Archive for 2009

Talk Back: Work in Progress

By on October 20, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Your comments celebrate our cause’s forward movement, but express rightful frustration as decision-makers opt for the status quo. Today, it’s your turn to sound off.

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Dogs Delivered from Evil

By on October 19, 2009 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Dogs Delivered from Evil

I just wish that every person thinking about buying a dog from a pet store, from an Internet site, or from a parking lot or other roadside setting would watch our video of our recent Arkansas puppy mill raid—and then, in acquiring a dog, go to a shelter or rescue group instead.

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Boas and Hisses

By on October 16, 2009 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Boas and Hisses

This summer a 2-year-old girl in Florida was strangled and killed by an 8-foot long Burmese python who escaped from an enclosure in a private home. This was just the latest tragedy in a series of lethal incidents involving large constricting snakes kept as pets.  USGSAn . . . 

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Third Quarter Blog Favorites

In July, The HSUS assisted authorities and other animal protection groups in the largest one-day series of dogfighting raids in U.S. history, with busts in Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Iowa, Arkansas, Mississippi and Nebraska. The unprecedented intervention saved hundreds of dogs from the cruelties of . . . 

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Frankenfurters: Genetic Engineering of Farm Animals

By on October 14, 2009 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Frankenfurters: Genetic Engineering of Farm Animals

Our director of public health and animal agriculture, Michael Greger, M.D., published a paper last week in the prestigious Journal of Animal Science on genetically engineered farm animals for the American food supply. I asked him to summarize the concerns he raised.

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Eagles to Philadelphia Area: Treat Animals With Kindness

By on October 13, 2009 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Eagles to Philadelphia Area: Treat Animals With Kindness

Yesterday, we gained a powerful new ally when the Philadelphia Eagles announced the team’s new Treating Animals With Kindness (TAWK) program, which will focus on promoting spay/neuter programs, anti-cruelty efforts, and anti-dogfighting campaigns.

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In Midnight Hour Schwarzenegger Signs, Terminates Bills

By on October 12, 2009 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Last night at midnight was the deadline for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign, veto, or ignore 700 bills passed this session by the California State Legislature—and seven of them were animal protection measures.

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Talk Back: Of Supreme Importance

By on October 9, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Today, I run some of your observations on United States v. Stevens, the case argued earlier this week before the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the federal Depiction of Animal Cruelty Law.

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Hitting the Spot with Healthy and Humane Foods

By on October 8, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Hitting the Spot with Healthy and Humane Foods

Tal Ronnen’s recipes are simply fantastic. And fortunately, Tal’s culinary creations are now even easier to try with the publication of his first book, “The Conscious Cook.”

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Many Faces of E. Coli Infection

By on October 7, 2009 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Many Faces of E. Coli Infection

On Sunday, The New York Times ran a detailed front-page investigative story about pathogens in ground beef and the consequences for public health. I asked The HSUS’s director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture, Dr. Michael Greger, for his thoughts.

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Animal Cruelty Law

By on October 6, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Animal Cruelty Law

Today, I was one of about 200 people in attendance as the U.S. Supreme Court heard from attorneys for the United States and for dogfighting impresario Robert Stevens in a case testing the constitutionality of the federal Depiction of Animal Cruelty Law.

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Animal Torture Is Not Free Speech

By on October 5, 2009 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Animal Torture Is Not Free Speech

Tomorrow is the day that United States Solicitor General Elena Kagan will stand before the Supreme Court and argue that the federal Depiction of Animal Cruelty Law is not only constitutional but urgently needed to stop the abuse of animals.

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