Archive for May, 2011

Rescuing Animals in the Wake of Floods and Tornadoes

By on May 12, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Rescuing Animals in the Wake of Floods and Tornadoes

The Humane Society of the United States has been on the ground for more than a week helping animals affected by devastating tornadoes and flooding in the South and Midwest. It’s an important reminder to include your pets in disaster plans.

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Tougher Anti-Cockfighting Laws Are Needed in the Lone Star State

By on May 11, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Our undercover investigations unit has infiltrated dozens of illegal cockfights in Texas over the last year, releasing undercover footage taken throughout the state and prompting three major raids in six months that led to the apprehension of more than 60 suspected cockfighters. Unfortunately, cockfighting thrives in Texas because of loopholes in the law.

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End Dogfighting Program in the Spotlight Today

By on May 10, 2011 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
End Dogfighting Program in the Spotlight Today

This morning, The Today Show featured our End Dogfighting program and our efforts to combat the rise in urban street fights through community outreach to at-risk kids and young men.

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Florida ‘Ag Gag’ Bill Fizzles

By on May 9, 2011 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Florida ‘Ag Gag’ Bill Fizzles

Florida lawmakers chose not to enact a proposal to criminalize taking photographs or videos of farm animals. In the wake of so many important cruelty investigations across the nation, the agribusiness industry should be trying to prevent cruelty to animals rather than preventing Americans from learning about it.

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Important Reprieve for California Bears

By on May 6, 2011 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Important Reprieve for California Bears

The California Fish and Game Commission tabled a proposed expansion of the state’s black bear hunting program. A statewide survey showed that 74 percent of California voters oppose the expansion of black bear hunting while only 17 percent support it.

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A Safe Space for Songbirds

By on May 5, 2011 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Collisions with plate glass windows are one of the most serious threats to songbirds in North America. Last month, we completed the installation of special window screens at our headquarters outside Washington, D.C.

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Helping Animals in Half a Dozen States

By on May 4, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Helping Animals in Half a Dozen States

Since Hurricane Katrina, The HSUS has grown its emergency response capabilities, responding to animal crisis situations all over the country to rescue dogs, cats, horses, and other animals from dire situations. Here’s an update on where our Animal Rescue Team members are in the field right now.

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Sparing Chimpanzees from Suffering in Research

By on May 3, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

New federal legislation would phase out invasive research and testing of chimpanzees and retire 500 federally owned chimpanzees to permanent sanctuary.

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The Way Forward in Missouri

By on May 2, 2011 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Way Forward in Missouri

In the advancement of the cause of animal protection, the path to progress is not always linear. Take the example of Missouri’s Prop B, the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act.

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