Companion Animals

Hoax Site Represents Real Tragedy

By on January 7, 2008 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Hoax Site Represents Real Tragedy

The Internet is a remarkable tool for animal protection; indeed, The HSUS has more than 1 million online advocates, and humanesociety.org is an invaluable resource for people who want information about animal advocacy or who want to take action to help animals. But the Internet . . . 

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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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Effective Philanthropy

By on December 21, 2007 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Effective Philanthropy

There are a staggering 1.5 million charities in the United States. There are, perhaps, about 12,000 charities devoted to helping animals, most of them local groups performing animal sheltering or rescue work. Of all charitable giving in the United States, animals attract less than 1 . . . 

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Why Your Actions Matter

By on December 20, 2007 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Why Your Actions Matter

With so much misery that animals endure, it is sometimes difficult to see and to celebrate the change that is occurring. Yet the indicators of that change are all around us. And with every advance, we demonstrate the possibility of additional progress. We are finally . . . 

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Fighting Puppy Mills Full-Force

By on December 19, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Fighting Puppy Mills Full-Force

At The Humane Society of the United States, we are concentrating resources on some of the core problems that our nation confronts on animal protection—including factory farming, animal fighting, the fur trade, inhumane hunting practices, the exotic animal trade, and pet overpopulation and puppy mills. . . . 

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Talk Back: Puppy Pleas

By on December 18, 2007 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers responded with a slew of comments to our investigation of Pets of Bel Air, which exposed the store’s deceitful tactics and reinforced the connection between pet stores and puppy mills. Among the commentary: The puppy mill/inhumane breeder issue is out there for all to . . . 

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Critical Reforms Move Forward

By on December 17, 2007 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Critical Reforms Move Forward

Congress has been in gridlock most of the year, with the Republicans and Democrats quarreling over the Iraq war, judicial nominations, spending bills, and just about everything else. But one issue that they can often agree upon is animal welfare. On Friday, the Senate approved . . . 

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You Asked: Puppy Protection

By on December 14, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
You Asked: Puppy Protection

Today I would like to respond to a question from reader Linda Jordan, who is concerned about pet store puppy sales. Q. The HSUS does a great job! I would love to see a day when pet stores would be no longer allowed to sell . . . 

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Empty Excuses

By on December 13, 2007 in Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Companies and people who are not doing right by animals resort to rationalizations to live with themselves and to convince the public that their conduct is socially acceptable. Every target of The Humane Society of the United States has a shtick—whether they are dogfighters, cockfighters, . . . 

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Puppy Cruelty Chronicled

By on December 12, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Puppy Cruelty Chronicled

The press attention generated by our exposé of the pet store-puppy mill connection, highlighted by our investigation of Pets of Bel Air and broken in a press conference I led yesterday at a Los Angeles Animal Services shelter, has been more than considerable. There are . . . 

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