Archive for May, 2013

Agriculture Policy Issues In the Cooker

By on May 14, 2013 in Farm Animals, Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Agriculture Policy Issues In the Cooker

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s veto of a proposed “ag-gag” bill yesterday almost overshadowed progress toward a milestone in our anti-gestation crate campaign: the New Jersey legislature gave final approval to Senate Bill 1921 to bring the Garden State that much closer to being the 10th . . . 

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Tenn. Ag-Gag Bill Vetoed – But King Amendment Looms in Congress

Tenn. Ag-Gag Bill Vetoed – But King Amendment Looms in Congress

NEWS ALERT: This morning, Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee vetoed the legislature’s proposed ag-gag bill, squelching the only state anti-whistleblower measure that made it to a governor’s desk this year. See our full statement on this major outcome for our cause – preserving our right . . . 

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A Second Round for Wolves?

By on May 10, 2013 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Second Round for Wolves?

As we await final action from Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on the fate of the state’s awful and overreaching ag-gag bill (which the state’s attorney general yesterday called “constitutionally suspect” in a formal written opinion), Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder late this week took an extraordinarily . . . 

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Getting Granular on Puppy Mill Cruelty

By on May 9, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Getting Granular on Puppy Mill Cruelty

As part of “Puppy Mill Action Week,” The HSUS today released “A Horrible Hundred,” a report that documents a litany of deficiencies and appalling details concerning the mistreatment of dogs at commercial dog breeding facilities. Don’t read the report if you are not prepared for . . . 

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Ag-Gag, Horse Soring, Animal Care Expo Converge in Tennessee

By on May 8, 2013 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Ag-Gag, Horse Soring, Animal Care Expo Converge in Tennessee

I am in Nashville today for the official opening of Animal Care Expo, which will host 2,000 people from all across the country and from 40 nations. It’s the animal welfare movement’s leading training, education and inspiration conference, and I am so pleased that The . . . 

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Big Cats and Other Exotic Animals Rescued in Kansas

By on May 7, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Big Cats and Other Exotic Animals Rescued in Kansas

When private citizens keep wildlife as pets, especially big cats and other large, powerful animals – it almost never turns out well. It’s also a potentially deadly situation for the owner or other people who must live or work around these animals. That’s why we’ve been . . . 

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The Path to Change, One Step at a Time

By on May 6, 2013 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Path to Change, One Step at a Time

At The HSUS, we confront the biggest forms of cruelty, much of it legal: from tens of thousands of animals sent to horse slaughter plants, hundreds of thousands suffering in puppy mills, millions killed for their fur, to hundreds of millions spending their lives in . . . 

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Rick Berman’s Debut in Canada Flops

By on May 3, 2013 in Farm Animals, Humane Society International, Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Rick Berman’s Debut in Canada Flops

When Rick Berman of the front group Center for Consumer Freedom isn’t shilling for liquor interests, junk food peddlers, or the tanning bed industry, he’s cuddling up to a wide variety of sectors causing harm to animals. He’s got a big following among cockfighters, seal clubbers, . . . 

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Honoring Leaders in Building a Humane Economy

By on May 2, 2013 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Honoring Leaders in Building a Humane Economy

The animal protection movement is blessed to have so many talented people determined to make this world better for animals, and committed to taking intentional actions to make it a reality. But in any major social movement there will also be a few truly matchless . . . 

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TODAY Show Exposes Link Between Puppy Mills and the AKC

By on May 1, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
TODAY Show Exposes Link Between Puppy Mills and the AKC

This morning, the TODAY Show ran a hard-hitting exposé on the American Kennel Club, revealing that the nation’s largest purebred registry group, one that self-identifies as “the dog’s champion,” is connected at the hip to the puppy mill industry. The program, as reported by Jeff Rossen, . . . 

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