Archive for July, 2010

Tough but Threatened: Why Wolverines Need Protection

By on July 14, 2010 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Tough but Threatened: Why Wolverines Need Protection

The wolverine, in the words of various protagonists in Doug Chadwick’s “The Wolverine Way,” is “badass,” “the coolest of carnivores,” “big heart and lungs and souped-up metabolism,” and “a life support system for a set of legs.” No one sums it up better than veterinarian . . . 

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Being Brandy: Your Captions for Our Puppy Mill Survivor

By on July 13, 2010 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Being Brandy: Your Captions for Our Puppy Mill Survivor

A few weeks ago, in celebration of Pet Sitters International’s Take Your Dog to Work Day, I posted a photo of office dog Brandy (who dons the same name as one of my childhood dogs) and asked you to offer caption suggestions. Here are my ten favorites.

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Editorializing for Animal Protection, Agricultural Progress

By on July 12, 2010 in Companion Animals, Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Editorializing for Animal Protection, Agricultural Progress

Two editorials in the past couple of days—both ringing calls for greater protection for animals—provide a study in contrasts. One, in The New York Times, celebrates change in agriculture, where the industry was part of the process of reform. The other, in the Raleigh News . . . 

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Second Quarter Blog Favorites

Second Quarter Blog Favorites

Traffic to my blog is a good measure of what’s top of mind for animal advocates, and here, I list the 10 most popular blogs for the second quarter of this year.

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To the Tune of Saving Animals: New Ad with Sheryl Crow

By on July 8, 2010 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
To the Tune of Saving Animals: New Ad with Sheryl Crow

You already like her music, and now you’ll like her cause. This week we were so excited to launch a new TV ad featuring Sheryl Crow with her rescued horses and dogs, speaking about The HSUS’s work confronting animal cruelty and asking people to get involved.

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June in Animal News: An L.A. Unleashed Interview

By on July 7, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The Los Angeles Times’ animal blog L.A. Unleashed recently launched a monthly five-question interview series featuring voices from all across the animal protection movement. My thoughts on what happened in June affecting animals, what to watch for in July and how to get involved were . . . 

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Breaking: Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Landmark Egg Bill

By on July 6, 2010 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking: Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Landmark Egg Bill

I just got the very exciting news from California that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed A.B. 1437, a bill backed by The HSUS that requires that starting in 2015 all shell (whole) eggs sold in California must come from hens who were able to stand . . . 

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Talk Back: Troubled Waters; More Thoughts on Sen. Byrd

By on July 2, 2010 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Troubled Waters; More Thoughts on Sen. Byrd

As the Deepwater Horizon rig continues to spill oil into the Gulf, its impact is expanding—both in physical area and species type. That includes companion animals. This week The HSUS transported 33 dogs from two overcrowded animal shelters in Louisiana to the Washington, D.C. area, where rescue groups offered to help the dogs find new loving homes.

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Ohio Landmark: Behind the Animal Welfare Agreement

By on July 1, 2010 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Ohio Landmark: Behind the Animal Welfare Agreement

The agreement forged yesterday between The HSUS, agricultural organizations, and Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland is, in my mind, an agreement in its collective form that constitutes the single biggest ever animal welfare package I’ve seen in our movement.

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