Archive for 2013

Dogs at Work

By on June 21, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Dogs at Work

Dogs are on my mind even more than usual these days. That’s because I am dog shopping this weekend.  Not through a pet store or an Internet seller, but with a local rescue group here in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. My guess is, there’s . . . 

Read More

The King (Amendment) Is Dead. Long Live the Animals

By on June 20, 2013 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The King (Amendment) Is Dead. Long Live the Animals

Today, in an unprecedented outcome in the history of congressional action on the Farm Bill, the full House rejected the bill advanced to the floor by House leadership. The HSUS and a large coalition of organizations opposed the bloated, regressive potpourri of agriculture-related measures for a . . . 

Read More

House Leaders Block Series of Animal Welfare Votes

By on June 19, 2013 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
House Leaders Block Series of Animal Welfare Votes

Look at the history of any social reform movement, and you’ll see heroes who led the way. Yet the historical record is also peppered with people who did the opposite, blocking progress by any means they could muster. Those leaders and those obstructionists also did their handiwork in . . . 

Read More

Animal Welfare May Take Center Stage As House Takes Up Farm Bill

By on June 17, 2013 in Farm Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Animal Welfare May Take Center Stage As House Takes Up Farm Bill

On Friday, the California-based Santa Rosa Press Democrat published an editorial calling out the hypocrisy of the Farm Bill amendment introduced by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, “who will enthusiastically tell you that Washington meddles too much in state and local affairs. Until he disagrees with . . . 

Read More

Some Broad Thoughts on Our Movement

By on June 14, 2013 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Some Broad Thoughts on Our Movement

The work of The HSUS is grounded on a couple of core principles: animals have the capacity to suffer, and we humans have the capacity to help them. We hold all the power over animals and our choices and conduct have enormous consequences for them. And it’s . . . 

Read More

Miracle Horse Returns Favor

By on June 12, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Miracle Horse Returns Favor

Two years ago, I wrote about a foal named “Moonstruck,” a colt who survived against all odds. While pregnant with Moonstruck, his mother, Catori, was crammed aboard a cattle trailer, bound for slaughter in Mexico, when the driver fell asleep at the wheel. The truck careened off the . . . 

Read More

Another Big Advance for Chimps

By on June 11, 2013 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Another Big Advance for Chimps

It’s a momentous day for chimpanzees, in captive settings in the U.S. and in the wilds where they still survive in their range states in Africa. About three years after The HSUS and a diverse coalition of groups filed a legal petition to extend federal protection . . . 

Read More

Domestic, International Progress on Shark Finning

Domestic, International Progress on Shark Finning

Earlier this month, the European Union agreed to tighten an existing ban on shark finning, the practice of cutting off a shark’s fins while the animal is still alive, and then throwing the shark overboard to die. Once the change comes into effect, the ban . . . 

Read More

Dog Training

By on June 7, 2013 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Dog Training

One might look at the whole of American history and see one strand of it as an expanding sphere of ethical concern for others – first, in the 18th century, a legal concern for propertied males; in the 19th century, after the Civil War, the . . . 

Read More

Blood Ivory

By on June 6, 2013 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Blood Ivory

Tomorrow and Saturday, President Barack Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping will meet in California. While the two have a laundry list of issues on their agenda, I truly hope they’ll find time to discuss how the two countries might work together to address the . . . 

Read More

NRC Gets It Right in Panning BLM Wild Horse Program

By on June 5, 2013 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
NRC Gets It Right in Panning BLM Wild Horse Program

For years The HSUS has been pressing the Bureau of Land Management to reform its broken wild horse management program. In March 2011, we’d hoped that the BLM had turned a corner and that long-awaited changes in the agency’s failed management paradigm were imminent when . . . 

Read More

India Bans Dolphinariums, as Global Debate Rages

By on June 4, 2013 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
India Bans Dolphinariums, as Global Debate Rages

During my visit to India last November to announce the launch of our affiliate there, our delegation’s itinerary included a stop at a government-run sanctuary for lions and tigers once living as circus animals. The nation had, more than a decade ago, banned the use . . . 

Read More

Top