Archive for 2009

Horse Slaughter: Not Tolerated

By on December 11, 2009 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Horse Slaughter: Not Tolerated

I was delighted to learn this week that the New York Racing Association has just instituted an anti-slaughter policy, with penalties for those who either directly or indirectly sell a horse for slaughter. And The Tennessean, one of the state’s largest newspapers, comments today on the horse slaughter issue

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Your Lunch Money: USDA Spends Millions on Spent Hens

By on December 10, 2009 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Your Lunch Money: USDA Spends Millions on Spent Hens

USA Today yesterday reported on another USDA purchasing program that serves Big Agriculture — purchasing meat for federal food programs from “spent” egg-laying hens.

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No Kill: Q&A with Robin Starr, Part Three

By on December 9, 2009 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
No Kill: Q&A with Robin Starr, Part Three

For the third and final day, I devote my blog to an extended interview with Robin Starr, CEO of the Richmond SPCA.

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No Kill: Q&A with Robin Starr, Part Two

By on December 8, 2009 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
No Kill: Q&A with Robin Starr, Part Two

Today I bring you part two of a three-part interview with Robin Starr, CEO of the Richmond SPCA, about her shelter’s vigorous efforts to reduce and ultimately eliminate the killing of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in the entire Richmond area.

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No Kill: Q&A with Robin Starr, Richmond SPCA

By on December 7, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
No Kill: Q&A with Robin Starr, Richmond SPCA

I asked Robin Starr, CEO of the Richmond SPCA, to answer questions about the broader no-kill debate. Tune in to the blog in the coming days to see the complete interview.

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Greetings from Bhutan: Saving Street Dogs

By on December 4, 2009 in Companion Animals, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Greetings from Bhutan: Saving Street Dogs

Recently, Andrew Weinstein, a member of the board of directors of The HSUS, was vacationing in Asia and stumbled across our spaying and neutering work in the remote Bumthang valley of central Bhutan.

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Survivor Stories: Fay’s Rescue

By on December 3, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Survivor Stories: Fay’s Rescue

Over the next few weeks, through a series of videos, we’ll introduce you to four of the animal survivor stories that most moved us this year. Today, you’ll meet Faye.

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Fenced-In Elk Killing Off Target in Colorado

By on December 2, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Fenced-In Elk Killing Off Target in Colorado

About half of all U.S. states have restricted captive hunting for mammals. In Colorado, however, not only are captive hunts legal, in one case it’s even state funded.

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Alligator Skin Market Slinks Away

By on December 1, 2009 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Alligator Skin Market Slinks Away

Yesterday, The New York Times published a front-page story about the travails of the alligator farming business in Louisiana.

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Talk Back: Saved

By on November 30, 2009 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Saved

The news of rescue missions stirred your passions, and you issued encomiums of praise for our staff and volunteers who conducted these actions.

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Toward Greener Pastures for 80 Starving Horses

By on November 25, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Toward Greener Pastures for 80 Starving Horses

Yesterday, our HSUS team was on the road again, this time in Cannon County, Tennessee, rescuing 84 horses, two goats, eight dogs, and 15 chickens from absolutely deplorable and unacceptable conditions.

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A Wiser Home on the Range for Wild Horses

By on November 24, 2009 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Wiser Home on the Range for Wild Horses

For a classic example of how poor implementation can undermine the original intent of legislation, look no further than the Bureau of Land Management and its efforts to protect wild horses and burros under the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.

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