Archive for September, 2017

Trainer of winning horse at national Tennessee walking horse show suspended from competition for illegal activity

By on September 12, 2017 in Uncategorized with 96 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Trainer of winning horse at national Tennessee walking horse show suspended from competition for illegal activity

A few days ago, I wrote about plummeting attendance at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, with the stands thin or bare on the most important nights of the two-week-long event – a resounding rejection by the public of the soring cruelty inflicted on horses . . . 

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HSUS, top zoos can together be a force for good

By on September 11, 2017 in Opposition, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 12 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
HSUS, top zoos can together be a force for good

As if there isn’t enough misunderstanding in the world nowadays, a few voices in the zoo community have scolded the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for inviting me to give a keynote presentation at the opening session at the group’s annual conference that kicked . . . 

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HSUS deploying in Florida even as we deliver new services on the ground in Texas

By on September 9, 2017 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 6 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
HSUS deploying in Florida even as we deliver new services on the ground in Texas

Special report: Late tonight, the United States mainland faces the second punch from storms of abnormal intensity. The HSUS Animal Rescue Team’s fleet of vehicles is at the ready to deploy to areas in Florida that sustain the brunt of Irma’s fury. We’ve already conducted . . . 

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Compass, Aramark work with The HSUS to introduce plant-based options at universities, hospitals

By on September 8, 2017 in Farm Animals, Humane Economy with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Compass, Aramark work with The HSUS to introduce plant-based options at universities, hospitals

The food service sector is playing a positive role in improving the way animals are treated in American agriculture. Whether by establishing policies to eliminate the confinement of calves in veal crates, mother pigs in gestation crates, or hens in battery cages, or to vastly . . . 

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Two massive, exceedingly dangerous storms threaten the people and animals of the U.S.

Two massive, exceedingly dangerous storms threaten the people and animals of the U.S.

Harvey came with hurricane-force winds and an extraordinary load of precipitation, drinking up trillions of gallons of water from the Gulf and pouring them on Texas day after day, then going back for more. Now Irma has gained unprecedented strength from the unusually warm waters . . . 

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Putting the costs on animal abusers, not animal protectors

Putting the costs on animal abusers, not animal protectors

In June, The HSUS partnered with the Wolfeboro Police Department in New Hampshire to rescue 84 Great Danes from deplorable conditions inside a lavish million-dollar mansion. Responders found the dogs neglected and living in filth, and the owner taking all kinds of moral shortcuts while . . . 

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Alaska lawmaker plots yet another assault on wolves, grizzlies on federal lands

By on September 5, 2017 in Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 12 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Alaska lawmaker plots yet another assault on wolves, grizzlies on federal lands

He’s back. Alaska Congressman Don Young, that’s who. After spearheading a resolution to repeal a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) rule restricting particularly cruel and unsporting methods of killing grizzly bears, wolves, and other native carnivores on national wildlife refuges in Alaska, he’s now . . . 

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Walking horse industry hemorrhaging, as scant crowd turns out for Celebration

By on September 4, 2017 in Equine, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 74 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Walking horse industry hemorrhaging, as scant crowd turns out for Celebration

The 79th Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration concluded Saturday night, and by all appearances, it was for the most part a friends and family affair. Gone are the days when spectators sat shoulder to shoulder in the nearly 30,000-seat arena in Shelbyville, providing a boost . . . 

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A tribute to the great Cleveland Amory on his centenary birthday

By on September 2, 2017 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 9 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A tribute to the great Cleveland Amory on his centenary birthday

It’s hard to believe that Cleveland Amory, who was without question one of the most important and influential animal advocates of the 20th century, would be 100 today. When it came to animal protection, he was a man of resolve and action. With the whipping . . . 

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HSUS disaster response expanding with rescues and transports

By on September 1, 2017 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 8 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
HSUS disaster response expanding with rescues and transports

The broadcast images are telling. A hovering Coast Guard helicopter lifts a family from a rooftop, 150 feet into the air, and then safely out of danger. The family includes a husband and wife couple in their late 50s or 60s and their two Boston . . . 

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