Archive for 2011

Talk Back: Helping Hands for Dogs

By on February 4, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Helping Hands for Dogs

Missouri lawmakers are still threatening to gut Prop B. The HSUS rescue of nearly 100 puppy mill dogs in Tennessee is a reminder that so many people in this industry have so little regard for dogs.

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California Department Wrong to Propose Bear Hunt Expansion

By on February 3, 2011 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
California Department Wrong to Propose Bear Hunt Expansion

Today California’s Fish and Game Department will propose to increase the black bear hunting quota, on the very day that California marks the 100th anniversary of the state’s adoption of the Bear Flag.

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Breaking News: 100 Dogs Now Being Rescued from Squalid Puppy Mill in Tennessee

By on February 2, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking News: 100 Dogs Now Being Rescued from Squalid Puppy Mill in Tennessee

Today in Tennessee, we’re working with the Marshall County sheriff to rescue puppy mill dogs from deplorable conditions. Melanie Kahn, the new director of our Stop Puppy Mills campaign, sent this dispatch from the scene.

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Watching our Wild Neighbors in Winter

By on February 1, 2011 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Take a look at these photos of wildlife in the snow, captured by HSUS staff member Kathy Milani, and read tips from our wildlife experts on how to help wild animals in winter.

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More Misdirection from Scammers at CCF

By on January 31, 2011 in Companion Animals, Opposition, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
More Misdirection from Scammers at CCF

Industries that profit from animal abuse attack HSUS not because we don’t do enough, but precisely the opposite — because, especially from their perch, we do too much. The last thing they want is an organization like HSUS with a strong public reputation, the courage to confront cruelty, and the campaigning tools to match.

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Worth a Thousand Words

By on January 28, 2011 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Worth a Thousand Words

If you have a great photo of your pet, don’t forget to enter it in the in the Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest by Feb. 25. Spay Day is a worldwide event organized by The HSUS, Humane Society International and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association to highlight the importance of saving animal lives by spaying or neutering pets and feral cats.

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Healing and Hope for Rescued Animals

Our dedicated staff at our animal care centers handle, heal, and release or adopt out thousands of animals a year — and it all adds up the largest network of hands-on animal care centers in the nation. Here’s a short video profile of our Fund for Animals Wildlife Center.

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Talk Back: Lawmakers Off the Deep End

By on January 26, 2011 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Lawmakers Off the Deep End

I recently wrote about three reckless pieces of legislation, and many of you weighed in about what you thought was the worst idea. Here is a sampling of your thoughts.

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Thanks to You, Another Fur-Free Victory

By on January 25, 2011 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Thanks to You, Another Fur-Free Victory

Yesterday, we encouraged our members and supporters to contact Stein Mart and ask the company to stop selling any animal fur. Within hours, Stein Mart made the decision to go fur-free.

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Young Advocates Stand Up for Seals

By on January 24, 2011 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The next generation of animal advocates is finding creative ways to make a difference for animals, including campaigning against one of the world’s worst spectacles of cruelty to wildlife — the Canadian seal slaughter.

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End Dogfighting Program Expands to Philadelphia

By on January 21, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
End Dogfighting Program Expands to Philadelphia

Yesterday, we carried out the public launch for our End Dogfighting Philadelphia program. It’s a community-based program that employs community organizers to identify kids involved in dogfighting or at-risk for involvement, turns them on to a positive way of thinking about animals, and pulls them into a program of pit bull training that opens up a new world for them.

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Legislative Lunacy

By on January 20, 2011 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Legislative Lunacy

A few state lawmakers are setting a new standard of reckless and dunderheaded behavior in introducing several legislative proposals that are truly off the wall. We hope none of these measures will advance beyond the introduction stage, but we’ll be keeping close tabs.

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