Archive for April, 2015

Reynolds Rap  

By on April 13, 2015 in Companion Animals with 9 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Reynolds Rap   

Come meet a remarkable woman: Holly Reynolds, a 96-year-young resident of Baton Rouge, La.  Holly has so much to commend her as a stalwart animal advocate, but there’s one part of her biography that is absolutely startling: she attended the first HSUS annual meeting in . . . 

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In Oklahoma, A Right to Harm?

By on April 10, 2015 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy, Opposition with 37 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
In Oklahoma, A Right to Harm?

We all know about the effort by some agribusiness interests to make it a crime for whistleblowers to take photographs or videos that document the suffering of animals on a factory farm, or for an animal advocate to apply for a job at one of these . . . 

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Fortune-Teller: Big Gains on Animal Welfare

By on April 9, 2015 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy, Opposition with 7 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Fortune-Teller: Big Gains on Animal Welfare

Fortune has just published a pretty extraordinary round-up of our high-impact work with the world’s largest food retail corporations. The piece details the work of Josh Balk, Matt Prescott, and other members of  the HSUS Farm Animal Protection team who have worked so expertly with . . . 

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California Not Dreamin’ as It Moves to Ban Bullhooks

By on April 8, 2015 in Humane Economy, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 4 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
California Not Dreamin’ as It Moves to Ban Bullhooks

In a move closely related to the epochal March 5th announcement from Ringling Bros. that it plans to phase out the use of elephants in its traveling shows, California state Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) has introduced SB 716, a bill to prohibit the use . . . 

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Hilton: No Room at the Inn for Cages

By on April 7, 2015 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy, Uncategorized with 6 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Hilton: No Room at the Inn for Cages

I’m excited to announce today that Hilton Worldwide is going to switch to buying exclusively cage-free eggs and gestation crate-free pork after working with The HSUS. This is another major step forward in our efforts to eliminate cage confinement for laying hens and mother pigs. . . . 

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The Correct(ional) Approach to Animal Sheltering

By on April 6, 2015 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Correct(ional) Approach to Animal Sheltering

In East Feliciana Parish in Louisiana, just a stone’s throw from the Mississippi border, there’s a one-of-a-kind animal shelter, run by a prison warden and his team and staffed by some of the men incarcerated there. The shelter, at the medium security Dixon Correctional Institute, . . . 

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Breaking News: State Revokes Permit for Notorious Roadside Zoo

Breaking News: State Revokes Permit for Notorious Roadside Zoo

I’m writing with encouraging news about the Natural Bridge Zoo, the ramshackle roadside menagerie where our undercover investigation earlier this year exposed the disturbing mistreatment of tiger cubs, monkeys, giraffes, and other wild animals. Yesterday, following a legal complaint filed by The HSUS, the Virginia . . . 

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Breaking News: Federal Court Upholds Local Ban on Sale of Puppy Mill Dogs

By on April 2, 2015 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals, Humane Economy with 7 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking News: Federal Court Upholds Local Ban on Sale of Puppy Mill Dogs

Yesterday, a federal U.S. District Court rejected a pet store’s challenge to the City of East Providence’s ordinance restricting the sale of dogs produced in commercial, large-scale puppy mills, providing an important legal precedent in our national effort to crack down on abusive mills. More . . . 

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Honest-to-Goodness – Captive Hunting Rampant in Indiana

By on April 1, 2015 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 9 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Honest-to-Goodness – Captive Hunting Rampant in Indiana

One year ago, the Indianapolis Star ran an in-depth, four-part investigative series by reporter Ryan Sabalow on the captive hunting industry – where self-proclaimed hunters shoot semi-tame deer, elk, and other mammals within fenced enclosures for trophies and a convenient kill. This in-depth investigation chronicled . . . 

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