Archive for January, 2009

Super Bowl Ad for the Animals

By on January 30, 2009 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Super Bowl Ad for the Animals

© llimllib/Creative Commons I can’t think of many television events where people anxiously await the commercials, but that’s the case with the NFL Super Bowl tradition. And the good news is, animal advocates have a bit of a reason to celebrate this year—with at least . . . 

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For Fur, It Ain’t Easy Being Green

By on January 29, 2009 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
For Fur, It Ain’t Easy Being Green

It’s hard to believe he had the brashness to make the claim, but Fur Council of Canada executive vice president Alan Herscovici said last year, “You want to help nature? Ride your bike to work, put out your blue box and buy a fur coat.” . . . 

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Talk Back: Second Chance Stories

By on January 28, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Last week I posted our "Change Agenda for Animals"—a 100-point checklist of critical animal protection reforms—and asked you to weigh in on what you consider the top five priorities. It's been fascinating to track your varied responses. If you haven't already, remember to make your . . . 

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Cock-a-Doodle-Don’t

By on January 27, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cock-a-Doodle-Don’t

Not long ago enjoying a free pass—essentially, with lawmakers and law enforcement looking the other way—cockfighters in America are now on the run and in desperate trouble. Over just the last two weeks, law enforcement, often working with The HSUS, raided eight cockfighting pits and . . . 

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A Happy Trail: From Slaughterhouse Door to Show Ring Champ

By on January 26, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Happy Trail: From Slaughterhouse Door to Show Ring Champ

Here’s a remarkable story: A horse once on the sales block for slaughter is the recipient of one of the horse industry’s most coveted prizes. Jamaica, 2008 USEF Horse of the Year. Recently, a 17-year-old horse named Jamaica won the title of the United States . . . 

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When Will Petland Get It?

By on January 22, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
When Will Petland Get It?

A West Virginia television station reported earlier this week that local police seized a dog at the private home of a manager of a Petland store in South Charleston. Unfortunately, one of his dogs had already been found dead—a Great Dane left outside in the . . . 

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Animal Emergency at Inaugural

By on January 21, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Animal Emergency at Inaugural

© The HSUS/RileyMouse awaits rescue. Yesterday’s Inaugural was uneventful for animals, except for one glaring exception. Just before the celebration down Pennsylvania Avenue was to commence, there was a collision between a heavy duty truck and one of the parade horses, a 10-year-old named Mouse, . . . 

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We Need Your Vote on Components of “Change Agenda for Animals”

We Need Your Vote on Components of “Change Agenda for Animals”

As a marker of a healthy democracy, there is nothing to match the spectacle of seeing a new American president sworn in. This transfer of political authority is one of the foundation stones of democratic government, and a reminder that the people of America ultimately . . . 

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Talk Back: Puppy Protests

By on January 16, 2009 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Puppy Protests

Lots of feedback about last Saturday’s nationwide rallies at 22 Petland stores. Most people are terribly disappointed that Petland continues to try to hide behind false claims. Our eight-month investigation exposed the chain as the nation’s largest retail supporter of puppy mills. HSUS investigators visited . . . 

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Dogfighters Beware

By on January 15, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Even before Michael Vick became familiar to folks who never follow football, The HSUS was thoroughly committed to the task of eradicating animal fighting in America. We’ve strengthened the laws at the state and federal level, and we’ve worked hard to enforce the laws. That’s . . . 

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