Archive for September, 2010

Prop 109: Power Grab Bad for Arizona Voters and Wildlife

By on September 14, 2010 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Prop 109: Power Grab Bad for Arizona Voters and Wildlife

Extremists within the trophy hunting community have again teamed up with their allies in the Arizona legislature and referred an even more severe and sweeping measure to the ballot.Their new measure, Proposition 109, is a constitutional amendment for the upcoming November election that would block any future statutory wildlife protection initiatives.

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These Paws Were Made For Walking

By on September 13, 2010 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
These Paws Were Made For Walking

The Humane Society Walk for the Animals, which The HSUS co-hosts with the Washington Humane Society, happens on Sept. 25, and if you haven’t already registered, please be sure to do so. The event raises funds for campaigns to end pet homelessness at the local . . . 

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Providing Spay/Neuter Services in the Gulf

By on September 10, 2010 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Providing Spay/Neuter Services in the Gulf

It is a commonly held view that people who have not spayed or neutered their pets just don’t care that much about the larger problem of pet overpopulation. Our public survey work reveals quite the opposite, however—people love their animals and they want to help . . . 

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Talk Back: Bad Eggs

By on September 9, 2010 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

For almost a month now the Salmonella outbreak behind the nation's largest recorded egg recall has been in the news, thrusting into the spotlight the appalling conditions in which the majority of our country’s eggs are produced by hens confined on factory farms. The connection . . . 

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You Spoke, Talbots Listened: Fur Pulled from Shelves

By on September 8, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
You Spoke, Talbots Listened: Fur Pulled from Shelves

Last week, we asked members and supporters to urge Talbots to go back to being fur-free. Your response was overwhelming.

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A Mother’s Plea: Ban Private Ownership of Exotic Animals

By on September 7, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Mother’s Plea: Ban Private Ownership of Exotic Animals

Today, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland received the sort of letter that reminds elected officials of the gravity of their daily responsibilities. The letter writer, Deirdre Herbert, is the mother of the young man recently killed by a captive bear in Lorain County. She told Gov. . . . 

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After Long Chase, Florida Bans Cruel Fox and Coyote Pens

By on September 3, 2010 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
After Long Chase, Florida Bans Cruel Fox and Coyote Pens

On Wednesday, culminating a more than yearlong effort, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) outlawed fox and coyote pens, the gruesome practice of releasing a fox or coyote inside a pen to be chased and often torn apart by dogs. The HSUS has . . . 

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New York Times Writers Speak Up for Chickens, Chimps

By on September 2, 2010 in Animal Research and Testing, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New York Times Writers Speak Up for Chickens, Chimps

Today, The New York Times covers two of the pitched debates in our society about animals—reporter Dan Frosch covers the controversy over the use of chimpanzees in biomedical research and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof offers an indictment of the industrial confinement of laying hens . . . 

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See Hundreds of Prairie Dogs Transported to Safety

By on September 1, 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Recently, Lindsey Sterling Krank, the director of our prairie dog protection campaign, helped oversee the relocation of hundreds of prairie dogs who otherwise would have succumbed to poisoning. This video provides a fascinating perspective of these burrowing critters and a behind the scenes look at an innovative relocation project that has been months in the making.

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