Companion Animals

Talk Back: Dog Days

By on June 27, 2007 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

While the nation observed “Take Your Dog to Work Day,” blog readers celebrated The HSUS’ dogs in the office policy. Among the comments we received: Congratulations on your dog-friendly environment! I’ve worked from home for my entire career and I cannot imagine having to leave . . . 

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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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Big Lawsuit for Little Victims

By on June 20, 2007 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Big Lawsuit for Little Victims

Puppy mills are factory farms for dogs. The animals are confined in small cages. The females are bred time and again with little concern for their health. They receive no love or human affection. And they are treated like agricultural commodities—not as our closest companions. . . . 

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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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Inspiration from a Three-Legged Poodle

By on June 11, 2007 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

My friend Jana Kohl is a real hero to me. Like many people, she’s always loved animals, but was unaware of the deprivation and suffering so many creatures endure. I met her some years ago, and spoke to her about the varieties of animal abuse . . . 

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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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B Dealers a Class of their Own

By on June 1, 2007 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
B Dealers a Class of their Own

In 1976, more than 210,000 dogs were used in animal research according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is charged with enforcing the Animal Welfare Act (I blogged about the AWA yesterday). In 2005, the number reported by the USDA was under 67,000—about a . . . 

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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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Cruelty by Design

By on May 22, 2007 in Companion Animals, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Cruelty by Design

The fur issue is one of the easiest moral questions to settle. The animals are killed only for human adornment, often in particularly horrible ways, and there are functional and fashionable alternatives. If our societal standards against needless cruelty mean anything, they should be applied . . . 

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A More Vivid Picture

By on May 21, 2007 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A More Vivid Picture

You’ve probably heard the story of the blind man touching the elephant and thinking that the elephant is just the tail or the trunk.  In the world of animal protection organizations, The HSUS is the biggest of them all—akin, in some ways, to the elephant . . . 

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A New Opportunity for a Humane Nation

By on May 9, 2007 in Companion Animals, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

I am not idle here at The Humane Society of the United States. The workday never ends, and there’s limitless work and infinite opportunities to push our cause ahead. For that reason, I guard my time jealously. But the idea of creating a blog, and . . . 

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