Archive for July, 2014

Red Nor Blue: United We Stand for Dogs and Cats

Red Nor Blue: United We Stand for Dogs and Cats

Are we a cat nation or a dog nation? It’s, of course, more of a mixed situation, with a good number of households, like mine, having representatives from both camps. But as The Washington Post reports, there are some geographic variances at work in our . . . 

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Prejudice and Pit Bulls

By on July 30, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Prejudice and Pit Bulls

Dogs have a great capacity to forgive and forget. It’s a characteristic on display in so many cases where dogs have been dealt a terrible blow or bad hand from callous people. Despite their experiences, animals who’ve known only hardship so often come to trust again in . . . 

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Right to Know, Wrong to Sow

By on July 29, 2014 in Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Right to Know, Wrong to Sow

This morning, I awoke to unseasonably cool weather in Washington, D.C. As the day progressed, we got a different kind of cool – the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a blow to the National Pork Producers Council’s efforts to keep consumers in the dark . . . 

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Show Me the Money: Corporate Ag Bankrolling Missouri’s Amendment 1

By on July 28, 2014 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Show Me the Money: Corporate Ag Bankrolling Missouri’s Amendment 1

The people who tried a full-on repeal of Prop B – the 2010 voter-approved ballot measure to crack down on cruelty to dogs in a state that had become notoriously known as the puppy mill capital of the United States– are now trying to pull . . . 

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Updates on Urgent Battles for Animals

Updates on Urgent Battles for Animals

Today, some updates on important issues in our orbit. Ag-gag legislation Our investigations like this one at a California slaughter plant have unearthed shocking animal abuse. Photo: The HSUS Last night, former HSUS undercover investigator Cody Carlson and I appeared on PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton . . . 

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Time to Make a Racket About Ractopamine in U.S. Pigs

By on July 23, 2014 in Farm Animals with 4 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Time to Make a Racket About Ractopamine in U.S. Pigs

If you have any doubt about the contempt that some leaders within the pork industry have for their own customers – to say nothing of the pigs locked in gestation crates – the dispute over a dangerous animal drug named ractopamine should dispel it. On . . . 

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The True Cost of the Doggie in the Window

By on July 22, 2014 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The True Cost of the Doggie in the Window

Every year, 40,000 homeless dogs pass through the doors of Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, the most populous county in Arizona. That’s more than 3,330 dogs a month and almost 110 dogs each day. The influx of Chihuahuas and Chi mixes alone is so . . . 

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Houston, We Have a Problem – With Bird Poisoning

By on July 21, 2014 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Houston, We Have a Problem – With Bird Poisoning

Images of distressed birds writhing, seizing and flopping their wings, broadcast last week on Houston television, were tough for the public to see. Photographers for KHOU-TV recorded this horror show at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) after a contractor hired by airport authorities, in cooperation with . . . 

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Every Field of Humane Work – Everywhere

Every Field of Humane Work – Everywhere

*An earlier version of this post incorrectly said that nearly 50 counties and cities have laws against puppy mills. This version has been corrected. Nearly 50 counties and cities have outlawed the sale of puppies in pet stores. Given that it’s our 60th year, and . . . 

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Testing Our Humanity and Ingenuity on Animal Testing

By on July 17, 2014 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Testing Our Humanity and Ingenuity on Animal Testing

Every year, 20 million animals – a number so big it's hard to wrap your mind around it – are used worldwide in chemical studies, causing immense suffering and pain. But this week the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued new, updated guidance . . . 

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