Archive for June, 2009

Talk Back: Tortured Souls

By on June 12, 2009 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Recent blog posts — about the mistreatment of farm workers at Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Slate magazine’s five-part series on animal research, and animal welfare violations at one of the nation’s largest primate labs — have generated some strong reactions.

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Gentle Ben: Before and After

By on June 11, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Gentle Ben: Before and After

Last Thursday night an email arrived in my inbox with a triumphant subject line: Ben was adopted! Ben was one of more than 300 dogs removed from an Arkansas puppy mill in March. He was the biggest of the pack, but also blind and very elderly.

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Take This Job And …

By on June 10, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Take This Job And …

Bob Herbert’s riveting column in The New York Times lifts the veil on the abuse of workers at Hudson Valley Foie Gras.

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Share a Laugh with Carol Leifer

By on June 9, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Share a Laugh with Carol Leifer

Carol Leifer’s When You Lie About Your Age, The Terrorists Win is a collection of short chapters that amount to part autobiography, life lessons, and just plain funny writing.

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Lost Dog’s Legacy in Animal Research

By on June 8, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Lost Dog’s Legacy in Animal Research

Last week, Slate magazine’s Dan Engbar published a five-part series on animal research, extensively treating the dog-napping scandal that led Congress to pass the Laboratory Animal Welfare Act in 1966, and going on to consider its continuing implications.

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Talk Back: Proud Supporter

By on June 5, 2009 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Last Friday, I posted a lengthy blog that answered critics and reminded readers about what The HSUS does. A good number of you wrote in; here’s a sampling of your comments.

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The Week in Photos (We’ve Gone to the Dogs)

By on June 4, 2009 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Week in Photos (We’ve Gone to the Dogs)

From rescuing nearly 400 dogs at a Washington puppy mill to raiding two dogfighting operations in Alabama, then to another puppy mill, in Indiana, saving more than 200 dogs, and a collaboration with the California Department of Fish and Game.

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Closing the Door on Puppy Mill Abuse

By on June 3, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Closing the Door on Puppy Mill Abuse

The HSUS is committed to shutting down puppy mills, and it’s become almost a daily exercise for us—with on-the-ground interventions, by passing legislation, and through our work in the courts.

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Pushing Forward for Primates in Research

By on June 2, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Pushing Forward for Primates in Research

It’s reassuring that the USDA appears to be taking our concerns about New Iberia Research Center seriously.

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Major Dogfighting Busts Mark Five Years at Helm

By on June 1, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Major Dogfighting Busts Mark Five Years at Helm

It is exactly five years ago to the day that I assumed the role as President and CEO of The HSUS. It’s fitting to mark a personal and professional anniversary with yet another outcome like this—with criminals arrested and with animals removed from the threat of staged fights.

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