Archive for February, 2013

AKC Standing in the Way of Dog Welfare

By on February 11, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
AKC Standing in the Way of Dog Welfare

In the run-up to today’s opening events for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden, the New York Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer did some major reporting about the startling obstructionism of the American Kennel Club on animal welfare issues. It’s not . . . 

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Talk Back: More on the Controversy of Cats and Wildlife

Talk Back: More on the Controversy of Cats and Wildlife

The Nature Communications report attempting to quantify the toll that cats take on wildlife made front-page news this past week. The HSUS weighed in strongly, as an organization deeply committed to wildlife and to cats. We have closely examined this very question and suggested best . . . 

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Getting Engaged – Passing Laws for Animals

Getting Engaged – Passing Laws for Animals

Social reform isn’t self-executing – it takes work. On the legislative front – just one small part of The HSUS’ strategic matrix – we’ve seen major progress in the last two decades. States have enacted felony-level penalties for dogfighting, cockfighting, and other forms of malicious cruelty; . . . 

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Lifting Our Field, Finding New Ways to Help

By on February 6, 2013 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Lifting Our Field, Finding New Ways to Help

At The Humane Society of the United States, we take a comprehensive approach to animal protection. We come to the aid of animals in crisis and we focus on preventing cruelty. In addition, a critical part of our mission is to enable individuals and organizations . . . 

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UPDATED: Report on Ag-Gag Controversy

By on February 5, 2013 in Farm Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
UPDATED: Report on Ag-Gag Controversy

*Editor’s Note: The ABC World News and Nightline broadcasts have been rescheduled. Please check Wayne’s Facebook page for updates. ABC News will air an investigative report on two emerging trends of interest to every animal advocate and every American consumer: animal agriculture reforms driven by . . . 

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Front Groups Fumble During Super Bowl

By on February 4, 2013 in Companion Animals, Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Front Groups Fumble During Super Bowl

Rick Berman blew a load of cash last night by placing a television ad in the Washington, D.C. market during the Super Bowl pre-game. It was an attempt to attack The Humane Society of the United States by his front group the Center for Consumer . . . 

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A Super Bowl Without Chimps: It’s About Time

By on February 1, 2013 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Super Bowl Without Chimps: It’s About Time

Last week I shared tremendously exciting news that a National Institutes of Health working group made sweeping recommendations to phase out all current biomedical research grants involving chimpanzees in laboratories, to end chimpanzee breeding, and to retire the vast majority of government-owned chimpanzees to sanctuaries. . . . 

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