Animal Rescue and Care

Working Like A Dog

By on June 21, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Working Like A Dog

Tomorrow we celebrate one of the more obscure observances in the workplace—“Take Your Dog to Work Day.” It doesn’t rival Martin Luther King Day, or President’s Day, but it’s a subject worthy of some reflection, especially from me as CEO of The Humane Society of . . . 

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Talk Back: Horse Slaughter Is Wrong

By on June 19, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers responded to comments posted last week and the claim du jour of horse slaughter advocates—if we shut down horse slaughterhouses, people will abandon horses or even abuse them. Below is a sampler of the comments we received. What do you think? Join the conversation . . . 

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Abandon the Myth of the Unwanted Horse

By on June 15, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Abandon the Myth of the Unwanted Horse

I must say that the proponents of horse slaughter have done a pretty good job of staying on message and thereby confusing the issue. They know that Americans care about animal welfare, so they have been forced to concoct an argument that somehow makes horse . . . 

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Help Save Dogs Like Baby

By on June 14, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Help Save Dogs Like Baby

On Monday I told you about my friend Jana Kohl and her adopted dog Baby. Though it’s painful to hear, it is at times important to focus on the suffering that animals endure, as a reminder of what we are working to prevent in the . . . 

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Changing the World for Animals

I am obsessed with results. If you invest in a company, you expect to get a dividend or some other form of return. When you invest in an animal organization, like The HSUS, you should get a tangible result, too. In our case, it’s a . . . 

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“Monster Pig” Shows Horror of Canned Hunts

By on June 4, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
“Monster Pig” Shows Horror of Canned Hunts

Last week, an 11-year-old boy from Alabama killed a hog reported to weigh 1,051 pounds. The boy, Jamison Stone, is finishing the sixth grade this year. He shot the pig eight times with a .50 caliber revolver, according to the boy’s account. Accompanied by his . . . 

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Remembering a Star for Animals

By on May 28, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Remembering a Star for Animals

I arrived back from an overseas trip yesterday, and upon landing learned the news that my dear friend Gretchen Wyler had died. At The HSUS, we had known for some time that Gretchen was failing from the effects of metastatic breast cancer. We held to . . . 

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Power to Protect Animals

Power to Protect Animals

What has been most heartening since I launched my blog is that the comments are coming in faster than we can publish them. Rest assured that we are reading them, and we will continue to post samplers. I would like to keep the conversation going, . . . 

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Rebuilding for a New Louisiana

By on May 18, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Rebuilding for a New Louisiana

© iStockphoto Yesterday, I blogged on the efforts in the Louisiana legislature to rid the state of cockfighting. The fight in Baton Rouge is far from over, and the outcome is uncertain. But everyone agrees there is more momentum than ever to ban cockfighting. When . . . 

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Big Wins for Cockfighting and Horse Slaughter Bans

By on May 17, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Big Wins for Cockfighting and Horse Slaughter Bans

There have been some signature wins in state legislatures this week—particularly on two of the worst forms of animal abuse The HSUS has been campaigning to stamp out through the law. First, on Tuesday, in the Louisiana Senate, lawmakers passed an immediate ban on cockfighting . . . 

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