Archive for December, 2012

World’s Major Religions Call for Compassion for Animals

By on December 11, 2012 in Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
World’s Major Religions Call for Compassion for Animals

There’s a widely articulated concern among many of the world’s leading religious authorities that human beings have definite and very meaningful responsibilities to animals and that all animals should be protected from cruelty.  Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict the XVI, spoke out against factory farming, . . . 

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Drugged Horses on Dinner Menu?

By on December 10, 2012 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Drugged Horses on Dinner Menu?

The export of North American horses to Europe for the meat trade has found its way into the headlines, for reasons other than animal welfare. And rightly so — the industry poses a potentially serious risk to human health and safety. Kathy Milani/The HSUSTens of . . . 

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Farm Animal Protection Ideas Have Gone Mainstream

By on December 7, 2012 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Farm Animal Protection Ideas Have Gone Mainstream

“The Humane Society of the United States is almost single-handedly changing the way farmers feed America’s appetite for bacon, ribs, holiday hams and other pork products,” wrote reporter Philip Brasher in today’s edition of Roll Call. Indeed, this has been a remarkable year of progress on farm animal . . . 

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Internet Star Turn for Billy, Rescued Puppy Mill Chihuahua

By on December 6, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Internet Star Turn for Billy, Rescued Puppy Mill Chihuahua

With increasing frequency, the amazing work of the Humane Society of the United States videographers goes viral, and today it is a video about Billy, a rescued puppy mill dog from North Carolina adopted by Adam Parascandola, the director of animal cruelty investigations. The video is at . . . 

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Closing the Loophole for Animal Fight Spectators

By on December 5, 2012 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Closing the Loophole for Animal Fight Spectators

Animal fighting is, in terms of global industries that cause harm to animals, among the most morally indefensible and corrupt practices — with trade in animals and implements in the hundreds of millions of dollars; wagering in the billions; international competitions; and a phalanx of . . . 

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Fostering Marks Current Phase of Sandy Response

By on December 4, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Fostering Marks Current Phase of Sandy Response

Two Staten Island friends, happy to be reunited. Just a little more than a month ago, when Sandy hit the East Coast, The Humane Society of the United States responded by rushing into some of the hardest-hit areas. With more than 100 staff and volunteers . . . 

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Policymakers Hamper Progress for Animals

Policymakers Hamper Progress for Animals

It is amazing to me how often the U.S. Congress works not only against common sense, but also contrary to the national interest. Take two trade-related issues currently being debated and deliberated upon in that body: importation of sport-hunted polar bear trophies, and the trade in . . . 

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