Archive for October, 2009

Frankenfurters: Genetic Engineering of Farm Animals

By on October 14, 2009 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Frankenfurters: Genetic Engineering of Farm Animals

Our director of public health and animal agriculture, Michael Greger, M.D., published a paper last week in the prestigious Journal of Animal Science on genetically engineered farm animals for the American food supply. I asked him to summarize the concerns he raised.

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Eagles to Philadelphia Area: Treat Animals With Kindness

By on October 13, 2009 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Eagles to Philadelphia Area: Treat Animals With Kindness

Yesterday, we gained a powerful new ally when the Philadelphia Eagles announced the team’s new Treating Animals With Kindness (TAWK) program, which will focus on promoting spay/neuter programs, anti-cruelty efforts, and anti-dogfighting campaigns.

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In Midnight Hour Schwarzenegger Signs, Terminates Bills

By on October 12, 2009 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Last night at midnight was the deadline for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign, veto, or ignore 700 bills passed this session by the California State Legislature—and seven of them were animal protection measures.

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Talk Back: Of Supreme Importance

By on October 9, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Today, I run some of your observations on United States v. Stevens, the case argued earlier this week before the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the federal Depiction of Animal Cruelty Law.

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Hitting the Spot with Healthy and Humane Foods

By on October 8, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Hitting the Spot with Healthy and Humane Foods

Tal Ronnen’s recipes are simply fantastic. And fortunately, Tal’s culinary creations are now even easier to try with the publication of his first book, “The Conscious Cook.”

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Many Faces of E. Coli Infection

By on October 7, 2009 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Many Faces of E. Coli Infection

On Sunday, The New York Times ran a detailed front-page investigative story about pathogens in ground beef and the consequences for public health. I asked The HSUS’s director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture, Dr. Michael Greger, for his thoughts.

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Animal Cruelty Law

By on October 6, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Animal Cruelty Law

Today, I was one of about 200 people in attendance as the U.S. Supreme Court heard from attorneys for the United States and for dogfighting impresario Robert Stevens in a case testing the constitutionality of the federal Depiction of Animal Cruelty Law.

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Animal Torture Is Not Free Speech

By on October 5, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Animal Torture Is Not Free Speech

Tomorrow is the day that United States Solicitor General Elena Kagan will stand before the Supreme Court and argue that the federal Depiction of Animal Cruelty Law is not only constitutional but urgently needed to stop the abuse of animals.

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A Tale of Two States

By on October 2, 2009 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Tale of Two States

It was the best of policy decisions, it was the worst of policy decisions … How the agriculture industry handled the call for reform in two neighboring Midwest states—Michigan and Ohio.

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There’s A Humane Sheriff In Town

By on October 1, 2009 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
There’s A Humane Sheriff In Town

This past weekend, we held The HSUS’s third annual Humane Law Enforcement Awards, celebrating people who confronted cruelty and upheld the highest principles of our democratic society.

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