Archive for March, 2009

Case Finally Closed on “Downers” Loophole

By on March 14, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Case Finally Closed on “Downers” Loophole

It’s been a long fight, and today, we closed another chapter on it. Since the mid-1990s, The HSUS has been working hard to stop as a matter of public policy the abuse of downer cattle—animals too sick or injured to walk. And today, President Obama . . . 

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Talk Back: Jumping for JCPenney

By on March 13, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

It seems many of you are JCPenney fans, now that the company has gone fur-free. You express your enthusiasm better than I could have! Here’s what some of you had to say. Yeah JCPenney! You give us the greatest reason of all to shop at . . . 

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Penney for Your Thoughts on Fur

By on March 12, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Penney for Your Thoughts on Fur

Today, another milestone in our campaign against fur. JCPenney, with more than 1,000 stores in 49 states, has become fur-free, making it the first multiple location, traditional department store to be fur-free in stores and on its website. The company is currently fur-free and has . . . 

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Animals Win on American Idol

By on March 11, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Animals Win on American Idol

It’s something of a swan song for American Idol hopefuls, but it’s music to our ears at The HSUS. The song is “Home Sweet Home” and it’s the latest single from former Idol winner and country music star Carrie Underwood. It will play on American . . . 

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On Federal Protections, We’re Not Crying Wolf

By on March 10, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
On Federal Protections, We’re Not Crying Wolf

We knew Sarah Palin would be murder on wolves had she been elected, but we expected more of the Obama Administration and its political appointees. While we have had some strong pronouncements for animal protection from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and there are many signs . . . 

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Talk Back: Great Cruelty to Great Apes

By on March 9, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Last Wednesday we rolled out the results and video of our latest long-term undercover investigation, revealing the troubling mistreatment and long-term confinement of chimpanzees and other primates at the University of Louisiana's New Iberia Research Center, one of the nation's largest primate research laboratories. ABC . . . 

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Primate Lab Plays Defense

By on March 6, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Primate Lab Plays Defense

On Wednesday The HSUS pulled the curtain back on the mistreatment of primates at the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, making video documentation of the treatment of the animals publicly known—with ABC’s "Nightline" breaking the story on Wednesday. . . . 

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Plea for the Chimpanzee

By on March 5, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Plea for the Chimpanzee

Invasive chimpanzee research is on its way out, and I truly hope the research community comes to an accord with The HSUS and the emerging international consensus that it is time to phase out their use in invasive experiments, paving the way for Congressional passage . . . 

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Chimpanzee Research: Your Tax Dollars at Worst

By on March 4, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Chimpanzee Research: Your Tax Dollars at Worst

Today, I led a press conference at our Washington, D.C. headquarters announcing the details of The HSUS’s latest long-term undercover investigation, at the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) near Lafayette, La., one of the nation’s largest primate laboratories. NIRC has been a dead-end destination for . . . 

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No (Shark Fin) Soup for You

By on March 3, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
No (Shark Fin) Soup for You

All for a bowl of soup. Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Shark Conservation Act of 2009, designed to end U.S. involvement in the monstrous cruelty of shark finning—hacking the fins off a live shark, with the animal then thrown overboard to die. . . . 

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The Rest of the Story about Paul Harvey

By on March 2, 2009 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Rest of the Story about Paul Harvey

The HSUS lost one of its most remarkable supporters this weekend. And the nation lost one of its most familiar and influential and compassionate voices. On Saturday, the legendary radio broadcaster, Paul Harvey, died in Phoenix at 90, less than a year after his beloved . . . 

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