Archive for 2009

Talk Back: Puppy Protests

By on January 16, 2009 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Puppy Protests

Lots of feedback about last Saturday’s nationwide rallies at 22 Petland stores. Most people are terribly disappointed that Petland continues to try to hide behind false claims. Our eight-month investigation exposed the chain as the nation’s largest retail supporter of puppy mills. HSUS investigators visited . . . 

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Dogfighters Beware

By on January 15, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Even before Michael Vick became familiar to folks who never follow football, The HSUS was thoroughly committed to the task of eradicating animal fighting in America. We’ve strengthened the laws at the state and federal level, and we’ve worked hard to enforce the laws. That’s . . . 

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Will You Serve?

By on January 14, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Will You Serve?

In the recognized tradition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, President-elect Barack Obama has asked Americans to devote that day, Monday, Jan. 19, to volunteer service. Mr. Obama, Joe Biden, and their families will do volunteer work in the Washington, D.C. area, just one . . . 

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California Leadin’

By on January 13, 2009 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
California Leadin’

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my hope that President-elect Barack Obama would ask his Agriculture Secretary nominee, former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, to break the hold of Big Agribusiness on the U.S. Department of Agriculture and to broaden the agency's outlook and . . . 

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Petland: Stop Selling Puppies

By on January 12, 2009 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Petland: Stop Selling Puppies

This weekend, as I started receiving reports back from attendees at the 22 Petland stores where The HSUS hosted rallies urging Petland to stop buying dogs from puppy mills, I was so pleased to hear the results. Despite freezing temperatures, snow, and rain in some . . . 

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Talk Back: Senior Pets, Part 2

By on January 9, 2009 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Senior Pets, Part 2

Last Friday I posted several of your responses to the story of Granny Annie, a venerable 3-legged Boston Terrier rescued by May Lattanzio. Right away I received another note from May, shedding more light into Annie’s recovery. She writes: I read all your comments to . . . 

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Fur-Free First Lady

By on January 8, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Fur-Free First Lady

I remember my late friend and animal advocate Oleg Cassini telling me once that one of his greatest regrets in life was dressing Jacqueline Kennedy with a leopard fur coat. Because of her beauty and elegance, and the buzz about the new young couple occupying . . . 

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See You at Petland

By on January 7, 2009 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
See You at Petland

It’s not often you can pencil "saving puppies" into your weekend plans, but here’s an opportunity. You may remember that The HSUS released the results of an 8-month investigation into Petland last November, exposing the chain as the nation’s largest retail supporter of puppy mills. . . . 

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Now Showing: Animal Cruelty

By on January 6, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Adam Liptak in today’s New York Times wrote a measured piece about the legal brouhaha over a 1999 law that The HSUS and the Doris Day Animal League helped to pass to ban the commercial sale of videos depicting extreme and illegal acts of animal . . . 

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On the Ropes

By on January 5, 2009 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
On the Ropes

Two weeks ago, meat industry groups announced they’d filed a legal challenge to portions of the upgraded Downed Animal Protection Act in California, passed last year by the state legislature in the wake of our investigation into a southern California slaughter plant formerly called Hallmark/Westland. . . . 

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Talk Back: Senior Pets

By on January 2, 2009 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

A number of you liked last week’s post on Granny Annie, the 3-legged Boston Terrier whose story a fellow blog reader shared with me. Like Annie’s guardian, so many of us have had meaningful experiences with senior and special-needs pets. Here are some of your . . . 

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