Archive for 2009

Halt the Trade of Endangered Species

By on November 5, 2009 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Halt the Trade of Endangered Species

At stake is nothing less than the continued existence of critically endangered species, as well as preventing international trade of threatened species at risk of becoming even more imperiled.

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From California to Ohio: A Year After Prop 2’s Passage

By on November 4, 2009 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
From California to Ohio: A Year After Prop 2’s Passage

A year ago today, voters in California sent shockwaves through the world of agribusiness by approving Proposition 2. The vote has reverberated, just as we hoped it would.

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One Lone Voice Against Animal Welfare

By on November 3, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
One Lone Voice Against Animal Welfare

I’ve been encouraged, even heartened, by the swift and broad reaction to The HSUS’s recent undercover investigations of wanton animal abuse. That is, with one inexcusable exception.

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Caught on Tape: Cruelty to Calves a Wake-Up Call

By on November 2, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Caught on Tape: Cruelty to Calves a Wake-Up Call

More details about our undercover investigation of Bushway Packing, Inc., a plant in Grand Isle, Vt. that specialized in slaughtering days-old calves discarded by the dairy industry for “bob veal.”

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HSUS Investigation Uncovers Veal Calf Abuse, Closes Plant

By on October 30, 2009 in Farm Animals, Investigations with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
HSUS Investigation Uncovers Veal Calf Abuse, Closes Plant

It’s always deeply disturbing to see the mistreatment of animals, but there’s something even worse when the victims are babies and seem so utterly vulnerable and frightened.

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Man Bites Shark Protections

By on October 29, 2009 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Man Bites Shark Protections

Earlier this year, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Shark Conservation Act, but the U.S. Senate has not yet taken action. This appears, in part, to be due to objections by fishing industry representatives in North Carolina and Virginia.

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Redoubling Our Efforts in West Virginia

By on October 28, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Redoubling Our Efforts in West Virginia

"It's only illegal now because of the puritan sense of a few people who don't find it an appropriate sport," said Bradford Parker, a spokesman for the West Virginia Association for Gamecock Sports in an interview with the Charleston Gazette. He was speaking of cockfighting and . . . 

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Talk Back: Queen Tillie, 50 Things To Do

By on October 27, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Many readers responded with excitement to a before and after story posted last week about a senior Chihuahua who was among more than 700 dogs rescued from a Kaufman County, Texas puppy mill in August. Here are some of your comments about Queen Tillie: Reading . . . 

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Big Pork at the Government Trough—Again

By on October 26, 2009 in Farm Animals, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Big Pork at the Government Trough—Again

The pork industry is shamelessly asking the federal government for more and more bailout money, while it spends its own dollars in an Ohio political campaign to consolidate its unchecked power.

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Talk Back: Puppy Mills, Eagles, Genetic Engineering

By on October 23, 2009 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

I see this blog as a give-and-take—I share my thoughts and then look forward to hearing yours. Here’s a sampler of your comments on some recent posts.

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50 Things You Can Do for Animals and The HSUS

50 Things You Can Do for Animals and The HSUS

Please take some time to go through the full roster. We’ll succeed as a movement when we have millions of our supporters who take these and other positive actions for animals.

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Queen Tillie: Before and After

By on October 21, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Queen Tillie: Before and After

Tillie was rescued from a puppy mill we raided in Kaufman County, Texas, where she was discovered in a dark, dilapidated enclosure. Now she’s got much more love and light focused on her, and she looks like a different dog.

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