Archive for 2011

Cage-Free Campaign Takes Wing in Washington State

By on January 19, 2011 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cage-Free Campaign Takes Wing in Washington State

Today, Washingtonians for Humane Farms filed a proposed initiative petition to halt battery cage confinement in egg production in Washington state. The measure, which would take effect in 2018, would also stipulate that eggs sold in the state must meet that same modest standard once it goes into effect.

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The People Have Spoken

By on January 18, 2011 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The People Have Spoken

Missouri lawmakers have introduced eight bills to gut or repeal Prop B, though voters approved this anti-puppy mill measure just two months ago. I traveled to the state capitol to urge lawmakers to respect the will of the people — the very same people who elect the governor, senators, and representatives in the state.

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Talk Back: Our Work in the Field

By on January 14, 2011 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Our Work in the Field

I’ve recently touched on a few examples of the hands-on work The HSUS does to help animals – from helping pit bulls in Ohio to street dogs in Haiti and even rats by the thousand in a California hoarding case. Here are some of your comments in response.

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The HSUS Applauds Companies for Improving Animal Welfare in 2010

By on January 13, 2011 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The HSUS Applauds Companies for Improving Animal Welfare in 2010

The HSUS gave special recognition to six companies with our 2010 Corporate Progress Awards, praising their efforts to advance animal welfare in 2010. The winners include: Burger King; Compass Group; Innolytics; Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines; Subway; and Unilever.

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New Beginnings for Dogs and People Behind Bars

By on January 12, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New Beginnings for Dogs and People Behind Bars

The Montana Women’s Prison and the Dixon Correctional Institute host programs where inmates help care for dogs who need homes. Programs like this are obviously good for the dogs, but they also foster responsibility and empathy in inmates.

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B Average for Obama Administration for 2010

B Average for Obama Administration for 2010

The Obama Administration has established a strong overall record on animal protection. For 2010, I rate the Obama Administration a solid B for its performance on our concerns – an improvement over 2009’s B minus.

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On the Ground in Haiti, One Year Later

By on January 10, 2011 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
On the Ground in Haiti, One Year Later

This week marks one year since the earthquake in Haiti, and Humane Society International has been on the ground there for nearly as long, with all the promise and pitfalls that an extended deployment like this offers in an impoverished nation.

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A&E Show ‘Hoarders’ to Feature The HSUS, Rescue of 2,000 Pet Rats

By on January 7, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A&E Show ‘Hoarders’ to Feature The HSUS, Rescue of 2,000 Pet Rats

Alex GallardoOne of the 2,000 rats rescued. TV alert: This Monday evening, A&E will feature The HSUS in action on the season three finale episode of their show “Hoarders.” And I guarantee you’ve never seen a hoarding case like this! A&E called us in to . . . 

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Wild Animals as Pets Now Prohibited in Ohio As Part of HSUS Agreement

By on January 7, 2011 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Wild Animals as Pets Now Prohibited in Ohio As Part of HSUS Agreement

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland issued a sweeping executive order today, banning private citizens from acquiring certain dangerous wild animals as pets and requiring current owners to register the animals and microchip them. The new rule prohibits exotic animal owners who have previously had their local, . . . 

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Sinful Plans for Horse Slaughter; Speaking up for Feral Cats

By on January 5, 2011 in Equine, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Sinful Plans for Horse Slaughter; Speaking up for Feral Cats

The HSUS You know the ad slogan—“what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” Let’s hope that’s true for the heartless bunch that’s assembled there these past few days to plot their strategy to expand horse slaughter in America.  George Knapp of KLAS-TV 8 News NOW . . . 

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2010 Blog Favorites

By on January 4, 2011 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
2010 Blog Favorites

Today, I post the blogs that got the most visitor traffic for the year—the top ten blogs of the 259 postings for 2010.

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2010 in Review: A Remarkable Year for Animals and The HSUS

2010 in Review: A Remarkable Year for Animals and The HSUS

The HSUS performs exceptionally on the big issues that affect the lives of animals, working in four big arenas: public policy, corporate reforms, education and awareness, and hands-on animal care. In several months, we’ll be releasing our annual report for 2010, and here are some of the accomplishments that we’ll highlight.

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