Archive for 2011

How to Care for More than 60,000 Animals

How to Care for More than 60,000 Animals

The HSUS cared for more than 57,000 animals in the first three quarters of 2011, and the number has exceeded 60,000 in the past few weeks. We’re so thankful for your support that makes this possible.

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Ohio Task Force Calls for Ban on Dangerous Wild Animals

By on November 22, 2011 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Ohio Task Force Calls for Ban on Dangerous Wild Animals

Yesterday, a task force created by Ohio Gov. John Kasich issued its recommendations for legislative action and recommended a ban on private ownership of these animals, except for accredited zoos and sanctuaries. It’s now time for the legislature to act to prevent more tragedies.

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Finding Common Ground: Outdoor Cats and Wildlife

Finding Common Ground: Outdoor Cats and Wildlife

There are times when the protection of one species appears to conflict with the protection of another. Perhaps the most common example is the case of outdoor or feral cats and wildlife.

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Opponent of Reforms in Egg Industry Exposed

By on November 18, 2011 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Opponent of Reforms in Egg Industry Exposed

Viewers of ABC’s Good Morning America this morning woke up to a jolting report on the news of Mercy For Animals’ new undercover investigation into one of the largest egg producers in the country: Sparboe Foods.

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Happy Anniversary for Bunnies and Other Animals

By on November 17, 2011 in Animal Research and Testing, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Happy Anniversary for Bunnies and Other Animals

The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, which manages the Leaping Bunny Program, is celebrating its 15th anniversary. You can help animals by taking the Pledge to Go Cruelty-Free.

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Rescue Story: The Runt of the Litter Blossoms

By on November 16, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Rescue Story: The Runt of the Litter Blossoms

HSUS personnel who respond to crises involving animals are often charmed by these needy pets. Read a story from our own Michelle Cascio, manager of our Emergency Placement Partners program, about how she fell in love with a shy bulldog puppy named Pink.

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New PSAs Get the Word Out for Shelter Pets

By on November 15, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New PSAs Get the Word Out for Shelter Pets

Two years ago, The HSUS, the Ad Council, and Maddie’s Fund launched the Shelter Pet Project to promote the adoption of shelter pets all across the country. Check out our new TV PSAs and other ads released today.

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Puppy Mills, Captive Hunts, and Progress for Animals in the News

By on November 14, 2011 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Puppy Mills, Captive Hunts, and Progress for Animals in the News

Every day my colleagues do their best to help all animals, everywhere. In four recent news stories and videos, you can see more about our work to expose puppy mills and captive hunts, to phase out the invasive use of chimpanzees in research, and to make notable progress to protect animals in California.

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Time to Transfer All Chimps in Labs to Sanctuaries

By on November 11, 2011 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Time to Transfer All Chimps in Labs to Sanctuaries

Recently, I took a special trip to Chimp Haven outside of Shreveport, Louisiana. It’s a sanctuary for chimpanzees retired from research, with 140 chimps roaming throughout a beautiful, humane, and safe facility.

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Talk Back: The McFib and Cruel Gestation Crates

By on November 10, 2011 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: The McFib and Cruel Gestation Crates

Last week, The HSUS filed a complaint against Smithfield Foods for claiming that it keeps pigs in an “ideal” environment where their “every need is met,” and not surprisingly, it drew broad media attention and outrage. Many of you were upset by the Smithfield news and wrote in with these comments.

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Farm Animal Protection in Jeopardy at the Supreme Court

By on November 9, 2011 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Farm Animal Protection in Jeopardy at the Supreme Court

Today, Supreme Court justices considered a precedent-setting animal welfare case centering on a challenge by a slaughterhouse trade association to provisions of California’s anti-cruelty law relating to the abuse of livestock unable to stand or walk. If the Supreme Court strikes down this law, we may not only see California’s anti-cruelty law gutted, but we may also see anti-horse slaughter laws in California, Illinois, and Texas shot down, too.

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Celebrating Animal Shelters, This Week and Year-Round

Celebrating Animal Shelters, This Week and Year-Round

This week, we’re celebrating the 15th annual National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week. Check out our fun new video about shelter pets and find out how you can support your local shelter or rescue group.

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