Archive for February, 2009

Shot Heard ‘Round the Park

By on February 10, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Shot Heard ‘Round the Park

In 1985, I worked four months at Isle Royale National Park, an archipelago in the middle of Lake Superior best known for its moose and wolves. Since the 1950s, it’s been something of a laboratory for the study of predator-prey relationships. Because of its isolation, . . . 

Read More

Weekend Blow in Puppy Mill Battle

By on February 9, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Weekend Blow in Puppy Mill Battle

You may have already read on our homepage of a raid and rescue of dogs at a puppy mill in North Carolina led by our Emergency Services unit, and documented by our investigations and video team. This raid resulted in the rescue of nearly 300 . . . 

Read More

Doctor’s Orders: Create Change

By on February 6, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Doctor’s Orders: Create Change

Last January here on the blog I announced the creation of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA), an HSUS affiliate that allows veterinarians with a keen interest in animal welfare to advance hands-on and advocacy programs to help animals.  While we enjoy strong relations . . . 

Read More

Your Votes Are My Cat’s Meow

By on February 5, 2009 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Your Votes Are My Cat’s Meow

© The HSUS/RileyMy cat Libby. This morning I finally got around to entering my cat Libby in The HSUS’s Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest. For the past few weeks, the entries have been streaming in, and we have an amazing 27,000 submissions! Thank you . . . 

Read More

Cartel of Eggs

By on February 4, 2009 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cartel of Eggs

Not surprisingly, we are seeing more evidence of the factory farming industry’s counter-maneuvers to Proposition 2—the California ballot measure approved in a landslide vote in November that stops the inhumane confinement of egg-laying hens, calves raised for veal, and breeding pigs in small cages and . . . 

Read More

Circus Elephant Trial Starts Tomorrow

By on February 3, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Circus Elephant Trial Starts Tomorrow

Tomorrow, after a dizzying array of delays and obstructionist tactics that have persisted for more than eight years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will finally stand trial in federal district court in D.C. over charges that the world’s most famous circus cruelly mistreats . . . 

Read More

Say What, Punxsutawney Phil?

By on February 2, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Say What, Punxsutawney Phil?

In celebration of Groundhog Day, let’s show a little appreciation for these fantastic animals. Share our tip sheet with anyone you know who’s complained of a groundhog in their garden. Then submit a caption for this close-up of Punxsutawney Phil.

Read More

Top