Archive for 2008

Yes We Can (Adopt)

By on November 6, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Yes We Can (Adopt)

Click here to thank the Obama family. I’ll be blogging in the coming weeks and months about the new administration, and the appointments of President-elect Obama will have enormous implications for our policy work in animal protection, particularly his appointments for the top positions at . . . 

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Further Reflections

By on November 5, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Further Reflections

When it comes to the political cycle, I didn’t think it could get better for us than the last general election. Two years ago, we went head to head with the NRA and the rest of the extremist segment of the hunting lobby over dove . . . 

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The People Have Spoken: YES! on Prop 2

By on November 5, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The People Have Spoken: YES! on Prop 2

Friends, take a bow. Open the window and give out a whoop. Don’t hold back. Let fly the corks. In big, bold, indelible letters, you just wrote history. Proposition 2 passed with an overwhelming majority (now more than 62 percent, with 40 percent of the . . . 

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Bay State Bans Dog Racing

By on November 5, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

I wanted to share with you the statement that The HSUS just released on Question 3 in Massachusetts. My thanks to all of you who were involved in this campaign and helped to get out the vote and offer greyhounds your support. Stay tuned for . . . 

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Early Returns for California’s Prop 2

By on November 4, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The first returns have been reported, and we are winning the vote on Prop 2! With 10 percent of the vote in, we are leading 62.5 percent to 37.5 percent. We haven’t called the election yet, but the first results are promising.

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Update on Mass. Dog Racing Ban

By on November 4, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

To follow up on my earlier post on Question 3 in Massachusetts, as of 11:00 p.m. ET the measure is ahead 57 percent to 43 percent. Looks to be a resounding victory. Here’s more from The Boston Globe.

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A History of Thinking Outside the Crate

By on November 4, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A History of Thinking Outside the Crate

© iStockphoto Elections are a time of reflection. There is the moment that commands our attention—and there is also the long-view. Thanks to your unwavering support, and your steady encouragement, The HSUS has taken the plight of farm animals to voters twice before we launched . . . 

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Bets Off for Massachusetts Dog Racing

By on November 4, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Eight years ago, an initiative to ban greyhound racing lost by a whisker. Tonight, there is a different result. Question 3—to ban greyhound racing—passed. The HSUS is the largest financial backer of this ballot measure, and we were delighted to have worked in tandem with . . . 

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Writing on the Farm’s Wall

By on November 4, 2008 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

You don’t have to take my word for it when I say that the cruelest practices on the farm are on the way out. You can plainly read it on the website homepage of a major pork buyer, a brand familiar around the world. Here . . . 

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Times They Are A-Changin

By on November 4, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Times They Are A-Changin

I have spent a good deal of time in California during the last few months. I’ve met thousands of people. They have given their time, their energy. They’ve put other household priorities on hold. They have reached into their pocketbooks to help. See more photos . . . 

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Animals on the Line

By on November 4, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Animals on the Line

© Kari NienstedtClaire Howe makes calls from Arizona. Cell phone? Check. Phone roster? Check. Friends, refreshments, can-do attitude? Check, check, check. This past week HSUS volunteers held phone-banking parties around the country to urge Californians to vote yes on Prop 2 on Election Day, culminating . . . 

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Our Compassionate Corps

By on November 3, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Our Compassionate Corps

For the next 30 hours or so—until the polls close at 8 p.m. Pacific Time—we’ll be working throughout California and Massachusetts to get out the vote and to persuade undecided voters to go Yes on Prop 2 in California and Yes on Question 3 (to . . . 

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