Archive for December, 2010

Top Ten State Victories of 2010

By on December 13, 2010 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Top Ten State Victories of 2010

We’ve had a strong year on animal protection in state legislatures, just the latest indicator of forward movement in the policy-making realm for our cause. This year, 97 new state laws and regulations were enacted to protect animals, and since 2005, it’s been 537 laws . . . 

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Talk Back: Keep Your Paws Off Missouri’s Prop B

By on December 10, 2010 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Keep Your Paws Off Missouri’s Prop B

In the few weeks since Proposition B was passed by Missouri voters, a handful of Missouri lawmakers have stated they will file legislation to gut the language of the measure. The HSUS and our coalition partners are busy reminding lawmakers that they should respect the will of the one million voters who favored Prop B.

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See Powell the Kitten’s Survival Story (Plus, President Signs Crush Video Bill!)

By on December 9, 2010 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
See Powell the Kitten’s Survival Story (Plus, President Signs Crush Video Bill!)

Breaking news: I am so pleased to report that President Obama today signed into law the measure advanced by The HSUS to outlaw the creation, sale, and distribution of animal crush videos. This is a great victory for us, less than eight months after the . . . 

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Wolves in Danger: Speak Out Today

By on December 8, 2010 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Wolves in Danger: Speak Out Today

As we celebrate the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval of the Truth in Fur Labeling Act, we find ourselves engaged in another policy battle in the nation’s capitol — the removal of gray wolves from the endangered species list.

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Report Calling for Killing of Feral Cats is Dangerous Shot in the Dark

Report Calling for Killing of Feral Cats is Dangerous Shot in the Dark

A recent report by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln suggests feral cats be shot or be captured in body-crushing traps as a means to “control” them. Not surprisingly, this report, which began as an exercise for an undergraduate class, has caused a predictable firestorm, and rightly . . . 

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Tax Code Crackdown Leads to Rescue of 120 Puppy Mill Dogs

By on December 6, 2010 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Tax Code Crackdown Leads to Rescue of 120 Puppy Mill Dogs

Last week, we came to the aid of more than 120 puppy mill dogs in Indiana, thanks to the collaborative work of state and local authorities, area humane organizations, Maddie’s Fund, and our incredible HSUS staff, led by our Indiana state director, Anne Sterling.

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Reservations About the Animal Abuse Registry

By on December 3, 2010 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Reservations About the Animal Abuse Registry

A law recently passed in Suffolk County, New York to require people convicted of cruelty to animals to register with a publicly accessible website or face jail time and fines. This idea has surfaced in several other states this past year, including California, Rhode Island, . . . 

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Talk Back: In Memory of Two Animal Champions

By on December 2, 2010 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The cause of protecting animals lost two tremendous public servants recently, and today, we honor the memory of these civil servants with your thoughts and expressions of condolence. Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove was shot and killed by a poacher, reminding us . . . 

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Saved from Puppy Mill Cruelty: See Boomer’s Survival Story

By on December 1, 2010 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Saved from Puppy Mill Cruelty: See Boomer’s Survival Story

In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing with you several stories of animal survivors who were saved through the efforts of The HSUS this year. Though the stories have their heartbreaking side, every story ends happily—with concerted action resulting in lives being saved. The HSUS . . . 

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