Archive for 2013

A Tribute To A Comrade: Pat Derby

By on February 19, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Tribute To A Comrade: Pat Derby

It is an axiom that people once involved in practices or industries that cause harm to animals, and who then see the light and join the humane movement, have emerged as some of the most influential of advocates. It’s by that route that Pat Derby, . . . 

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Vets: Reporting for Duty

Vets: Reporting for Duty

  At The Humane Society of the United States, we have assembled a highly qualified professional staff, with different types of expertise and experience, to conduct the vital work of animal protection. Among these experts, we are blessed to have a growing cohort of veterinarians . . . 

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Eighty Dogs Rescued from Alleged Dogfighting Operation

By on February 14, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Eighty Dogs Rescued from Alleged Dogfighting Operation

Eighty dogs are finally free. During the course of a two-year-long investigation into narcotics trafficking, authorities in northeastern North Carolina fell upon a major dogfighting operation. In the end, authorities seized dozens of dogs and arrested two alleged perpetrators. Pasquotank County Sheriff’s OfficeOne of 80 dogs . . . 

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NBC Today Show Puts Spotlight on Pet Adoption

By on February 13, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
NBC Today Show Puts Spotlight on Pet Adoption

The Shelter Pet Project, a collaborative public service advertising campaign between The HSUS and Maddie’s Fund, and the leading producer of PSAs, the Ad Council, has partnered with NBC’s TODAY Show for a series of television ads featuring TODAY’s anchors advocating on behalf of four . . . 

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Message to Oklahoma Lawmakers: No Future in Horse Slaughter Business

By on February 12, 2013 in Equine, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Message to Oklahoma Lawmakers: No Future in Horse Slaughter Business

Jennifer Kunz/The HSUS/FFA Oklahoma was one of the last states to outlaw cockfighting (a feat finally accomplished thanks to an HSUS ballot initiative there about a decade ago), but it was one of the first states to outlaw the slaughter of horses for human consumption. . . . 

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AKC Standing in the Way of Dog Welfare

By on February 11, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 1 Comment 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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