Archive for 2012

Breaking News: Hundreds of Dogs and Other Animals Rescued in South Carolina

By on September 11, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking News: Hundreds of Dogs and Other Animals Rescued in South Carolina

I’ve written before about many websites that sell puppies over the Internet with cute photos and resolute assurances about healthy, happy dogs. But all too often, these claims hide the back story: the dogs are sourced from cruel puppy mills where breeding dogs live out . . . 

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How to Help Animals, from Snowcones to Used Cars

By on September 10, 2012 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
How to Help Animals, from Snowcones to Used Cars

I was traveling in upstate New York this weekend and spoke to crowds in Buffalo, Ithaca, Syracuse, and Albany. In Syracuse, I saw 12-year-old Martin Welych-Flanagan, who is a great HSUS supporter and my friend. He’s raised more than $8,000 over the past four years . . . 

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It’s Time to Unite for Animals

By on September 7, 2012 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
It’s Time to Unite for Animals

Our anti-gestation crate campaign is something of a locomotive barreling down the tracks and heading in the direction of the finish line—which, in my mind, is the day that these extreme confinement crates are relegated to the dustbin of history. I don’t know when that . . . 

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New Day in Ohio As Exotics Law Takes Effect

By on September 6, 2012 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New Day in Ohio As Exotics Law Takes Effect

Yesterday, Ohio’s exotics law, signed by Governor John Kasich in June, took effect—more than a month before the October 18th anniversary of the worst captive wildlife incident in American history. In Zanesville, Terry Thompson, a mentally troubled owner of more than 50 large mammals, including . . . 

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Help Protect Dogs in Maryland

By on September 5, 2012 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Help Protect Dogs in Maryland

This August, the state of Maryland’s Court of Appeals ruled that “pit bull” dogs are “inherently dangerous,” creating one of the most dog-unfriendly policies in the entire country. The ruling essentially states that if a “pit bull” dog injures someone, not only is the dog . . . 

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Pets Weather the Storm of Hurricane Isaac

By on September 4, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Pets Weather the Storm of Hurricane Isaac

Hurricane Isaac hit the Gulf Coast last week–almost seven years to the day that Katrina struck that same area. Isaac’s heavy rains brought severe flooding in inland areas, and high winds and storm surges overtopped some levees, such as in Plaquemines Parish. Many people were . . . 

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The ‘Big Lick’ Shows Big Changes Are Needed to Stop Horse Soring

By on September 3, 2012 in Equine, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The ‘Big Lick’ Shows Big Changes Are Needed to Stop Horse Soring

[Editor's Note: This entry was reposted from Aug. 31, 2012 due to technical difficulties with email subscriptions.] A good number of owners, trainers and others associated with the Tennessee walking horse show industry are engaged in a coordinated effort to cover up illegal “soring”–a practice prohibited by . . . 

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The ‘Big Lick’ Shows Big Changes Are Needed to Stop Horse Soring

By on August 31, 2012 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The ‘Big Lick’ Shows Big Changes Are Needed to Stop Horse Soring

A good number of owners, trainers and others associated with the Tennessee walking horse show industry are engaged in a coordinated effort to cover up illegal “soring”–a practice prohibited by Congress in 1970. Their scheme involves the cruel application of painful irritants and implements and devices to the . . . 

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H-Couture to Celebrate Fur-Free Fashion

By on August 30, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
H-Couture to Celebrate Fur-Free Fashion

At The HSUS, we confront cruelty to all kinds of animals. We consider the fur trade a great contributor to the amount of cruelty in our world, because it produces so much suffering and for no good reason. People can keep themselves warm and maintain . . . 

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Contraception on the Agenda for Wildlife Management

By on August 29, 2012 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Contraception on the Agenda for Wildlife Management

As the global human population ticks upward every second and we settle more land and demand more in the way of natural resources, our impact on wildlife will increase. And so, too, will our conflicts with wild creatures. How we manage those conflicts will test . . . 

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SUBWAY Restaurants Condemns Controversial Pig Cages, Will Work with Pork Suppliers to Improve Animal Welfare

By on August 28, 2012 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
SUBWAY Restaurants Condemns Controversial Pig Cages, Will Work with Pork Suppliers to Improve Animal Welfare

The first SUBWAY restaurant opened up in my home state of Connecticut in 1965, the year I was born. The company has done a lot of growing since then. SUBWAY Restaurants has annual sales topping $1 billion and more locations (37,000) than any other restaurant . . . 

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Victory in the California Legislature for Wildlife and Dogs

By on August 27, 2012 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Victory in the California Legislature for Wildlife and Dogs

The California Senate, in a tense and close vote of 22 to 13, just approved S.B. 1221, sending a bill to ban the hound hunting of bears and bobcats to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature or veto. The bill needed 21 votes to pass, and . . . 

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