Archive for 2013

Ag-Gag Bills Bite the Dust

By on July 26, 2013 in Farm Animals, Opposition, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Ag-Gag Bills Bite the Dust

As our society makes continuing progress on animal welfare, exposing cruelty and creating social, corporate and public policy standards, there’s an inevitable backlash from the industries that want to continue to do things just the same as always. I’ve written about the funded brand attack . . . 

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Steve King on Mules – and Pigs and Puppies

Steve King on Mules – and Pigs and Puppies

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, is again in the news for embarrassing, offensive statements – this time for his rants about immigrants and immigration policy. He told an Iowa radio show host that undocumented immigrant children are often drug mules who carry illegal substances across the . . . 

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Terns of Endearment

By on July 24, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Birds don’t smile. Neither do turtles. Not at least that we can see. But they can make me smile – and never so much as when the spark of life that exists in all creatures meets up with the big hearts of people at The . . . 

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Dramatic Animal Rescue in Arkansas

By on July 23, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Dramatic Animal Rescue in Arkansas

A few months back, The HSUS’ Animal Rescue Team received a call from a law enforcement officer, Cpl. Robert Alcon, of the Arkansas State Police, who’d discovered almost 100 animals in need of rescue. Cpl. Alcon was determined to help, and described appalling conditions to . . . 

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Sundance Kid Rides in to Help Horses

By on July 22, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Sundance Kid Rides in to Help Horses

When your business is horse slaughter, you don’t attract many fans. It’s a transactional business, with ruthlessness and profit driving the enterprise. The people who work with you aren’t idealists or even hobbyists, but hired guns – people who lobby or file lawsuits or send . . . 

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New Interior Secretary Can Turn Around Broken Wild Horse Program

By on July 19, 2013 in Equine with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
New Interior Secretary Can Turn Around Broken Wild Horse Program

Those of you who regularly watch our good friend Jane Velez-Mitchell’s show on HLN may have seen me last night in a brief segment talking about a potentially dangerous situation for 1,800 captive wild horses at a Bureau of Land Management facility near Reno, Nev., where . . . 

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Turn Up the Heat

By on July 18, 2013 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Turn Up the Heat

I know it’s plenty hot in these dog days of summer, but we need to turn up the heat even more in our fight to ensure that the King amendment isn’t part of a final Farm Bill or any other legislation that may end up . . . 

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Spreading the Word for Animals

By on July 17, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Spreading the Word for Animals

Look at any major social movement and it has communications platforms to disseminate ideas, review books in the field, dig deep into issues, release research or investigations, and allow debate and discussion within the fraternity. The left, for example, has magazines like Mother Jones and . . . 

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Japanese Whaling Tried in International Court

By on July 16, 2013 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Japanese Whaling Tried in International Court

The late Sir Peter Scott, one of the world’s most famous conservationists, once said ”Many people now regard whales as a symbol. If we can’t save the whales, then we begin to wonder if we will be able to save anything – including ourselves.” By . . . 

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“Blackfish” Is a Must-See Film for Summer

By on July 15, 2013 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
“Blackfish” Is a Must-See Film for Summer

Three years ago, Tilikum, a captive orca at SeaWorld Orlando, killed whale trainer Dawn Brancheau by dragging her under the water and battering her to death. The killing happened in front of a large crowd of patrons who quickly realized that the whale decided to . . . 

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HSUS Works with Federal, State Law Enforcement on Operation Wild Web

By on July 12, 2013 in Investigations, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
HSUS Works with Federal, State Law Enforcement on Operation Wild Web

Last year The HSUS joined forces with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in an unprecedented investigation into illegal wildlife trafficking dubbed Operation Cyberwild. A law enforcement action designed to take a bite out of the multibillion-dollar black market in illegal wildlife products, Operation Cyberwild paired . . . 

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One Step Forward, One Big Step Back in Congress

One Step Forward, One Big Step Back in Congress

Today, there was a positive step forward on Capitol Hill in the effort to get laboratory chimps to sanctuaries, but there was a setback in the House with the passage of a highly partisan, retrograde Farm Bill that could set back state policies on animal . . . 

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