Archive for 2008

Listen In: “Food Politics” on NPR

By on November 24, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Today, at 1 p.m. Eastern time, I am scheduled to appear on "The Kojo Nnamdi Show"—a serious-minded talk show broadcast out of the Washington D.C. National Public Radio affiliate. I think we’ll have a wide-ranging discussion on the work of the issue. Kojo invited me . . . 

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Barking Mad About Puppy Mills

By on November 21, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Barking Mad About Puppy Mills

Since our announcement yesterday making public the results of our latest puppy mill investigation, the message of puppy mill cruelty has been front and center across the country. Our 8-month investigation exposes Petland, Inc. as the nation’s largest retail supporter of puppy mills. With approximately . . . 

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Puppy Mill, Inc.

By on November 20, 2008 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Puppy Mill, Inc.

There is a chill in the air today in Washington, D.C. that is a reminder of the coming holiday season. That means pet stores across the country are gearing up to cash in on the busiest puppy-buying season of the year. But for those who . . . 

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Woe in Sheep’s Clothing

By on November 19, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Woe in Sheep’s Clothing

No one organization, even one as large as The HSUS, can fight animal cruelty all on its own. There are a number of outstanding animal protection groups out there, many that we regularly team up with to advance critical campaigns. One of our most frequent . . . 

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Paw & Order: Special Sniffers Unit

By on November 18, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Paw & Order: Special Sniffers Unit

Here at The HSUS, we’re fortunate to have the generous support of so many celebrities and public figures who are passionate about speaking up for animal protection. One of those voices, Judge David Young, is just wrapping up a series of pet-centric episodes on his . . . 

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Evolve or Die

By on November 17, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Evolve or Die

If you want a case example of bad management in big business—rigid adherence to the status quo, lack of innovation—look no further than the current circumstance of American car companies, columnist Tom Friedman wrote in The New York Times last week. While Japanese car makers . . . 

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Ad to Adoption

By on November 14, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Ad to Adoption

If the humane movement had a signature issue, it would be the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals in shelters. The numbers have been moving in our direction, with The HSUS and other animal protection groups spurring steady progress through legislation, education, and sterilization. Euthanasia . . . 

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Coming of Age for Animals

By on November 13, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Coming of Age for Animals

My work is a world of contrasts. I see the worst cruelty and the people who perpetrate it. And I also see the best people, who use their talents to do good. Tracie Hotchner is one of the best people. She’s assembled tremendous information for . . . 

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Portrait of a Pet’s Love

By on November 12, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Portrait of a Pet’s Love

All animals have a story to tell and perhaps no one can tell their story more boldly than Ron Burns. Bursting with a kaleidoscope of colors, Ron’s animal portraits have helped put a face to abandoned animals, and heroic ones as well. A great friend . . . 

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A Career of Kids and Kindness

By on November 11, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Career of Kids and Kindness

Continuing with the guest perspectives about what drives each of us in our work to protect animals, today I’ll give the floor to Dorothy Weller, executive director of Humane Society Youth, The HSUS’s youth education division. As you’ll see, youth provide Dorothy’s inspiration. With The . . . 

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The Story of a Model Advocate

By on November 10, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Story of a Model Advocate

We each have our own reasons for why we work so hard for animals. This week I wanted to share with you just a few of these perspectives from a broad range of animal advocates. As you read these stories in the coming days, I . . . 

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Talk Back: Election Elation

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

I just returned last night from California, and spoke to an assembly of our staff this morning. I told them how proud I was of their work for Prop 2 (to ban confinement of veal calves, breeding sows, and laying hens in cages and crates . . . 

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