Archive for 2011

How Charlie the Capuchin Found a New Home

How Charlie the Capuchin Found a New Home

The HSUS’s Pets for Life NYC initiative helps people resolve problems that might otherwise lead them to relinquish their pets to animal shelters. This October, we received a call from a New Yorker who wanted to find a new home for her capuchin monkey called Mr. Charlie.

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“Ideal” Conditions, or a Big McFib?

By on November 4, 2011 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
“Ideal” Conditions, or a Big McFib?

If I told you that pigs confined in gestation crates for most of their lives were living in “ideal” conditions where their “every need is met,” you’d probably have a quarrel with that. Yet that’s exactly what Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer and McDonald’s primary pork supplier, asserts on its website.

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1 Million Online Advocates for Animals

By on November 3, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
1 Million Online Advocates for Animals

The HSUS has more than 11 million supporters, and yesterday our Facebook community reached 1 million fans committed to animal protection. We’re celebrating with a pet photo slideshow, and you can submit your own photo on our page.

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A Life Well Lived: Sue Farinato

By on November 2, 2011 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Life Well Lived: Sue Farinato

After I found an injured pigeon on a busy Washington, D.C., street in September, I called my colleague and friend Sue Farinato, an experienced wildlife rehabilitator. Sue cleaned the bird’s wounds and cared for her, calling her Geraldine. I didn’t know that my exchanges with Sue about Geraldine would be our last.

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Curiouser and Curiouser

By on November 1, 2011 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Curiouser and Curiouser

A new TV show on the Discovery Channel called “Curiosity” features hosts such as Stephen Hawking and Morgan Freeman exploring what the program calls “the most fundamental questions facing the world today” about science, technology, and society. I was interviewed for the show’s website as a leader in animal protection, and you can watch my responses online.

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Hitting 7 Billion

By on October 31, 2011 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Hitting 7 Billion

If we are going to feed the world population of 7 billion, we’ve got to think about how we grow food as well as what we eat, and agriculture must be humane and sustainable. Our new video in support of the Meatless Monday campaign highlights what’s at stake.

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Home Run: Rescued Florida Cats Adopted or on Their Way to New Homes

By on October 28, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Home Run: Rescued Florida Cats Adopted or on Their Way to New Homes

Our Animal Rescue Team joined Alachua County Animal Services this June to remove nearly 700 cats from appalling conditions in Florida, and we’ve spent nearly five months since then caring for these animals at our emergency shelter with the help of volunteers and other groups. Read the latest good news about this special group of cats.

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Former Chicago Students Give Back by Helping Pets

By on October 27, 2011 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Former Chicago Students Give Back by Helping Pets

Two local men at the heart of our Pets for Life Chicago program first came to our attention as students in our free dog training classes. Five years later, they are giving back to their community by working full-time for the Pets for Life program and putting together a successful pet clinic in their own neighborhood.

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Rescue Story: A Tiny Puppy Plucked from the Rubble

By on October 26, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Rescue Story: A Tiny Puppy Plucked from the Rubble

This year, our Animal Rescue Team has worked with law enforcement to rescue more than 5,100 animals from puppy mills, animal fighting operations, and hoarders. Here’s the first in an occasional series of stories from HSUS staff members who’ve adopted pets from these rescues.

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The HSUS: A Voice for All Animals

The HSUS: A Voice for All Animals

Rick Berman thinks smoking isn’t bad for you. He thinks Mothers Against Drunk Driving and other groups that try to stop drunk drivers from killing people are too extreme. Berman also attacks The HSUS, which puts us in good company.

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Talk Back: Ohio Travesty and Next Steps

By on October 24, 2011 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Ohio Travesty and Next Steps

The death of tigers, lions, and other animals released last week in Ohio was just the latest tragic incident in this state with some of the weakest policies on keeping exotic animals. Many readers wrote in calling for stronger rules and expressing anger and sadness over the deaths of these animals.

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Ohio’s Response Lacks Teeth: More Work Ahead on Exotic Animals

Ohio’s Response Lacks Teeth: More Work Ahead on Exotic Animals

Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced an emergency order today on the exotic animal issue, in the wake of the tragedy in Zanesville, but its provisions are inadequate. And of the seven non-governmental organizations represented on the governor’s task force, two are exotic animal industry groups.

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