Archive for 2008

Reading, Writing, and Respect for Animals

By on September 11, 2008 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Reading, Writing, and Respect for Animals

Mimi, atop a tower of donated food. Twelve-year-old Mimi Ausland launched a website to collect food for animals at the local humane society; 7-year-old Brianna Zeiberg asked for donations instead of presents at her birthday party and raised more than $1,300; 15-year-old Ayna Agarwal founded . . . 

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Soul Food

By on September 10, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Soul Food

The HSUS is a big-tent organization. We welcome you into the family of animal protectors if you demonstrate any concern for our fellow creatures—whether promoting spaying and neutering, donating to help animals during disasters, writing letters to lawmakers or corporations, or eating lower on the . . . 

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High Price of Caging Progress

By on September 9, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
High Price of Caging Progress

If animal advocates needed any validation that the November vote on Proposition 2 is a defining battle over the welfare of farm animals, they need only look at the reported income for the No on Proposition 2 campaign on a single day last week. On . . . 

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Talk Back: Keep the Peace

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

Last week I had a few choice words for forms of activism that stray beyond the bounds of the law. Right away I started seeing feedback and I’ve been encouraged by your response. So today I wanted to give you the floor—here are some of . . . 

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Four Storms, Two Coastlines, There for Animals

By on September 5, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Four Storms, Two Coastlines, There for Animals

© The HSUS/MilaniSee Scotlund’s video message. You’ve heard from Scotlund Haisley several times here on the blog since he joined The HSUS in January to head our Emergency Services team. Yesterday he arrived back at our headquarters after leading The HSUS’s care of animals evacuated . . . 

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Violence Hurts Us All

By on September 4, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Violence Hurts Us All

In any social movement, there must always be a robust discussion about tactics and strategy. That discussion is especially important in the cause of animal protection, with its many cultural, economic, and philosophical complexities. Our movement is a mosaic, not a monolith, and that’s the . . . 

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Publicizing Animal Protection

By on September 3, 2008 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Publicizing Animal Protection

© The HSUS/MilaniA dog is evacuated from New Orleans in advance of Gustav. This weekend as Hurricane Gustav brewed off the Gulf Coast we saw many of the major news outlets—NBC Nightly News, Reuters, USA Today, and more—run stories about the new evacuation procedures put . . . 

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Getting Out Together

By on September 2, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Getting Out Together

Disasters are never good for animals, and Gustav is leaving a trail of destruction and, as follows, despair and suffering. But it was a new day in terms of preparation for the storm, for people and for animals, thanks in part to the awareness, lessons, . . . 

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Godspeed to the Gulf Coast

By on August 29, 2008 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Godspeed to the Gulf Coast

I intended to look back today. After all, we have an important anniversary to reflect upon. But then, along with millions of people, my eye has been riveted on those eerie weather maps that show Gustav churning up the sea and bearing down on the . . . 

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Homeward Bound

By on August 28, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Homeward Bound

Members of our Emergency Services team and our regional offices have been in Parkersburg, W.Va. since Saturday, overseeing the largest puppy mill rescue operation in state history. All 927 dogs and puppies rescued from the Whispering Oaks Kennel have been examined by veterinarians, given medical . . . 

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Farm Animal Protection, Past and Present

By on August 27, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Farm Animal Protection, Past and Present

Fifty years ago today President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act (HMSA) into law, remarking to a group of congressmen: “If I relied on my mail, I would think that the country is concerned only about humane slaughter.” The enactment of . . . 

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Undemocratic Deals

By on August 26, 2008 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Undemocratic Deals

Last week, I wrote about the efforts by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the American Egg Board to spend money illegally in an attempt to influence the vote on Proposition 2—this fall’s California ballot measure that seeks to ban the intensive confinement of veal . . . 

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