Animal Research and Testing

Nim Chimpsky: Yes, that’s right—Nim Chimpsky

By on March 19, 2008 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Nim Chimpsky: Yes, that’s right—Nim Chimpsky

It doesn’t take an advanced degree to conclude that other animals, particularly mammals, have real smarts. But during the last 20 years, there’s been a raft of publishing on the commonsense conclusion that animals think and are capable of sophisticated cognition. When I first got . . . 

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Taking it to the House

Taking it to the House

At The HSUS, there’s never a dull moment. We are still intensely focused on follow up to the slaughter plant investigation in southern California. And I am recently back from Canada and its extraordinary seal nursery. We are organizing worldwide opposition to the seal hunt, . . . 

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Sea Change in Animal Testing

By on February 15, 2008 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Sea Change in Animal Testing

USA Today had an important and exciting story in yesterday’s paper about the move away from the use of animals in certain toxicity tests. I am truly enthused about the possibility of innovation in this arena making animal testing obsolete. © iStockphoto Since the 1970s . . . 

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Allies for Change

By on January 9, 2008 in Animal Research and Testing, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Allies for Change

The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International do not restrict their work to the boundaries of the United States. We live in the era of globalization, with information, commodities, people and animals moving routinely across national borders. With our economic and . . . 

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Second Chance for Chimps

By on January 3, 2008 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Second Chance for Chimps

It was an incredible year of awareness about chimpanzees. Chimps vanquished college students at cognitive tasks; there was a gathering of world-renowned experts at a conference entitled “The Mind of the Chimpanzee;” and the nation mourned the death of a chimpanzee named Washoe, well-known for . . . 

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Last Chance to Help Animals in 2007

By on December 31, 2007 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Last Chance to Help Animals in 2007

It’s the last day of 2007, and your last day to make a tax-deductible contribution to The HSUS this year. © The HSUS/Carol Guzy It’s been an extraordinary year of achievements for animals and for The HSUS—with major gains on dogfighting and cockfighting, factory farming, . . . 

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Progress in Politics: Laws for Animals

Progress in Politics: Laws for Animals

The organized animal protection movement has certainly paid attention to lobbying and lawmaking through the years, but the lion’s share of resources have been directed to direct animal care, such as rescue and sheltering. In the modern lobbying era—the last 25 years, where we’ve witnessed . . . 

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Winning the Fight for Animals in ’07

Winning the Fight for Animals in ’07

Last week, I wrote a letter to some HSUS supporters about some of our accomplishments for the year. In many respects, it’s been a remarkable year, and we’ve achieved many of our programmatic goals for the year. For those of you who relish the details, . . . 

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Tough Choices for Change

Tough Choices for Change

As CEO of the nation’s largest animal protection group, I receive a cascade of requests for assistance and financial support from individuals and organizations on a dizzying array of matters, including spay and neuter and pet overpopulation programs, captive wildlife issues, sanctuary assistance, hunting issues, . . . 

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Taking Stock for Animals

By on December 4, 2007 in Animal Research and Testing, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The Humane Society of the United States focuses its work in four major areas: public policy and enforcement of laws, public education (including our extensive youth education programs), hands-on care, and corporate policy reforms. Our work on the corporate policy front is among our most . . . 

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Talk Back: Common Cause

By on November 29, 2007 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle

Readers responded to the blog about compassion for animals being a universal value and the new book by Mark Levin, an influential conservative, about his love for dogs and his concern for animal welfare. Thank you for positively reinforcing the interconnectedness of all… can’t wait . . . 

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Race to Replace

By on November 21, 2007 in Animal Research and Testing, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Race to Replace

Change for animals will come about with an evolution in consciousness about animals and a recognition that we must respect their interests. But change will also come about with innovation—as we discard old ways that involved the exploitation of animals in favor of activities that . . . 

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