Archive for 2008

Sharks Through a Different Lens

By on July 22, 2008 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Sharks Through a Different Lens

The remarkable Nigel Barker is exhibiting his photographs of seals this week at a studio in New York. But his compassion for animals extends to all animals, including sharks, and he’s a man willing to confront cruelty wherever it occurs. Last weekend, Nigel Barker joined . . . 

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The Dr. Will Free You Now

By on July 21, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Dr. Will Free You Now

This weekend, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) hosted its annual convention, in New Orleans. After the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA) proposed a resolution supporting a move away from the confinement of veal calves in tiny stalls, the AVMA House of Delegates referred . . . 

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Stop Puppy Mills or Bust: Q&A with Jana Kohl

By on July 18, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Stop Puppy Mills or Bust: Q&A with Jana Kohl

Jana Kohl started her trip across the nation six weeks ago in Los Angeles to promote her new book, "A Rare Breed of Love," the story of her adopted dog Baby, a three-legged puppy mill survivor. She’s concluding her tour Monday on the steps of . . . 

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Battling Dogfighting, Blow by Blow

By on July 17, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Battling Dogfighting, Blow by Blow

One year ago today the federal government indicted Michael Vick for activities related to dogfighting. Today a major dogfighting operation was raided in Georgia and a reported kingpin in the underground dogfighting circuit was arrested and charged with felony dogfighting. Between these busts, there’s been . . . 

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Stable End for Racehorses

By on July 16, 2008 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Stable End for Racehorses

Since the death of the filly Eight Belles in this year’s Kentucky Derby, there’s been a brass-band clamor for reform in the horse racing industry. One of the priority concerns is humane care for the racehorses no longer valued at the track. A recently broadcast . . . 

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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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