Archive for March, 2012

Michael Vick Continues to Speak Out Against in Dogfighting in New Videos

By on March 30, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Michael Vick Continues to Speak Out Against in Dogfighting in New Videos

Today, at an inner-city high school in Philadelphia, The HSUS unveiled a new public service announcement featuring Michael Vick that urges viewers to call our tip line if they have information about illegal animal fighting crimes.

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Nine-Year-Old Comes to Washington to Speak Up for Horses

By on March 29, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Nine-Year-Old Comes to Washington to Speak Up for Horses

Yesterday, 9-year-old Declan Gregg came to Washington to root out cruelty to animals. He visited The HSUS’s downtown headquarters after a long day on Capitol Hill, where he lobbied for the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.

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The Tragic Toll of Horse Racing

By on March 28, 2012 in Equine, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Tragic Toll of Horse Racing

This week, the New York Times published a massive piece arguing that the horse racing industry is worse than ever for horses, with 24 horses dying on the track every week.

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Champion Sam and Dozens of Other Dogs Saved from Fighting

By on March 27, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Last month, the HSUS Animal Rescue Team made stops in Florida and Pennsylvania to help local law enforcement save dozens of dogs from suspected fighting rings. During a snowstorm in Pittsburgh, we worked with local police and Hello Bully, a rescue group, to save 13 . . . 

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Wendy’s Dumping Gestation Crates

By on March 26, 2012 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Wendy’s Dumping Gestation Crates

Humane Society International Rescues 125 dogs in Quebec On Friday, in yet another major victory for our efforts to eliminate gestation crates once and for all, the nation’s second-largest restaurant chain Wendy’s announced that it will require its U.S. and Canadian pork suppliers to outline . . . 

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Urgent: Help Baby Seals Today

By on March 23, 2012 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Urgent: Help Baby Seals Today

Frank Loftus/The HSUS Though the commercial slaughter of young harp seals for their fur isn’t officially slated to begin in Canada for a few more weeks, our team this week has distressing news to report. Earlier than expected, Canadian sealers began killing adult and baby . . . 

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Mountain Lion Killing Highlights Californians’ Continued Opposition to Hound Hunting of Predators

By on March 22, 2012 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Mountain Lion Killing Highlights Californians’ Continued Opposition to Hound Hunting of Predators

There’s a notable follow-up today after the president of the California Fish and Game Commission provoked outrage by pushing out a photo of himself grinning as he held up the body of a mountain lion he chased with a pack of dogs, then shot and killed in a trophy hunt in Idaho. Today, state Senator Ted Lieu introduced a bill to ban the use of hounds when hunting or chasing bears and bobcats in California.

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Texas Suspends Killing of Feral Burros in Park

By on March 21, 2012 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Texas Suspends Killing of Feral Burros in Park

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has been shooting feral burros in Big Bend Ranch State Park in an effort to reduce their populations. Yesterday, after extensive discussions with the agency, we got a burst of great news.

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Video: Another 80 Dogs Rescued in North Carolina

By on March 20, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Video: Another 80 Dogs Rescued in North Carolina

Our Animal Rescue Team deployed last week to Jones County, N.C., where we joined with law enforcement and our friends at the SPCA of Wake County to rescue 80 small dogs and puppies. Take a look at our video of the dogs being carried to safety.

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Lawmakers Take Steps to Tackle Ohio’s Exotic Animal Problem

By on March 19, 2012 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Lawmakers Take Steps to Tackle Ohio’s Exotic Animal Problem

The tragedy in Zanesville, Ohio was just the most extreme example of what’s wrong with the state’s policies on private ownership of dangerous exotic animals. Ohio State Senator Troy Balderson has proposed a ban on new acquisitions of big cats, bears, primates, and some other exotic animals.

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Protecting Seals, Whales, Dolphins, and Sharks

By on March 16, 2012 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Protecting Seals, Whales, Dolphins, and Sharks

Both the Amazon.com website and its Japanese version have banned the sale of products from whales and dolphins. Meanwhile, in our ongoing campaign to protect seals, take a look at our latest video of baby harp seals with their mothers.

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Talk Back: Horse Soring Investigation Shines a Light on Abuse

By on March 14, 2012 in Equine, Investigations, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Horse Soring Investigation Shines a Light on Abuse

In the mid-1960s and early 1970s, there was a wave of federal lawmaking for animals, including such well-known statutes as the Animal Welfare Act (1966), the Marine Mammal Protection Act (1972), and the Endangered Species Act (1973). In 1970 came the Horse Protection Act. That . . . 

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