Archive for 2008

From Horrors to Happy Endings

By on September 29, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
From Horrors to Happy Endings

The HSUS is still on the ground in Galveston County, Texas, working to rescue animals stranded by Hurricane Ike. But this weekend several members of our Emergency Services team, many who have been deployed in the field for seven weeks now, were called north—far north. . . . 

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Talk Back: In Your Words

By on September 26, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: In Your Words

Yesterday, we released a new flash animation video, "Uncaged," and I emailed it to many of you. But it’s so good, I wanted to remind you to watch it and be sure to pass it along to friends. Today I also wanted to share some . . . 

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Ellen on Prop 2: “Very Dear to my Heart”

By on September 25, 2008 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Ellen on Prop 2: “Very Dear to my Heart”

Tomorrow, I’ll appear on "Ellen" to talk about Prop 2. Ellen’s a great HSUS supporter and a devoted animal advocate, and I am so grateful that she’s giving me an opportunity to state the case to her audience about the benefits of Prop 2, also . . . 

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Oprah’s Update on Puppy Mills

By on September 24, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Oprah’s Update on Puppy Mills

More enlightenment from Oprah… Now just a few weeks into her new season, this Thursday she’ll provide an update on puppy mills. About the episode her website teases, “Our first show was just the tip of the iceberg…why we need you again.” © The HSUS/RileyA . . . 

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Truth Hounds

By on September 23, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Truth Hounds

While California’s Prop 2 has been a frequent subject of my blog posts, there’s another important ballot measure slated for a vote this fall. The HSUS is a sponsor of Question 3, the Greyhound Protection Act, in Massachusetts to end greyhound racing. © iStockphoto Working . . . 

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A Calling for Compassion

By on September 22, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Calling for Compassion

Our Animals & Religion program recently launched All Creatures Great and Small, a campaign to remind people of faith about our personal and collective responsibilities to all of God’s creatures. The principles of compassion and mercy and other-centeredness are interwoven in the teachings of all . . . 

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Help Us Beat Their Deceit

By on September 19, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Help Us Beat Their Deceit

They treat animals like units of production. They overcrowd them and put our food supply at risk. They pollute the land and water. “They” are Big Agribusiness, and they have raised and allocated $10 million to defeat a landmark initiative in California that would ease . . . 

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Answering the Call

By on September 18, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Answering the Call

Nearly a week has passed since southeast Texas residents fled from Hurricane Ike. Since Sunday our Emergency Services team has been stationed in Beaumont, Texas (see a map of the area), sheltering animals and conducting rescues in some of the Gulf Coast communities walloped by . . . 

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A Resounding YES! on Prop 2

By on September 17, 2008 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Resounding YES! on Prop 2

One inescapable conclusion in studying the Proposition 2 campaign—the ballot initiative to halt the use of small cages to confine veal calves, breeding sows, and laying hens, and to provide them with room to turn around—is the breadth of our support and the narrowness of . . . 

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A Film to Seal the Deal

By on September 16, 2008 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Film to Seal the Deal

© The HSUS/McFarlandNigel discusses his film with HSUS staff. See more photos > Nigel Barker—professional photographer and a judge on "America's Next Top Model" and one of The HSUS's top spokespersons—was here at our office today near Washington, D.C. to speak to the staff and . . . 

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To Animals’ Rescue

By on September 15, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
To Animals’ Rescue

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, after witnessing firsthand how unprepared the nation was for a disaster of that magnitude and the vulnerability of animals in areas afflicted by disaster, I pledged that The HSUS would dramatically augment its response capacity and be far better . . . 

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Social Networking for Sows

By on September 12, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Social Networking for Sows

We’re in the biggest battle in The HSUS’s 54-year lifespan right now, and we need your help. National factory farming companies have already poured more than $7 million into a campaign of deception to defeat Proposition 2 on the California ballot. Add in the potential . . . 

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