Archive for 2009

Your Votes Are My Cat’s Meow

By on February 5, 2009 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Your Votes Are My Cat’s Meow

© The HSUS/RileyMy cat Libby. This morning I finally got around to entering my cat Libby in The HSUS’s Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest. For the past few weeks, the entries have been streaming in, and we have an amazing 27,000 submissions! Thank you . . . 

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Cartel of Eggs

By on February 4, 2009 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cartel of Eggs

Not surprisingly, we are seeing more evidence of the factory farming industry’s counter-maneuvers to Proposition 2—the California ballot measure approved in a landslide vote in November that stops the inhumane confinement of egg-laying hens, calves raised for veal, and breeding pigs in small cages and . . . 

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Circus Elephant Trial Starts Tomorrow

By on February 3, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Circus Elephant Trial Starts Tomorrow

Tomorrow, after a dizzying array of delays and obstructionist tactics that have persisted for more than eight years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will finally stand trial in federal district court in D.C. over charges that the world’s most famous circus cruelly mistreats . . . 

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Say What, Punxsutawney Phil?

By on February 2, 2009 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Say What, Punxsutawney Phil?

In celebration of Groundhog Day, let’s show a little appreciation for these fantastic animals. Share our tip sheet with anyone you know who’s complained of a groundhog in their garden. Then submit a caption for this close-up of Punxsutawney Phil.

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Super Bowl Ad for the Animals

By on January 30, 2009 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Super Bowl Ad for the Animals

© llimllib/Creative Commons I can’t think of many television events where people anxiously await the commercials, but that’s the case with the NFL Super Bowl tradition. And the good news is, animal advocates have a bit of a reason to celebrate this year—with at least . . . 

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For Fur, It Ain’t Easy Being Green

By on January 29, 2009 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
For Fur, It Ain’t Easy Being Green

It’s hard to believe he had the brashness to make the claim, but Fur Council of Canada executive vice president Alan Herscovici said last year, “You want to help nature? Ride your bike to work, put out your blue box and buy a fur coat.” . . . 

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Talk Back: Second Chance Stories

By on January 28, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Last week I posted our "Change Agenda for Animals"—a 100-point checklist of critical animal protection reforms—and asked you to weigh in on what you consider the top five priorities. It's been fascinating to track your varied responses. If you haven't already, remember to make your . . . 

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Cock-a-Doodle-Don’t

By on January 27, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cock-a-Doodle-Don’t

Not long ago enjoying a free pass—essentially, with lawmakers and law enforcement looking the other way—cockfighters in America are now on the run and in desperate trouble. Over just the last two weeks, law enforcement, often working with The HSUS, raided eight cockfighting pits and . . . 

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A Happy Trail: From Slaughterhouse Door to Show Ring Champ

By on January 26, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Happy Trail: From Slaughterhouse Door to Show Ring Champ

Here’s a remarkable story: A horse once on the sales block for slaughter is the recipient of one of the horse industry’s most coveted prizes. Jamaica, 2008 USEF Horse of the Year. Recently, a 17-year-old horse named Jamaica won the title of the United States . . . 

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When Will Petland Get It?

By on January 22, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
When Will Petland Get It?

A West Virginia television station reported earlier this week that local police seized a dog at the private home of a manager of a Petland store in South Charleston. Unfortunately, one of his dogs had already been found dead—a Great Dane left outside in the . . . 

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Animal Emergency at Inaugural

By on January 21, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Animal Emergency at Inaugural

© The HSUS/RileyMouse awaits rescue. Yesterday’s Inaugural was uneventful for animals, except for one glaring exception. Just before the celebration down Pennsylvania Avenue was to commence, there was a collision between a heavy duty truck and one of the parade horses, a 10-year-old named Mouse, . . . 

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We Need Your Vote on Components of “Change Agenda for Animals”

We Need Your Vote on Components of “Change Agenda for Animals”

As a marker of a healthy democracy, there is nothing to match the spectacle of seeing a new American president sworn in. This transfer of political authority is one of the foundation stones of democratic government, and a reminder that the people of America ultimately . . . 

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