Archive for January, 2015

Alabama on My Mind

By on January 13, 2015 in Animal Rescue and Care with 6 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Alabama on My Mind

Yesterday morning, in Cottonwood, Alabama, in cooperation with local police, The HSUS rescued 65 dogs from a suspected “hog dog” breeding operation. As rescuers entered the property with law enforcement personnel, they were greeted by an appalling scene: starving, emaciated, severely underweight dogs and puppies, . . . 

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Outgoing Governor Sends Lifeline to Bobcats in Illinois – Punctuating a Superb Record

By on January 12, 2015 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Outgoing Governor Sends Lifeline to Bobcats in Illinois – Punctuating a Superb Record

Today, Pat Quinn, one of the nation’s most pro-animal welfare governors, relinquished office in Illinois after six years, making way for newly elected Governor Bruce Rauner. But from an animal welfare perspective, Quinn did it with a flourish, vetoing a bill on the eve of . . . 

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The Snowball Effect: HSI Rescuers Take 23 Dogs Off the Menu in South Korea

The Snowball Effect: HSI Rescuers Take 23 Dogs Off the Menu in South Korea

The 23 survivors of the Korean dog meat trade arrived in the United States on a cold January day amidst bone-chilling temperatures and a bracing snowstorm, but theirs is a truly heartwarming story. For Snowball and the other dogs, the new year ushers in a . . . 

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Faulty Arguments, Greed, and Gluttony Put Foie Gras Back on Menu

By on January 8, 2015 in Farm Animals, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Faulty Arguments, Greed, and Gluttony Put Foie Gras Back on Menu

In a court pleading written last year to challenge a California law stopping the sale and production of foie gras, attorneys for chefs and producers of fatty duck and goose liver made a Holocaust analogy, writing: "With apologies to Martin Niemoller, 'First they came for . . . 

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‘Celebrating’ Corruption and Horse Abuse at Main Tennessee Walking Horse Show Event

By on January 7, 2015 in Equine, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
‘Celebrating’ Corruption and Horse Abuse at Main Tennessee Walking Horse Show Event

If there was any doubt about rampant corruption in the Big Lick sector of the Tennessee walking horse show industry, the latest test results from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) put all of that to rest. As in prior years, the cheaters, scofflaws, and horse . . . 

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Uncaged in California

By on January 6, 2015 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Uncaged in California

This morning, I did a series of television segments in San Diego – the latest stop in a statewide tour of California – about the implementation of the state’s landmark animal protection laws, specifically those statutes that ban cage confinement of laying hens and require any . . . 

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New HSUS Exposé Reveals Deplorable Slaughter of ‘Spent’ Egg-Laying Hens

By on January 5, 2015 in Farm Animals, Investigations with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New HSUS Exposé Reveals Deplorable Slaughter of ‘Spent’ Egg-Laying Hens

California’s Prop 2 took effect on New Year’s Day, and we’ve been urging major food retailers to honor the letter and spirit of the law by not buying or selling any animal products that come from caged farm animals, with a particular focus on laying . . . 

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Let’s Get This Stuff Done in 2015

Let’s Get This Stuff Done in 2015

When you support The HSUS, you back a non-profit organization rated by its peers as the nation’s number one force for animal protection. In some ways, it is incomplete to talk only of The HSUS, because we really are a constellation of organizations working in coordinated and . . . 

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