Archive for 2009

45 Days of Pigeon Parenting

By on July 27, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
45 Days of Pigeon Parenting

I had a visitor a couple of months ago who didn’t come through my front door. She swooped down from above and made herself at home on the small deck of my apartment.

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Mark Buehrle Pitches Perfect Game, Pets for Life

By on July 24, 2009 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

White Sox ace Mark Buehrle pitched a perfect game yesterday. Buehrle and his wife Jamie are spokespersons for our Pets for Life campaign. Here’s his PSA, which we hope more people will get to see now that he’s found such a prominent place in the record books.

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Talk Back: Herd on Horses

By on July 23, 2009 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

There was a chorus of excitement from blog readers after the U.S. House passed H.R. 1018, or the ROAM (Restore Our American Mustangs) Act. Do make sure you see how your own representative voted.

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Finding Their Paradise

By on July 22, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Finding Their Paradise

Members of our Emergency Services team and other HSUS staff waded through filth to rescue hundreds of animals in West Oahu, Hawaii.

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Loathe Thy Neighbor

By on July 21, 2009 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Loathe Thy Neighbor

Over the weekend, the Kansas City Star reported that a Missouri couple’s lawsuit against a nearby factory farm had been settled for $1.1 million. Strikingly, this is one of some 350 cases involving factory farms and odors in Missouri.

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It’s Settled: Animal Research Reports Now Online

By on July 20, 2009 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
It’s Settled: Animal Research Reports Now Online

According to a settlement reached earlier this month in an HSUS lawsuit against the USDA, animal research facility reports must now be made publicly available online, and in a timely manner.

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House Passes Wild Horse and Burro Protections

By on July 17, 2009 in Equine, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
House Passes Wild Horse and Burro Protections

Today, the House voted handily in favor of a bill, H.R. 1018 introduced by Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), to provide sweeping new protections for wild horses and burros inhabiting public lands in the West.

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Talk Back: Stop Fighting

By on July 16, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Stop Fighting

You had much to say about last week’s eight-state dogfighting raid—the largest one-day coordination of raids in U.S. history—and today I share some of your enthusiastic comments.

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Once Bitten, Not Shy to Save Sharks

By on July 15, 2009 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Once Bitten, Not Shy to Save Sharks

A front-page story in today’s Washington Post reported on a group of nine people—all of whom had been the victims of shark attacks—who were lobbying on Capitol Hill to protect sharks from human cruelty.

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Endangered Species Watch: Vegetarian Power Hitters

By on July 14, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Endangered Species Watch: Vegetarian Power Hitters

Last night, Prince Fielder cleaned up at the Home Run Derby. An ethical vegetarian, there was speculation that his conversion to vegetarianism would sap his strength. But the fear proved unfounded, and Fielder has quieted the critics with his towering drives.

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A Book to Cleanse Your Life

By on July 13, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Book to Cleanse Your Life

In The Quantum Wellness Cleanse—a highly accessible, positive, practical, fast-moving read—Kathy Freston gives us a day-by-day approach to better living to achieve ‘a higher state of wellness.’

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Second Quarter Blog Favorites

By on July 10, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

This quarter, the ten most popular blog posts are dominated by discussions about public figures who have an intersection with animal issues—whether President Obama, Michael Vick, Rush Limbaugh or Ellen DeGeneres—but you are also interested in our continuing achievements and progress.

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