Archive for 2012

Lawmakers Must Act to Stop Puppy Mills in North Carolina

By on August 24, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Lawmakers Must Act to Stop Puppy Mills in North Carolina

In 2010, The HSUS led a coalition campaign to secure a ballot measure (Proposition B) in Missouri, and although it was unfairly and wrongly weakened by state lawmakers, the law that remained is still one of the strongest in the country, and it’s resulted in . . . 

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West Side Story: Helping a Woman and her Cats in Chicago

By on August 23, 2012 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
West Side Story: Helping a Woman and her Cats in Chicago

The HSUS’s Pets for Life program reaches out to help people and pets in under-served communities in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. In Chicago, we focus our efforts on North Lawndale on the southwest side of the city. In addition to lacking many basic . . . 

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Tennessee Walking Horses: No Cause for Celebration, Yet

By on August 22, 2012 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Tennessee Walking Horses: No Cause for Celebration, Yet

Today, the 74th annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration gets under way in Shelbyville, Tenn. This 10-day horse show is generally recognized as the largest, most prestigious event in the industry. As such, it is the focus of controversy surrounding the abuse that trainers inflict upon . . . 

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A Dogfighting Victim’s Tragic Story Spreads the Message of Combating Cruelty

By on August 21, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Dogfighting Victim’s Tragic Story Spreads the Message of Combating Cruelty

Our mission statement is short and to the point: “Celebrating Animals/Confronting Cruelty.” Kathy Milani/The HSUS Holding these two powerful ideas in balance is a perpetual challenge for those of us who care about animals and devote ourselves to their welfare. On one hand, there is . . . 

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Stop the Hounding of California’s Wildlife

By on August 20, 2012 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Stop the Hounding of California’s Wildlife

Today, the Los Angeles Times reports on the HSUS-backed bill to stop the inhumane, unsporting, and high-tech practice of hound hunting of black bears and bobcats—where trophy hunters release as many as 20 dogs, often fitted with radio transmitters on their collars, to chase, attack, . . . 

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Moving Forward for Pets and Farm Animals in the Heartland

By on August 17, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Moving Forward for Pets and Farm Animals in the Heartland

I’ve just returned from a tour of the heartland–Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska–where I talked to HSUS supporters, leaders, staff members from other animal welfare organizations, farm groups, and farmers. I visited animal shelters and spay/neuter clinics, and I also got a first-hand look at . . . 

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Horse Slaughter Plan Withdrawn in New Mexico

By on August 15, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Horse Slaughter Plan Withdrawn in New Mexico

Wyoming state legislator Sue Wallis has been talking about opening up a horse slaughter plant on U.S. soil for years–and she began her crusade not long after the last plants were shuttered in 2007. Wallis has been aggressively venue-shopping in recent months. She found her . . . 

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Shark Appreciation Week

Shark Appreciation Week

Shark Week is here again, and as in previous years, it concentrates on the predatory and aggressive behavior of sharks and the blood and gore that goes along with that part of their personalities. They are predators, and that’s what predators do. But there’s a . . . 

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Big Pork Benefits from Subsidies, But Fights Federal Reform for Animal Welfare

By on August 13, 2012 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Big Pork Benefits from Subsidies, But Fights Federal Reform for Animal Welfare

Today, the Obama administration announced yet another massive give-away to the pork industry–in the form of a $100 million buy-up of surplus pork. This latest government bail-out is in addition to hundreds of millions already given to the pork industry by this administration. It comes as President . . . 

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Time to End Painful Tail Docking for Dairy Cows

By on August 10, 2012 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Time to End Painful Tail Docking for Dairy Cows

Over the last few years, The HSUS has driven major change within multiple sectors of animal agribusiness–and at a pace faster than I could ever have anticipated. Just this year, we’ve seen a slew of major food retailers decide to phase out their purchases of . . . 

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Prairie Dogs Pack Their Bags for New Homes

By on August 9, 2012 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Prairie Dogs Pack Their Bags for New Homes

While The HSUS’s greatest purpose is to prevent cruelty, we and our affiliates do more hands-on, direct animal care work than any other organization. And it’s every kind of creature you can imagine―from rescuing dogs from fights or puppy mills, to contracepting elephants in South Africa . . . 

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Fighting Poaching with Rewards, Dogs, and Robots

By on August 8, 2012 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Fighting Poaching with Rewards, Dogs, and Robots

They dubbed themselves the Kill ‘Em All Boyz, and this self-description was spot-on. This group in Washington State poached everything from elk to cougars to bears, and even domestic cats and a dog fell victim to their terrible crimes against animals—perhaps killing more than 100 . . . 

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