast for Farm Animals

By on May 1, 2008 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Forecast for Farm Animals

There comes a time in all successful social movements when the seeds of reform that have long been sown finally begin to grow roots and take hold of the soil. When it comes to our fight against the most extreme confinement of animals on today’s . . . 

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