Archive for 2008

1,000 More Reasons to Stop Puppy Mills

By on August 25, 2008 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
1,000 More Reasons to Stop Puppy Mills

© The HSUS/MilaniA mother and her pups at the West Virginia mill. Last November, our Animal Rescue Team raided a southern Virginia puppy mill and saved nearly 1,000 dogs. Then, two months ago, our team zeroed in on a Tennessee mill and saved 750 animals. . . . 

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Talk Back: China’s Golden Opportunities

The 29th Olympic Games will wind down in Beijing this weekend and the world will soon shift its attention away from China. It’s easy to write off China, but it would be a mistake for us as a movement. We’ve got to work with government, . . . 

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Heart of Gold

By on August 21, 2008 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Heart of Gold

Michael Phelps, who has captured a record eight gold medals in this summer’s Olympic games, has rewritten the history books in athletic competition. © NBCMichael Phelps with his dog Herman. But have you heard of Herman Phelps? Herman is Phelps’ Bulldog. Phelps told the “Today” . . . 

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Fortune of Animals in China

By on August 20, 2008 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

As the Beijing Olympics wind down, and after four related blog postings (on the fur industry, tiger trade, ivory, and consumer power), I want to offer the floor to HSI’s China Policy Consultant, Dr. Peter J. Li, of the University of Houston-Downtown. Peter’s optimism has . . . 

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Little Green Lies

By on August 19, 2008 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Little Green Lies

What do the fur industry’s recent attempts to cast itself as a “green industry” have in common with the 29th Summer Olympics in Beijing? More than you would think, it turns out. Devotees of the Olympics are aware of the vigorous efforts by Chinese officials . . . 

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Scandalous

By on August 18, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

It was six months ago yesterday that the USDA issued the largest meat recall in American history, in response to The HSUS’s undercover investigation at the Hallmark/Westland slaughter plant in Chino. The Press-Enterprise in Riverside did a six-month retrospective with four stories in the paper, . . . 

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Clock Strikes Against Cockfights

By on August 15, 2008 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Clock Strikes Against Cockfights

Yesterday, I gave a talk before the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and PennAg on farm animals and animal welfare. I then dashed to the airport and flew from Harrisburg to Baton Rouge, La. When I arrived at 9 p.m., cockfighting was legal in the state. . . . 

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Rotten Eggs

By on August 14, 2008 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Rotten Eggs

The basic workings of a democracy depend upon the integrity of its government. Adherence to the rule of law is a foundation stone upon which any civil society is built. It is especially vital that we as a nation keep elections clean—by allowing qualified citizens . . . 

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Grabbing Tiger Trade by the Tail

By on August 13, 2008 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Grabbing Tiger Trade by the Tail

China has a staggering 1.3 billion people. But throughout all of Asia, there are fewer than 4,000 tigers remaining in the wild. Even with a small percentage of Chinese citizens coveting tiger products in traditional Chinese medicine, there is enormous pressure on the declining species . . . 

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Ivory Irony

By on August 12, 2008 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Ivory Irony

China and the United States are two Olympic powerhouses, and they’ll be competing for the highest medal count over the next two weeks.  Athletics aside, the two countries are also in dubious competition for the dishonor of being known as consumers of vast amounts of . . . 

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Uncaging the Truth

By on August 11, 2008 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Uncaging the Truth

This past week, I campaigned in California for Proposition 2—the November ballot initiative to combat the intensive confinement of certain animals on factory farms.  In the middle of the trip was a public forum in San Luis Obispo before several members of the Senate and . . . 

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Treading Water

By on August 8, 2008 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Treading Water

At one time, millions of sea turtles migrated along America’s coasts and laid their eggs.  Today, all six species found in U.S. waters are listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  Sea turtles may face extinction during our lifetimes—primarily due to . . . 

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