Archive for March, 2014

Deregulating Poultry Slaughter, Sticking It to Workers and Chickens

By on March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Deregulating Poultry Slaughter, Sticking It to Workers and Chickens

Every day, tens of thousands of workers stand shoulder-to-shoulder, often in frigid or scorching temperatures, at the nation’s poultry slaughtering plants as chickens race by at punishing speed, hanging upside down on metal hooks on the processing lines. Chicken is the country’s most prevalent meat, and it . . . 

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The Latest on Pigs, Puppy Mills, and Laying Hens

The Latest on Pigs, Puppy Mills, and Laying Hens

There’s so much positive change afoot for animals, but it’s also true that we are more or less always in the throes of battle as a movement, with tough fights being waged right now and many more looming in the months and years ahead.  This . . . 

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Don’t Feed the Bears: Baiting on the Ballot

By on March 5, 2014 in Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Don’t Feed the Bears: Baiting on the Ballot

In 1821, Maine was the first state to adopt an anti-cruelty statute. In 2014, however, it’s lagging badly by allowing unacceptable cruelty to wildlife. We hope to do something about that in the months ahead, and to establish greater moral consistency in its animal welfare . . . 

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The Tweet Heard Round the World

By on March 4, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Tweet Heard Round the World

Ellen DeGeneres never ceases to amaze me, with her unparalleled wit and talent, generosity of spirit and passion for animal protection. But she really reached a new high in my book, by directing $1.5 million to The HSUS after Samsung decided to give a dollar . . . 

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Sorting Out Sordid Details on Soring

By on March 3, 2014 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Sorting Out Sordid Details on Soring

This Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee is expected to take up S. 1406, the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act, introduced by Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Mark Warner, D-Va. If approved by the committee, it will be poised for consideration by the full Senate, where . . . 

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