Archive for July, 2008

Be the Change: A Q&A with Kathy Freston

By on July 15, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

A few weeks ago I offered some observations on the blog about "Quantum Wellness," the newest book by best-selling author Kathy Freston. The book has already had a major impact on the diet choices of Americans, and I wanted to do some follow up with . . . 

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Finding Peace After War

By on July 14, 2008 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Finding Peace After War

No one returns from combat unchanged, and even as the nation continues to debate American involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, we see the toll of combat service upon returning soldiers. Physical wounds are not the only injuries they suffer, and stress and conflict do not . . . 

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Talk Back: Your Take

By on July 11, 2008 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The blog in many ways is a chronicle of the work of The HSUS and the reflection to a degree of the tilt of animal protection in the United States and around the globe. I am always interested in your comments, and today, I publish . . . 

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Fur Out of Stock

By on July 10, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Fur Out of Stock

If you’ve been reading my blog—or regularly checking humanesociety.org or receiving our email alerts—you know that we are making pretty remarkable progress in our campaigns against animal fighting, puppy mills, factory farming, and other fronts. But there’s also been progress on a range of other . . . 

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Vote Today for a Dog of Valor

By on July 9, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Vote Today for a Dog of Valor

How do we honor an animal who has committed a heroic act? How can we properly honor their extraordinary acts of courage and altruism? The HSUS’s Dogs of Valor Awards program, which I told you about in May, is one way we acknowledge the life-saving . . . 

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Stop Sniping, Start Problem Solving

By on July 8, 2008 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Any large advocacy organization with an agenda encompassing a variety of cutting edge social issues is bound to become a target for criticism, and The HSUS is no exception. As the nation’s most effective animal protection organization, we challenge long-standing forms of institutional cruelty across . . . 

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Elect Adoption

By on July 7, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Elect Adoption

Whatever the outcome of the November presidential election, once the voters have had their say, Malia and Sasha Obama will get a dog. That’s the deal that Barack Obama’s daughters have struck with their father and mother. According to Michelle Obama, the girls exuberantly remind . . . 

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Talk Back: Dog’s Independence Day

By on July 3, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Dog’s Independence Day

© The HSUS/Michelle RileyA cramped cage at the Tenn. puppy mill. We’ve had lots of feedback on the Tennessee puppy mill raid, and the subsequent efforts to adopt out all of the rescued dogs in a number of communities where they were transported. If you . . . 

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A Wish Worth Granting

By on July 2, 2008 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Wish Worth Granting

The New York Times‘ Stephanie Strom today reported that Leona Helmsley has directed that her entire estate—valued at between between $5-$8 billion—be devoted to promoting the welfare and care of dogs. If her wishes are fulfilled, as they should be, it would represent the largest . . . 

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700 Happy Endings

700 Happy Endings

At some level, our work at The HSUS is about transformation. We are pushing a transformation in thought in our society. We want people to recognize animals as individual beings deserving respect and protection. They are not just things, or resources, or commodities, or targets, . . . 

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