Animal Research and Testing

2009 Blog Favorites

Yesterday, I identified the top 10 animal stories of the decade. Today, I leave the subjectivity aside, and report to you on the top 10 blogs of the year, as measured by click-throughs on our website. As you can see, my controversial decision to put convicted . . . 

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Top 10 Animal Stories of the Last Decade

Top 10 Animal Stories of the Last Decade

The run up to any new year provides an opportunity for a look back. But now that we are turning into 2010, it’s an opportunity to conduct a longer-term review of the major events and trends of the last decade (though one might argue the end . . . 

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2009 Report Card for Obama Administration

2009 Report Card for Obama Administration

I summarize the major actions of the Obama Administration in a Report Card, providing a summary of both the actions helpful and inimical to animal protection. For the year to date, we give the Administration a B minus on its activities.

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Research Proposal: Don’t Buy Dogs, Cats from B Dealers

By on November 20, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Research Proposal: Don’t Buy Dogs, Cats from B Dealers

The vast majority of research facilities now refuse to do business with Class B dealers, but propping up this dying industry are approximately 50 research institutions — mostly universities. Please ask them to stop buying dogs and cats from Class B dealers.

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Have You Seen Our New Website?

Have You Seen Our New Website?

This week we’re giving animals a revamped and, we hope, a more appealing stage to showcase their beauty, their majesty and, yes, when warranted, their plight. Check it out—it’s our redesigned website.

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50 Things You Can Do for Animals and The HSUS

50 Things You Can Do for Animals and The HSUS

Please take some time to go through the full roster. We’ll succeed as a movement when we have millions of our supporters who take these and other positive actions for animals.

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Talk Back: Work in Progress

By on October 20, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Your comments celebrate our cause’s forward movement, but express rightful frustration as decision-makers opt for the status quo. Today, it’s your turn to sound off.

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Animal Cruelty Law

By on October 6, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Animal Cruelty Law

Today, I was one of about 200 people in attendance as the U.S. Supreme Court heard from attorneys for the United States and for dogfighting impresario Robert Stevens in a case testing the constitutionality of the federal Depiction of Animal Cruelty Law.

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Reflections on “The National Parks” Series and Reform

By on September 30, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Reflections on “The National Parks” Series and Reform

I’ve immensely enjoyed watching the Ken Burns series on the history of America’s national parks. My thoughts have been drawn not just to the parks themselves, but also the foresighted people who dared to believe in the concept and pushed successfully for them.

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Animal Testing: For the History Books

By on September 11, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Animal Testing: For the History Books

Photo credit iStockphoto Last week, members of our staff were in Rome for the Seventh World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, and by all accounts, it was an exciting event. Held every two years, the international conference left attendees with the . . . 

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Remembering Ted Kennedy: A Lion for Animals, As Well

Remembering Ted Kennedy: A Lion for Animals, As Well

Though animal welfare was not one of Sen. Ted Kennedy’s signature concerns, he was always there for the cause, and he had all the right instincts on the subject.

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Lost Dog’s Legacy in Animal Research

By on June 8, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Lost Dog’s Legacy in Animal Research

Last week, Slate magazine’s Dan Engbar published a five-part series on animal research, extensively treating the dog-napping scandal that led Congress to pass the Laboratory Animal Welfare Act in 1966, and going on to consider its continuing implications.

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