Archive for December, 2011

Animal Issues in the News in 2011

By on December 13, 2011 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Animal Issues in the News in 2011

Take a look at some of the major news stories of 2011 that drew historic and needed attention to animal issues and our campaigns.

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Be a Hero for Animals like Honey

Be a Hero for Animals like Honey

The HSUS recently paid out our 100th reward for information leading to a conviction in an animal fighting case. Watch the video of one of the many animals we’ve rescued from illegal fighting, Honey, a wounded pit bull found tied to a heavy chain during a dogfighting raid this summer.

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Giving More than 100 Dogs Shelter for the Holidays

By on December 9, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Giving More than 100 Dogs Shelter for the Holidays

This week, our Animal Rescue Team answered a request for help to give more than 100 dogs in Mississippi the food, shelter, and veterinary care they desperately needed.

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Smithfield Recommits to 2017 Phase-Out of Gestation Crates

By on December 8, 2011 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Smithfield Recommits to 2017 Phase-Out of Gestation Crates

Major pork company Smithfield committed to phase out gestation crates for pigs by 2017, but backpedaled on this timeline in 2009. This led to a serious HSUS campaign, including an undercover investigation at one of its factory farms. Read more on today’s positive news on this issue.

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New HSUS Investigation Reveals Deception by Online Puppy Seller

By on December 7, 2011 in Companion Animals, Investigations with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New HSUS Investigation Reveals Deception by Online Puppy Seller

Online shopping is a great way to buy holiday gifts, but not to get a puppy or other pet. In a new undercover investigation, The HSUS dug into the world of Internet puppy sellers and found not only the underlying cruelty of puppy mills, but also deceptive sales tactics.

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Cracking Down on Cockfighting in San Bernardino County

By on December 6, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cracking Down on Cockfighting in San Bernardino County

There are thousands of law enforcement officials working to enforce laws against animal cruelty, and we owe them a great debt. San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos, who fights against cruelty in the nation’s largest county, announced a new campaign against cockfighting this week.

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More Ways to Help Animals and Get Involved with Our Work

More Ways to Help Animals and Get Involved with Our Work

We just launched a new Volunteer Center to better serve our volunteers and highlight our range of volunteer opportunities and resources. I hope you’ll consider getting involved in whatever way you can, whether it’s with The HSUS, your local shelter, or other animal groups.

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Talk Back: Our Work for Pets and Farm Animals

By on December 2, 2011 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Our Work for Pets and Farm Animals

Our funny new Shelter Pet PSAs are already a YouTube sensation, and many of you shared my excitement about them. You’ve also had a lot to say recently about our campaigns to help farm animals. Here are a few of your comments on these topics.

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Urgent Action Needed to Save American Horses from Slaughter

By on December 1, 2011 in Companion Animals, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Urgent Action Needed to Save American Horses from Slaughter

Congress recently chose not to include a ban on funding USDA inspectors at horse slaughter plants in the United States, opening the door for these plants to open here. We need to ban the slaughter of American horses throughout North America by passing the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. Please take action today!

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