Archive for 2013

The World’s Most Dangerous Band Promotes Shelter Pets

By on October 16, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The World’s Most Dangerous Band Promotes Shelter Pets

This has been a year of real progress in ending the use of carbon monoxide gas chambers in animal shelters. Texas banned chamber use on dogs and cats statewide; Mississippi and South Carolina have now closed what we believe to be their last working chambers; . . . 

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Dog-Tired of Puppy Mills

By on October 15, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Dog-Tired of Puppy Mills

The vast majority of dogs currently sold in pet stores come from puppy mills. Yet nearly every time we’ve taken hidden cameras into pet stores we’ve caught owners and their personnel misrepresenting the source of the dogs – almost invariably claiming they come from “responsible . . . 

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Keeping Bear Baying at Bay

By on October 14, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Keeping Bear Baying at Bay

The Department of Natural Resources in South Carolina has put an end to the archaic and barbaric practice of bear “baying,” three years after The HSUS released the results of an undercover investigation that showed dogs attacking a tethered, often declawed and defanged bear, with . . . 

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Lead-ing the Way in California

Lead-ing the Way in California

Bullets should not keep killing long after they’ve left the barrel of a firearm. Soon, in California, they won’t. In an act that will have major national reverberations for hunting and ammunitions manufacturing in the United States, Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation to make . . . 

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Navajos Say Hold Your Horses on Slaughter

By on October 10, 2013 in Equine, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Navajos Say Hold Your Horses on Slaughter

The horse slaughter industry is a global enterprise, with the bunchers, sellers, transporters, and slaughterers and packers often clandestinely going about their work of moving horses from stable to table. In the United States, which has the world’s largest horse population, there is broad opposition . . . 

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Not a Sparrow Falls

By on October 8, 2013 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Not a Sparrow Falls

When Lisa and I got married earlier this year, we asked our friends, in lieu of gifts to us, to donate to a new fund we created at The HSUS called the Sparrow Fund. There is a story in the Bible (Matthew 10:29) that not . . . 

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You Can’t Hold a Tiger by the Tail

By on October 7, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
You Can’t Hold a Tiger by the Tail

A woman who stuck her arm into a tiger enclosure this past weekend at G.W. Exotic Animal Park, a notorious roadside zoo in Oklahoma run by Joe Schreibvogel, had to be airlifted to a hospital to try to save what remained of her limb.    . . . 

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Always Essential for Animals

Always Essential for Animals

Three days into the government shutdown, there is no clear signal that the political impasse will be broken imminently. Meanwhile, many public services are unavailable – including inspections at laboratories, puppy mills and other regulated facilities – and nearly a million federal employees are furloughed. . . . 

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Roaring for Bobcats

By on October 2, 2013 in Humane Society International, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Roaring for Bobcats

For decades, The HSUS has campaigned vigorously to stop abusive trophy hunting and commercial trapping practices. This year, we are leading the charge to stop the trophy hunting of wolves in Michigan and end the unsporting and inhumane practices of bear baiting, hounding and trapping . . . 

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A Humane Society Starts With You

By on October 1, 2013 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Humane Society Starts With You

Today, we unveiled a very eye-catching, prominent banner – 40 feet by 40 feet – on an outside wall of our headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C.  As always, it conveys the notion that we work for all animals, by including images of multiple species and . . . 

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What Don’t They Get About “All Animals”?

By on September 30, 2013 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
What Don’t They Get About “All Animals”?

Today, The HSUS has a full-page advertisement in the Santa Barbara News-Press urging California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign AB 711, a bill to require the use of non-lead ammunition in sport-hunting. With steel, copper, and other forms of less toxic ammunition widely available to . . . 

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Press Platforms Spread Awareness on Finning, Confining, and Head Hunting

By on September 27, 2013 in Farm Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Press Platforms Spread Awareness on Finning, Confining, and Head Hunting

Today, some updates on major media columns and news stories drawing attention to urgent issues for animals.  First, I hope you’ll take a look at a column from me published in today’s Washington Post about shark finning.  Specifically, it calls attention to proposed regulations from . . . 

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