Archive for September, 2009

A Gift of Permanent Sanctuary

By on September 14, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Gift of Permanent Sanctuary

The HSUS does so many things, and one of them is to run a growing and increasingly significant land trust program. We best celebrate wild spaces and the animals who inhabit them by protecting them.

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Animal Testing: For the History Books

By on September 11, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Animal Testing: For the History Books

Photo credit iStockphoto Last week, members of our staff were in Rome for the Seventh World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, and by all accounts, it was an exciting event. Held every two years, the international conference left attendees with the . . . 

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Talk Back: Ted Kennedy and Puppy Mill Victories

By on September 10, 2009 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Congress is back now from its August recess, and there’s a raft of animal protection legislation in the works. Please keep updated on the bills, and don’t forget to write to your two U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative in favor of these bills. Many of . . . 

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Michael Vick Connects With Philadelphia Teens

By on September 9, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Michael Vick Connects With Philadelphia Teens

Yesterday I appeared at a high school assembly to greet the class of 2013 at Nueva Esperanza Academy, a charter school in North Philadelphia. Michael Vick was with me, and so was Tio Hardiman, who leads our community-based anti-dogfighting programs.

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California Cows Await Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Signature

By on September 8, 2009 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
California Cows Await Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Signature

Last week, the California Assembly overwhelmingly passed legislation to ban the cruel and inhumane practice of tail docking in the dairy industry, following the lead of the Senate. The bill, S.B. 135, is soon to go to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for signing.

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Talk Back: Government Pork, Wolf Hunt

By on September 4, 2009 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

I’m sharing reader comments today, but I did also want to share my displeasure at a development in an example of wasteful spending of your federal tax dollars.

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With Raids and Stronger Laws, Saving Puppy Mill Dogs

By on September 3, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
With Raids and Stronger Laws, Saving Puppy Mill Dogs

There’s never been this much firepower focused on the problem of puppy mills.

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Pork Industry Bailout Request Full of Fat

By on September 2, 2009 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Pork Industry Bailout Request Full of Fat

Routine handouts are not enough for the pork industry. They now want an additional massive infusion of funds, at a time when our nation’s debt is larger than ever.

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Wild Wild West for Wolves?

By on September 1, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Wild Wild West for Wolves?

Today is a dark day for wolves in America, and one that The HSUS had hoped would never arrive. The state of Idaho set loose more than 10,000 hunters to start killing wolves.

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