Archive for January, 2013
Horse Meat Scandal in Europe
The HSUS has been battling against the slaughter of American horses for human consumption for many years. With kill plants shuttered in the United States, the field of battle is increasingly on foreign soil; our neighbors in Canada and Mexico are taking in American horses and . . .
Cats and Wildlife: An HSUS Perspective
In a paper published and released yesterday and widely reported in the mainstream press, professional wildlife biologists associated with the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service claim that domesticated cats kill as many as 3.7 billion birds and more than 15 billion . . .
Tap into a Better World
The HSUS has long been a leader in using technology to improve the lives of animals, building a network of more than 1.6 million advocates through our main Facebook page and making our award-winning videos widely accessible through the pioneering HumaneTV app. Now we are . . .
Talk Back: A Tribute To Billy
I received an outpouring of responses upon announcing the untimely passing of Billy, the little Chihuahua rescued from a North Carolina puppy mill and adopted by Animal Rescue Team leader Adam Parascandola. The video showing a playful Billy with Adam became an Internet sensation. I . . .
My Exclusive Interview with Whole Foods Co-CEO John Mackey – Part 2
Here’s the second part of my interview with Whole Foods co-CEO John Mackey, whose book Conscious Capitalism calls on corporations to find a higher purpose than profit in their enterprises. Click here to see yesterday’s introduction and Q&A with John Mackey. —- Wayne Pacelle: It’s . . .
My Exclusive Interview with Whole Foods Co-CEO John Mackey – Part 1
I live across the street from a Whole Foods Market store. When Whole Foods opened for business there a dozen or so years ago, the neighborhood wasn’t all that great – not many businesses were around and it wasn’t very safe. After the store opened, there . . .
NIH Panel Says Lab Chimps Should Go to Sanctuaries
While a handful of members of Congress delayed action on a recent bill to phase out the use of chimps in invasive experiments during the lame-duck session, yesterday a National Institutes of Health Working Group tasked with examining the NIH’s future role in chimpanzee research . . .
We’re there raiding dogfights with law enforcement; digging out tortoises to save them from being buried alive in construction projects, and then relocating them to protected lands; medicating and sterilizing dogs and cats on remote Indian reservations; capturing, sterilizing, and vaccinating street dogs in the . . .
The Obama Administration’s First Term – Animal Protection Record
With President Obama’s inauguration and second term around the corner, I thought it would be a good opportunity to take a look back at his animal protection record over the last four years. How well has this administration responded to animal protection concerns? Viewed with . . .
A Tribute To Billy
Billy, the endearing puppy mill Chihuahua who touched hundreds of thousands of people when he appeared in a YouTube video with his rescuer and new caretaker Adam Parascandola, died peacefully but unexpectedly over the holidays. More than 600,000 people watched our YouTube video, released months . . .
Where Does Your State Stand on Animal Welfare?
California was tops in the country, South Dakota was last, and Ohio had the fastest rise (with its passage of statutes in 2012 on exotic pets and puppy mills) in our “Humane State Ranking” report issued today. You can find those details and hundreds of . . .
Ballot Campaign Launched to Keep Michigan Wolves Protected
Last year was the worst year for wolves in half a century – with Minnesota, Wisconsin and Wyoming opening up trophy hunting and sport trapping seasons and an expansion of those activities in Idaho and Montana, on top of the standard fare of aerial gunning, . . .