Archive for 2008

Talk Back: Let’s Pass Prop 2

By on October 15, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Two powerful forces converged recently to send readers to their keyboards. One of them is the power of television—with both Oprah and Ellen inviting me to appear on behalf of California’s landmark ballot measure, Proposition 2. The other force, just as powerful, is the suffering . . . 

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Sick Standards

By on October 14, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Sick Standards

Yesterday’s blog previewed a devastating investigative report aired last night by Dan Noyes of the I-Team at KGO-TV in San Francisco. Dan worked with the group Mercy for Animals in breaking the investigation of Norco, the largest egg factory farm in the state that is . . . 

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Here a Lie, There a Lie, Everywhere a Lie-Lie

By on October 13, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Here a Lie, There a Lie, Everywhere a Lie-Lie

On Tuesday, Oprah airs a debate of sorts on Proposition 2—today’s flashpoint in the larger national debate over factory farming. And tonight, KGO-TV in San Francisco is breaking a new investigation into one of California’s biggest battery cage factory farms. I’ll let you watch the . . . 

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From Trash to Treasure to Hero

By on October 10, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
From Trash to Treasure to Hero

© Bartley familyBuffy, the Valor Dog of the Year (Companion Dog cateogry) Last week HSUS staff hosted a private awards ceremony for the family of Buffy, a German Shepherd from Oakland, Calif., who was posthumously named the Valor Dog of the Year, the highest honor . . . 

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Proposition 2: Views Fit to Print

By on October 9, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Proposition 2: Views Fit to Print

I’m convinced we’ll look back 30 or 40 years from now and wonder how our society could have tolerated the appalling abuses of animals on industrialized factory farms. It is a ruthless and miserly system, where animals are treated like things or units of production, . . . 

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Five Minutes with Larry King

By on October 8, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The battle over Proposition 2 in California continues in earnest, and it will only get more intense between now and Nov. 4. I just participated in a full-on discussion on a major talk show (details to come later) about Prop 2. But I wanted you . . . 

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Close-up with Africa’s Animals

By on October 7, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Close-up with Africa’s Animals

© National GeographicA mother lioness and her cubs from "African Critters." Tender moments between a mother leopard and her two newborn cubs, a startling encounter with a young elephant bull, and a battle between mammoth buffaloes and tiny lion cubs. These are just a few . . . 

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Blessed be the Animals

By on October 6, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Blessed be the Animals

© The HSUS/RileyAt the National Cathedral’s Sunday Forum. Last Sunday, I was the Forum guest at Washington’s most remarkable church—the awe-inspiring National Cathedral. And yesterday, I was the Forum guest at another marvel of the Episcopal church—San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral. I was privileged to have . . . 

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Talk Back: Cries for Wolves

By on October 3, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Based on your comments to the blog, you were as gleeful as I was about the two recent wins to block efforts to remove wolves from the list of species protected under the Endangered Species Act. If we had not won in court, sport hunters . . . 

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A Dogs’ Trust

A Dogs’ Trust

For a variety of reasons, animal protection has not enjoyed the same degree of foundation support that other causes have received. In recent years, that’s been changing, as our cause has been buoyed by more and more people, including some with the resources to set . . . 

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Mutts Strut for Homeless Animals

By on October 1, 2008 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Mutts Strut for Homeless Animals

© The HSUS/GrzybowskiMore than 600 dogs came to the ’07 Walk. If any of you plan to visit the National Mall in D.C. this Sunday, let me advise you to stash a few dog biscuits in your pockets. Because as you take in the sights, . . . 

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Silencing the Guns

By on September 30, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Silencing the Guns

There’s always been a special place in my heart reserved for wolves. The book I read over and over again as an adolescent was a hardcover National Geographic title called "Vanishing Wildlife of North America." Staring back at me, on the cover, was the most . . . 

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